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kantha_stich
« on: December 20, 2006 04:41:56 AM »

What kind of interfacing do you guys favor?  I bought some peltex and it seems like I went way too heavyduty.  Just want to make some not so slouchy bags and was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction!
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006 01:05:56 PM »

I use a craft weight sew-in that I get at Wal-mart for $1.44/yard.  It's not too soft, not too hard....it's just right!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2006 06:28:35 AM »

I always use Pellon for my bags unless hell has frozen over and I can't find it anywhere.

Peltex is really hefty, so use that for bags whose shape you want to be maintained regardless of overuse. Most of my bags have this, because I don't want them to flop around.

Pellon also has three grades of sew-in interfacing: 30, 40, 50.

40 is a great mediumweight interfacing that will give you shape but also that floppy effect. I use it on my Mojo Hobo and new Dalia styles.

30 is fairly lightweight, so if your outer fabric is thick (canvas?) then use that. I use the 40 when my outer fabric is quilting weight (<= 4oz).
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2006 11:06:40 AM »

Thank you so much.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2007 05:15:36 PM »

For slouch bags use fleece or quilted calico. You get that puffy look nicely.
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