Meet Sew Lazy: An Interfacing Fairy Tale Come True!

Lazies, Interfacing has been a bad bedtime story for too long. Bad product names, mystery properties, generic instructions – ack! Sew Lazy interfacing turns that bad bedtime story into a fairy tale come true. It’s Sew Lazy and the 7 Dwarfs! Sew Lazy is seven of my favorite products for bag making, small crafts, table runners, apparel and more. Good names, instructions, project icons, color coding, etc, etc. Finally, we can make sense of these confusing products and know exactly what to buy, how to use it and what it will do for our projects. Grab a cuppa cuppa, I got a lot to tell you!

Please Meet Sew Lazy
While Snow White had Grumpy, Dopey and Sleepy, I’ve got: Stiff Stuff, Slicker, Dreamy (2: sew-in and fusible), Face-It (2: soft and firm), and Fusi-Bond. Products that work. Names that make sense. Get to know these names, we’ll be seeing a lot more of them. I’ve spent so much time with these little bolts, I’ve come to think of them as my 7 Dwarfs.

Why Sew Lazy is Special
– Products selected, tested and approved by me, so you know they’re good and will work for you.
– Names that make sense and are relatable. Stiff Stuff to make your bag stand up – perfect!
– Bolt end labels clearly marked with all the info you need to make sure you’re buying the right thing.
– Instructions and descriptions wound with each product. It’s like I’m right there talking to you!
– These are the basic items plus a thing or two that might be new to you.
– Only available at your local quilt shop or their online shop.
– Made in the USA

Claire Handbag (LGD125) made with Stiff Stuff in place of fleece
and Face-It Firm to interface the lining.

Products: Details and How They Got Their Names
Fusi-Bond Lite (SLG101, 17″, $2.99 yd)
An adhesive web perfect for applique and bonding layers of fabric together. Similar to Heat N Bond Lite/Wonder Under. It won’t gum up your sewing machine needle, offers an even and consistent bond and won’t add weight or stiffness to your project. Fusi-Bond = fusible bond.

Slicker (SLG102, 17″, $5.79 yd)
Iron-on glossy vinyl. Hey, we can laminate our own fabric! Fabric stays soft and is easy to work with. You’ll meet the Slicker Tote (below) in an upcoming blog post. Slicker = it makes fabric slicker.

Face-It Soft (SLG103, 22″, $5.79 yd)
Lightweight woven 100% cotton fusible interfacing. Slightly more delicate than Pellon Shape Flex. Face-It = interface it. There is no nickname for interfacing, so let’s just ‘Face-It’.

Face-It Firm (SLG104, 20″, $3.39 yd)
Medium/heavy weight non-woven fusible interfacing. Nicer than Decor Bond. Face-It = interface it, same category as above, just a different weight.

Dreamy Sew-In Fleece (SLG105, 45″, $5.59 yd)
100% polyester high loft sew-in fleece. Use in place of batting for small projects or in soft-sided crafts when you want more drape or softness than fusible fleece. Dreamy = creamy/dreamy consistency.

Dreamy Fusible Fleece (SLG106, 45″, $8.59 yd)
100% polyester high loft fusible fleece. If you like Pellon fusible fleece, you are going to love this. Great consistency and no dimpling from over-fusing. Dreamy = creamy/dreamy consistency. It’s as if fresh cream were whipped into a fleece, perfectly yummy with no calories and just the right loft.

Stiff Stuff (SLG107, 20″, $5.29 yd)
The new love of my bag-making life. Firm, yet flexible sew-in dense interfacing. Similar to, but softer than Timtex/Peltex. It’s forgiving and doesn’t hold the fold like those other guys. You can crumple a bag into a ball and it will bounce right back and stand up straight. Use it in place of fleece or batting in a structured bag. Great for table runners and placemats, too. More on this later…a lot more! Stiff Stuff = I need some of that stiff stuff to make my bag stand up.

Slicker Tote, outside fabric laminated with Slicker,
Stiff Stuff used in place of fleece or batting for great stand-up-i-tude, dude!

Revolutionary Bolt End Labels
I am so tired of those confusing and non-sensical labels on the bolt ends. You know the ones. They say something like this: 100% polyester, all-purpose, non-woven, medium weight, fusible, I-stopped-listening-five-minutes-ago… Goodness! Just tell me what I need to know. Name, properties, what it will do for my project and how to care for it.

Interleaf Information and Instructions
Yes, those instruction thingies that come wrapped in the bolt have a name – interleaf. All five fusible products come wrapped with the pink interleaf. Hot pink = hot iron, therefore it’s fusible. Easy peasy. Both sew-in products are wrapped with the blue linterleaf. Here’s a snippet of the fusible interleaf, showing the clear labeling, project icons such as soft purse or apparel, product descriptions and instructions for use. Click to enlarge image.

Store Owners – Need to Know Info
Sew Lazy is available through Checker, United Notions, Brewer, EE Schenck and Quilt Source. Lazy Girl is not stocking or shipping Sew Lazy.
Skinny bolts – put-ups of 10-20 yards instead of 15-35 for other name brand comparables.

Where to Buy Sew Lazy
Sew Lazy has already started shipping to local quilt shops and online stores. Ask your shop owner if they are/will be stocking it.






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69 Responses to “Meet Sew Lazy: An Interfacing Fairy Tale Come True!”

  1. Mary in FL — October 21, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    I have a purse pattern that calls for Bosal 336 aka Craf-Tex Lite and Fleece/Batting. Which Sew Lazy products should I use?

  2. Eileen Thomas — February 8, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Joan, I would like to know if you have a problem with me linking this post in a newsletter to my readers? And on my blog on my website?

    Can’t wait to get my hands on the Super Stiff – got a perfect project in mind.

    Great job on the labeling.

    Thanks, Eileen

  3. Helen Bressler — February 26, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Hi Joan,
    Is this where I sign up for your giveaway for the interfacing package?
    This tote looks like a really useful bag. Plus, It is a great way to showcase my large prints (with lots of surface embellishment) without having to cut them up. Thanks!
    I also look forward to giving the new interfacings a try. Thanks again!

  4. Bettie — April 29, 2014 @ 5:39 pm

    This product does not seem to be available any more.

    • Joan Hawley replied: — April 29th, 2014 @ 5:53 pm

      Hi Bettie, All of the Sew Lazy line is available. Lots of shops and catalogs carry the whole line. For a couple of quick options, check out Quilter’s Warehouse and Sew Thankful. Links for both are here:

  5. Minda Christiansen — May 27, 2014 @ 12:37 pm


    I have some pretty scrap material and my husband would like me to make him some ties to wear. Which of these interfacings would I use for that? I wish they had them in my fabric stores that I shop.


  6. Barbara Mayo — August 10, 2014 @ 8:54 pm

    I am making the slicker tote that I purchased locally. Can I embroider the fabric before I put the vinyl on? Barbara

  7. CLaudio — October 6, 2014 @ 10:44 am

    I’m Claudio and write from Italy. If I need buy you stiff stuff where I found?

    Please give me all information about MOQ and prices.

    Best Regards, Claudio

  8. Patty Hockman — January 26, 2015 @ 12:44 pm

    Is it possible to get a sample pack of your fleeces and interfacing. It would be very helpful in knowing what to order for specific projects. Willing to pay for it.

  9. Jackie — March 25, 2015 @ 5:25 pm

    Wonderful information!

    Can the Stiff Stuff be used in place of “hair canvas” for a dog travel bag? I have a very old Vogue pattern that calls for hair canvas, but I am intrigued by the Stiff Stuff and would like to try it. Thank you!

  10. Cheryl Champagne — May 3, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

    Could you put a list of fuseables in an order so we could print it out. Thank you Cheryl

  11. Kate — July 7, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

    Why can’t I find the instructions for how to use slicker on your website.? I bought some and the instructions are not long enough to show instructions for slicker! I have instructions for products that I did not buy!!! Where are slicker instructions!!!

  12. Linda Herring — July 31, 2017 @ 9:04 pm

    Can I purchase interfacing from you?? I make bags as gifts and for myself. Thanks again.


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