Your question: How do you sew a collar facing?

What stitch is used in sewing the neckline facing?

Stay-stitch the neckline and armholes of the facing pieces and the garment. Press the seam allowance toward the facing and understitch (Figure 5). Some patterns use a combination piece, which includes a facing for the neckline and the armholes as one piece.

How wide should a neck facing be?

It is essential to make sure the width of the facing is the right amount for your garment; too narrow and it could pop out and be visible, too wide and it could be quite restrictive. I usually opt for 6cm (2 ⅜ inches) at the centre front and narrowing down to about 4cm (1 ⅝ inches) on the shoulder and centre back.

How do you do the facing method?

Step to sew a bias facing

  1. Measure the length of the fabric edge and cut a strip to that length plus 1 -2 inch. the width of. …
  2. Align the strip raw edges together to the neckline edge, right sides together. Pin in place.
  3. Stitch along the edge. …
  4. Press seam allowance to the facing and understitch.

What is stay stitch?

Stay stitching is a stitch line done as preparation before you start constructing your garment. Its purpose is to prevent a certain area from stretching once you start putting the garment or item together. Stay stitching is done when your pattern piece is still flat and it’s often one of the first things you do.

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Why is it necessary to press the neckline facing?

Facing makes a garment look professionally finished with the seams well hidden inside the folds of the facing. Facing is mostly used to finish the edges in necklines, armholes, hems and openings.