Part 1: Tools of the Trade | Part 2: Pattern Hacking | Part 3: Interfacing | | Part 4: Fastenings
It’s what’s on the inside that counts…
It’s an old adage that it is what is on the inside that counts, and when it comes to constructing a professional garment, it makes a huge difference to collars, cuffs, waistbands and more…
There are three main types of interfacing:
1. Non – woven: made from fibres all pressed together it creates a fabric like felt or paper. It has no grain, so avoid wastage by cutting any which way. It offers a firm support and no flexibility. It also tends to be the cheapest option.
2. Woven: have a grain and should be treated like other woven fabrics. They are more flexible and tend to be softer.
3. Knit: are the most flexible of interfacing, they have two-way stretch and are used to add support without compromising the stretch of a fabric.