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« on: August 27, 2008 07:39:57 AM »

So, I have this tiny piece, maybe 1/2 yard, of corduroy. I would like to make a purse out of it like this one.

The problem is the material that has chosen me. It has a soft drape and not much body, despite being both corduroy and embroidered. I worry that even with very stiff interfacing, the material will eventually look ragged and wrinkled.

Should I let this idea go? Are there any tips you have to pass along on how to get good body from something that has great drape?

« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008 09:01:43 AM »

Interface your cord, with a good weight interfacing, but then also interface your lining.  That ought to do it for you.  Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008 01:26:20 PM »

Take a look at this tutorial from Lisa Lam (handbag goddess!) http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2007/03/silk_pleated_da.html She has a silk fashion fabric that needed some weight. You could do the same.

Good luck!

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