Hi fashion sewers and welcome to another Fashion Sewing Blog online video tutorial post.
Today, as requested by a reader and viewer of FashionSewingBlogTV, we shall look at the sometimes tricky fashion sewing technique of –
Sewing Lining to a Vent.
Now I won’t lie, but sewing lining to a vent can be a little bit daunting, dependent on your fashion sewing experience.
But – GOOD NEWS!
The method I’m about to demonstrate can be applied to ANY garment that has a vent, (there are other ways to sew linings but let’s keep it simple).
Rather than prattle on, let’s get straight down to business.
Before we can sew lining to a vent, we’re going to need a vent!
[toggle title=”How to Sew a Vent“]Vents are easily identifiable! They are found as an extension to the seam allowance on a sewing pattern piece.
Vents are created within a garment and not only create decorative style, but are used to ease movement. For example, a vent in our skirt enables us to walk more readily.
I’ve previously written a full article about the sewing of vents. If you want to learn how to complete the process or simply want to refresh your memory, click – How to Sew a Vent.[/toggle]
If you’d simply prefer to watch the video on sewing vents, prior to learning how to sew lining to a vent, then I’ve provided the tutorial video below.
Ready for the next stage?
Sewing Lining to a Vent
1 Sew the vent of your particular garment.
2 Sew the seam of the lining.
3 Working on the wrong side of the garment and of the lining, place them side by side, matching up the seams of the vent (underlap) with the underlap of the lining. Pin the right sides together and / or baste into position.
4 Moving the lining to the opposite side (revealing the overlap of both garment and lining), pin and / or baste the overlap of the vent lining to the overlap of the garment.
5 Machine sew both seams on the overlap and underlap and then press.
6 Sew the vent extension by bringing the lining forward, towards the hemline, so that you can see the seam of the vent extension. Snip into the corner of the lining to the overlap section, until the lining lies flatter. Machine sew.
7 The lining of the vent is now sewn. Give it a final press and you’re done!
Don’t be put off if you find this process a little hard (and tricky) to do in your first few attempts.
Keep with it, and you’ll soon develop your own ways to add a luxurious feel and professional look to those vents.
If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me. As always, it’s a pleasure to hear from you.
Happy fashion sewing.