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.
Lay the edge of one piece of fabric over the top of your other piece. Both fabrics should be right sides up.
Top stitch very close to the edge.
Flip it over. The picture above shows how the seam currently looks from the back. Top stitch the other edge.
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.