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skin-toned interfacing??

kjp | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Does anyone know who makes skin-toned interfacing?  I remember seeing a line of it and mention of it in a Threads article in the past couple of years, but can’t find it now.  I thought it was HTC, but after talking to the buyer at our local fabric store, I logged onto their website and can’t find it.  What I remember seeing is a way to make pockets & facings almost invisible by interfacing them with a fusible close to skin color.  I’d like to try this & have some on hand if it still exists! 

In the event I can’t find this, do any of you wonderful creative sewers have alternative ideas? 

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  1. Elisabeth | | #1

    Sewin' Sheer might be it. The Sewing Place has it in white, black, and champagne. http://www.thesewingplace.com

    And here is some sage advice from Elona in an earlier discussion:

    "One caution, though: Sewin' Sheer, though synthetic, shrinks! So, I soak it in really hot water for 20 minutes, roll it in a towel, let it air dry--and then, I lay it on the ironing board and steam it with my iron, holding the iron about an inch or so away from the fabric. You can see it shrink a little more right before your eyes. After it's dry, I store it, knowing that when I pull it out, I'm not going to have any shrinkage problems."

  2. MaryAnn | | #2

    I've not seen skinned tone interfacing but to make pockets and facings "disappear" I'd make them from skinned toned fabric.   An alternative for facings might be to use a skinned tone silk organza as interfacing. 

    1. kjp | | #4

      Silk organza might be a good solution!  Can it be washed at all?  Most of my wardrobe is delicate machine washable, so that is important.  Thanks!

      1. mem1 | | #5

        Hello, i have done very well using a beige coloured poly cotton . i prewashed it and it worked extremley well on a fairly sheer polyester. I used a sheer fusible interfacing on it and this lightend the facing a lille but it was still far better than using self facing and getting two layers of sheer patterned fabric on top of each other.

      2. SewNancy | | #6

        Yes, silk organza can be washed.  Just preshrink it.  It softens a bit, but you could starch it if you want it firmer.   You could try finding tricot in a nude color.

        Nancy

  3. SkiNsew | | #3

    Nancy's Notions has fusible tricot in cream.

    Mary

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