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Hand Sewn Seams - Winter - 05-28-2017

When doing the seams on a linen tunica I have seen posts here that say that flat felled is the way to go.  I am using the Archaeological Sewing Site by heather Rose Jones, Figure #58, Flat-felled-type: running stitch of RST + overcast of (single-fold edge to fabric).

http://www.heatherrosejones.com/archaeologicalsewing/linen.html#LSRunning

I tried a sample piece with a different color thread to make sure I am doing it correctly.  The linen is just a piece of scrap, not the color I will be using.

First, I used a running stitch to join the two pieces, wrong side together.

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Then I pressed the seam open and trimmed one side down.

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Then I folded the longer side over and whip stitched it down.

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Does that look correct?  And this is the outside, right?  Thank you for any pointers.  After having my Roman project shelved for several years, I want to get back to it.


RE: Hand Sewn Seams - Crispvs - 06-02-2017

It looks good, although I can't advise you much on sewing techniques.

By the way, this thread should really be in the re-enactment and reconstruction forum of RAT, which is intended for this sort of thing, and where your worthy project would almost certainly get more exposure.

Crispvs


RE: Hand Sewn Seams - Winter - 06-02-2017

(06-02-2017, 08:20 PM)Crispvs Wrote: It looks good, although I can't advise you much on sewing techniques.

By the way, this thread should really be in the re-enactment and reconstruction forum of RAT, which is intended for this sort of thing, and where your worthy project would almost certainly get more exposure.

Crispvs

Apologies.  I will move it over there.  Thank you for letting me know.  I think I have the wrong stitch technique anyway!


RE: Hand Sewn Seams - Crispvs - 06-03-2017

Nothing to apologise for my friend. I look forward to seeing it there.

Crispvs


RE: Hand Sewn Seams - Crispianus - 06-03-2017

I cant tell how the backs done but the front looks fine, a seam found at Vindolanda dated to 85-120ad is of that type.. Many of the others are from the Viborg shirt a "Viking" linen shirt ( "An 11th century linen shirt from Viborg"  Mytte Fentz) and are intended to join multiple layers together without forming bulky seams and work very well for that purpose.