(Because I STILL have not been able to any sewing, I've decided to share this article with again. It was first written in 2010)
I think we all have good intentions, and try to keep our interfacing perfectly folded in a drawer or neatly rolled on tubes. But how many times have you reached for a piece of interfacing only to find a wrinkled mess like this...
Like me, probably more than once.
Luckily there is an easy fix, and it starts at your grocery store.
Or perhaps you already have it in your pantry... Baker's Parchment Paper!
First, roll out a length of the Parchment Paper onto your ironing board or other pressing surface...and secure it with a few glass-head pins (or other pins that will not melt).
Next, Place your wrinkled interfacing GLUE SIDE DOWN onto the Parchment Paper. Then with your DRY iron set on on a LOW setting, slowly slide the warm iron over the wrinkles.
You will see the wrinkles disappear as you slowly move the iron.The interfacing does not stick to the slippery Parchment Paper at all. Then move the next section of wrinkled interfacing onto the paper and iron it. Since the iron is set below the temperature needed to melt the fusible resin, the interfacing is not adversely affected at all.
When you are finished, your once wrinkled interfacing is flat and smooth again, and ready to fuse to your fabric!
(It is the 4th tutorial on the page)
Labels: INTERFACING, Tips / Techniques