Underneath It All: Guide to Inferfacings, Linings, and Facings

Learn to design and sew custom garment interiors for a truly fine finish with sewing exeprt Linda Lee.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A much-needed review! I just returned to 'jacket sewing' during the Covid lockdowns (what an unnecessary waste of time!), after several years of making elaborate doll clothes. Going over the new products; showing step-by-step instructions for garment facings, interfacings, and linings; and offering new (to me) techniques: these are the things I appreciated most about this course. Thank you so much!
Date published: 2021-05-10
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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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.


Linda Lee
Linda Lee

When asked why I sew, I try to describe the feeling that I get when I am squirreled away in my sewing room, sometimes late into the night, with the rest of the world tuned out. It’s me and the cloth and the rhythm and hum of my sewing machine. It’s play time in the truest sense.

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 appeared as the sewing expert for segments on HGTV's Today at Home and Our Home, as well as Sew It All, It's Sew Easy and Sewing With Nancy.

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Underneath It All: Guide to Inferfacings, Linings, and Facings


Meet Linda & Get Started

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.

7 min
Sew-In Interfacings

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.

16 min
Fusible Interfacings

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.

24 min

04: Underlinings

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.

24 min

05: Interlinings

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.

16 min
The Function of Facings

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.

33 min

07: Linings

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.

36 min
Making Lined Garments

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!

38 min