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How is Collar Fusible Interlining applied to a garment collar?
Iron and ironing board
Damp cloth or pressing cloth (to protect the fabric)
Garment with collar
Pins (optional, for positioning)
Prepare the Collar Interfacing:
Cut a piece of Collar Fusible Interlining
that matches the shape and size of the collar pattern piece. Make sure to cut it with the adhesive side facing the wrong side of the fabric.
Position the Interfacing:
Open up the garment and lay it flat with the wrong side facing up. Place the Collar Fusible Interlining on top of the collar area, adhesive side down. Make sure the edges match up with the collar edges.
If you're concerned about the interfacing shifting during the fusing process, you can use pins to hold it in place. Just be sure to place the pins within the seam allowances so they won't leave visible holes in the final garment.
Apply Heat and Pressure:
Place a damp cloth or pressing cloth over the interfacing to protect the fabric. Preheat your iron to the appropriate temperature for the type of fabric you're working with (refer to the interfacing instructions for recommended temperature settings). Press the iron over the pressing cloth, applying even pressure and holding it in place for several seconds.
Fuse the Interfacing:
Move the iron in a slow, circular motion over the entire surface of the collar. Be careful not to slide the iron, as this could cause the interfacing to shift. Apply heat for the duration specified in the interfacing's instructions. Typically, it's around 10-15 seconds, but this can vary depending on the interfacing and fabric type.
Let it Cool:
After you've fused the entire collar area, remove the iron and let the collar cool for a few moments. This allows the adhesive to set properly.
Check and Trim Excess:
Carefully lift a corner of the collar to ensure that the interfacing has adhered properly. If any areas are not fully adhered, reapply the iron with pressure. Once you're satisfied with the adhesion, trim any excess interfacing that extends beyond the collar edges.
Finish the Collar:
Continue with the construction of the garment as instructed in the pattern. The fused Collar Fusible Interlining will provide structure and stability to the collar, helping it maintain its shape.
How does the application of heat affect Collar Fusible Interlining?
Collar Fusible Interlining
, commonly used in garment construction, is a type of interfacing that is applied to fabric using heat and pressure. Its primary purpose is to provide structure, stability, and reinforcement to certain areas of a garment, such as collars, cuffs, and button plackets. The application of heat to Collar Fusible Interlining has several effects:
Adhesion: The interlining is coated with a layer of heat-activated adhesive on one side. When heat is applied, this adhesive becomes activated and bonds the interlining to the fabric. This adhesion is crucial for creating a strong and lasting bond between the interlining and the fabric.
Stiffness and Structure: Heat causes the adhesive to soften and flow, allowing the interlining to adhere to the fabric evenly. As the adhesive cools and hardens, it imparts stiffness and structure to the fabric, which is particularly important for collars and cuffs that need to maintain their shape.
Reinforcement: The application of Collar Fusible Interlining with heat reinforces the fabric in areas where it's applied. This reinforcement prevents stretching, sagging, and distortion in high-stress areas of the garment, enhancing its overall durability and appearance.
Ease of Sewing: Interfacing helps to stabilize the fabric, making it easier to sew accurately. It prevents the fabric from shifting or stretching during the sewing process, resulting in cleaner and more precise stitching.
Appearance: When applied correctly, Collar Fusible Interlining can improve the appearance of a garment by providing crisp, well-defined edges to collars and cuffs. It helps these elements maintain their intended shape and structure, contributing to a polished and professional finish.