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with Sara Alm
Online Class

Mastering Construction: Facings & Linings

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Upgrade your garment interiors for more refined results alongside renowned sewing instructor Sara Alm. Get comfortable choosing the best facing and lining for your fabric and garment. Then Sara will guide you step by step through adapting your patterns with the perfect facings, free-hanging linings and bagged linings. Along the way, you'll discover techniques for constructing facings and linings on a variety of garments with complete confidence. Learn how to line a dress, skirt, top or jacket flawlessly for garments of unmatched comfort and beauty!


  • advanced
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h9m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction to Facings & Linings

1. Introduction to Facings & Linings

Meet fashion designer and veteran sewing instructor Sara Alm and dive into this installment of the "Mastering Construction" series of classes. Learn where and why facings and linings are used, then learn Sara's tips for drafting, inserting and understitching.

2. All-in-One Facings

2. All-in-One Facings

An all-in-one facing encompasses both neckline and armhole and can be attached in two ways. Sara shows how the pattern pieces for all-in-one facings should be drafted, then how to turn the facing so that all the raw edges and seam allowances are enclosed.

3. Introduction to Linings

3. Introduction to Linings

Sara reviews why you might add a lining to your garment and shares examples of two types of linings: bagged and free-hanging. Learn how the pattern pieces for your linings should be drafted and get Sara's handy tips for choosing a needle, adding swing tacks and finishing raw edges.