Woven fusible interfacings.
It’s a light cotton that’s backed with glue and is available in both black & white. It also comes in different weights, just like the non woven fusibles.
If you don’t live near a serious fabric store catering to clothing construction, you may have to buy it online.
Woven interfacing available online from B. Black & Sons . B. Black & Sons is an awesome shop in downtown LA for tailoring enthusiasts, family owned and operating since 1922.
Fusible woven is so much nicer to work with than icky non woven fusible interfacings. Plus, it’s so much easier to use than the couture method of sew in only interfacings.
Did you know couture sewing forbids the use of any fusible interfacings? In some exclusive sewing circles, the nonwoven fusibles that they sell in most chain fabric stores are considered cheap and tacky. Like drinking Two Buck Chuck with Russian caviar instead of Dom.
But who has hours upon hours to hand sew silk organza or hair canvas onto the back of each pattern piece? A painful and tedious process….I’ve done it and it’s exhausting.
Woven fusible interfacing is a nice compromise. It doesn’t give you that weird papery crunchy effect that some non woven interfacings give your clothing, but you can still save time by ironing it on your fabric instead of hand sewing each piece.
Not that non woven interfacings don’t have their merits. But I would save them for making bags, crafts and things that don’t need to be washed.
If you’d like to read more about the wonderful and exciting ( ahem) world of interfacings here is a handy chart from Threads magazine you can print out