6 Interfacing & Stabilizer Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Discovering the wide range of uses for interfacing and stabilizers can be a game changer when it comes to the way you complete your sewing projects. These useful materials can help you manage slippery fabrics, prevent puckering, and even make your patterns last longer. We’ve compiled six of our favorite interfacing and stabilizer videos to show you how they can be used to make your life easier. Plus, we included some fun projects to give you some interfacing inspiration. You’re welcome!

1. Interfacing vs. Fabric Stabilizer

First, it’s helpful to understand the difference between interfacing and fabric stabilizer so you can choose the best option for your project. In this video, we’ll explain the difference between interfacing and stabilizer before breaking down the various types of each. With so many varieties out there, the possibilities are nearly endless, but it’s important to know how to make the right choice!

Looking for a quick, useful project with fusible interfacing? Try this: Make a Cord Keeper from Your Fabric Stash

2. How to Use Fusible Interfacing

While it’s usually pretty straightforward, we’ll demonstrate how to use double-sided fusible interfacing to ensure you get the best results every time. Don’t worry, this helpful video tutorial will eliminate any con-fusion you may have!

It’s your turn! Check out these simple projects using fusible interfacing: How to Sew a Fun, Easy and Unique Coin Purse, Make a Fun and Easy Tooth Fairy Pillow

3. Make Your Patterns Last Longer

When you’ve put hard work into creating an original pattern, there’s nothing worse than seeing it crumble before your eyes use after use. With this genius, tried-and-true tip from Stacy Grissom, you’ll learn how to use fusible interfacing to reinforce and extend the life of your favorite paper patterns.

4. Types of Interfacing

With so many varieties of interfacing out there, it can be confusing to know which one is right for your project. In this video, we’ll take an in-depth look at the types of interfacing on the market so you can be sure you’re making the right choice for your sewing project. Plus, you’ll learn helpful tips for sewing fabric with fusible interfacing and discover the best way to achieve a dependable bond.

Feeling ambitious? Try this fun project using fusible interfacing: How to Make Fairy Wings

5. Fusing With a Steam Press Iron

Fusing your interfacing with a traditional iron can be time consuming when working on a large project. Aurora Sisneros demonstrates how to shrink your ironing time and fuse your interfacing fast with a steam press iron.

6. Using Fabric Stabilizer for Easy Sewing

Fabric stabilizer can be a highly versatile tool in your sewing room. With a few different options to choose from, fabric stabilizer can make sewing appliqués, pockets, and knitwear a breeze. In this video, Ellen March will show you a few ways to use fabric stabilizer to make your projects (and your life) a little bit easier.

Now that you’ve learned all about fusible interfacing and fabric stabilizer, what will you create? If you’ve tried one of our projects or want to share one of your own, join the Official National Sewing Circle Facebook group!

Related Links:

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2 Responses to “6 Interfacing & Stabilizer Tips to Make Your Life Easier”


    Do you have a suggestion for stabilizing/interfacing a HUGE variety of sentimental fabrics for a "memory" quilt? The person I'm making it for is allergic to cotton, so all the fabrics are either silks, lace (which has to have something under it to protect the batting), polyester (e.g., Air Force gear), wool or linen. Thank you

  2. bonnie abbott

    would love knowing the differences. not sure of what to do next to get this information