Interlining is inserting any material between two layers of fabric in order to give more body to the garment. Interlining helps to stabilize the fabric and make the sewing easier. Interlining also provides durability to the garments.
Interlining materials are available in different materials. Some of the most popular types of interlinings are
The woven interlinings are manufactured using lightweight fabrics. This type of interlining is mostly used for areas like waist bands, jackets, plackets etc. Use of woven interlining to these demanding areas provides reinforcement to the garment and improves its durability.
The knitted interlining is used for knitted fabrics. These interlining materials are highly stretchable and recover quickly. The knitted interlinings can be used for fused and stretchable areas. The knitted interlining are available in different types such as circular, jersey knit etc.
As the name suggests, the non-woven interlinings are manufactured using hundred percent polyamide materials. These materials are bonded using thermal and chemical procedures. The non-woven interlines are very light weight. Some of the examples of non-woven interlines are, PVC coated interline manufactured using Poly Vinyl, PVA coating interlines manufactured using Polyvinyl acetate, Polyethylene coated interlining, polyester coated interlines, polyamide coated interlines and polypropylene coated interlines.
This type of interlining is suitable for wet conditions. These interlines are thermally bonded and are most suitable for rain gear. Since these interlines are thermally bonded, they can withstand harsh processes such as stone wash, bleaching, enzyme wash etc.
This type of interlines are made from non-woven and non-fusible interlining material. The material used for embroidered interlines is easily tearable.
These interlines are mostly used in men’s clothing such as jackets and blazers. The interlining is manufactured using horse hair.
There are many other type of interlining available. Garment manufactures should choose the correct type of interlining suitable for the type of the garments. Certain interlinings are suitable for wet conditions and can be used in rain gear and swimwear while others are suitable for formal wear. Choosing the right type of interlining provides good fit and look to the garments. It provides right reinforcement to the fabric and improves its durability.