How to Do: Tight Supplex

For volumetric application, the usual supplex is not always enough, sometimes it needs to be compacted. In this article I will tell and show how to seal the supplex so that when cutting small parts, they do not change their shape and do not twist.


  1. Required materials
  2. Bonding supplex

Necessary materials

  • Biflex
  • Cool gossamer
  • Iron

How to Do: Tight Supplex

Bonding supplex

First, I cut out two identical rectangles from the supplex about 50 cm by 30 cm in size and one piece of the same size from the glue gossamer.

I put one layer of supplex with the front side on the table and put a glue cobweb on top of it. Then I close the glue gossamer with a second layer of supplex, face up.

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Then I iron them. It is necessary to iron with steam, so the glue cobweb better glues the two layers of supplex together.

How to Do: Tight Supplex

Here is such a compacted supplex I got.

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I often use such a compacted supplex for voluminous decor not only for rhythmic gymnastics leotards, but also for circus costumes. Thus compacted supplex is excellent for making leaves, flower petals, curls of any configuration. They will keep their shape perfectly and look very beautiful in any composition. And here you can see how I created leaves for sunflowers from this green compacted supplex. In addition, it is possible to compact not only supplex, but also any other fabric. Details made of compacted velvet look very nice.

Thank you for reading my article. I hope that it will be useful to you and that you will be able to use this method of fabric compaction in your costumes.