Craft blog – Vlieseline products

Hi peeps, I hope that you are all doing well.

Today’s craft blog post is about the benefits of using a few Vlieseline products in your projects, mainly interfacing and fusible fleece, as well as wonderweb. I also have some transfer and stabiliser products, but they will be in another blog post because I have not used them yet.

I have used various types of interfacing over the few years that I have been sewing, and I have found that these products are much better than cheaper versions I have tried. The cheaper ones seem to wrinkle and not stick very well but Vlieseline ones are always better, and I have never had any problems with using them.

Interfacing and fusible fleece:

Give stability and rigidity to your fabric. They add body to items such as bags that I often make, and while they can be an extra expense, it does give the finished item a much better finish. Plus, the finished item will last longer too. Of course, you can buy these in various thickness so you can buy the one that is most suitable for your project.

Fusible fleece adds body to your work and I often use it for knitting needle cases, bags, and anything that needs something weightier than interfacing to hold the project up and give it a more professional finish.

Tip: even if you only have a few bits of either fusible fleece or interfacing, you can still use them. Just butt them up together so they are touching each other but not overlapping, then iron them to the fabric. You cannot tell from the outside that you have done this and it’s a great way to use up odd bits here and there.

Bits fused together
View from the outside

Vlieseline website has a detailed list of all their products so you can easily find out which one is best suited for your project https://www.vlieseline.com/en/

Wonderweb:

I recently tried using wonderweb in my bag lining to secure it closed. Once you have pulled everything out the right way around, you normally sew the lining closed but I have never really liked this method. I was not happy about using this method because I thought people may wonder why there are stitches at the bottom of their bag.

Using wonderweb solves this issue because you iron it on then is disappears creating an invisible closure that no one will know exists. I found method used whilst watching a video tutorial and thought it was a great idea, so I started using it myself.

Of course, it has many other uses besides bag making. It is ideal for turning up a hem if you do not want to sew one. It would be great for patchwork too as you could stick the pieces together then sew them if you wanted to. It is great for fiddly bits of fabric that would be difficult to stitch otherwise.

Recently I made my first fabric stamps. I had seen a lot of these online and I wanted to try making some myself. I found a video tutorial on how to make them, but they used this expensive sticky stuff which looked fiddly too because it involved sticking it to the fabric then peeling it off. I used some wonderweb instead then ironed it on, it works like a charm, plus, it can be washed in temperatures of up to 60 degrees.

Fabric stamp made using Wonderweb

I hope you enjoyed this little introduction to interfacing, fusible fleece and wonderweb.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to share,

Stay safe,

Sarah.

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