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Exceptional Interfacings

Threads magazine - 165 - Feb./Mar. 2013

Anyone who seeks to create beautifully made, long-lasting clothing, knows that interfacing is a key element. As you’ve advanced your sewing skill set, you’ve likely also expanded your fabric and garment-making repertoire. Perhaps you’ve ventured into more unusual or complex clothing or costlier fabrics and notions. But if you’re still using the same standard interfacings, you’re probably not achieving the best possible results.

It can be difficult to distinguish one interfacing from another and find the one that’s right for your project. If you take the time to learn about the different specialty interfacings available and to test them with various fabrics, you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions. In this article from Threads #165, Louise Cutting will tell you about several high-quality fusible interfacings, their characteristics and best uses, and how to pretreat them. The right interfacing can mean the difference between a successful garment and one that is lackluster or develops problems later in life.


As you’ve advanced your sewing skill set, you’ve likely also expanded your fabric and garment-making repertoire. Perhaps you’ve ventured into more unusual or complex clothing or costlier fabrics and notions. But if you’re still using the same standard interfacings, you’re probably not achieving the best possible results.

It can be difficult to distinguish one interfacing from another and find the one that’s right for your project. If you take the time to learn about the different specialty interfacings available and to test them with various fabrics, you’ll be better equipped to make informed decisions. In this article, I’ll tell you about several high-quality fusible interfacings, their characteristics and best uses, and how to pretreat them.

The right interfacing can mean the difference between a successful garment and…

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