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How To Use Interfacing

How To Use Interfacing

Interfacing is very useful while sewing. Learn how to do it properly with the help of this VideoJug clip. You can do it yourself, the way you want it!

Today, I'll show you how to cut the interfacing. The interfacing, the fusible interfacing is a material like a stiff, you use it to stiffen certain parts of your garment. In this case now, we need to stiff the collar, the cuffs and the facing on front of the blouse.

But don't buy the very stiff one, it almost looks like paper and it's not really suitable for us. This is more for embroidery and stuff like that. Now, you maybe have noticed that fusible interfacing has, on one side, a cushy surface and on the other side, I would say, it looks like goosebumps.

Sometimes, the goosebumps are bigger, smaller, doesn't matter, this is the glue and sometimes, you have a cushy side and the very shiny side. The shiny side is the glue and the glue dissolves with heat to the left side of your fabric. Now, you have to cut this out, apply this on the left side of your fabric, put pressure and heat with your iron on it, and it will stick, really, with glue onto your fabric.

The next step is to iron and this is very, very important, to engrave a nice good-looking outcome. I applied the interfacing tweed, then I ironed this back accordingly to the shape of the pattern and then I ironed here, a little bit, five millimeters approximately on the shoulder and on the length of the facing. This gives me a nice finishing, later on, I will zigzag this here in case you want to wear this blouse open, so you have a nice edge here and not fringes that are coming out.

So, now, I'm coming to finish the edge from the facing. For this, I choose again a big six stretch stitch and zigzagging around. It's how it looks like.

And that's how to cut the interfacing. .