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July 05, 2011



I use cotton iron interfacing for all my bags...I didn't know about the glue on some lofty stuff dissolving. Would it say that in the info on the interfacing?

Julia York

I've joined in your giveaway :) and I think that's a really good way of keeping track of your favourite interlinings.

Indigo Blue

A very tricky post to write. Interlings and interfacings are a bit of a minefield and I have always found it useful to keep a scrap stapled into a notebook with the name and what I used it for. It is the thickness when applied either my stitching or ironing onto the fabric that is crucial. An ironed sample should always be carried out before applying it to the whole item. Curtain interlining is different ot dress making but it depends what you want it for.
ery useful, thank you Julia it is in my favourites. Giveaway on blog, fancy having a go?

Suffolk Sewing School

Great post have -retweeted! Just an aside might be worth noting that curtain interlining is not the same as dressmaking interlining!!


Fab post! One for the bookmarks, this!
I felt totally bamboozled by interfacings when I first got into sewing - it's horribly intimidating because you have such a fear of 'getting it wrong'. This is rarely as big a deal, as you nicely point out. We use only recycled stuff, and try really hard to minimise our use of bought fusibles/stabilisers/interfacings so we've done quite a lot of experimenting to find what works - revolting old furnishing fabrics are great for heavy duty bag interfacing for example!

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