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From: mitznvero
Date: 02-19-2006, 12:08 PM (1 of 3)
I'm making a simple clutch bag and plan to use fusible fleece for the interfacing to give it body. This pattern has small darts along the bottom curve for shaping and I'm wondering if I should dart the fabric and lining , then cut the fleece eliminating the darts so that there is not so much bulk? Does anyone know if this is ok to do? THANKS!!! Making 12 for bridesmaids and need to get going on it! Mitz
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From: DorothyL
Date: 02-19-2006, 01:42 PM (2 of 3)
I think I'd make test pieces until I got what I wanted. Not a whole bag, just a little patch with the darts -- maybe one with a dart in the fleece and one without.
I think your idea is probably the best way to do it -- but I'd give it a quick test just to be sure.
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From: paroper
Date: 02-19-2006, 08:10 PM (3 of 3)
One way to do it is to mark your darts on the fleece if you can (This will really depend on the type of fleece you have). You can cut down the middle of the dart and then just slide the stitch lines on top of each other and stitch them together down the middle. That will give you a cut edge on top and bottom if you understand what I am saying. Then just trim off the two cut edges so that you only have a little bit of fleece excess. This allows the fleece to stay together in the bag but not add excessive bulk.

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