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Old 06.07.2020, 15:57
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Where to buy fabric interfacing in Lausanne?

Since Modesa closed I am at a loss as to where to purchase fabric in Lausanne. I am sewing reusable face masks and am running low on lightweight iron-on interfacing. Any ideas where I can find some? Not interest in online shopping, as I'd really like to see the properties of the fabric in person before committing to buying.


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Re: Where to buy fabrid interfacing in Lausanne?

I understand your frustration. I, too, would prefer to see fabric before buying - especially at Swiss prices!

However, bricks and mortar fabric stores are few and far between out my way, that those that are still in business seem to carry limited stock, much of it not to my taste.

But if you are mostly looking for interfacing, that's one thing you can buy with confidence online.

I buy my face mask materials largely from two sources, Kreando and Stoffzentrale. I use H180 (light) and H200 ( on the lighter side of medium) fusible interfacing for the masks, as well as C151 non-fusible for filters

Interfacing:
https://stoffzentrale.ch/produkte/na...line-einlagen/
https://www.kreando.ch/zubehoer/vlies-einlagen/page/1/

Filters:
https://stoffzentrale.ch/stoff-shop/...l-c-151-weiss/
https://www.kreando.ch/vlieseline-na...51-mask-weiss/


As for fabrics - If you can't find a bricks and mortar store in your area and have to resort to online, Kreando has a larger selection of fabrics and IMO a better write-up on each to help you make a decision.

Delivery is free for orders over CHF100 (Stoffzentrale) and CHF 120 (Kreando) - at Swiss prices it isn't hard to hit that amount. Both now deliver fairly quickly.

FYI, Kreando has these two fabrics specially created for community masks:
https://www.kreando.ch/twill-baumwol...blau-von-weba/
https://www.kreando.ch/popeline-baum...eiss-von-weba/

I've used both, and am pleased with the quality.

Hope you find what you are looking for.


ETA:

Have you looked at Manor? The Manor out my way has a very small selection of sewing materials. I think they are phasing it out, just selling remaining stock as I have not seen anything new there in ages - but they still had a couple bolts of interfacing as of a few weeks ago.
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Re: Where to buy fabrid interfacing in Lausanne?

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Since Modesa closed I am at a loss as to where to purchase fabric in Lausanne. I am sewing reusable face masks and am running low on lightweight iron-on interfacing. Any ideas where I can find some? Not interest in online shopping, as I'd really like to see the properties of the fabric in person before committing to buying.


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I thought Modesa opened again under a different name. Did that store close as well?

I donít know if they specifically have interfacing but you try:
Alja Tissue, the Bernina shop near the gare, A PropŰs Tissue near the court house, the button shop on rue du gare.

There is a quilting shop further out.
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Re: Where to buy fabric interfacing in Lausanne?

I would second the Alja Tissu suggestion, they have a store in Lausanne. I am more familiar with my local one, of the same name/chain, they have a full selection of fabrics and related sewing necessities.
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Re: Where to buy fabric interfacing in Lausanne?

Can I ask a question about your mask ? I have just downloaded a pattern and was planning to sew some up too.
Will you use the interfacing as a 2nd or 3rd layer ? I was planning to just use 2 layers of tight weave as per the instructions... won't the interfacing make it too stiff ?

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Since Modesa closed I am at a loss as to where to purchase fabric in Lausanne. I am sewing reusable face masks and am running low on lightweight iron-on interfacing. Any ideas where I can find some? Not interest in online shopping, as I'd really like to see the properties of the fabric in person before committing to buying.


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Re: Where to buy fabric interfacing in Lausanne?

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Can I ask a question about your mask ? I have just downloaded a pattern and was planning to sew some up too.
Will you use the interfacing as a 2nd or 3rd layer ? I was planning to just use 2 layers of tight weave as per the instructions... won't the interfacing make it too stiff ?
Since the poster quoted hasn't replied, I'll toss in my 2p:

I use interfacing in the outer fabric of the mask. I do the light test: When the fabric is held up to the light, how much do you see through? If almost nothing, as in a very tight weave, I probably wouldn't use interfacing. If only a small amount of light comes through, I use the light H180 fusible interfacing. If more light comes through, I use the H200 fusible. Interfacing sort of compensates for the weave.

If I want a third layer I use the C151 non-fusible cut as a filter. This goes inbetween the two layers, in the pocket, and is removable and washable.

Much will depend on the pattern you choose.

The pattern I use gathers the fabric along the sides (via an elastic cord with Kordelstopper, rather than fixed pleats and ear loops) - even with the gathering I don't find interfacing too stiff at all. The interfacing stops before the gathering channel to reduce bulk.

Actually, I find a bit of stiffness helps as, along with the metal insert at the top of the mask, you can create a bit more breathing room over your nose.

Play around with your pattern. Do one without interfacing, others with different types of interfacing. Wear each for a while so you can decide what is best for you. Over the time I've been wearing masks I've made several 'upgrades' to my basic pattern, adjusting the design as I go.

Have fun...
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Re: Where to buy fabric interfacing in Lausanne?

OP - try at Alja, it is pretty reasonable. Rue de l'Ale 5, 1003 Lausanne.

I make 2 layer tight weave cotton masks, they hold up better that the flimsy unwoven textile mesh ones.
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