Start Sewing with Burda: Everything You Need to Know About Interfacing

If you've chosen to embark on your sewing journey with Burda patterns, you're in the right place!

Once you've cut out the pieces of your pattern, you can now move on to one of the most crucial steps of your sewing project: interfacing.

The Basics of Interfacing

Interfacing (such as Vlieseline by Freudenberg) provides strength and good structure to garments.

In shirts, for example, the collar, cuffs, and facings are reinforced with interfacing. With interfacing, buttonholes are also easier to sew because the fabric doesn't distort. Eyelets are more stable and snap fasteners are less likely to tear quickly when interfacing is added.

Which parts of my pattern should be interfaced?

As a general rule, you'll find these indications in the sewing instructions of your pattern. Interfacing is available in different qualities and thicknesses. The interfacing suitable for your pattern depends on the fabric you're using. For example, we suggest using jersey interfacing for jersey fabric to maintain the elasticity of your project.

How do I apply my interfacing?

The interfacing is always added to your garment by placing its rough thermosensitive side against the wrong side of the fabric and pressing it with an iron.

 Important : Follow the appropriate ironing duration and temperature. Ironing symbols are printed on the edges of the interfacing.

The temperature should never be higher than what the fabric quality allows. Some types of interfacing are ironed under a damp cloth or with steam.

Allow the fabric piece with the interfacing to cool on the ironing board so they can bond effectively.