How to finish a cowl

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This is a neat way to finish cowl and hide the seams at the same time.

Place garment’s front and back right sides together and machine baste or hand baste the shoulders

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Fold the cowl facing over to the back, so the back of the garment is sandwiched between front and the facing

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Place stabilizing strip on the other side. The strip is about 1 cm (3/8″) wide and cut along the selvage of the fabric (direction of less stretch). Sometimes the selvage itself can be used.

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Now sew the seam catching back, front, facing and the strip

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Then fold the facing back in place. The seam is covered and pressed to the front

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Neat and tidy!

Lena Merrin

by Lena Merrin

I make patterns and sew clothes. Maths are soothing.

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