What's the difference between fabric interfacing and fabric interlining?
While fabric interfacing and interlining are similar in that they are both materials that are added to fabric to provide structure, support, and shape, there are some key differences between the two.
Fabric interfacing is a material that is used to add structure and stability to a fabric, often in areas such as collars, cuffs, and waistbands. Interfacing is typically a non-woven or woven material that is attached to the wrong side of a fabric using heat, adhesive, or stitching. The goal of interfacing is to create a stiffer and more stable area within a garment or other sewing project.
Fabric interlining, on the other hand, is a layer of material that is added between the outer fabric and the lining to provide insulation, warmth, or additional body. Interlining can be made of a variety of materials, such as fleece, flannel, or wool, and is typically sewn into the garment or project. The goal of interlining is to add bulk or warmth to the garment, making it suitable for colder weather or creating a specific look.
So, while interfacing is used to add stability and shape to specific areas of a garment, interlining is used to add bulk or warmth to the entire garment. Both interfacing and interlining can be used in the same project to achieve the desired results.