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Interfacing for bagmaking, when to use woven or non woven interfacing.

Updated: Jul 4, 2023

A few months ago I created a video on the interfacings I stock on my website and how I fuse them to fabrics for the best results.


Woven Interfacings

Woven interfacings drape like fabric and are directional best applied in the same grain direction and the fabric you are applying to. I stock 3 different weights of woven interfacings for bag making and they are best used with fabrics of a similar weight. Woven interfacing creases less than non woven interfacing and gives a smoother more natural look and is great for giving your bags more structure and firmness. Woven interfacing is available in light weight woven interfacing, medium weight woven interfacing, heavy weight interfacing. I also stock a buckram type woven interfacing which is great for wallets and bag bottoms. Woven interfacing for bag making is best applied with high heat and a pressing cloth to protect both the fabric and the interfacing, using no steam, pressing for around 15, lifting and moving to the next section rather than sliding the iron as this can cause the fabric and interfacing to stretch.




Non Woven Interfacings.

Non woven interfacings are paper and non directional so can be applied in any direction to the fabric they are being applied to. I stock 2 weights of non woven interfacings for bag making and 1 stabiliser, they are best used with fabrics of a similar weight. Non woven interfacing creases and holds the creases in the fabrics so its great to use for card slots and zipper facings. I stock F220 which is a light weight interfacing for bag making, and H250 which is a heavier weight interfacing for bag making. Decovil Light which is a stabiliser used in bag makingis great to use in wallets, purse ang bags to give structure like leather or cardboard. Non woven interfacing is best applied with medium to high heat and a press cloth to protect the fabric and the interfacing. Pressing for around 15 seconds, lifting and pressing the next section rather than sliding the iron as this can cause the fabric and the interfacing to stretch.


I hope the information on the interfacings I stock for bag making has been helpful, please feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions on any of the bag making supplies I have on my website.


Happy Sewing


Deb xxx

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