Gretchen Hirsch Demonstrates How To Add Underlining To A Skirt

Gretchen Hirsch

Online instructor and blogger Gretchen Hirsch joins It’s Sew Easy to demonstrate how to add underlining to a skirt.  Gretchen discusses the reasons for adding underlining and shows how to add it to your own projects.

HTC Retail’s Veri-Shape #2030-1, would be an ideal choice for this project. It is a premium-grade sew-in durable press interfacing/underlining that offers firm support.

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Armo Weft Fine Combines Drapeability With Support.

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When using an interfacing for a tailored garment, sometimes a softer look is desired. HTC Retail’s Armo Weft, #88001, is perfect for this need. This fusible medium-weight weft insertion interlining is a knit fabric with threads woven through it. It combines the stability of a woven with the drapeability of a knit. It is a softer alternative to hair canvas.

Offered in a 1.6-ounce weight, Armo Weft can be used for fusing the full or partial front of a garment, lapels, pockets, as well as an interlining for leather.  It is made of 60% polyester/40% rayon and comes in a 20-inch wide 25-yard bolt. It can be machine washed or dry-cleaned, and it comes in white and black.

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