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Trim Facings for a Better Fit on Sleeveless Garments

Jan 27, 2017

Evamarie Gomez and Judith Neukam; Shot by: Gary Junken

Louise Cutting shares a clever way for adding facings without adding bulk in sleeveless garments in this video from Industry Insider Techniques Vol. 7.

In Volume 7 of this series, Louise Cutting shares years of expert experience. It’s amazing how much you’ll learn as this gifted instructor demonstrates professional techniques, such as fine hand stitching and flawless miters. This level of workmanship is second nature to pros, and now you’ll see how they contribute to the quality of the garments you are making—and how to do them yourself. In this 15-part series, you’ll learn how to match stripes, prints, and plaids, reinforce underarm seams, sew a smooth neckline zipper finish, and many more expert techniques.

Watch more videos from this series here, or purchase the Vol. 7  DVD from our store.

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  1. user-5355379 February 18th

    Hi Louise
    DO you attach the facing to the garment with a 3/4 inch seam also?

  2. User avater KarlaB February 24th

    Genius. Thank you!

  3. User avater EmKay96 August 20th

    User-5355379,
    The facing is attached to the garment with the standard 5/8 inch seam allowance.
    By making the armhole facing just a little bit smaller (1/8 inch) and keeping the garment side to the feed dogs of the machine, the facing has to be stretched a little to fit into the opening of the garment, and that's what pulls the armhole facing into the body.

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