Facings

FacingIf you're getting into garment sewing, you may notice something called a facing. What is a facing and why do you need it? Facings are a strip of fabric that typically has interfacing attached to the wrong side. The purpose of the facing is to finish the raw edge of garments while also stabilizing the area. This is why you'll find it on necklines where there isn't a collar or armholes where there isn't a sleeve. You'll also sometimes use them in garments where there isn't a lining either. In the sample seen in the image, this garment is inside out so this is what you would see on the inside of the garment. While there are several steps involved in putting in a facing, they're actually very easy and even a beginner can follow along and do it.

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