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Newbie’s flipped out facings

Barbara_Solomon | Posted in The Archives on

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I just started sewing and have been doing pretty well. I made a basic t-shirt that had facings around the neckline. When I wear it, they are always “flipping out”. What did I forget?

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  1. Diane | | #1

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    Did you forget the understitching? Clip the neckline seam curves and then stitch the seam allowances and the facing together (facing side up) close to the seam line. Cut off the excess seam allowance after stitching. Tack the facing to the shoulder seam allowances. It should then stay put. You can also topstitch the neckline edge if you want.

    1. Shirley_Hercules | | #2

      *Good advice, Diane. I would add a couple of additional hints. When you trim the seam allowances, layer them. That is trim the 2 layers of the seam allowance to different levels. The longest should be the one that will be next to the garment fabric.

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