Using Fusible Interfacing to Make Patterns Last Longer

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Duration:   1:43   mins

There are some patterns in sewing that we use over and over again. Stacy Grissom shows us an easy to way to make your sewing patterns last longer by using lightweight fusible interfacing. Simply fuse to the back of your pattern with an iron, and your paper patterns will last much longer!

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9 Responses to “Using Fusible Interfacing to Make Patterns Last Longer”

  1. Jon Spangler

    Why not use a heavier paper stock, a manila file folder, or lightweight card stock instead? How critical is it to be able to see through the pattern paper – at least with plain fabrics?

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      You definitely could use those materials for tracing off smaller patterns and templates. However, larger scale patterns, such as dresses and pants would not fit on heavier weight paper, and would be more difficult to store, as folding them up would put deep creases in the paper. Additionally, if you like to pin patterns to the fabric when cutting them out, it would require a lightweight pattern material. Some people prefer to use pattern weights when cutting out their pattern pieces, in which case it would be fine to use a heavier weight pattern paper.

      Part of the benefit of the fusible interfacing is that you don’t need to trace the pattern off again, you can just fuse it to the paper and cut it out. Fusible interfacing also doesn’t tear, as even cardstock might be likely to do.

  2. Mary Hittle

    Your site is messed up if you click on something, it automatically goes to these games and will go back to the arrow to click on play and goes to the game and again.

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      Hello Mary!

      I’m so sorry you’re running into an error? Would you be able to elaborate on the issue? I am unclear as to what might be going on.

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  3. Laurie

    Even with my sound turned up, I have a hard time hearing the speaker, can it be turned up? I also use a heavier paper for tracing, but will try the iron on interfacing, since my animals like to walk, drool, and scratch, since I Iike to sit on the rug to lay out my patterns.

  4. Brenda Ryan

    I get a lot of the basic type patterns with the various sizes so instead of cutting one size and not being able to use it as well for another size, I iron a piece, cut out to the largest size, onto freezer paper. it doesn’t stick but it stays on the paper till you take it off – copy the pattern on the paper, trim the piece to the next size I need and do it again. The patterns last forever with the heavy paper and I get a lot of sizes with one pattern. Just make sure you label pattern # and size on the pieces. I store them in large manila envelopes that I recycle from the mail and just cut out the front of the pattern envelope and tape it to the front.

    • Kathryn Strockbine

      I started doing this several years ago but the lightweight interfacing just seemed to make the pattern so bulky. Realizing this wouldn’t work for me, i now use featherweight interfacing. Still a bit bulky but I can still put pattern pcs back in pkg.

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