Hi everyone! I’ve been away for quite some time, sorry about that! I have a really good reason though: my husband and I welcomed our lovely baby girl this month. Our little bundle of joy has currently been sleeping very soundly through the day but has been awake (okay, not just awake, howling) through the night. She lives in Manila but is operating on North American time! Anyway I’m back and on maternity leave so I hope to be able to post more often in between taking care of the little one. 🙂
I’ve shared in my previous posts on sewing supplies here that one thing I couldn’t find is fusible interfacing here in Manila. Bam commented that there was some in Carolina’s Glorietta 5 so when I found myself in SM Megamall a few weeks ago, of course I had to go check it out, and I’m glad I did because my search for fusible interfacing here is now over!
As with many sewing supplies here, fusible interfacing goes by a different name (which is why I couldn’t find it!). In Carolina’s, they call it cotton fuse or Sanforize. I bought several yards of each type to test them out. Prices are as follows:
In the picture below, cotton fuse is to the left and Sanforize is to the right. Cotton fuse is much cheaper at less than the equivalent of a dollar per yard, and is somewhat translucent. Sanforize as they call it is much thicker, somewhat like regular plain cotton with a sticky side.
To test them out, I cut some scraps of cotton I had lying around and fused both types by pressing them down for 20 seconds with a hot iron. Here is how they looked from the back:
Here’s the front view below:
They both fused to the cotton very well, but Sanforize produced a noticeably more stiff result than the cotton fuse. Also, the resulting color of the cotton was brighter with the Sanforize. Overall, they worked well although I have yet to use them for an actual project. 🙂 Carolina’s Megamall contact number: (02)633-4965, (02)633-1766
Fusible interfacing is available in Cotton Depot, Glorietta 5, Manila at 50 pesos/yard. This price is as of November 2014.