French seams are a pretty little way of making sure the inside of your project looks as hot(t) as the outside. Ya know--
"Cute lunch bag, lemme see the inside. Oh... it's all gnarly and frayed. You suck."
French seams are a way of avoiding the above situation.All I'm saying is, french seams rock and they aren't actually hard so give 'em a shot and up the quality of your work by like 46% AT LEAST.
ps- More french seam tutorials at Burda Style, this blog, here, and a video here that I haven't actually watched but the stills from it look promising. See? I'm nothing if not a helpful resource to my readers, every one of whom should a) start sewing if he/she hasn't already and b) use french seams whenever applicable.