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understitching

Tiffiny_Wine | Posted in The Archives on

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I am fairly new at sewing and have no idea how to understitch facing. Can anyone describe it?

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  1. Maura | | #1

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    Basically, understitching is sewing the seam allowances to the facing, so it doesn't flip out and show.

    For example, if you were understitching a neck edge, you would lay the neck facing out so it is smooth and flat (which will make the garment lay ruffled for the moment). You would smooth the seam allowances toward the facing, and just stitch them down. This has to be done after any curves are clipped. Keeping the facing smooth and letting the garment ruffle gives you a nicer finished result than doing it the other way around or not bothering to smooth either one out.

    1. carrie | | #2

      *One other thing to remember about understitching -- the idea is to stitch about 1/8 inch away from the seam where the facing is attached to the garment.

      1. finn | | #3

        *Another suggestion when sewing down the facing,Nancy suggest sewing with blind stitch orzig-zag to get flatter results. Blind stitchshould point toward seam if possible.

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