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Posted on: 5/25/09 8:47 AM
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I like to use fusible tricot to interface most items. I found that an easy way to interface is what I call laminating. I press the interfacing onto the back of a piece of the fashion fabric large enough to cut out all facings or interfaced items. When thy are cut, they are exactly matched in size since it is cut as one. It is easier than cutting out interfacing individually and the pieces are nice and firm to work with.

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Passion4Sewing said... (7/5/09 12:07 PM) Reply
Carole- I don't trim. The tricot is light enough to not add bulk.
khunter said... (6/28/09 10:54 PM) Reply
I love this tip! I love to use that interfacing as well. I'm going to try this in my next project.
carole said... (6/24/09 4:41 AM) Reply
What is a clam shell press . I have a steam press is that the same thing ?Also do you leave the same size as pattern piece without trimming off that 1/8 in.the pattern always advise .Does it add to much bulk in the seam area ?
taylorsi1955 said... (5/27/09 7:16 PM) Reply
Excellent tip. Thanks!
nancy2001 said... (5/26/09 7:48 AM) Reply
I just block fused a jacket, and it is much faster, especially if you use a clam shell press instead of a regular iron.
puppylove104104 said... (5/26/09 4:36 AM) Reply
Just so you know, it's an industry method as well - it's called block fusing :)
HatBuddy said... (5/25/09 10:14 AM) Reply
What a great idea. Much easier then the piece by piece method. Especially when some pattern pieces can be really small and hard to hold in place to fuse it on without bunring fingers. Such as with sewn hats and Bras etc.
Restart06 said... (5/25/09 9:06 AM) Reply
thanks for sharing, I have done this also
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