Monday, September 14, 2009

Not impressed

I thought I had found the perfect fusible interfacing for bag making. This stuff is too stiff for what I envisioned and my attempts to subdue it has left me totally unimpressed with the results.
The bag had been relegated to my "thinking about what to do to fix it" pile. I think I've figured it out. The ugly truth : the interfacing has to be removed. I will save that cardboard emulating interfacing for some other project. Perhaps in a design that isn't meant to be a shoulder bag (with the risk of personal injury this would entail... not to mention looking stupid trying to flatten it out when wearing it over my shoulder. ;o)


  1. I didn't realize you could get interfacing that stiff!

    Knowing how creative you are, I'm sure you'll find a new project for the stuff.

    Have fun remodelling!

  2. Good luck with removing the interfacing!

    You made me curious... what did you use?

  3. Oh!!! The interfacings!!! It's cahotic subject for me...

  4. If you view my blog, you may see how well my bags stand and hold it's form. I only use a stiffer cotton,.. fuse with adhesive to the bag outer material. Try it, it may work for you.

  5. I'm surprised you were even able to sew through it.
    I have a very stiff peltex that I've used to make bag bottom inserts. But I can't imagine trying to use it for the bag construction.
    I know you'll figure something out to make it useable.

    Kimberly :)

  6. I am yet to find a great stiff interfacing! Hope you manage the salvage the bag as it is gorgeous.

  7. I use Pellon's fusible fleece and love how it turns out, especially in the handle. So thick and quilty!!

  8. Is it possible to remove the interfacing? I usually use the one you need the iron to adhere it to the fabric and there's no way to get it out without damaging the fabric. The bag looks so good, I hope you will get it fixed!


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