I’m pretty sure that I already know the answer to this , but is there anything to done for fusible interfacing bubbles after they have occured ?
I used a product that said it didn’t require preshrinking, so I didn’t and now I’m beginning to see small areas of bubble on the collar of what is otherwise a really cool shirt… I assume that it’s going to get worse…
Any ideas ? Thanks
Darn it, I just recently saw a long article on some things that may (repeat, may) help if your interfacing bubbles, but since I no longer use fusibles, I didn't mentally file where I read it. It may even have been here on the Threads site, and you could try doing a search there.
It may have been at one of the other internet sites, too. Try http://www.google.com and enter something like 'fusible interfacing bubbles" or 'fixing fusible errors, " and so forth. Maybe you'll get a hit!
Have you tried repressing the area using lots of steam? I usually test the interfacing first to be sure everything is compatible but sometimes I think I know they will be okay and ocassionally I get surprises. I have a blouse I made that bubbles when laundered but with a good press the bubbles go away until it is washed again. Somewhat annoying but it only takes a minute or two to give it a good press. Just a thought. I also remember reading an article about recovering from fusible mishaps can't remember at the moment probably Threads or SewNews. Back several issues or more. Hope this helps.
Often when you reheat it, you can peel the interfacing off and try again. One tip I give students is to prewash any fabric type interfacing by soaking in lukewarm water for about 5 mins., lightly wring out, and hang to air dry. If you've already cut and are ready to fuse and realize you forgot that step, you can lay the cut pieces fusible side UP and use the burst of steam feature on your iron to steam shrink the pieces.
NOTE: KEEP IRON ABOUT 1-2" ABOVE THE INTERFACING!!! You don't want to stick it to your soleplate! Often you can actually see the interfacing shrink up. By keeping the pieces fusible side up you don't have it stick to your ironing board cover either.
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