Underneath It All: Guide to Interfacings, Linings & Facings

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Instructor Linda Lee, Sewing Expert
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What Will You Learn?

  • numbers Learn four ways to finish the edge of your facings.
  • numbers Discover how to draft a lining for a garment that didn’t come with one.
  • numbers See how to turn a shirt pattern into a lined jacket.
  • numbers Determine how to choose interfacings, underlinings, interlinings, facings and linings.

Course Overview

Alongside fashionista Linda Lee, you'll learn essential skills for making and sewing fine garment interiors: choose interfacings, underlinings, interlinings, facings and linings, and install them perfectly in your garments. Bring stunning structure and a lifetime of longevity to your fabric with interfacings. Underline entire garments to reduce wrinkles and give beautiful body to limp fabrics. Interline your outerwear to protect your fabric and add warmth and comfort to the garment. Flawlessly finish raw edges on exposed areas of your garments with facings. Plus, you'll learn how to sew linings for both pants and skirts, and Linda will even share how to draft and sew your own tailored jacket lining.
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8 lectures
 |  Average 24 minutes each
  • 1
    Meet Linda & Get Started
    Linda Lee introduces herself and explains the differences among interfacings, linings and facings as she shows a variety of garments in which you might use them. x
  • 2
    Sew-In Interfacings
    While largely replaced by fusible interfacings these days, sew-in interfacings still have an important role in garment construction. Linda will show you how to audition interfacings, preshrink them if necessary, cut them correctly and baste them to your pattern pieces. x
  • 3
    Fusible Interfacings
    Not all fusibles are built alike! Learn to distinguish among the different varieties and how to apply them. Linda has some great time-saving tips, too. x
  • 4
    Review with Linda the different kinds of fabrics you can use for underlinings and how to apply them in your garment. Linda also shares how to create her favorite seam finish: the Hong Kong finish. x
  • 5
    When you want extra loft and coziness for a garment such as a jacket, you have a variety of materials to choose from. Linda will teach you how to warm up your wardrobe. x
  • 6
    The Function of Facings
    Linda demonstrates four ways to finish the edge of your facings for a clean, smooth look, then how to attach and understitch. x
  • 7
    Even if your jacket, skirt or pants pattern didn't come with a lining, there's no reason you can't draft one yourself! Linda will show you how. x
  • 8
    Making Lined Garments
    See how to turn a shirt pattern into a lined jacket. Linda shares her techniques for installing or "bagging" the lining and finishing the garment with professional tailoring touches. Gain the confidence and knowledge to try it yourself! x

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Linda Lee

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Linda Lee, Sewing Expert
Linda Lee has loved fabric for as long as she can remember, so it's no surprise that she's spent her career working in fashion and interior design. She’s the owner of The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection, where adventurous sewers can find patterns for distinctive garments created with innovative techniques. She has written several sewing books and contributed to magazines including Threads and Sew News. Linda has also...
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Underneath It All: Guide to Interfacings, Linings & Facings is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underneath It All: Guide to Interfacings, Linings Excellent course and Instructor. Instructor's onscreen presentation was precise and enjoyable, course coverage was thorough, visual examples of fabrics and applications was informative with appropriate detail. Camera angles were very good to show close ups of techniques and examples for optimum learning. Highly recommend
Date published: 2018-01-16
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