The Ultimate Vilene/ Vlieseline At-A-Glance Guide

The Ultimate At-A-Glance Guide to Vilene/ Vlieseline Products

Interfacings and interlinings are some of the most useful products to have in your sewing room.

Vlieseline offer a vast range of products which can add shape and structure to your fabric but there are so many choose from so how do you know which you need for your project? 


Who’s Vlieseline?

First off, let’s talk about Vlieseline

If you’re based in Europe and have been sewing for a while you’ll probably be familiar with the brand Vilene.

Vilene became Vlieseline in the summer of 2016, different name, but the products are all the same and of exceptional quality.

For more than 60 years Vilene (now Vlieseline) has been the essential interlining for all kinds of applications.

Vlieseline products are the most famous and prestigious interlinings for those with a passion for sewing, for studios and for professional tailors/dressmakers!

Did you know that Vlieseline do more than just interlinings?

Alongside the top quality fashion range which includes iron-onsew-in and woven the range also includes a comprehensive range of tapes to take your dressmaking to the next level. 

The Creative Range  is the perfect range of stabilisers for all sorts of projects including patchwork, bags, home decoration, or accessories.

Did you know that Vlieseline also offer a great range of waddings/ battings? 

Suitable for projects that need a little volume of padding, there are also some flame retardant  choices, perfect to offer peace of mind for baby projects.

With the help of Vlieseline we’ve put together a handy at-a-glance guide which will easily help you select the right product for the right project.

As well as the basic weights we’ve included laundry instructions, fabric suitability and properties, a quick guide to how to apply the product.


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Vlieseline/ Vilene & Pellon Equivalent products

Isn’t it annoying when you find the perfect project online, only to discover you don’t recognise the suggested stability option?

If you’re based in the USA you’re probably familiar with Pellon, and here in Europe and Australia the most popular brand is Vlieseline.

We’ve provided Pellon suggestions for Vlieseline products where possible, although we always recommend testing an interlining on scrap fabric first to make sure you’re happy with the result.

Vlieseline have an extensive YouTube channel which you must check out. It has oodles of video how-to tutorials on how to get the best from the range.

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How to Measure and Cut Fabric Perfectly for Sewing

Let’s face it, working with beautiful fabric is one of the best bits about sewing your own, isn’t it? I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I’ve made a few mistakes along the way and messed up a project because I’ve not given enough care or attention when prepping my fabric. Today I am delighted to welcome Annabelle from  Wunder Label who is sharing some invaluable tips about how to measure and cut your fabric perfectly to ensure you don’t end up getting yourself in to a pickle….  Continue reading “How to Measure and Cut Fabric Perfectly for Sewing”

A Fabric Guide: Felt Fabric

I’d hazard a guess that most people have used felt at some point in their lives.

Who remembers Fuzzy Felt?!

I used to love putting together Fuzzy Felt scenes when I was small.

Felt comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes and quality, here’s a guide on choosing the right felt for your project and some handling tips.

Continue reading “A Fabric Guide: Felt Fabric”

What the Tulle? A guide to Tulle And Net fabric

Halloween is just around the corner and what better fabric to create a statement with your costumes this year than dress net?  We get asked a lot about both tulle and dress net and there seems to be some confusion about this family of fabrics and whether tulle and dress net are actually the same thing (they’re similar, but not the same).  We thought we’d put together a fabric guide to help you decide which type of net is best for your project, along with some tips on how to handle this fun and holey cloth! Continue reading “What the Tulle? A guide to Tulle And Net fabric”

What Is Taffeta Fabric? A Fabric Guide

We’ve been getting lots of enquiries about taffeta fabric recently and we’re putting it’s popularity down to the fact that both wedding and prom seasons are upon us and taffeta is a very popular choice for posh frocks and taffeta dresses. With it’s crisp finish and subtle sheen, it’s not surprising it’s often a go-to choice for special occasion garments. Taffeta’s uses don’t stop at evening wear, it also lends itself well to home furnishings such as cushions and curtains where a glamorous feel to a room is desirable. Here’s a quick summary about taffeta fabric and some sewing tips…

Continue reading “What Is Taffeta Fabric? A Fabric Guide”

Cloth Nappy Fabrics 101 Part 6: Stay Dry Fabrics

Hello! And welcome to the last part of my nappy making fabrics guide. Last up we’re going to talk about “Stay Dry” fabrics which are often used as the inner layer of a nappy. We have up to 20% off all fabrics in our “Stay Dry” section and all orders placed over this week that you’ve asked us to hang on to will be dispatched today. We also have 20% off nappy making kits all week long.

Continue reading “Cloth Nappy Fabrics 101 Part 6: Stay Dry Fabrics”

Cloth Nappy Fabrics 101 Part 5: A Guide To Plush and Outer Fabrics

Hello! And welcome to part 5 of my nappy making fabrics guide (you can read the rest of the series here). Today we’re going to talk about one of the best bits of cloth nappy making – the pretties!! The outer layer is where most of the fun happens so read on…. Continue reading “Cloth Nappy Fabrics 101 Part 5: A Guide To Plush and Outer Fabrics”

Cuddle Puzzle Quilt: Pieces By Polly

If you follow me on Instagram you’l know that I recently made this puzzle quilt from super soft plush fabric. The moment I saw Polly’s quilt shared by Shannon Fabrics I swooned and instantly fell in love. It’s a rainbow! It’s a jigsaw! It’s super soft and fluffy! These are all things that appeal greatly to Mrs Plush and I just had to give it a try. Continue reading “Cuddle Puzzle Quilt: Pieces By Polly”

Weekend Sewing? See The Friday Tutorial Round Up

If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you’ll already know that we post tutorials we find around the web that we think you’ll enjoy and will offer some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. I thought it would be helpful if I posted round-up of the most popular tutorials each Friday so you can get some planning in for some weekend sewing.

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  1. A Beautiful Mess
  2. How Does She
  3. Heart Shaped Oven Mitts
  4. Crafting a Greener World
One: Make a Plush Animal Mat from A Beautiful Mess

This tutorial for a plush animal mat is such a fun and original idea! It’s perfect for children, and its simple step by step guide makes it a great (if a little daunting) project for beginners. You could easily adapt this project to suit your little one’s animal preference too.

Two: Make your own minky [plush] blanket from How Does She 

Learn how to make your very own plush blanket with this simple step by step tutorial. If you’re new to sewing with plush, this is such an easy project to start with, and even if you’re a plush expert, adding a snuggly blanket to your collection of crafts will never go amiss! And although this tutorial is for a baby blanket, you could easily increase the dimensions and make one for yourself!

Three: Heart Shaped Oven Mitts from Sew4Home

It’s never too early for Valentines themed projects. This tutorial for pretty heart-shaped oven mitts is such a cute and original idea and it also comes with a free template

Four: How-to: Make a Drawstring Backpack from Crafting a Greener World

Learn how to make your own practical and pretty drawstring backpack in six easy steps with this super tutorial

Enjoy! If you make any of these please post to our FacebookTwitter or Instagram pages and tag us @plushaddict thanks!

A Guide To Fleece Fabrics

10599260_955647557783781_4582888173154279906_nI wrote this article a few months ago and was originally published in the November issue of Sewing World Magazine but I’m sharing it here for those that missed the publication at the time. This was the second in a series of four fabric guides I wrote for the magazine, which I thoroughly enjoyed. A big thank you to Emma at Mummy & Millie’s Boutique for helping me out with the fleecey makes! Continue reading “A Guide To Fleece Fabrics”