|Muslin ... precious, lovely muslin.|
I love muslin sooo much, I get a bit nutty when I only have one new, unwrapped bolt left in my stash! It's like not having chocolate anywhere in the house and you need chocolate NOW!! I use Mulin everyday in the Sewing Lounge. I have my kid's back their pieces to make plush animals with it.
I find most fusible interfacings give a “cardboard” like feel and appearance (yuck). And I have come to learn that if you fise it...it will become unfused at some time in the future. If I use interfacing, I really love "So Sheer", as it is drapes nicely!!
In all my bag patterns I use muslin in the lining and the exterior. I find that this gives a richness to how my finished handbags feel. And I never need to worry that the interfacing will be come un-fused...yeah! Here I have used muslin to back the lining of one of my bag patterns.
|See the muslin backing the lining fabric for one of my handbag patterns here!|
|Here the muslin is used with a special foam interfacing called soft and stable by annie, most of my patterns call for layering 3 pieces to form the outer exterior of my purse patterns! This allows the home sewist to make real designer handbags!!|
|using muslin to give a more polished look to my handbags is soooo important to me!|
Cut your muslin as you would any woven fabric, keeping in mind the straight of the grain and the bias are the same as a cotton woven.
Do you have a muslin story that we'd love to hear? Please tell us about it!
Thanks for reading all of my lovely sewing divas!! Cheryl