What Kind of Interfacing Should I Use for a Waistband?

When it comes to choosing the right interfacing for a waistband, it's essential to consider not only the durability of the material but also the sewing thread used for construction. The thread is specifically designed for use with sergers/overlock and coverlock machines, making it an ideal choice for projects involving waistbands, such as the Janome CoverPro family of machines.

How Do You Attach Interfacing to a Waistband?

When it comes to attaching interfacing to a waistband, there are a few different options to consider. One of the most popular methods is to use fusible interfacing, which is a type of interfacing that’s a heat-activated adhesive on one side. To attach the interfacing, simply place it adhesive side down onto the wrong side of the waistband fabric, then press with a hot iron to activate the adhesive and bond the interfacing to the fabric. This method is quick and easy, and provides a strong and secure bond.

Another option is to use sew-in interfacing, which is a type of interfacing that isn’t adhesive-backed and needs to be stitched in place. This method allows for more control and precision, as you can stitch exactly where you want the interfacing to be.

No matter which method you choose, it’s important to select a high-quality interfacing that’s suitable for the type of fabric and garment you’re working with. Madeira Aerolock Premium Serger thread is an excellent choice for securing the interfacing to the waistband. This top-quality, core-spun thread is made of 100% polyester, making it strong and durable. It’s perfect for use with sergers, overlock and coverlock machines, such as the Janome CoverPro. So, whether you’re using fusible, sew-in, or fusible sew-in interfacing, make sure to choose the right thread to ensure a professional and long-lasting result.

Tips for Choosing the Right Interfacing for Different Types of Fabric

When it comes to choosing the right interfacing for your waistband, it’s important to consider the type of fabric you’re working with. Different fabrics require different types of interfacing to achieve the desired results.

For lightweight fabrics such as silk or chiffon, a lightweight interfacing is recommended. This will provide the necessary support without adding too much bulk to the waistband.

Medium-weight fabrics like cotton or linen can benefit from a medium-weight interfacing. This will offer a good balance of support and structure without weighing down the waistband.

Heavier fabrics like denim or wool may require a heavyweight interfacing to ensure a sturdy and durable waistband. This type of interfacing will help the waistband hold it’s shape and withstand regular wear.

It’s also worth considering the stretchiness of the fabric. If you’re working with a fabric that’s some stretch, opt for a stretch interfacing to maintain the fabric’s flexibility.

Lastly, always test a small piece of interfacing on your fabric before applying it to the entire waistband. This will help you ensure that the interfacing is compatible with the fabric and achieves the desired results.


When it comes to choosing the right interfacing for a waistband, it’s essential to consider the knit or woven fabric being used and the desired level of support and stability. This type of interfacing provides the necessary support without being too stiff or bulky. By opting for the right interfacing and thread, you can create waistbands that aren’t only comfortable but also long-lasting.

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