Since I’ve been participating in several sew-alongs this past month I’ve been doing a lot of sewing here lately. So, I thought in the midst of all this sewing I would share another Akram’s Ideas Learn to Sew video with you guys.
Sewing a Neckline Facing
In this particular video I share some basics for sewing a neckline and armhole facing to a garment.
Facing , not to be confused with interfacing, is a method of finishing the raw edges of a curve in a garment. The coves usually include the neckline and any armholes.
A traditional facing is made of a slim strip of fabric cut in the curve shape of the neckline or armhole. Most vintage patterns will have a pattern piece included for your facing.
While the inclusion of a traditional facing is common it is not always the best method. Adding a facing to a garment made of thicker fabrics could make the neckline/armhole a little bulky. Also if you are like me and use a limited amount of fabric for each project you don’t always have enough for a facing.