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What is "Interfacing" - Definition & Explanation

A fabric, usually a nonwoven, that is meant to be fused or sewn to another to give it body and shape.
Interfacing is a common term for a variety of materials used on the unseen or 'wrong' side of fabrics in sewing.
Interfacing is a common term for a variety of materials used on the unseen or "wrong" side of fabrics in sewing. Interfacings can be used to stiffen or add body to fabric, such as the interfacing used in shirt collars; to strengthen a certain area of the fabric, for instance where buttonholes will be sewn; or to keep fabrics, particularly knit fabrics, from stretching out of shape. Interfacings come in a variety of weights and stiffnesses to suit different purposes. Most modern interfacings are made to be ironed in place, though some must still be sewn by hand or machine.
Woven or not woven fabrics used between outer fabric and lining to reinforce or stiffen the outer fabric. Some major types include fusible and non-fusible, non-woven, canvas, haircloth, etc. Used in men's suit jackets, sport coats, pant waistbands and dress coats.
Fabrics used to support, reinforce and give shape to fashion fabrics in sewn products. Often placed between the lining and the outer fabric., it can be made from yarns or directly from fibers, and may be either woven, nonwoven, or knitted. Some interfacings are designed to be fused (adhered with heat from an iron), while others are meant to be stitched to the fashion fabric.
Fabric That Is Meant To Be Fused Or Sewn To Another To Give It Body And Shape.
A Fabric That Is Meant To Be Fused Or Sewn To Another To Give It Body And Shape.
The padding or stiffening fabric found between outside fabric and the interior lining of a garment.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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Made from cotton, linen, rayon in a plain or twill weave. Quality and price vary a great deal. The warp counts are finer than the filling counts which are spun rather loose. Strong substantial and...
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Usually a plain weave, mercerized fabric made of long staple cotton which when treated with dope is used as airplane fabric to cover wings, fuselage or tails. Also used for boys’ suits, shirtings,...
A fabric made using a rib variation of the plain weave. The construction is characterized by having a slight ridge effect in one direction, usually the filling. Poplin used to be associated with...

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