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Intro to Interfacing - Part 2



Let's dive into some specific products you can purchase. Note that this post is not sponsored by Vlieseline, we bought all of these products ourself to review and share our thoughts. Vlieseline is one of the most-known interfacing supplier and their quality is very good.


We bought a range of products to look into: from light-weight interfacing to stay tape, so let's dive right into it. We took the fabric suggestions and detailed interfacing information from Vlieseline directly, and under each item added our comments and thoughts. We hope you find this useful. Since this is a rather technical topic there won't be any 'pretty pictures' from us but we have found nice pictures from Vlieseline to show where the items are applied.



H609 Knit Super Stretch Interfacing White

Fabrics: Knit fabrics with elastane, e.g. Cotton or Viscose Jersey


This interfacing is ideal to iron onto your knit fabrics as it will stretch with your fabric once applied. It is light-weight and soft feel.


This interfacing is only two-way stretch. It stretches from selvage to selvage.


H200 Light Softline Interfacing White

Fabrics: Light-weight fabrics such as cotton and polyester


Lightweight interlining with some stability for small parts of blouses and dresses. Comfortable to wear. Flexible feel.


This interfacing is light and soft yet with a little bit of structure. Unlike the other interfacings, you can see the fibres a lot clearer maybe because it's lightweight and slightly opaque, the fibres became more obvious. We think, due to it's light-weight and structure, it be perfect for blouses.


S520 Firm Flexible Interfacing White

Fabrics: Suitable for most fabrics


Interfacing is ideal for pelmets & tiebacks, fabric bowls, bags, belts, hats and other creative works. Suitable for almost all fabrics.


This interfacing is very stiff. To be honest we have not used this one before, and unless it is suggested to be used in a pattern, we wouldn't recommend this interfacing for a specific sewing project.


S320 Soft Flexible Interfacing White

Fabrics: Suitable for most fabrics


Interfacing is ideal for pelmets & tiebacks, fabric bowls, bags, belts, hats and other creative works. Suitable for almost all fabrics.


This interfacing is stiff but a lot softer than the S520. This one would be great to use for fabric bowls, pouches and bags. We would definitely recommend to use this one over the S320.


H250 Light Medium Firm Interfacing White

Fabrics: Ideal for lightweight to medium weight fabrics such as cotton.


Firm, stable interlining for shaped cuffs, shaped belts and for textile craftwork. Guarantees durable and long lasting shape.


This interfacing is quite firm. For sewing projects, we'd recommend using it for shape zipped pouches and to give a project that extra stability. In dressmaking projects, we reckon it can be used for men-s shirt collars and cuffs.


F220 Light Interfacing White

Fabrics: Ideal for lightweight fabrics such as cotton lawn, rayon crepe.


Lightweight interfacing used for small parts of clothing.


This interfacing is light and soft; and makes it perfect to use in dressmaking projects when using light-weight fabrics. You can use this interfacing for button plackets, collars, collar stands and cuffs; and any other blouses/dresses where interfacing might be required as long as it used with the right fabrics.


G405 Medium Easy Fuse Soft Interfacing White

Fabrics: Light to medium-weight fabrics


Soft, versatile interfacing for front parts of jackets etc. as well as for small parts. Shape retaining. Flawless fit. Strong yet adjustable hold.


We aren't sure why this is called 'Medium' or what this 'medium' might refer to since this interfacing is a lot lighter than F220. We wouldn't recommend it for medium-weight fabrics unless you don't want a stiff look.


H410 Vertical Threads Interfacing White

Fabrics: Suitable for lightweight to heavy fabrics such as wool and raw silk


Soft interfacing with stabilizing vertical threads; suitable for front parts of jackets etc. as well as for small parts of clothing. Retains perfect shape through threads along the grain. Comfortable to wear. Strong yet flexible feel.


We have not seen this type of interfacing before, the threads that run along the grain is very interesting to see. We guess due to these threads, it makes the interfacing strong and is therefore suitable for light-weight fabrics like silk but also heavy-weight fabrics such as wool. In regards to its own weight, it is very similar to the G405


Vlieseline G700 Medium Woven Interfacing

Fabrics: Suitable for light to medium weight fabrics


Versatile woven interfacing for small parts of blouses and shirts, collars, cuffs and button plackets.


Because it is so versatile, good for both light & medium fabrics, we have decided to add this to our shop.


Extra Strong Bondaweb

Fabrics: ideal for use with quilting fabrics and works with the vast majority of fabrics.


Extra strong Bondaweb is a double sided adhesive product designed specifically for fast and perfect appliqué on quilts, clothing and other fabrics where additional strength is required.


Looking at the bondaweb closely, we cannot see the double-sided adhesive. So we decided to heat up the iron and give it a go to tell you exactly what this is about. Maybe we applied it wrong but there isn't a second adhesive side to it, so not entirely sure how it works to be honest. It does consist of multiple layers. But even after removing some of them, none of the other layers would fuse to the second fabric.



Tapes

Bias Stay Tape White

Fabrics: Suitable for almost all fabrics


Bias cut tape for the securing of shaped or rounded edges such as necklines


The tape is bias-cut interfacing with a chain-stitch running a little over 1/8" away from the edge. Once fused to the bias cut fabric, like your neckline, and the stitch prevents the fabric from stretching. A none fusible alternative is to stay-stitch with your sewing machine.


Vlieseline Edge Tape White

Fabrics: Suitable for almost all fabrics


Strengthened grain stabilises fabric and protects against stretching, e.g. for front edge on jackets and coats, lapel break, armholes, etc. for a durable perfect shape.


The edge tape has stitches to reinforce the tape to prevent the fabric from stretching out.


Wundaweb Hemming Tape White

Fabrics: Ideal for light to medium weight fabrics.


For fast ironing of hems on skirts, dresses, trousers, jackets, and coats. Perfect look without any stitches.


Very thin tape of interfacing to hem without using any stitches, just press and go. So it is so ultra think, it almost behaves like a double-sided tape but the glue basically melts between the fibres and bonds the fabric hem.


Extra Strong Wundaweb White

Fabrics: Ideal for medium to heavy weight fabrics.


For fast ironing of hems on skirts, dresses, trousers, jackets, and coats. Perfect look without any stitches.


Thin tape of interfacing to hem without using any stitches, just press and go. In comparison to the previous hem tape, it's a lot less sheer and therefore stronger a better for heavier fabrics. If you ever made curtains, this would be perfect to use for.

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