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I have just read the article on fusing interfacing to fabric. This says to include interfacing in the seam allowances. I was taught to cut off the seam allowances to reduce bulk. I can see that adhering the interfacing to the fabric and then cutting it out in one go is more accurate. I would be interested in other peoples thoughts.


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    Aug 12, 2012, 06.21 AMby katexxxxxx

    Whether or not the interfacing goes into the seam allowances depends on what you are making, the type of interfacing used, what its purpose is, and the effect you want. There are HUNDREDS of different things that can be used as interfacing, from pure silk organza (on our present project) to thick bouncy poly quilt batting. The one I use the least is the Vilene?Pellong type non-woven fusible interfacing I think you are talking about.

    Most of my fusible interfacings are woven and some go into the seam allowances and some don’t. On some garments the interfacing goes into the seam allowaqnce in one place, but not in another…

    As in most things sewing, there is no one true path, and no single correct way that suits everything you make.

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