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Posted on: 3/12/14 5:28 PM
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Hate interfacing? So do I. Especially the iron on garbage. The less said about that the better.

Often I just leave it out. But when I can't, I use material from the project.

With shirt cuffs, I basically followed the instructions for interfacing, but sewed the reinforcing fabric to the WRONG side of the cuff piece that would be INSIDE. Because it is visible if I roll up the sleeves, I used

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Sewing Joe said... (5/27/14 9:14 AM) Reply
Glad to hear others hate fusible interfacing, although now I feel like less of a renegade for ignoring it in pattern instructions.
petro said... (4/4/14 8:04 AM) Reply
Interesting how many others hate fusibles! Fusible fans tell me its because I don't use a good enough quality one. Old, well worn and washed clothes in natural fibres make a great standby for interfacing and interlinings.
Jmacalister said... (3/21/14 6:38 PM) Reply
I agree 100% tricot or organza only except for tailoring!
Sew Good said... (3/21/14 9:57 AM) Reply
I switched to fusible tricot at least 10 years ago. I find that it is vastly different than other fusibles and it isn't as stiff either. It is especially good on knits. If not using fusible tricot, I use Silk Organza. Those are the only two interfacing methods I use.
Grumpygrouch said... (3/18/14 8:30 PM) Reply
I can't stand fusibles either. I have customarily use the project fabric to back buttonholes, but I hadn't thought of doing cuffs the same way.
Jmacalister said... (3/16/14 11:04 PM) Reply
Organza makes great interfacing on cotton, silk, and poly cuffs and collars
ASiverson said... (3/13/14 10:06 AM) Reply
Good tip!
nothy lane said... (3/13/14 8:20 AM) Reply
Yes, I've used some of the fabric for the project for the interfacing and it has always worked fine. I too hate the iron in interfacing.
SewLibra said... (3/13/14 0:34 AM) Reply
I think some of your text is missing, but I am not a fan of iron-on interfacing either. I do use it, but I get the very thin type. I will try your tip the next opportunity I get!
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