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Posted by: PatW

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Posted on: 5/29/11 7:28 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 13 people   
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I was introduced to a product called Texture Magic a couple of weeks ago at an ASG sew-in and decided to try it on a collar and cuffs for a blouse I was planning.

I pinned the Texture Magic (which looks like thick interfacing) to the back of my uncut collar and stitched using a decorative stitch all over the piece. TM shrinks about 30% when steam is applied, so I started with a fairly large piece in order to make the collar. Once I finished the decorative stitching, I applied steam. The piece shrunk, and I cut out my collar piece. My undercollar is an untexturized piece, and I didn't interface either side.

For a blurry closeup of the texturized fabric, click here

I think this product, which is usually found in quilt shops, makes a nice embellishment to an otherwise plain blouse. The fabric I'm making this blouse from is a nice linen and cotton blend in a solid pink. You can also sew around the design in a printed fabric for a different effect. You can also add batting to make it stand out more, although I wouldn't have used either of these ideas on a garment.

TM is rather pricey, but I'd use it every now and then to enhance a garment.

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Lookingpast said... (6/2/11 12:29 PM) Reply
I've just discovered texture magic myself but haven't used it yet so it's good to hear from someone who has. Thanks!
lca said... (5/31/11 3:58 PM) Reply
Oh, I didn't even think about using it for cuffs and collars. What a great idea!
elsew said... (5/30/11 9:23 AM) Reply
This is also great to use on sections of bags and totes. Loved your idea about using it as an embellishment on garment parts. Thanks for the review and the suggestion.
Maripat said... (5/30/11 9:20 AM) Reply
Oh goodness, Pat, thanks for writing this. I watched the videos and it looks like so much fun to play with. I'm getting some!
VivianZ said... (5/30/11 8:53 AM) Reply
That is a cool product! Thanks for the review.
arianamaniacs said... (5/30/11 4:43 AM) Reply
Sounds interesting. Might be fun to apply to a t-shirt in different spots to make it gather up a little.
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