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How to Underline Garments

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One of the most powerful tools in your sewing arsenal is underlining. Couture garments almost always incorporate an inner layer of fabric (sometimes more than one layer) that supports the fashion fabric. Once joined, the layers work as one. It's essential-and fun-to experiment with underlinings to see how they transform your fashion fabrics. Here, Susan Khalje explains how to select the correct underlining, and how to mark it and join it to the fashion fabric.

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