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Comment by Arlene Hanna on October 7, 2010 at 1:50am
Patricia, I can tell you what I use, you may find it useful. First of all, I don't care for fleece on bags so I never use it. Next, no matter what interfacing I line the fashion fabric with, I also add prewashed cotton duck as a backing. So, if my fashion fabric is a weight such as cotton, layer (1) fashion fabric fused with layer(2) heavy interfacing, (possibly Pellon 809 decor bond, layer (3) heat and bond lite bonded to layer (4) cotton duck. Then I fuse the cotton duck to the fashion fabric. Last I serge all layers together and treat them as one. My cotton linings are then interfaced with 906F interfacing. If my fashion fabric is as heavy such as cotton duck ,I may skip the interfacing, somtimes I just serge the two duck cloths together and treat them as one, other times I will add an interfacing (maybe Pellon 911F) to the fashion fabric before adding the backing duck if I want more stability. Depends on the bag. Right now I am making a bag with 2 layers of cotton duck and heat & bond lite in between. The heat & bond adds a lot of thickness. This makes a heavy duty bag also stitched with upholstery thread.

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