Welcome to a new sewing class, in today’s class, I’m going to teach you how to sew a facing professionally.
You already know that we use facings to clean up different types of openings, in today’s class we are going to clean up a neckline and the armhole of the body.
Although for today’s class, we are going to use a blouse as an example, you can use the techniques that you will learn today in another type of clothing.
Today’s class begins by talking about the patterns that you can download so that you can practice how to sew the facing.
You’ll find the blouse and its facings in half-scale just below the class video.
This blouse is perfect since we can practice 2 different facings.
The first facing that we will sew will be the neckline where we will put a zip on the back.
Although in previous classes you already learned how to put an invisible zip, in today’s class we will do a quick recap.
After sewing the neckline facing, we will proceed to sew the armhole facing.
For today’s class, I used an 18cm invisible zip for this sample, but you don’t need to use the same zip size as me.
In today’s class, I’ll tell you to review the class on how to make hems, since to sew the facings to the body we will use similar techniques.
Remember that all the measurements I say out loud are actual size but keep in mind that the patterns are half scale.
This means that the seam allowance is 0.5cm, except where the zip will go, which is 1cm (so you can sew it well).
So, if I tell you to sew the shoulders at 0.5cm, you have to sew the shoulder at 0.5cm.
Also, remember that normally we would make an all-in-one facing for this type of work, but today I prefer to separate these facings.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, you can always send me an email through your user account, in the support section.
Send your exercises
As you already know, the best way to learn dressmaking is by sewing, so for today’s class, I am going to ask you to make the same sample that I have made.
Please use the patterns that you will find below the video.
If you use a thread that contrasts with the fabric I will be able to send you better comments.