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Durban Sewalong: Sleeveless facings

Durban sleeveless facings
Hi Friends! Today we are going to go over how to finish off the raw edge of the armscyes for our Sleeveless Durban jumpsuits (views B & D). We do this with a sleeveless facing. It’s super easy, so let’s just get to it. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen Patterns how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsTo start, staystitch around the armscye of both the front and back pieces 5/8” (1.5cm) from the raw edge. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsAttach lightweight fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the 2 front sleeveless facing pieces, and the 2 back sleeveless facing pieces. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsNow take one front sleeveless facing piece, and one back sleeveless facing piece. You can tell the difference because the front and back are slightly different shapes, and the front has one notch while the back has two notches. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace the front and back sleeveless facings right sides together so that the short edges line up. Sew along the two short ends 5/8″ (1.5cm) from the raw edge. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPress the seams open. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsStitch 5/8” (1.5cm) from the raw edge along the outer edge of the facing.  This will act as a pressing guide. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsTurn in 5/8” (1.5cm) to the wrong side on the outer raw edge of the sleeveless facings, using the stitching as your guide, and press well. Don’t worry about the under turned fabric overlapping – this will happen. Just try and get that outer curved edge nice and smooth. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsHere is that curved outer edge from the right side of the fabric now. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace your bodice down with the right side of the fabric facing out. And the sleeveless facing with the wrong side facing out. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPlace the sleeveless facing on the bodice, around the armhole, with right sides together. Pin in place. ** Make sure that you are using the correct facing with the correct armscye. The front armscye contains a single notch and the back armscye contains a double notch – make sure these notches matching up on the bodice and facing. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsSew the facing to the bodice 5/8” (1.5cm) from the raw edge around the entire armscye. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsClip into the seam allowance every 1” (2.5cm), being careful not to clip through the stitches. You may also wish to trim back the seam allowance to reduce bulk. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsPress the seams and facing away from the garment. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsUnderstitch along the facing, close to the seamline. This means you will sewing through the facing and the seam allowance. This will prevent the facing from rolling to the front of the garment when finished. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsTurn the facings to the wrong side of the garment and press. Pin in place if necessary. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsStitch along the facing outer edge to enclose the raw edges. how to sew the sleeveless facing on the Durban sewing pattern by Megan Nielsen PatternsThat’s it! Repeat for the the other armscye, and your sleeveless finishing is done!

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Holly writes part time for the Megan Nielsen blog– sewing like crazy, creating tutorials and sewalongs. She has been sewing since she was a little girl, and has her degree in apparel design. Now she’s a stay at home mama, and spends all her free nap times at her sewing machine.

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