Probably the most asked question I get is, “What kind of interfacing do you use?” This is an easy question to answer, but my responses always end up being long-winded. I think the choices in things like interfacing come from trying different kinds until you come up with one that you really like. I sew mainly non-clothing items so my preference is based on the kind of sewing I do.
First off, I prefer fusible to sew in. And I don’t like the glue that comes in little dots on the back of the fabric – too bumpy for me. I also prefer non-woven to woven. Again, just a preference.
This bag originally posted about here.
I remember back when I was making my fifth or sixth Smart Handbag from Amy Butler’s pattern, I had a small piece of interfacing that I loved but couldn’t seem to find again. I took it with me to JoAnn’s and tried to find a perfect match to no avail. Finally, long after I had given up, I found it again at WalMart. Whew! Eventually I bought a 30 yard bolt and I think I’m on my 3rd bolt right now. So what’s my favorite?
Armo FusiForm Suitweight by HTCW Inc.
Available online here.
I like how it gives purse pockets nice stability, provides stiffness for the outside of a bag while still allowing it to stay soft. I personally can’t stand a floppy bag. See how this little one stands up on it’s own? Ahhh.
It’s also what I use to interface the interiors of Patchfolios and Little Artist Drawing Cases and everything else that calls for interfacing. So versatile. And definitely one of my favorite sewing things.