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Notion Reviews > Interfacings, Stabilizers etc > Pellon 100R Vinyl Fuse, 15"x2yards

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Posted on: 6/16/14 12:10 PM
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Approx. Price : $9.99
Bought from: Brick & Mortar Store
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Category:Interfacings, Stabilizers etc [ Reviews]
What is this notion used for?
Use this to make cloth water/dirt resistant.

Did you get your money's worth after the purchase?
Yes.

Is this notion easily available?
Yes. I found this at Joann's, hanging next to the regular interfacing bolts. Joann's seems to have everything one would need for creating purses: here's my pile of supplies.

Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, for certain projects. I'd be wary of using this for a project that was going to be washed, though the box says you can wash the item - and that after the first wash, the item might need a 'touch-up' with the iron. That's one nice thing about this stuff: you can keep going back at it with the iron if it lifts from the fabric.

I used this to cover cotton twill that I made into a purse(well, two, but this purse just has the bottom panel covered with vinyl to seal in the hand stitching).

One challenge, for me at least, was in making sure the fabric didn't have any fur on it (four cats let me live with them).

Another issue I had cropped up when I applied the vinyl to an uneven surface - I first fused the twill to stiff, heavy interfacing before fusing the vinyl to the twill. Where the interfacing stopped but my fabric and vinyl continued (for the seam allowances), there was a small air gap between the vinyl and the fabric.

After completing two purses, I played around with leftover twill and vinyl. I used small pieces of the vinyl to cover a couple of small patches of twill. I was curious to see how piecing the vinyl would look. It looks fine; there's a tiny line where the vinyl is overlapped, but you'd need to know you were looking for it to see it. Here, you can see a corner on the owl's wing (without the glare, the corner edge is tough to see, though I can feel it). Hmm... you can also see where cat fur got caught under the vinyl. Ah... life with cats.

I used those patches to make a couple of small books. The books turned out fine, though there is cat fur caught under the vinyl! Oops.

The directions for the vinyl said to use a smooth surface to apply the vinyl. I'm not sure, but I think the very slight texture of my ironing board is reflected in the vinyl's texture! My board isn't pitted or gouged, it just has some sort of a teflon-ish/canvas covering. Weird. Oh, right after application, the vinyl is a little grippy, maybe slightly tacky, so be aware of where you're putting it while it cools off. Once cooled, it's smooth. As you might be able to see here, the vinyl makes the cloth shiny in the right light. :)

Also, on my purse - the bamboo/round handled one - I think I handled the vinyl fabric too much; by the time I finished hand-sewing the handles on, the edges of the vinyl where I was working were starting to lift. In some areas, I was able to re-melt the vinyl; in others, though, the curve of the purse handle kept me from doing that.

I would use this again, depending upon the project and its intended use.

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6/26/14 5:46 AM
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