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Posted on: 9/12/10 3:54 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 14 people   
I HATE sew-in interfacing. No matter how careful I am, by the time I have basted it in place I either have some kind of bubble or pucker, or at least one edge is really wonky.

Today while working on KwikSew 3756 I was trying to baste sew-in interfacing to a small facing and getting really frustrated. Because the pieces were small, and my fabric is a knit, everything was sliding all over the place. I finally grabbed my can of spray adhesive, gave the interfacing a few shots, and was able to stick the interfacing and fashion fabric together very easily. Once they were stuck together, it was easy to overcast the bottom edge of the facing. A bonus is that I was able to eliminate basting, which was going to require additional work later on to carefully remove.

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MNBarb said... (10/11/10 1:05 PM) Reply
Really great idea. Thanks.
ValerieJ said... (9/16/10 8:02 AM) Reply
I can't remember the brand name, and I'm at work, so I can't look it up. It's in a green can and I bought it at Hancock's quite a few years ago (seems to last forever). It's the kind of spray adhesive you use for machine embroidery, so something like Sulky 505 would work.
Laurie Lou said... (9/15/10 2:48 PM) Reply
GIGI...good idea...yes post back and let us know the name of the products. See, you aren't the only one with this issue. :) I'd prefer this over fusible interfacing...
ChristineBR said... (9/13/10 6:27 PM) Reply
Thanks for this. Should help make things easy.
Lucy in Virginia said... (9/13/10 12:58 PM) Reply
Great idea!
JEF said... (9/13/10 10:32 AM) Reply
Great idea!
OP Gal said... (9/13/10 9:33 AM) Reply
Oops, double post!
OP Gal said... (9/13/10 9:33 AM) Reply
I've sworn off of fusible interfacing because no matter what I do, it bubbles. I'm interested in finding anything that makes sewing in interfacing easier. This is a welcome tip. I'd be interested in knowing the brand, too.
JoaniesJosh said... (9/13/10 9:20 AM) Reply
What spray adhesive do you use? I like your method very much.
elsew said... (9/13/10 9:05 AM) Reply
what a wonderful tip.
ValerieJ said... (9/13/10 8:54 AM) Reply
deesews, it's not permanent and it eventually wears off even if you don't wash it. In fact, my recollection is that the directions say not to wash it immediately, although I might be thinking of something else (and I'm at work, so I can't check on that right now).
Baychel3 said... (9/13/10 8:01 AM) Reply
Fabulous tip! It's so obvious -- one wouldn't think about it!! Thanks for sharing!
deesews said... (9/13/10 0:30 AM) Reply
Is this a permanent spray-on adhesive, or will it wash out? If it is permanent, how is this different from using fusible interfacing? I'm very interested in your comments. Thank you!
 
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