How to Baste Fabric to Foam Interfacing or Stabilizer – Video Tutorial

Learn how to baste fabric to foam interfacing. This is a great sewing technique that will elevate your projects. I love to use foam interfacing (sometimes called flexible foam stabilizer) for bags, wallets, and organizing items.

Here are some projects that you can use this product for:

Or see all my projects that use flexible foam stabilizer.

My favorite brand is Soft and Stable from ByAnnie, but the Pellon variety is good too.

Recently I had a friend tell me that she had never tried it. The first step is usually basting your fabric to the stabilizer and she thought that step looked tricky.



And then I was thinking about the wallet pattern that I just shared two days ago and maybe some of you will hesitate to try it because the first step is basting fabric to the stabilizer!

I’m here to convince you that you can do it! Basting fabric to one side or both sides of flex foam stabilizer (like Soft and Stable) is so easy!

You may be wondering why I don’t just use the fusible variety. I don’t prefer it because I like to quilt my projects. I’ve had the fusible kind get bubbly on me, so I’d rather just use the sew-in stabilizer.

And so I made the topic of Studio Chat #6 all about that first step – how to baste fabric to both sides of the flex foam stabilizer.

Are you ready? Watch the video and then get to it! You’ll be on your way to sewing lots of beautiful things.

Make sure you let me know what you think!


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