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How to Sew: Reinforcing a Seam

Watch our helpful video guide: How to reinforce a seam. One of our Learn To Sew video guides.

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This video shows how to reinforce a seam. Reinforcing a seam adds more stability to the stitching. Patterns for trousers and jumpsuits often call for you to reinforce a seam around the crotch curve seam or the centre seams of the garment as this is the area under most strain from movement.

You are sewing a second line of stitching directly on top of the first line you sewed.

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