I Bought Fusible Web Instead of Fusible Interfacing – Is It the Same?

NSC Question

I was out of fusible interfacing, and purchased by mistake fusible web. I figured they were similar. When I went to sew my pieces, even though the web was between two pieces of fabric, it entirely coated the needle and jammed my bobbin several times. Can web not be sewn at all, or was I doing something wrong?

NSC Answer

Fusible web can definitely be sewn through, and usually doesn’t cause any issues with gumming up the needle. I would however recommend that after fusing it in place you let the fabric cool completely before stitching, as this will ensure that the glue is dry and set before you stitch it.

If you are interested in learning more about fusible web and other adhesives, check out this free video:

Hope this helps!

You might also be interested in, Using Fusible Interfacing to Make Patterns Last Longer.

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8 Responses to “I Bought Fusible Web Instead of Fusible Interfacing – Is It the Same?”
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      Hello Devona!

      Great question! You’ll want to do a surface wash or spot wash by hand. Washing machines are not recommended.

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  1. Lana Winter

    I wanted a fusible, not woven, that would be used in a hospital mask, but received Wonder Under which made the masks very stiff. Is there a fusible interfacing available that would be hole-proof, but not as stiff?

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  2. kathleen hayes

    can you cut a fitted face mask on the crossgrain of 100% cotton fabric?

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    I have had my sewing machine for a week. A Brother, I still cannot get a good sitich, I have watched videos , read directions, etc. I is just a basic sewing machine nothing fancy.

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