Types of Interfacing Fabric and Interfacing Sewing

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Beth Bradley teaches you about the various types of woven and nonwoven interfacing that can be fusible or non-fusible, and shows how to make the point of interfacing invisible. She also demonstrates how to cut the grain of the interfacing to match the fabric.

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16 Responses to “Types of Interfacing Fabric and Interfacing Sewing”
    • National Sewing Circle

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  1. Patricia

    I’m confused when you said to pre-wash the interfacing. Doesn’t that cause the glue to come off prior to fusing and cause wrinkling of the interfacing? Please explain.

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    • National Sewing Circle

      Hi Patricia. Pre-shrinking does not make the glue come off of the interfacing. However, to pre-shrink the interfacing you would place it in cold water (not warm or hot as the heat could melt the glue) and then allow it to air dry rather than putting it in a dryer.

      Hope this helps.

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  2. norma

    Every video I’ve seen with Beth as the on-screen personality, she says “um” entirely too much. Maybe a script would help?

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  3. Marie

    Excellent video Beth. Clear, articulate and including all the little instructions that sometimes get omitted. Thank you.

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  4. Laurie

    Excellent video, she did a great job with all the different types of interfacings and a very good explanation of how to iron on and stitch on. ( o :

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  5. Suzie

    Beth, this was a great demonstration of types of interfacing & when & how to use them! I know this is a very beginner question but after interfacing is pressed & adhered onto the fabric, when sewing it to the other piece of fabric, (right sides together), how far onto the interfacing do you stitch the pieces together before turning right sides out?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Suzie. Once the interfacing is fused in place onto the wrong side of a piece of fabric, the fabric and interfacing are treated as one piece. If it helps, you can almost image as if the interfacing is not there, as it generally has no effect on where that piece of fabric will be stitched. When you align your pieces with right sides together to sew them, you will stitch using whatever seam allowance is recommended for the project you are making. This will typically be either a 5/8″ or 1/2″ seam allowance.

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  6. Judi mitchell

    Thank you for this informative and nicely presented article on interfacing and fusables, very helpful,with my current project of quilt piecing with men’s neck ties where he need to @”support” the bias cut silk material.

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  7. deb

    thanks beth, a very informative video. although i have been sewing on and off for years, interfacing has been my nemesis. the facts and tips you shared have been very helpful.

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