Hey there, bag makers! I'm going to share some insights about a fantastic product that can truly elevate your bag-making game: Decovil Light by Vlieseline. If you're not familiar with it yet, don't worry—I've got you covered.
Decovil Light is like a secret weapon for adding structure and durability to your bag projects. It's a medium/heavy weight, fusible interfacing that works wonders when you want your bags to maintain their shape while remaining flexible. Trust me, it's a game-changer!
Now, let's talk applications. Decovil Light shines when used for projects that require a bit of stability without adding too much bulk. Think about tote bags, pouches, and even wallet interiors. It's perfect for those times when you want your bag to have a clean, professional finish that holds up over time.
Fusing Decovil Light is a breeze. Here's a simple step-by-step guide to get you started:
Prep Your Fabric:
Cut your fabric pieces as needed for your bag pattern. Fuse with a light/medium weight woven interfacing first.
Cut Decovil Light:
Cut your Decovil Light pieces slightly smaller than your fabric pieces. As a rule I always remove the seam allowance I am working with plus an extra 1/8". This reduces the bulk with the seams and makes your bag making project easier to sew and to turn through.
Fuse the Vlieseline Decovil:
Place the shiny adhesive side of the Decovil Light onto the wrong side of your fabric piece. I find marking my pattern with the seam allowance plus 1/8" makes it easier to line up. Press with a cotton heat setting, using a pressing cloth. Press and hold for around 8 secs.
Press with Caution:
Place a press cloth (a thin piece of fabric or a Teflon pressing sheet) over the interfacing to protect your iron from any potential adhesive residue. Gently press with your iron, applying even pressure. Avoid dragging the iron—use an up-and-down pressing motion.
Cool and Check:
Let your fabric pieces cool for a moment before handling. Once they're at room temperature, give them a little tug to ensure the interfacing is securely fused. It should feel smooth and firm. The decovil and fabric pieces should be left to cool and set for at least an hour before using.
Sew with Confidence:
Now you're all set to sew! Vlieseline Decovil Light adds just the right amount of stability without making your fabric too stiff. So, go ahead and stitch up your bag following your pattern instructions. You'll notice that it's easier to work with and your finished bag will have a professional look.
Remember, practice makes perfect. As you work with Decovil Light more, you'll find the right techniques that suit your bag-making style.
So, there you have it! Decovil Light by Vlieseline is your go-to companion when you want to create stylish, well-structured bags that stand the test of time. It's like giving your bags a little boost of confidence!
Until next time, happy sewing and may your bobbin always be full.
Chief Stitcher at Me Made Makes.
*** video is promotional video by Vlieseline.