Seams Great is a product for encasing raw edges of fabric to prevent fraying. It has sadly been discontinued, but there are some alternatives:
- You can make your own. I’ve got some 15 denier nylon tricot fabric on order to do this. All you have to do is make a continuous bias tape the width you want. The original was 5/8 inch. You’ll want to determine the direction of the curl so you can place seam allowances of the joins on the side you prefer. The nylon curls so that the right (public) side is on the outside. There are many tutorials online describing how to make continuous bias tape.
- Buy a similar product from Farmhouse Fabrics, which is selling it as “Seam Finish.” They are still offering it as of February 2023.
- Try to buy some on Etsy or Ebay, but as of February 2023, there was none available.
- Use an alternative seam binding product like rayon seam tape. Not as easy to apply, but very pretty. Wawak offers it in a slew of colors.
What makes the original stuff so great is that curl I mentioned in option 1. As you apply it, you stretch it just a bit and it wants to curl right around the raw edge you are finishing. It’s also extremely lightweight and doesn’t add bulk to the raw edge and is a very sheer light gray color so it doesn’t visually stand out. I could not find that gray color in 15 denier nylon anywhere so I settled for natural/cream. It’s always so sad when a favorite crafting product or sewing notion is discontinued.