The importance of understitching a garment


By simply adding an understitching row to your sewing, you will take your sewing to the next level.

Understitching prevents the lining or interfacing of your garment from rolling and being exposed if you are not using a topstitch.  It is particularly noticable if your lining fabric is a contrasting fabric.
It's easy to do and will only take a minute. 
Great for around necklines & sleeves.
  1. Sew your lining/interfacing to your main garment piece as per your specified seam allowance
  2. If sewing a curve, clip & grade as your normally would and press to ensure it is sitting flat
  3. Open up you pieces and press your seam allowance upward towards the lining/interfacing. Turn over so you have the right sides of fabric facing you. Sew your understitching in the seam allowance up to 2mm beside your original stitching row. This attaches the seam allowance to the lining/interfacing
  4. When you turn your fabric over, it should look like the last image.
 YOU SHOULD NOT SEE ANY STITCHING FROM THE FRONT OF YOUR GARMENT

2 comments:

willywagtail said...

Thanks for the reminder. One tends to forget these little tricks if they are not used for a number of years. Cherrie

Patchwork and Play said...

Also thanking you for the reminder! I make a lot of my own clothes and you are right- it does make a difference!