Fabric stabilizers and other types of fabric foundations are essential for any sewers. Here at GoldStar Tool, we supply sewers from all over with the stabilizers and foundations they need to get the project done.
Discover the types of stabilizers and foundations we have below…
A fabric stabilizer, or backing, is used in sewing and machine embroidery to support fabric during the stitching process. By using a stabilizer, you can keep the fabric from puckering and stretching while stitching.
There are many types of stabilizers out there, each one categorized by the method of its removal. The three most common types of stabilizers include:
Choosing the right fabric stabilizer for your project depends on the weight of the fabric you are using. The weight of your stabilizer should match the weight of your fabric, or according to your fabric’s stitch count. The higher the stitch count of your fabric, the more weight you want in your stabilizer.
Interfacing and interlining are used to add support, structure, and stability to your fabrics and projects.
While interfacing and interlining are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Here is the difference between the two so you know what is needed, so you get the results you want from your next project:
Interfacing - Interfacing is used to help prevent your fabric from stretching while also adding structure. This is used on parts of the fabric that are visible, such as the collar, cuffs, waistbands, and other areas of your project that may need added support. Fusible interfacing is a popular choice, as it fuses to the fabric when you add steam or heat, making it easier to work with since it does not need to be stitched on.
Interlining - Interlining is when you add the product between fabric, either to help stabilize your project or to provide additional warmth. One good example is if you are making a coat. To add warmth, you would want to interline it with cotton, flannel, or polyester.
Here at GoldStar Tool, we carry a variety of fabrics used for interfacing and interlining, including:
If you are making garments that need a solid structure, then boning is the fabric foundation you want to use.
Boning is used in garments that need to retain their shape and stay wrinkle-free. You are likely to use boning if you are constructing a corset, bra, strapless garment, or you need to create a stiff collar.
At GoldStar Tool, we sell several types of boning, including:
We have all the boning supplies you need to create a garment that will keep its shape and structure.
As mentioned above, if you are making a corset or bra, you will likely need special materials to complete your project and keep your fabric stable, so it keeps its shape. When it comes to bras and corsets, the stability of the garment determines how it is used, and the results the wearer will get while wearing it. This makes the stabilizing methods crucial in these projects.
At GoldStar Tool, we don’t just provide the boning and underwire needed for creating these garments; we also provide the proper elastic, bias tape, and closures you will need to be sure your garments are high-quality and provide the wearer with the support they are looking for.
Bias tape is a narrow strip of fabric that is often used in seam binding and finishing raw edges. It is used to make a variety of projects to create cleaner edges, add decoration, or to strengthen the edge of a garment, giving it more support and helping it keep its overall structure.
If you sew, chances are garments are not the only thing you are creating. Home decor items are also popular projects for sewers, from beginners to experts. If you are creating a home decor project, then you will probably need to use some type of stabilizer or foundation.
Curtains are a common project for all levels of sewers. They are fun to make and allow you to add a personalized touch to any home. Whether you are making them for your own home or for a business, GoldStar Tool sells the items you need to get the project done.
Here are some of the items we offer on our website that you will need if you are creating curtains:
While cording can be used in garments, it is commonly used in home decor products, such as curtains and the seams of pillows, slipcovers, and cushions. By using cording in seems, your project keeps its shape with added structure, giving you a more finished and detailed result.
Cording is also used to give a project a more aesthetic look and can be used as an added decorative detail to your project.
No matter what type of project you are creating, if you need to provide additional support to your fabric, GoldStar Tool has the fabric stabilizers and foundations you need. Whether you are looking to support your stitching, give shape and structure to your garment, or add some extra detail to your project, we’ve got you covered!
Don’t see the stabilizer and fabric foundation you are looking for or have questions about one of our products? Contact us online or give us a call at 1.800.868.4419, and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.