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Thread: Interfacing?

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    Lady Shivesa's Avatar
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    Had a quick question about interfacing and whether or not it's absolutely necessary when making a small bag or wallet. I found a cute wallet thanks to a link posted in the link section, but I don't have any interfacing, so I wondered if I could still make it without it? Or if that would mess it up?

    Here's the link, if that helps: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187229.0

    You can't use heat n' bond or wunder under instead, can you?

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    The interfacing makes it more sturdy - the wunder under will make it stiffer , but should work- maybe someone else with more experience can hekp

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    I've made several bags and wallets and I just think it would be too flimsy without the stabilizer, heat and bond is too heavy to sew , you can use wonder under but it is to fuse 2 fabrics together, that would give it even more body if your machine can handle it. I just wouldn't waste my time doing it without, I think you'll be dissappointed.

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    Great question and thanks for the answers. I'm in a purse making mood today and I don't have any Pellon; almost used wonder-under. Now I guess I'll just go clean until I can get to Joann's (sigh).
    Thanks for asking this!

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    You can use winder- under just make sure it is the light and sewable :wink: It is used for applique all the time

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    I have the lite version of heat n' bond, if I attempted to use it, would I leave the paper part on?

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    Now that one I am not sure about --- I think I would take the paper off because it will come off on the inside anyways

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    You could also cut up an old pair of jeans if your fabric isn't too light and use that for interfacing. Or maybe a heavier old shirt, too.

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    Too light colored I meant to say. Sorry bout that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knlsmith
    You could also cut up an old pair of jeans if your fabric isn't too light and use that for interfacing. Or maybe a heavier old shirt, too.
    That's a good idea! Would I use heat n'bond to attach it? Or just sew it between the layers?

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