Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Fast Fabric Interface

A few weeks ago we made up the Tia Dress in the black and white cotton fabric you see below. There are quite a few pieces that need to be interfaced. To speed this process up, here is what we do: 

Step 1: With the fusible side up, lay your pattern pieces wrong side down on top of interfacing. Be sure the grain of your fabric runs with the interfacing length of goods.
 Step 2: With a large piece of paper, cover the top completely. We used 2 opened paper sacks, but any paper large enough will work, just be sure that any print/inks do not transfer with heat or steam.
Step 3: With an iron, press each area to adhere the paper to the interfacing.
Step 4: Turn the paper over.
Step 5: Place a damp cloth over the first piece and press again from the backside, following the manufacturer's directions for length of time and iron temperature.
Step 6: Re-wet the cloth and press each additional pattern piece as needed.
Step 7: Cut each piece along the original cut line.

Step 8: Separate the paper from the fabric. You are now ready to sew!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! It looks like industrial way of interfacing but yes - it can speed up the process - and why not to use it :-)


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