This exclusive cut-away interfacing is used for items that need continuous stability and shape, such as collars, home decor and crafts. Shape-Flex is easy to cut, mark and sew. It can be used as a dense heavyweight stabilizer for sewing and can even be painted. Shape-Flex is permanent and remains supportive during laundering - it will not wash or tear out. This versatile, heavyweight interfacing can easily be cut and marked. Sew directly onto Shape-Flex or use it as a heavyweight stabilizer. Add a layer of Shape-Flex to any sewing or craft project that needs a firm backing or a three dimensional look.