4-WAY Stretch French Fuse fusible interfacing is best used for double brushed poly and various other knit types to add an ultra lightweight support to your garment. this type may need lower heat setting.

4 -Way Stretch French Fuse Interfacing | Sold by the half yard

Regular price $3.88

INTERFACING INFORMATION -  Each interfacing is 60" wide and fusible.

WHY use interfacing? Use these types of interfacing to stabilize slinky/clingy or lightweight knit fabrics like DBP, ITY and various other types, or four-way stretch types. Using the interfacing adds lightweight stability to the body of the fabric making it easier to sew and fit properly. I recommend always practicing on scrap to sample how your particular iron settings are working for your unique fabric type.

HOW TO USE

Its recommended to ALWAYS do a trial test on a 5”x5” sample scrap piece to ensure you achieved the ideal settings on your particular iron for your particular fabric type, AND fabric type and interfacing type combination. The iron should be set to as high of a heat setting as the fabric will allow. 

Cut one fabric bodice and one bodice of interfacing. Place the scratchy glue-gun-powdered side onto the wrong side of your fabric.Turn your iron on a heat setting appropriate for your fabric type. Turn your steam setting to off.  Place iron on the fabric for about 15 -20 seconds. Lift and press over all the area; do not move side to side.  Check to ensure thorough fusion and continue sewing your garment as normal.

BLOCKFUSING: I often opt to block fuse instead of prewash. Block fusing is when you fuse the interfacing to the whole piece of fabric. The benefit to blockfusing is, if the fabric is prone to shrinking it will shrink the fabrics as it fuses. Use an iron temperature setting compatible with your fabric.

Lining the bodice with interfacing will stabilize the neck, shoulder and waist seams and virtually the whole dress. If you are doubling the bodice, use the lined bodice for the inside under-layer, so the top layer is riding responsive on the stabilized layer. If you are making a cape dress the same principle applies. As a general rule of thumb, always (& usually only) line just the bodice.

However, this interfacing can be used anywhere you need it; use it on the back skirt to ensure proper drape or stabilize the fabric, (it won’t show through where it starts and stops, though I recommend that it extends below the curve.) or, use it on the cape to cover a nursing bodice. Use it where you need it based on your pattern, fabric and body type combination.

ALL of these interfacing types are 60" wide and fusible. Though specially designed for knits, they work fabulous on any type of fabric. When deciding which one to use, consider what asset you are most looking for and sample it on a scrap.

Brushed 2-Way Stretch Knit Interfacing -Best used for:

Stabilize a loose-weave fabric

Underlining a coarser fabric, adding soft texture to the bodice

Adding a lightweight support to the fabric

(Cut the interfacing making sure the stretch goes across the bodice)

 

2-WAY Stretch Knit Interfacing -Best used for:

Adding anti-cling & slip properties

Lightweight support to the fabric on bodice or cape

(Cut the interfacing making sure the stretch goes across the bodice)

 

4-WAY Stretch French Fuse -Best used for:

Added opacity for semi sheer fabric

A stabilized, fluid drape

Stabilizing 4-WAY stretch fabrics for easier garment construction

 

PS. These qualities are quite interchangeable based on your goals for the garment.

 

TOP 5 BENEFITS TO USE INTERFACING:

  1. Add an appropriate drape to a clingy fabric.
  2. Make a challenging knit fabric easier to sew and add durability.
  3. Add stability to a specific part of a garment like the collar, facing,  bodice, back skirt or front cape etc.
  4. Add opacity and soft, subtle support to fabric.
  5. Line a whole dress with interfacing to reduce the need to iron  your dress, especially fabrics prone to wrinkling like linen or cotton.

 

Each interfacing is 60" wide and fusible.