Fusing the Interfacing


The Vintage Pocket Skirt


Lesson Info

Fusing the Interfacing

So we only have one more prep step to do before we can start where they're sewing and that isf using the interfacing to the front waistband. So I've got my friend waistband here, and I've got my interfacing with the notches all cut out are interfacing is looking exactly like fabric it's woven just like fabricas. And then on one side, it's got these glue dots. You can definitely feel them there rough, and the side with no blue dots is nice and smooth like fabric, so because we're dealing with glue, I want to protect my earning board and my iron. I'm going to use something called a press cloth. This could be any scrap of cotton fabric that you have laying around. I'm going to smooth it out on my ironing board. I don't want this glue to get on anything other than what I intended to get on, so I'm gonna open up my waistband piece so that the wrong side is facing up in me and I can give it a quick press to smooth out that fold in the center there, and then I'm going to take my interfacing a...

nd lined it up so it matches so the glue side facing down, lining up those notches. If you have a little teeny bit of interfacing hanging out over the edge of your waistband, it's not going to hurt anything, but if you've got a lot, you can grab your scissors and trim it off. So just like that, and then I'm going to take this edge of my press cloth and folded over. Sometimes glue will come through, and we don't want to get that on our iron, and then I'm going to be pressing so pressing is different from ironing. Ironing is when you go back and forth to get creases out of something and pressing is when you just take the iron and press it straight down on your fabric, we're going to hold it for about ten seconds to really bond that glue to our fabric, and then I'm gonna lift up an overlap a little bit and hold it again for ten seconds, all the way down to the other side of my waistband. I really want to make this a good, firm bond because I don't want it to start coming apart as I'm sewing and you can check it to make sure it's glued, trying to lift up a corner on this looks nice and firm to me way have our waistband interfaced, and now we can start to set up our sewing machine and get going.

Class Description

In The Vintage Pocket Skirt, Shaerie Mead gives you step-by-step instructions for making a simple, yet stylish skirt.

Shaerie, of Sew L.A., has been teaching people how to sew since 2005. In this class, she’ll show you how to make one of her most popular garments. You’ll learn about:

  • Reading and preparing the paper pattern
  • Sewing pockets and the skirt body
  • Interfacing, sewing, and attaching the waistband
  • Finishing and hemming the skirt
Even if you have never sewn before, you’ll be able to follow along. Shaerie will explain sewing basics and she’ll help you make sense of the paper patterns that are part and parcel of garment-making.

Impress people with a handmade skirt that looks complicated but is actually pretty easy to construct with tips from The Vintage Pocket Skirt with Shaerie Mead.