We offer a range of fusible interfacings which can be ironed onto the reverse of your fabric in order to provide additional structure.
Our fusible interfacings are as follows:
Lightweight fusible interfacing (available in Black & White) 90cm width
Use this interfacing for lighter-weight non-stretch fabrics, e.g. cotton lawns, crepe-de-chine, satins, shirtings and lighter-weight wools. It’s a lightweight interfacing (Vlieseline H180/308/9) that is best used for areas of your garment that need gentle structure, including collars and cuffs on blouses and shirts.
Lightweight fusible knit interfacing (available in Black & White) 75cm width
Use this interfacing for stretch fabrics (including jersey knits) as well as fine fabrics such as satins and lighter-weight wools. It’s a very lightweight interfacing (Vlieseline H609) but it will add stability and structure whilst retaining the drape and ease of your fabric. It can be used for areas of a garment (e.g. facings and panels) that need to retain their movement and drape.
Medium-weight fusible interfacing (available in White) 90cm width
Use this interfacing for light- to medium-weight non-stretch fabrics, e.g. suitings. It’s a light-to-medium weight interfacing (Vlieseline F220/304) that is best used for areas of your garment that need gentle but distinct support and structure, including collars and cuffs.
Medium-weight woven fusible interfacing (available in Black) 75cm width
Use this interfacing on light-to-medium-weight non-stretch suiting fabrics. It’s a medium weight interfacing (Vlieseline G770), best used for areas of your garment that need some additional support or structure, but where you want to preserve some of the drape and movement of your fabric, e.g. soft-tailored lapels or garment panels. You’ll need to ensure this interfacing is cut on the same grain as the fabric it’s applied to.
More about our interfacings
This image shows how our regular and knit interfacings change the structure of a satin fabric. Clockwise from top left:
- No Interfacing – fabric hangs straight down
- Lightweight fusible knit interfacing – fabric falls into rounded folds
- Lightweight fusible interfacing – fabric falls into angled folds
- Medium weight fusible interfacing – fabric holds shape.
This image shows how our medium-weight woven interfacing changes the structure of a lightweight suiting fabric. Clockwise from top:
- No interfacing – fabric drapes down
- Medium-weight woven fusible interfacing – fabric drapes but is supported softly
- Medium-weight non-woven fusible interfacing – fabric holds a non-draping shape
If you need to check which type of interfacing is most appropriate for your fabric, then please just drop us a line – we’re always happy to advise! We plan to stock interfacing for heavier fabrics in due course.
- Use a cool iron (without steam) to press the interfacing onto the reverse of your fabric. Press each area for about 10 seconds.
- ALWAYS test your interfacing on a spare scrap of fabric first!
- Garments with interfacing can be washed in the way that you would usually wash the main fabric in your garment. Check the Fabric care instructions for your fabric for details.