Video Tutorials: Button Extensions & Facings
Posted on October 21 2021
Recently I was asked that by a beginner seamstress 'What's a facing'? When I ask my husband a question and he looks at me as if I'm from outer space...I say to him, "I wouldn't have asked the question if I knew the answer"! We all have to start somewhere.
There are 2 types of facings - sewn on and turn-back facings. A facing is either separate piece of fabric or an extension of the fabric that is used to finish and enclose a raw edge The shape of the facing is a repetition of the area to be faced. The videos below will help to make this all more understandable.
Here are 3 video tutorials. Two of them have to deal with drawing facings, but the first one you'll see is on how to add a button extension. In essence, a button extension, when it is turned back into the inside could also be considered a facing treatment for the area of the garment where you want the buttons - whether that be the front, back or side seam of a garment.
So here you go. Part 1 - Adding a Button Extension
Part 2 - Adding and drawing facings (in general)
Part 3 - How to draw a V-Neck Facing
I hope you find these helpful. If you're new to Sure-Fit Designs, you'll find more instructional tutorials in the Sure-Fit Designs Learning Center Video Library.
Happy fitting & sewing!