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Creating a Back Neck Facing for a Garment

Create a ‘clean finish’ with the collar turned under from shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the neckline of the back of the garment. 
Create a ‘clean finish’ with the collar turned under from shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the neckline of the back of the garment. 

Create a ‘clean finish’ with the collar turned under from shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the neckline of the back of the garment. 

Photo: Louise Cutting

There are several reasons why you want to create a back neck facing. The fabric is too heavy to turn under at the neckline and collar without bulk; your skills might still be working up to 'careful' or 'accurate' sewing; time...it is quicker to make a back neck facing than to turn under the collar; and a deep back neck facing is used in better ready-to-wear.

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