One of my pet peeves as a seamstress and as a wearer of clothes is facings. Facings that creep out of necklines, from around arms, from down the front of clothes. Clothes that you pay $$$ for!
This little girls jumper is a prime example…when it was hanging in the store I noticed the facing stick out the neck! I told you it was a pet peeve!
Here’s another top with a facing askew!
This cotton top of mine was a constant struggle to keep the facing in…so much that I hated to wear it! I loved the color but not that dang facing. So what can you do about it??
Enter, this product…Heat N Bond fusible tape (it comes in several brand names, widths and I think it even comes in black). You can find it at Hobby Lobby, Wal Mart, JoAnns, even Michaels. It basically fuses two pieces together.
Just tear off a piece of the fusible and slide it between the layers you want to stay together. It tears easily and works with just about every kind of fabric thickness and content. Worked beautifully on this denim.
Iron that baby flat and hold it for the amount of time the package calls for. Sometimes I don’t really read the directions, actually, come to think of it, I never read the directions!
Worked great on this cotton knit top, I fixed it about 6 months ago and have worn it a lot. The stuff stays put through many washings.
I found this cute pink corduroy jacket at Salvation Army and it fits really well and it a great color, $5! But that front facing flapping down both sides had to go!
I stuck my strip of Heat N Bond down the front and ironed it on. I was afraid to iron the front side of the jacket because it was corduroy. So anyway, it worked perfectly. And looks so much more professional…
Here’s the girls jumper and the next picture is a pretty all wool jacket that had flapping facing all down the front, I was constantly tucking it back where it belonged! Now it is very easy to wear because it stays put!
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