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Interfacing vs. stabilizer HELP

Old 11-06-2013, 05:27 PM
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If you really want a stiff bag use timtex. If you want soft but thick, use soft and stable (it is like headliner material). Good luck with your bag.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:26 PM
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For a softer feel, I use 987F Fusible Fleece (they sell at Walmart & Joann's). However, my new favorite thing to use for handbags is Soft and Stable. Really helps the bag hold its shape and feels very strong.
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:32 PM
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I make totes and simple purses, Timtex and Peltex are great stiffening interfacing, there is also a foamy interfacing I use called Soft and Stable by Annie.com - great stuff. I have also used a fusible batting, the kind for placemats. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:13 PM
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FYI- I was just quilting my hexagon table topper and i'd put Deco Bond 809 on the back of it. My needle seemed to not want to go through it and I took it out and turned it over. I hadn't put the backing on it yet and could see the fusible. there was a one inch disk. round as could be. evidently it was some fusible that gobbed up in the processing and got flattened out. I had to get it unstuck from my fabric and cut it out. Got it!! Then continued to quilt. From now on, I will inspect my fusible before putting it onto my project. All's well that ends well.
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:56 AM
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I read the teeny tiny print at the bottom and it is Decor Bond or heavy weight and it's on sale at JoAnn's this weekend too!
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:38 AM
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You can go to Nancy Zieman's website or just google sewing terms. I have an old sewing book with a glossary in the back.
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I can sympathize with you. I too, am sewing challenged when it comes to anything that is not a quilt. I try and try to make a bag, and I usually get stuck right away, not knowing the language (sewing terms). Is there any such thing as a "Bag for Dummies"? Good Luck.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:56 AM
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I couldn't find Pellon Decor Bond, but the nice lady at Joann's showed me some fusible stuff by pellon that's very thick and she said would work the same. My bags going to be really pretty! I hope I can do it!
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