Quick Understitch Tutorial for Sewing Beginners

Keya Harper
by Keya Harper
4 Materials
5 Minutes

Here, I’m going to show you how to do an understitch if you want to keep your lining on the inside of your garment.

Grab your fabric and sewing machine, and let's get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric 
  • Lining
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron

1. Sew fabric and lining together

Place your fabric and lining with the right sides together and then sew them, leaving a half-inch (1.3cm) seam allowance. 


2. Press flat

Proceed to open up the seam and iron it flat.


3. Sew fabric

Line up the presser foot with the seam line and sew 1/8th of an inch away.

Quick understitch

It will look like this.

Quick understitch

Quick understitch

This will keep the lining inside and ensure that it won't show from the outside and it won't roll out of place.

I hope you found this quick understitch tutorial helpful and that you’ll give it a go for yourself at home. Let me know how you get on in the comments section down below.

For more sewing advice, check out this quick tutorial on How to Get the Perfect Baby Hem.

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See you all next time.

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