Vintage Sewing

Hair Canvas?

January 10, 2010

Hi, I was wondering if any of you have ever sewn with hair canvas? I am making a wool cape, with a vintage pattern and it wants the interfacing to be sewn-in hair canvas. Looking online there is light and medium weight; I will request swatches, but I was hoping someone has some experience with it!

  1. Hi – hair canvas is lovely stuff for tailoring – you can really sculpt with it by steaming over "hams" etc. The hair sticks to woolen fabric so you can achieve a really tailored look.

    The weight would depend on your fabric, if it is a very heavy / dense wool fabric go for a medium canvas, otherwise I think the light is better.

    If you are shaping and steaming with it though – be prepared – it can smell like a horse!

    cheers, Lyndell

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