And so I learned the French seam. It's easier than I thought, and I am happy to have a finished seam I can work with until the mystery of the problem serger is solved. French seams enclose the raw edge, leaving a professional, finished straight seam that lays nicely on both sides. Trust me, it's easy. And I finished in about ten minutes or less.
3. Lay the fabric panels open, with the seam on top, and press the seams open.
4. Fold the fabric, right sides together, and press again.
5. Sew 1/2 in. seam along the folded edge. The photo below shows your seam from the back side of the fabric.
6. Press your enclosed seam to one side.