SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Basic Interfacings

Viewed 5494 times
Posted by: monijo
photo
Friend of PR

 
 
About monijo star
NIGERIA
Member since: 7/5/08
Reviews written: 25
Sewing skills:Advanced
Favored by: 4 people
tips added: 23
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 7/9/09 10:37 PM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 17 people   
BASIC INTERFACINGS

Many sewers are undecided about which interfacing to use for a garment. This wastes sewing time. A compatible interfacing for most fabrics can be readily available if the twelve types listed below are kept on the shelf. However, before rummaging through an amply stocked cabinet, it's a good idea to know what you are searching for. Selection is determined by:

Crisp hand
Soft hand
Surface texture
Fabric type
Sewing technique

The following list reflects these sewing situations.

Basic Interfacings

1. Palmer/Pletsch Sheer interfacing. www.patternreview.com/www.palmerpletsch.com

60 in. wide
1 yd $7.95; 3 yds $23.50
PR 10% discount

2. Palmer/Pletsch Light interfacing. (same info)
3. Palmer/Pletsch Medium (same info)
4. Palmer/Pletsch Ultra Tailor
66 in.wide
1 yd $12.95

5. Pellon 911 F, feather to mid-weight fabrics.

www.nancysnotions.com
20 inches wide
1 yd $1.99

www.newarkdress.com
22 inches wide
1 yd $2.20

6. Pellon 880 F, Sof-Shape.

www.nancysnotions.com
22 inches
1 yd $2.99

www.newarkdress.com
22 inches
1 yd $2.75

7. Easy Knit fusible tricot interfacing.

www.nancysnotions.com
60 in wide
$5.99 yd

www.createforless.com
20 in wide
$3.24 yd

8. Sof' Knit tricot interfacing.

www.thesewingplace.com
30 in wide
$5.29 yd

9. Bi Stretch Lite nylon interfacing.

www.thesewingplace.com
22 in wide
$5.95 yd

10. Organza, for sew-in use and buttonholes.

www.newarkdress.com
55 in wide
$8.75 yd

11. Batiste, for sew-in use.

www.newarkdress.com
45 in wide
$3.95 yd
3 yds $10.70

www.thesewingplace.com
44 inches wide
$5.99 yd

12. Muslin, for sew-in use and for test garments.

www.newarkdress.com
43 in wide
$2.25 yd
5 yds $9.95





For a Crisp Hand

1. Palmer/Pletsch Sheer. Use for wovens where crispness is needed.
2. Palmer/Pletsch Light. Same as sheer. However, it will adhere to a textured surface. When applying to a smooth surface, make a test sample. The fusing agent may show on the right side. Use for woven and loosely woven fabrics, stretch wovens and knits.
3. Pellon 911 F, for feather to mid-weight fabrics.


For a Soft Hand

1. Pellon 880 F, Soft Shape. Use with light to heavyweight wovens and knits. Gives support without adding crispness. Can be used for tailoring. Has a heavier hand than the nylon interfacings below.

2. Easy Knit fusible tricot interfacing. Provides a soft fluid line.

3. Sof' Knit fusible tricot interfacing. Gives a very soft fluid line; complete drapability and flexibility. Use with wovens and knits.

4. Bi Stretch lite fusible nylon interfacing. Ultimate softness; drapes like a knit; use with light to medium weight knits or wovens.


For Tailoring

1. Palmer/Pletsch Ultra Tailor or Medium (Must pre-shrink)

Jacket Fronts (entire section)
Lapel Wedge (placed against roll line)
Under Collar
Under Collar Roll Line

2. Palmer/Pletsch Medium or Light

Upper Collar
Facing
Pockets

3. Palmer/Pletsch Medium or Light;
Soft-Shape (Pellon 880 F);
Bi Stretch Lite

Jacket Back (entire section)
Side Panel

4. Sof' Knit;
Bi Stretch lite

Sleeve (entire section)


Please add to or subtract from this list as you see fit. Put interfacing where you like. I am not a member of the sewing police force.

Enjoy your sewing!




<< Previous    Next >>

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


4 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
chloeE said...
Love your tips!! Thanks for another superlative one
7/30/09 11:47 AM
MarilynB said...
Thanks for an excellent resource
7/10/09 7:19 AM
Rebecca Szetela said...
-Excellent run down of interfacing types. thanks for posting!
7/10/09 6:55 AM
Charrlie said...
great review
7/10/09 1:14 AM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Altering Pants
Altering Pants

Register

Understanding Wool Fabrics
Understanding Wool Fabrics

Register

Favorite Things The Boot Slippers Pattern

Favorite Things The Boot Slippers Pattern

Buy Now
Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Long & Short Caftans

Victoria Jones Collection Misses' Long & Short Caftans

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.