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« on: May 03, 2005 02:13:06 PM »

Okay, I'm planning to attempt to sew a purse.  My first.  Ack!  I'm using corduroy for the outside and a cotton calico/quilting weight fabric for the lining.  Do I want to interface the outer fabric or the lining fabric?

Is there a particular type/brand of interfacing I should look for?


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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2005 02:20:38 PM »

If the corduroy is thick there's no need for interfacing. I like iron on medium or heavy weight interfacing. No specific brand. I like iron on because it forces me to iron  Grin. I usually interface the outer fabric because I like it to be stiff. I don't think theres a set rule. good luck and welcome to a new addiction Wink

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2005 03:11:29 PM »

oh bags are addicting, i always make sure i put interfacing in my handle (assuming i sew it) because i think it helps it keep its shape. anyway, make you post your bag, i cant wait.

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2005 04:35:14 PM »

Yeah if you're using cord then you probably won't need interfacing unless it's a really structured bag. And you usually iron the interfacing on the outside fabric instead of the inside. I find most bags like hobo bags or sling purses actually look alot better with no or just a lightweight fusible interfacing.

And yeah I'm so in love with corduroy too. I haven't had time yet but I'm finishing up a blue one with acid trip looking flower print on the inside. .should be a fun mess lol

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