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Cindi6
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Date: 3/28/12 12:12 PM

I want to make an envelope style clutch purse using some faux suede that I have. I need help with the steps for doing decorative stitching on the flap only and which stablizers I should use. I have Sulky tear away and wondering if that would be enough. After sewing on the decorative stitches and removing the tear away, I plan to fuse heavy weight stabilizer to the exterior pieces.

Any thoughts on my planned process? Does it sound right? If not, please help! :-)

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Date: 3/28/12 6:59 PM

Hi Cindi,
I don't have any better ideas but I'm sure some of the creative folks here at PR will chime in soon. Sounds like you're on the right track.

Linda

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Date: 3/30/12 4:49 PM

I did decorative stitching on real leather (not sure how much faux suede differs), and it turns out that I didn't need any stabilizer at all. It was thin-ish leather, sort of glove weight, if I had to guess. I was making baby shoes (like Robeeze).

I've used Sulky tear-away for other projects and found it was thick and sometimes hard to pick out. YMMV. Samples are your best bet.

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Date: 3/30/12 6:10 PM

I suggest you take a scrap of your fabric and conduct a test. If the stablizer isn't enough, then try two layers. By the way, if you're using heavy weight interfacing, you may not need any stabilizer. When in doubt, test.

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