How to Iron on Vilene H410

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How to Iron on Vilene H410
Test the temperature of the iron on a scrap of fabric. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

Vilene H410 is a soft, flexible interfacing suitable for silk, jersey or wool. This interfacing features vertical stabilising threads that help the garment hold its shape while still providing some horizontal stretch. Once adhered to the fabric, the interfacing will survive regular washing on the delicate cycle, or dry cleaning. Before ironing on the Vilene and the fabric of your choice, prewash the fabric. If the fabric shrinks after you apply the interfacing, the interfacing will tear away from the fabric.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Iron
  • Lightweight cloth
  • Water

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  1. 1

    Test the iron temperature on a scrap piece of fabric. The fabric needs to withstand the cotton/wool setting of your iron for 10 to 12 seconds without melting or scorching.

  2. 2

    Iron the fabric flat. Combining the interfacing over wrinkled fabric will create permanent creases.

  3. 3

    Align the pattern over the interfacing so that the grain of the interfacing follows the vertical lines of the pattern.

  4. 4

    Cut out the interfacing with the same seam allowances you included in the original garment pieces.

  5. 5

    Lay the fabric right side down on the work surface.

  6. 6

    Lay the interfacing adhesive-side down on top of the fabric and align the edges.

  7. 7

    Warm the iron to the cotton/wool setting. Do not use steam.

  8. 8

    Wet a lightweight cloth that is large enough to cover the entire garment. Wring it out thoroughly.

  9. 9

    Lay the cloth over the fabric and interfacing.

  10. 10

    Press the iron to a section of fabric and hold for 10 to 12 seconds without moving the iron around.

  11. 11

    Lift the iron from the fabric and move to a new section.

  12. 12

    Repeat steps 10 and 11 until you have ironed all of the fabric.

  13. 13

    Remove the damp cloth.

  14. 14

    Allow the fabric and interface to cool flat for 30 minutes.

  15. 15

    Repeat steps 6 through 14 for all pieces of the garment.

Tips and warnings

  • For pieces that do not fit completely on an ironing board, use a table. Once you adhere the interfacing to the fabric, you cannot move it until it cools.

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