Ever go to a tailor and have no idea what word(s) she/he just said? Well, we are here to bring a little education into the wide world of tailoring with a little terminology talk. Check back every week for a new term.
Next up: Interfacing
Interfacing is material that is attached to the unseen side of a fabric to add extra support and stiffness. It is commonly seen on the underside of collars, in areas that have button holes and on waistbands. Interfacing comes in a variety of weights and colors, and the heavier the fabric you are using for a garment, the heavier the interfacing needs to be. Some types of interfacing are sewn onto fabric, while others can be fused using a hot iron.
Interfacing on the underside of houndstooth fabric.
*Image courtesy of Sew Distracted