I recently fell in love with the Amy Butler Blossom Bag and decided I wanted to make it but I am confused on some of the materials I need.
Link for free pattern is here: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=11705
It lists these two materials needed:
1. 3 yd (2.74 m) of 20" (50.8 cm) wide fusible woven
interfacing (I use Shape Flex SF-101 by Pellon)
2. 2 1/8 yd (1.94 m) of 20" (50.8 cm) wide Peltex #70 by
Pellon or a similar extra-heavy stabilizer
My only source for fabrics and crafting material is Wal-mart and of course they did not have these exact things. I am a beginner to intermediate sewer and I know this bag is a bit ambitious for me but I learn through trial and error mostly so I am comfortable just going for it and seeing what happens. The problem is that I don't know enough about interfacing/stabilizer to pick suitable substitutes. I did purchase some extra-firm stabilizer that I hoped would work for the Peltex she listed...it is fusible and I'm not sure if the one she listed was fusible or sew-in though.
I don't know what to get for the woven interfacing. Is this a more light weight interfacing or one of those really firm ones?
Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated...or if anyone knows of a good site that helps explain the mystery of stabilizers or interfacings that I could learn from.