In the fourth installment of the sewing library, I am going to explain what the double-loaded drop seam is and how to sew it step by step. The double loaded drop seam is a basic seam with the seam allowance polished with either a zig zag or overlock and pressed to one side. To make the seam last longer and be more resistant, a double stitch is sewn on the right side of the fabric, catching the seam allowance from behind that you will have previously ironed to that side.
This type of seam is usually used on the shoulders, armholes, sides of the garments, whether they are skirts or pants, or on the waist of the pants. When you go shopping or simply to hang out, look at this type of seam and you will see that it is applied to an infinite number of garments, both knitted and flat, since it is a very resistant finish. You can also give a different touch to your projects if you use a thread color that contrasts with the color of the fabric for the double stitch.
I invite you to try new types of seams. Do not stay with the ones you already know because you already master them. Start with a piece of fabric just like I did in the video to practice before applying it to your new projects. It is possible that at first it will be somewhat laborious but when you have done it a couple of times you will see that it is not complicated either and you will realize the cool results that you will achieve and above all that the seams of your garments will last much longer.
This seam is done in 4 steps. First you have to make a simple seam with the right sides of the fabric together, then polish the seam allowance with a zig zag or overlock andiron the seam allowance to one side and finallyon the right side of the fabric make a seam on the edge making sure that you are sewing on the side where you have ironed the seam allowance and then a second seam parallel to this first one about 0.5 cm apart. It's easier than it seems but even so, I'll show you in the following video in case you have any unresolved questions because a picture is worth a thousand words, right? 😉