|How to Remove Fusible Interfacing
applied to your fabric, it may be permanent.
But if you’re in a desperate situation (you’ve used up all your fabric and can’t get anymore to cut
another piece from), this technique may be worth a try. It may not work without causing some
damage to your fabric (especially if it’s a fine, delicate fabric) and it may not work for all fusible
interfacings. And it can be a tedious process. So you’ll need to decide for yourself if it’s worth it to you.
How to remove fusible interfacing
Your goal is to soften the adhesive.
careful not to burn your fingers. It may help to use your fingernail to scrape the interfacing off.
another ten seconds. Try again to peel it off. Repeat this as many times as necessary until the
glue becomes soft enough for the interfacing to peel off easily.
it. Place it over your fabric piece, press it with your iron, then immediately peel it off. Repeat this
process as many times as necessary to remove any remaining residue, using a new fabric piece
alcohol on a scrap of your fabric first to make sure it won’t damage it.
|to your fabric and now you’re ready to go on to
your next sewing step.
Then you realize you just fused the interfacing to
the wrong (meaning right!) side of your fabric. Or
that the interfacing is crooked. Or that you forgot
to trim away the interfacing’s seam allowances. Or
that the interfacing is too stiff for your fabric. So
you want to take the interfacing off and start
over. Can you?
Interfacing was meant to form a permanent bond
with your fabric – to last through many washings,
dryings, and wearings. Therefore, once it’s been