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Tips & Techniques > Pre fuse interfacing before cutting fabric

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Posted on: 12/28/09 3:43 AM
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If the pattern calls for fusible interfacing, I often prefuse the interfacing to the fabric before cutting the pieces. This eliminates a second cut for the same pattern piece, and since I usually re-arrange pattern pieces for cutting to maximize fabric, you can often reduce the amount of fabric and interfacing purchased and save time too.

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Laurie Lou said...
Great timesaving tip. Thanks for a simple idea.
12/28/09 2:02 PM
babbling brook said...
Why didn't I think of this???? Thanks!!
12/28/09 11:57 PM
Susannah said...
This will be so much easier than the ''old way''. Thanks
12/29/09 7:08 PM
Sewnla said...
That is such a great idea, thank you.
12/29/09 11:48 PM
regine said...
There is only one downside to doing this, I find it is better to cut the fusing smaller so that the seams are not so bulky. I cut the fusing 1.5 cms smaller all round.
1/3/10 2:46 PM
ryansmumAria said...
Regine, With thinner interfacings you can skip cutting the interfacing smaller than the fabric. It actually looks better with the interfacing in the seamline. Read to wear does this all the time. The one exception is when I use fusible fleece and am going to sew many seams together as in some purses. D
1/3/10 10:30 PM
mrsgaryc said...
Not a bad idea, but you then have fusing in the seam allowances! What I do for facings is sew the right side of fusable interfacing to the right side of the facing JUST ALONG THE HEM LINE. Then trim most of the interfacing in the hem and other seamlines away, turn the facing, pressing a little from the inside first alongside the hem to help it turn. Then you're done with the facing hems!
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