Choose Fusible Lining as Your Interlining

Update:29 Jan 2018

Different interlinings have advantages and disadvantage […]

Different interlinings have advantages and disadvantages. Knowing the lining before you shop or start sewing your garment makes it easy to understand your choices and why choosing one interface to connect to another.

Why use the first nonwoven interlining? Nonwoven interlining is used to provide forming, reinforcement, fastening and support. Collars, cuffs, finishes and trim are the most common interface areas, but far from the sole purpose of the interface. Without lining, the button holes can tear without reinforcing the lining to them. Finishes, collars and cuffs will become soft with no interface and many creative projects will never happen.

Lining comes from different weights and stitched or meltable form types. The weight is almost always lighter than the fabric you are sewing, but should always have the same cleaning care requirements.

Every garment manufacturer is constantly trying to produce apparel that has immediate sales appeal. However, almost every garment uses one of the most important materials because it is invisible to the consumer and therefore not attractive for sale. The material is an adhesive lining, and as these materials were introduced in the early 1950s, they have become an integral part of apparel construction.

The term "Fusible Lining" is used to describe a base fabric coated on one side with a thermoplastic binder resin that can be bonded to another fabric with controlled application of heat and pressure. These commonly referred to as fusible materials provide the designer with many features that enhance the appearance of the finished product. The basic materials are produced in a variety of woven, knitted and non-woven forms, each of which has its own particular application, depending on its intended function on the garment. These materials can be made from natural or synthetic fibers or mixtures of various fibers. The resin is applied to the substrate at three different densities (low, medium and high), and the degree of density refers to the actual mass per unit volume of the resin material. This physical density is directly related to the melting point of the resin and its resistance to dry cleaning solvents, and generally the higher the density, the better the dry cleaning of the resin.