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1/23/2012

Make your own Fusible Stay-Tape...without cutting strips!


Make your own Fusible Stay Tape...without tedious cutting or trimming!


You can make any width of fusible stay tape that you may need if you have 


It's So Easy....because ProWeft Supreme Lightweight will tear perfectly straight along the cross-grain, every single time!  All you need to do to make your own fusible stay tape is to make a little snip at the selvedge edge, then tear the ProWeft Supreme Light across the width of the yardage. Because ProWeft Supreme Light is so wide, each strip will be 60" long.

The tape I made shown in the photo above was "snipped-then-torn" about 3/8-inch wide. You can tear your strips at any width from 1/4" to 1/2" to use for reinforcing the front edges of jackets (or for wherever you need to use a soft "fusible stay tape"), up to 2-3 inches or more to reinforce jacket hem and sleeve vents, and other tailoring/dressmaking uses.

This "Stay-tape" will fuse easily along any straight fabric edge, and because ProWeft Supreme Lighweight is so flexible, you can follow any curve or angle easily (as you can see in the photo above).



What makes this Interfacing so special?



Pro-Weft Supreme Lightweight Fusible  has become known as "The interfacing for All Seasons" because it is a knit and woven interfacing combined into one fabulous product that  "breathes" because of its unique weave and its specially formulated highly flexible fusible resin. 

Custom-milled exclusively for Fashion Sewing Supply, it is available in both Natural or  Charcoal Black.  It's terrific for tailoring (especially as a complete underlining for jackets and coats), stablizing hems, wonderful for waistbands, and super for casual shirts made from medium to heavy weight fabrics like denim, chambray, hemp, and flannel.  Pro-Weft Supreme Light is perfect for so many types of fabrics and weaves like Linen, Boucle, Silk, Gabardine, Wools, Denim, Twill, and more!
 

How is it different than other kinds of Interfacing?

A woven interfacing like ProWoven Standard has the lengthwise fiber threads (warp) and crosswise fiber threads (weft) woven together.   PRO-WEFT Supreme Lightweight is a special kind of "weft insertion" interfacing where the fiber threads are first knit, and then crosswise (weft) fiber threads are woven (inserted) into the knit yardage.

Woven interfacing like ProWoven Standard  is totally stable. Knit interfacing like  
Pro-Tricot Deluxe is soft and has stretch. By combining the properties of both knits and wovens, PRO-WEFT Supreme Lightweight is both totally stable and wonderfully flexible.

 

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, what a great tip. Kitty

12:11 PM  
Anonymous Toby Wollin said...

Genius. Heh - who knew? A product benefit we didn't know we had!!!

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Pam from South Australia said...

You are a Goddess! What a great tip. I've just been experimenting with how to successfully stabilise a neck on some knit nighties and this process is perfect. Who knew it would curve like that.

2:46 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Very cool!!

12:11 AM  
Anonymous Joan S said...

Thanks so much for this tip, as well as for describing the differences between your different interfacing types.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Cissie said...

Thanks for this great tip, Pam! Never crossed my mind before but I'll certainly be using this!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Clio said...

Oh! I just tried this out and it worked beautifully! WHat a great tip!

1:05 PM  

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