Facing means a piece of material sewn inside of the garment,especially at the neck and armholes to strengthen it. In this tutorial, I'm gonna tell you how to stitch a neckline with facing.
Firstly, stay stitch around the neckline immediately after cutting the neckline. Now, place the neckline on the folded fabric as in Image 1.
Mark extra 1 1/2" from the neckline towards outside of the neckline (that is "RR") PP is original neck line and P R is the width of the neckline facing (image 3).
After cutting the neckline facing, stitch the outer side of the edge by folding 1/2"inward and sew along the shape to prevent the threads coming out from here and there along the edges.
|Image 5 neckline facing|
Lay the right side of the neck line flat, Place the facing on top (,right side to right side). Match the facing around the neckline edges and pin the facing in place (.Image 6)
pressing the seam allowance towards facing, understitch and turn the facing towards inside of the neckline. image 8
After turning the facing, topstitch the edge along the neckline image 9 .
that's it!! u re done!!!!
TIP: You can make necklines of various shapes with this technique, not just a circular one.
You can also use this technique and add a border to your neckline line as done in this tutorial.
Please share ur experiences in the comments below.. :) Thanks everybody!!