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The Best Interfacing

I’ve often been asked, “What’s the best interfacing to use?”, especially when sewing jackets and blazers. Blazers and “suit” type jackets are my absolute favorite thing to sew.

I must’ve sewn 40 of them in the past few years! Call me crazy…

Over the years, I’ve stuggled with choosing interfacing that will work with various types of fabrics, from wool to tweed to denim and even stretch cotton. We all know the interfacings that are generally available don’t stretch but they do stiffen the fabric. How can you add body without losing that stretch factor in the fabric. And how can you add body without making that perfect wool fabric not breathe anymore. You lose one of the fabulous qualities of wool or any natural fabric because you have to interface.

I’ve found a wonderful solution. Here’s the Best Interfacing for Sewing.

Palmer/Pletsch has this wonderful interfacing for sale. It is breathable, fusible, and stretchy. Follow the instructions to get a great and permanent fuse. Press hard with the hottest temperature (no steam) your fabric can withstand for 10-20 seconds, overlapping as you work across the fabric.

This interfacing is so great, you can even interface through the seam allowance without a bunch of added bulk!

Several different weights are available but I love the Tailor Ultra the best for jackets. Most are available in white or black.

I just wish I sold this interfacing on my own store!

**Note: I have no affiliation with Palmer/Pletsch whatsoever. I just love their products! Their dvds are wonderful too!

 

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