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I am currently working on a bag from Lisette – Simplicity 1905 (http://www.sewlisette.com/patterns/foreignexchange)

It calls for nonfusible medium weight interfacing.

I can only find fusible medium weight interfacing.

I haven’t worked a lot with interfacing so excuse me if my question is dumb… but should I fuse it with an iron since I can and that’s what I have? Or should I ignore the fusing side and just sew it in. Just wondering what are the advantages and disadvantages of fusing it for a bag.

Thank you!



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    Jan 25, 2013, 02.28 AMby jenss-1

    If you will ever be washing the bag I would recommend either non-fusible or a very good quality fusible. I had a mishap with a tote bag—used a heavy fusible that did not turn out to be too durable. After washing, the interfacing kind unstuck itself in bubbles. The effect was kind of interesting with the particular fabric, but otherwise it would be a disaster. So, in the inverse, I would tend to be careful about heat if you don’t fuse it (i.e., don’t iron it or put it in the dryer!). This is my experience anyway — good luck!

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