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A piece of firm fabric or other material inserted between and usually sewn or fused to the layers of a garment to thicken or stiffen it.
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1. (Knitting & Sewing) a piece of fabric sewn beneath the facing of a garment, usually at the inside of the neck, armholes, etc, to give shape and firmness
2. (Clothing & Fashion) another name for interlining
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(ˈɪn tərˌfeɪ sɪŋ)

a material used between the facing and outer fabric of a garment to give support and shape.
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[ˈɪntəfeɪsɪŋ] N (= interconnection) → interconexión f (Sew) → entretela f
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n (Sew) → Einlage f
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Different types of fabrics require different types of interfacing. Interfacings come in a wide variety of weights to fit every individual need and can be of the fusible or sew-in variety.
That usually involves some sort of interfacing to provide structure and body to areas such as plackets, cuffs and especially collars.
Choosing the right interfacing for the job is critical to sewing the best collars.
The company's equipment is primarily used to manufacture interfacings and interlinings.
Use "As Seen on TV" copper grill/baking sheets as pressing sheets for applique and fusible interfacings. The copper sheets help distribute the heat without the worry of the fusible adhesive sticking to them.
Sew ends of scrap elastic together to create a band to use as a hair tie, in the kitchen around bags of dry goods, around rolls of interfacing, to secure pins boxes from opening and so much more.
* Interfacings and craft stabilizers are a structural necessity for creating the correct clutch look, and different parts of the clutch require different weights.
* Fusible interfacings are usually the easiest to work with, but don't match every fabric type.
Choose different fabric and interfacing types and weights to achieve a professional-looking accessory.
Most modem interfacings are pretreated, meaning they're preshrunk and don't require any extra steps.
Proper interfacing selection and application is an invaluable part of a neat, professional-looking and long-lasting finished garment.
Interfacing is a type of fabric applied to portions of a garment on the wrong side to provide additional support, shape or structure.

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