Sewable Fabric Interfacing has a thin adhesive which allows you to temporarily adhere your cut shape to your project while sewing (and is sewing machine friendly). The Clean-Cut Interfacing has a stronger adhesive for a cleaner cut and less fraying over time, and is meant for projects that don't need to be washed and will be hand-stitched.
I used the Clean Cut Interfacing to make some pretty flower hair accessories. I love that they are far more detailed than anything I typically make by hand, but the best part is how fast they come together. I can't tell you how much I enjoy having a machine do all my cutting for me.
First, I got my document ready, inserting the 3D Ruffle Flower template from the online store. Then I prepared my fabric, following the instructions on the package. The interfacing is an easy iron-on. It literally takes 2 seconds with a hot iron to adhere the interfacing to your fabric. When you are ready to cut, change the Silhouette settings to about a 30 thickness and slow the cutting speed down to about a 3.
When the cut was finished, I was able to pop many of the fabric flowers right out, although I did have to use my scissors to snip a thread here and there to release others. I noticed that when I used fabric with a tighter weave, the cut was cleaner.
The interfacing is fusible on both sides. It is smooth and kind of shiny, but unless you apply heat, it doesn't feel sticky.
I stacked the flowers, applying the iron to the center only to fuse them together.
Then I sewed a few pearls to the center. I'm not going to lie - it was tough to push my needle through all those gluey layers, but it was manageable.
I attached one flower to a stretch headband, and the rest to hair clips and bobby pins. And I kind of love them. If they weren't so easy to make, I'd have a tough time giving them away. I have a family wedding coming up ... maybe all the cute little nieces need coordinating hair accessories?
Check out the Silhouette blog to see more ways the fabric interfacing can be used.
Silhouette America is running special promotions this week (March 21-27) featuring the new Fabric Interfacing. Using the promo code JILL at checkout when you purchase a Silhouette SD, you will also receive one package of each fabric interfacing