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« : August 01, 2017, 06:15:00 PM »

I had someone asking me about seams.

Respectively, I called these 1)topstitched 2)reinforced or french.

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With the chair, I'm not sure french seam is the correct term. Also, what did they do to get that look at the front of the seat?
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« #1 : August 01, 2017, 06:57:30 PM »

I call those a flange seam. Curious to hear what some others call it.

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« #2 : August 01, 2017, 07:58:12 PM »

Sounds like as good as any name Dennis. I have this type of seam on my recliner. Kinda like it. Mine is a bit larger flange but the same idea. Welt without cord.

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« #3 : August 03, 2017, 05:25:23 AM »

Is a flange seam the same as a fell seam ?

We use this with awnings. Double stitch the two end together and then fold over and top stitch.
I used to use this seam when I was doing motorcycle seats and such.

A true french seam I thought was one that single stitched underneath and then a piece of fabric place behind it and a double row of stitching used as a top stitch.

Actually I have a french seam foot. It has a spring loaded guide which rides in the ditch to keep each stitch line centered.

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« #4 : August 03, 2017, 11:15:39 AM »

In the second photo i cannot tell if any cording is used, veiwing on my phone. It kinda looks just burnished real leather with marine black dye possibly. Again i might need a bigger screen
Veiwing the double stitch seam from my short time stiching, I consider a french seam as i heard that most.
Though i assume its 3 stitch lines with a reinforcement backer when each s.a. is folded over.
 It is showing up in the marine upholstery area fwiw. Im probably wrong but this design must have been considered when SolarFix came out with the many brilliant colors. The big thread is popular but sure takes a bigger machine in reality. In looking in the past for big stitchers i ran on to some machines from cowboy. They had some videos putting some of these big threads in. Much was only for looks but still requires the big machines.

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« #5 : August 03, 2017, 02:05:25 PM »

This is confusing and interesting. First, not too worried about the black sofa. Top-stitched, flange, whatever. It's easy to convey what you want (or the customer)

The reinforced stitch on the orange chair is different. The more I research, the more apparent that it is not a French seam. Everyone calls it this, though.

French seams are inverted; the fabric (usually leather) is stitched wrong sides together. Instead of trying to explain, please google search. You will see what the finish looks like.



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« #6 : August 03, 2017, 02:51:23 PM »

You're right. A "true" French Seam is inverted. A lot of upholsterers mistakenly identify most any kind of top seam as a French seam.

Personally, I don't worry much about proper terminology because I seldom give the customer options to fret over. I just do what I want, and they take it.

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« #7 : August 03, 2017, 07:22:47 PM »

Floyd, I've watched cechaflo before and enjoy just the instruction without sound. Simple.
Sofadoc I agree losing a job to seam type would be virtually non-existent. The person was asking just for their own info, and I didn't want to be wrong. Mostly seam types are used for the best strength in particular apps. Though in the case of the flange that's obviously decorative.
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« #8 : August 08, 2017, 05:53:25 PM »

Gregg........5 years between posts?

What the hell?

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« #9 : August 09, 2017, 06:22:29 AM »

to a leathercrafter or a shoe maker that "French seam" would be called a luggage or baggage stitch.  Their suppliers carry a sticky twill tape called back seam tape just for doing those seams.

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« #10 : August 09, 2017, 04:32:18 PM »

You can google US Prison systems and see all the reasons someone might be gone for 5 years.

Also, I believe it's usually a 5 year stint studying with a Tibetan Lama on the snowy slopes outside of Kathmandu.

Just sayin'.

I went to my profile and got rid of the spam. Change the default to no smiley.

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« #11 : August 09, 2017, 06:21:27 PM »

Damn, either we've been hacked or the moderator is trying something new. $

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
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« #12 : August 10, 2017, 09:52:58 AM »

I submitted a report to the moderator.

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« #13 : August 10, 2017, 04:18:32 PM »

I guess you guys are still seeing the giant spam ad when you try to comment or reply? I am.

I see that gregg's first post in 5 years got deleted in an effort to clean up the spam.

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« #14 : August 10, 2017, 05:48:28 PM »

I did see that also and changed my profile as mentioned, removed smileys.
Seems all good now, we will see. I will need to tweak how i see post now, guess i did not check some boxes.

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