Underneath It All: Guide to Interfacings, Linings, and Facings
Learn to design and sew custom garment interiors for a truly fine finish with sewing expert Linda Lee.
01: 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.
02: 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.
03: 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.
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.
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.
06: 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.
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.
08: 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!