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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:
The following list reflects these sewing situations.
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
1 yd $12.95
5. Pellon 911 F, feather to mid-weight fabrics.
20 inches wide
1 yd $1.99
22 inches wide
1 yd $2.20
6. Pellon 880 F, Sof-Shape.
1 yd $2.99
1 yd $2.75
7. Easy Knit fusible tricot interfacing.
60 in wide
20 in wide
8. Sof' Knit tricot interfacing.
30 in wide
9. Bi Stretch Lite nylon interfacing.
22 in wide
10. Organza, for sew-in use and buttonholes.
55 in wide
11. Batiste, for sew-in use.
45 in wide
3 yds $10.70
44 inches wide
12. Muslin, for sew-in use and for test garments.
43 in wide
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.
1. Palmer/Pletsch Ultra Tailor or Medium (Must pre-shrink)
Jacket Fronts (entire section)
Lapel Wedge (placed against roll line)
Under Collar Roll Line
2. Palmer/Pletsch Medium or Light
3. Palmer/Pletsch Medium or Light;
Soft-Shape (Pellon 880 F);
Bi Stretch Lite
Jacket Back (entire section)
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!
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