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What types of materials are used to produce circular knitted interlining?
Woven Fabrics: Traditional woven fabrics like cotton, polyester, or a blend of various fibers can be used to produce circular knitted interlining. These fabrics offer stability and structure to the garment.
Non-Woven Fabrics: Non-woven interlining is made from fibers that are bonded together through mechanical, chemical, or thermal processes, rather than weaving or knitting. Non-woven interlinings are often lightweight and can offer specific properties like breathability, flexibility, and easy bonding to other fabrics.
Fusible Interlinings: These interlinings have an adhesive coating that can be activated with heat and pressure, allowing them to be bonded to the main fabric. Fusible interlinings are often used to provide structure and shape to areas like collars and cuffs. They can be made from various fibers including polyester, cotton, and blends.
Stretch Fabrics: Circular knitted interlining made from stretch fabrics like elastane or spandex blends can provide elasticity and flexibility to specific garment parts, allowing for comfortable movement.
Natural Fibers: Natural fibers like cotton or silk can be used to produce circular knitted interlining
, offering a softer feel and natural breathability.
Synthetic Fibers: Synthetic fibers like polyester, nylon, and acetate can provide durability, moisture-wicking properties, and resistance to wrinkles.
Blends: Many circular knitted interlinings are made from blends of different fibers to achieve a combination of desired characteristics. For example, a blend of polyester and cotton might provide the benefits of both materials.
Specialty Fibers: Depending on the application, specialized fibers like aramid (used in flame-resistant applications), viscose (for its draping quality), or modal (known for its softness and moisture-wicking) might be used.
What are some best practices for sewing or attaching circular knitted interlining to garments?
Ensure that both the garment and the interlining are clean and properly pressed before beginning the attachment process. This will help prevent any dirt or wrinkles from being trapped between the layers.
Cut the interlining slightly smaller than the outer fabric to avoid bulk and excess fabric in the seams.
For circular pieces, use a template or pattern to ensure accurate and consistent cuts.
Mark important points on both the garment and the interlining to aid in alignment during the attachment process. This can include center points, notches, or match points.
Consider using temporary fabric adhesive or basting stitches to secure the interlining to the fabric before sewing. This will prevent shifting and ensure accurate alignment.
Use a stitch appropriate for knits, such as a stretch stitch, zigzag stitch, or twin needle stitching. These stitches will accommodate the fabric's stretchiness and prevent popped seams.
Needle and Thread:
Use a ballpoint or stretch needle to prevent snags and damage to the knitted interlining. A finer, polyester thread is a good choice for attaching interlining, as it provides strength without adding bulk.
Tension and Stitch Length:
Adjust your sewing machine's tension and stitch length to accommodate the stretch of the fabric. Test on scrap fabric before sewing the actual garment.
Start and End:
Begin stitching slightly away from the fabric's edge to prevent the stitches from unraveling. Backstitch or lock your stitches at the beginning and end of each seam.
Handling and Stretch:
While sewing, gently stretch the fabric and interlining to match their natural stretch. Be cautious not to overstretch, as this can distort the shape.
Use a pressing cloth to protect the interlining while pressing seams. Avoid pressing with too much pressure, as excessive heat can damage the knit.
Trim and finish seam allowances appropriately to reduce bulk. Serging, pinking, or using a mock overlock stitch are suitable options.
Always perform a test on scrap fabric before sewing on the actual garment. This allows you to adjust settings and techniques to achieve the desired result.
To prevent puckering, make sure the fabric and interlining layers feed evenly through the machine. Avoid pulling or pushing the fabric, as this can cause distortion.