Personally I want a corded seam on the side seams of short shorts for the summer. Now to just wait for mother nature to give me the summer part.
- Any width cord, cut to the length of your seam. You pick the width as you see fit. I picked a 1/8″ width for a more delicate look.
- Strip of on grain (Cut fabric strip parallel to the selvage edge) fabric. To calculated the width you require take your cord width and multiply by two (1/8″ x 2 = 2/8″). Then take your seam allowance and multiply by two (4/8″ x 2= 1″). Now add the totals (1″ + 2/8″= 1 1/4″)
Photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios