Fusing Hints Part 1
Fusing Hints Part1 - Check the Bond
The bond between a fusible interfacing and the fabric is intended to be a permanent bond. We recommend test fusing to be sure you will get the result you want in the completed garment.
First, remember this all important combination of elements for successful fusing: Steam, Pressure & Time!
Fusing hints courtesy of Handler Textile Corp.
Iron setting - Wool and Steam (irons vary - you may need to set yours higher or lower to find the proper fusing temperature.)
Use downward pressure for
10-15 seconds each position. Do
not glide iron back and forth, but
lift and press.
Effect of heat and pressure
squeezes softened resins into
Some moisture is needed, never
soaking wet. Press cloth
dampened or misted only.
Cooling time is as important as
fusing time - Let cool completely
Record and file your test results
— even the rejects — for future
For more sewing tips, see Simplicity's Simply the Best Sewing Book.