I am new to this discussion, not a novice, but I am a novice when it comes to sewing with mohair. I am sure there is someone on this site that has sewn with mohair, and can give me wonderful recommendations.
I am making a coat and also a jacket out of mohair, and I am not sure what type of interfacing to use. I have been told to never put an iron to mohair because it stretches so easily. Some say to use iron-on textured weft, others say to use sew-in weft, and others say only to use a woven interfacing just for the collar, lapels and down the front of the jacket, then line as usual.
It seems to me that if I used the iron-on weft and carefully and slowly ironed the weft in place, then let the fabric dry on the ironing board before I move it, then I should be okay. What do you think?
Oh dear, so many options, and I just don’t know what is the best method. I got one of the pieces of mohair at Britex when I was in San Francisco. I bought an end piece, just enough to make a coat, but the original price was $125 a yard. Of course, I didn’t pay that much, but still I don’t want to ruin good fabric.
If you have any suggestion for interfacing mohair please let me know, and please let me know where I can get the product you are speaking of.
Thank you all and I sure will appreciate hearing from you.