In today’s article, guide and FREE fashion sewing video tutorial, I’d like to demonstrate for you the technique of applying, and sewing facing to curved and rounded necklines.
This technique, (as with most I demonstrate), is an important one to learn, as it will develop your fashion sewing skill set and allow for you to tackle more and more advanced sewing projects.
I do hope you find the following quick tutorial of some use!
Sewing Facing to Curved Necklines
Facing, within fashion sewing is generally used in areas of a garment such as necklines, armholes, waistlines as well as garment openings.
Created by the fashion sewer, facing is usually made up of the same fashion fabric that you use during your sewing project.
However, if you were using heavier weight fabrics during your sewing project, we’d look to use an alternative, lighter weight facing to reduce bulk and weight.
Facing is used for finishing raw edges and to sustain shape and support to the outside area of a garment, and it does this from the inside.
In the following fashion sewing video tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how to sew facing onto a curved / round neckline.
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Sewing Facing to Curved Necklines with Colleen G Lea
Sewing Facing to Curved Necklines – Written Instruction
1 - Stay stitch your garment.
2 – Sew the shoulders of the garment and press.
3 – Sew the shoulders of your facing and press.
4 – Working on the ‘right side‘ of the garment, position the ‘right side‘ of the facing to the ‘right side‘ of the garment, matching up shoulder seams and notches. Pin into place.
5 – Machine stitch with the facing section on top for better control.
6 – Trim, grade and clip into the seam allowance and press.
7 – To keep the facing in place, understitch and press.
If you’re a little unsure of some of the techniques mentioned, i.e. trimming and grading, you can find FREE demonstrations on this, and many other fashion sewing techniques at FashionSewingBlogTV.
If you do have any questions regarding this, or any other fashion sewing related matter, then please feel free to get in touch.
It’s always a pleasure to hear from the fashion sewing community.
Happy fashion sewing
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