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Techniques for applying facings to give a handmade garment a professionally finished look.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1987 (v.8#1) pg. 34

Interfacing. Where to use it, how to select and test an interfacing, and advice on preshrinking and application.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1993 (v.14#4) pg. 18

Interfacings. What they are, what they do, and how to choose the interfacing that is best for a specific garment.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 (v.9#2) pg. 18

Tip: Mark a light grain line down the center of a piece of interfacing before cutting it.
THREADS #9 Feb-Mar 1987 pg. 12

Making sense of interfacing. How to match interfacings with the exterior fabric and how to apply them.
THREADS #10 Apr-May 1987 pg. 58
Correction THREADS #12 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 4

Tips on applying fusible interfacings and using them for repairs and as reinforcement for pattern pieces.
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 4

"Soft tailoring," techniques used in tailoring a jacket for a woman. Includes instruction for preshrinking woolen fabric, for edging the canvas interfacing with muslin, and for making bound buttonholes.
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 44

Tip for interfacing sheer fabrics so seam allowance doesn't show through.
THREADS #26 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 14

Zandra Rhodes' couture. Decorative and construction techniques from the workrooms of London's exotic fashion designer. Includes descriptions of underlining, bias and rouleau bindings, applying zippers to bound openings, bound necklines, rope-trimmed necklines, fabric corsages and shirring.
THREADS #29 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 40

Tip tells how to secure fusible interfacing so it will not come loose after repeated washings.
THREADS #32 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 16

Meet the newest interfacings. A look at low-temperature fusibles appropriate for heat-sensitive synthetic fabrics.
THREADS #45 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 56

Tip explains how to remove fusible bonding web from fabric.
THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 10

Tips on applying fusible interfacing so it doesn't shrink or bubble.
THREADS #61 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 12

Tip tells how to avoid stretching a curved neck or armhole facing when applying fusible interfacing.
THREADS #65 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 12

Operation ravel control. A collection of techniques and guidelines for working with loosely woven fabrics.
THREADS #66 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 41
Added Info THREADS #68 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 6

Test that interfacing. A strategy for improving your results with both fusible and sew-in interfacings.
THREADS #75 Feb-Mar 1998 pg. 53

Fusible wigan, an industrial interfacing that can be used as a stabilizer for necklines, armscyes, etc.
THREADS #78 Aug-Sep 1998 pg. 52

Tip on how to ensure matching patterns between fusible interfacing and the fabric.
THREADS #80 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 12

How to remove interfacing adhesive from the soleplate of an iron.
THREADS #81 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 18

Using the block fusing industry method for attaching interfacing to facings.
THREADS #84 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 16

A time-saving tip when cutting fusible interfacing.
THREADS #85 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 18