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Posted on: 8/24/06 0:28 AM
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I ran across this tip in Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing Step-By-Step recently. I wasn't looking for it, but found it just when I needed it:

Sandra suggests that if you can't find a suitable sew-in interfacing, you can underline the garment with a lightweight cotton (such as batiste or lawn) and then fuse the interfacing to the underlining.

When I applied this technique I did it slightly differently. Instead of underlining the garment, I first fused the interfacing to the uncut batiste, then cut it out and treated it like sew-in interfacing.

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Bsts said... (4/5/07 10:19 AM) Reply
Sure wish I would have seen this before making that silk tie! I have more silk though and plenty of cheap muslin! Off to try it. What a great tip!!!
vasallese said... (8/29/06 8:47 AM) Reply
I have to admit, I am lazy & since I sew with 99.9% cotton, I use fusible interfacing. Good tip to know if I ever decide to do something different.
Jacqlin said... (8/24/06 11:25 AM) Reply
Thanks for the tip. I'm going to try this one.
Seamingly Simple said... (8/24/06 10:16 AM) Reply
This is a good idea. I generally have better success with sew-in interfacing than fusible.
Sewliz said... (8/24/06 7:56 AM) Reply
What a good idea!
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