Lapped Seam Tutorial

This is a very simple seam. It works best with fabrics that don’t fray, such as felt and leather. The Basic Lapped Seam is made by simply overlapping two pieces of fabric. This limits any bulk at the seam and works well with awkward seams, such as joining irregular shaped edges.
How to Sew a Basic Lapped Seam – Tutorial

Fun seam finish! Lapped seam finish tutorial



Lapped Seam

Lay the edge of one piece of fabric over the top of your other piece. Both fabrics should be right sides up.

Lapped Seam

Top stitch very close to the edge.

Lapped Seam

Flip it over. The picture above shows how the seam currently looks from the back. Top stitch the other edge.

Lapped Seam

That’s it! See, I told you it was simple.

In my next seam tutorial, I’ll show you how to work a lapped seam on fabrics that fray, called a Turned Lapped Seam.