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Topic: Making cotton fabric sturdy as home decor fabric? (Sewing a jacket)  (Read 498 times)
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« on: August 05, 2011 06:30:09 PM »

I want to sew a jacket that requires home decor fabric thickness quality, but I have a hard time finding some fabric with the colours and pattern I like. However I have found some cotton fabric (quilt quality) that I really think is nice and would like to use that.
Is that possible? I realize off course I need to make the cotton fabric more sturdy somehow. Could I use fusible interface (iron on) on the whole fabric? Or is there something else I could do?

Thanks in advance!

« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011 06:39:30 PM »

Sorry, I see I should have posted this in Sewing General so I have posted it there also. Can't seem to delete my post here though...................
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011 07:09:03 PM »

I think you're right to post it here since you're making a jacket, hence clothing. What I would do in this case is interline. You cut the pieces in both your thin cotton and another fabric that is closer to the weight you're after (twill for example). Then you match up each set of pieces and zig zag around them together so you can treat the two fabrics as if they are one after that.
Not sure what type of jacket you're making, but I think there is also special interfacing for tailored suit jackets, though that may be more difficult to find.
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011 07:28:18 PM »

Thanks, N30Nb100d! I might try that, my only issue is that the cotton fabric is rather thin and I think the fabric I would zigzag to it, would shine through.............

I realize I should have put a link to the jacket I want to make. It's this one:
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011 08:16:19 PM »

If you use a solid white for the interlining fabric you shouldn't be able to tell it's peeking through since it'll be under everything evenly, plus from my experience, it will make the colors in your patterned fabric pop more  Smiley
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011 08:41:40 PM »

Yes. I'll check with the fabric shop how it will look like.

I am so picky when it comes to colours and patterns and sometimes that makes things complicated for me.................. Roll Eyes
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