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What organza would you suggest me look for?
Char in KS
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Date: 8/13/12 7:38 PM

I was wanting to make Vogue 2960 out of a linen fabric. (A $20 fabric for $4 a yard- so great). So out comes the sewing reference manual to learn how to make bound buttonholes. I looked through my sewing reference book, the method I understood the easiest was the organza patch method. What type of organza would you recommend me looking for?

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Date: 8/13/12 7:53 PM

Organza is used as a stabilizer to keep the bound buttonholes in shape. You can also use muslin, if it's thin; featherweight interfacing, or even nylon. And you know you don't need a lot.

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Date: 8/13/12 9:27 PM

I haven't made bound buttonholes but I'd look for silk organza. Every time I sew with natural fibers, I seem to get a superior result.

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Date: 8/13/12 9:59 PM

Dharma Trading usually has the best prices for silk organza, check them out!

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Date: 8/14/12 9:59 AM

You definitely want silk organza, as opposed to polyester, as silk has the stiffer hand and stability.

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