After stitching the pieces together, press. Then finish off your seam allowances as your normally would. Here you can see the silk has a stiffness which is needed for my cuff. It now has it's own body and form.

This technique can be used with any two fabrics. It just depends what your project is, and what your desired end is. It is certainly nice not to have to shell out all those bucks for something you can do for less! I find it also works better for me.

Hope this was compressible. Please make sure to contact me if you have questions!

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    Dec 7, 2012, 09.06 PMby JillStraw

    Brilliant technique! Thanks for sharing. I do hate spending money on interfacings when it could be used toward fabrics instead. I will certainly be trying this for my next project.

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    Oct 14, 2012, 01.37 AMby KrisF

    Thank you! You seriously just saved my bacon! I don’t have a walking foot for my machine yet and I tried to sew lightweight interfacing onto corduroy for a coat… Worst experience sewing two pieces together ever! I didn’t use canvas (I’m a painter. That stuff goes to the paints~) but I know how to stiffen cotton fabric and it is working great!

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    Mar 17, 2011, 08.40 PMby beckj28

    another added benefit is that it doesnt get all wrinkled and twisted up the interfacing does.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 04.28 PMby Monjio

    Thank for all the comments, I am always happy to share! I have found this technique very useful, I practically use it everyday!

    It sure helps me to save on a lot of money on interfacing! Glad it could be helpful!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 11.00 PMby sewhappy-1

    Thank you! I’ve been wondering how to avoid spending so much money for interfacing…this might just do the trick! :)

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    Jan 13, 2011, 06.14 PMby keetchick

    This is very helpful. I saw this technique in a book. I think it was called under-lining. The instructions said to hand-baste the pieces together, but I like your method for machine basting much better! Thanks for sharing.

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    Jan 11, 2011, 08.24 AMby ldswoman

    I guess the only thing I like about regular interfacing is I love the iron on type and this method brings me back to sewing my interfacing on. Still, I do like the fact it looks better your way and is cheaper! I’ll have to think about it!

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    Jan 11, 2011, 01.42 AMby tonierenee

    Oh…I just finished a project that I could have used this technique on. I wasn’t happy with my out come so I think I will remake the shirt using your tips. Hey…Bette late than never, right? Thanks ;-)

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