Reinforce high-stress areas of your handmade garments with this stretchy fusible interfacing from Pellon. The Xtreme Elastic interfacing provides multidirectional stretch and applies quickly to your fabric with the help of a household iron....more
I was excited to find this product because of its supposed "multidirectional" stretch. I work with knit fabrics, and wanted to be able to give pieces such as arm and neckholes support that would still move with the rest of the garment and ideally provide elasticity without using elastic. This product does NOT deliver. It does provide stretch on the crosswise grain, but not as much stretch as the fashion fabric. On the lengthwise grain, there is no stretch at all. I give this product two stars because it is still a nice lightweight interfacing that will give knits support without stiffening, but I will keep looking to find an interfacing that is truly elastic in all directions.
I found this product worked as stated. It stretched with the fabric and then bounced back to it's original shape. It is a little tricky to get the temperature right, but it is a quality product from a reputable company
I have bonded this to different types of knit fabrics. None had any known polyester fibers. Some had up to 5% Spandex or equivalent fibers. The bamboo/Spandex took longer to bond and some areas, namely near the edges, required two applications of steam and pressure. DO NOT exceed recommended iron temperature, unless you enjoy the smell of singed or charred cottons, etc. Next time I will use a steam press. As I have not yet washed and/or dried the fabric/interfacing bond, I can't say how well it will hold after four or more laundry sessions. I would recommend cold or cool water and delicate cycle wash, a low temp or air dry to keep the shape of the garment as intended. Nehmah62
How did the image on site compare with the actual product? It looks the same.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? quite
Please tell us about the quality of the product. I found the quality as stated.
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