Fusible Interfacings & Stabilisers

Here is some helpful informaion to help you choose what to use.

Interfacing - is meant to be permanently added to fabric. It can be either fused in place using an iron or sewn in place.

Different Types of Interfacing: There are several types of interfacing available, each with a specific use.

- Woven Interfacing: Comes in various weights and is meant to be used with woven fabric such as cotton.
- Knit Interfacing: This type of interfacing is actually a knit, therefore it will stretch slightly with your knit fabrics.
- Fusible Fleece: Soft and lofty, this type of interfacing (such as Parlan) fuses to the fabric. It adds a thick layer to the fabric making it easier to hold a specific shape. 
- Fusible Web: Adhesive on both sides, this type of interfacing is used mostly for appliqué. It is also known as Vliesofix or Heat ’n Bond.

Stabiliser - helps reinforce fabric when stitching may damage it and is meant to be removed after stitching.

Different Types of Stabilizer: There are three main types of stabilizer to consider:

  • Tear-Away: Very paper-like, this stabilizer works well with lightweight fabric and light stitch work.
  • Wash-Away: This stabilizer dissolves in water after stitching. Best used when stitching appliqués or when a bit of stabilizer is needed on the fabric’s right side.
  • Cut-Away: Usually used when working with heavy stitch work, cut-away adds firm support to the fabric.

General instructions when using fusibles: 

Apply using a pressing cloth – DRY HEAT NO STEAM – on a WOOL setting. Place the wrong side of the fabric against the glue side of the fusible. Cover with pressing cloth and start pressing from the centre, applying pressure and holding for 13 to 16 seconds, lift iron and repeat till you have covered the area you wish to fuse. Leave to cool before proceeding.



  1. FormFuse 1600F White (Heavy)

    Non Woven Fusible Interfacing

    Sold off the roll as a continuous piece.

    Colour: White

    Width: 100cm

    Weight: 1600F (Heavy)

    • 0.5 mtr:
      $1.75
    • 1 mtr:
      $3.20
  2. FormFuse 1400F White (Medium)

    Non Woven Fusible Interfacing

    Sold off the roll as a continuous piece.

    Colour: White

    Width: 100cm

    Weight: 1400F (Medium)

    • 0.5 mtr:
      $1.50
    • 1 mtr:
      $2.95
  3. Embroidery Tear Away - Medium (30cm Wide Roll)
    $7.00

    PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS NOT FUSIBLE 

    Length: 10 metre roll

    Width: 30cm wide

    Weight: Medium

    Medium Tearaway is a 1.5 oz, clean tear stabiliser. 

    • Use to support embroidery designs
    • Tears clean from around most embroidery designs
    • Will support about 8,000 stitches on a well-digitized, average size design
    • Use in conjunction with other stabilisers for added support

     

  4. Embroidery Tear Away - Light (30cm Wide Roll)
    $5.00

    PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS NOT FUSIBLE

    Length: 10 metre roll

    Width: 30cm wide

    Weight: Light Weight

    Light Weight Tearaway 1oz is a clean tear stabiliser. 

    • Used to support embroidery
    • Tears clean from around most embroidery designs
    • Will support about 8,000 stitches on a well-digitized, average size design
    • Use in conjunction with other stabilisers for added support
  5. Parlan

    Fusible Wadding

    Sold off the roll as a continuous piece.

    Colour: White

    Width: 100cm

    Composition: 50% Polyester / 50% Viscose

    Parlan is an iron on batting/wadding interfacing that can be used behind stitcheries to stop shadowing or distortions and can be used to line bags or any project you want a slightly soft padded look. 

    • 0.5 mtr:
      $3.50
    • 1 mtr:
      $7.00
  6. Cut Away Stabiliser (Soft)

    PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS NOT FUSIBLE

    Sold by the metre off the roll as a continuous piece.

    Colour: White

    Width: 100cm

    Weight: 80gsm

    Composition: Polyester

    Cut Away is usually used when working with heavy stitch work, it adds firm support to fabric.

    • Per mtr:
      $2.00
  7. Embroidery Tear Away - Light (per metre)
    $2.00

    PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS NOT FUSIBLE

    Sold off the roll as a continuous piece.

    Width: 100cm

    Weight: Light Weight

    Light Weight Tearaway 1oz is a clean tear stabiliser. 

    • Used to support embroidery
    • Tears clean from around most embroidery designs
    • Will support about 8,000 stitches on a well-digitized, average size design
    • Use in conjunction with other stabilisers for added support
  8. Embroidery Tear Away - Medium (per metre)
    $2.00

    PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS NOT FUSIBLE

    Sold off the roll as a continuous piece.

    Width: 100cm wide

    Weight: Medium

    Medium Tearaway is a 1.5 oz, clean tear stabiliser. 

    • Use to support embroidery designs
    • Tears clean from around most embroidery designs
    • Will support about 8,000 stitches on a well-digitized, average size design
    • Use in conjunction with other stabilisers for added support


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