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.