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Uses of interfacing

For this blog post we'll be covering the types of interfacing and their uses.

To start, interfacing is a textile usually used on the inside of a sewing project to give it structure and shape or to stabilize fabrics.

We sell three different types that we find useful for our sewing projects -

Lightweight interfacing

Heavyweight interfacing

Extra-heavy interfacing

They are all iron-on which we find useful!. It means they have a 'glue' side and a 'matte' side and can be ironed on to fabric unlike some interfacings where it would need to be sewn into the seams.

Light weight interfacing is mainly used for dressmaking. It can be ironed on to the wrong side of the fabric to stabilize it. Usually used on facings, this gives the garment structure. For example we use it on the facings of our Lexi Top below.
Heavy weight interfacing is perfect for projects such as the storage cubes, A5 notepad cover and hanging organiser to give them shape. This is usually ironed onto the main panels of the project to give them a sturdier feel and the shape needed. See below!

 Extra-heavy interfacing is stiff, it gives a boxy shape to projects such as the craft storage and storage box. Again, the gluey side can be ironed on to the main panel pieces to give a lovely finish to these projects. It is thicker and sturdier than heavy interfacing to give a more boxy shape.

Find our interfacings here -

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