Fusible interfacing is brilliant and time-saving, but can leave you with a messy edge on the inside of your garment. You can finish the edge with a finishing stitch, or you can take a little time to neaten it before you even fuse your interfacing to your fabric! Follow these five simple steps for a professional-looking finish on the inside of your garment:
- Place facing pieces right side up, and place the interfacing pieces on top with the fusible side facing up (so the non-fusible side of the interfacing pieces should be meeting the right side of the facing pieces).
- Pin along the inner edge (the part that will not be sewn into the neckline seam).
- Using a straight stitch on a regular machine, attach the facing pieces to the interfacing pieces with a narrow seam (⅛”-¼”).
- Turn the facing and interfacing pieces right side out, and smooth the facing out on top of the interfacing piece. If necessary, use a point turner to ensure that the seam you have just sewn is fully turned out.
- Press the facing pieces with the interfacing pieces below them, to fuse the interfacing to the facing.