DECOVIL 1 HEAVY Various cuts Available. Extra firm application Bag Making Fusible Stabilizer Leather Like Properties


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DECOVIL (Heavy) (one side fusible)
Please note that the product in this listing has a width measurement of 35.75

Purchase Options include:
- 1/4 metre - measures 10" x 35.75"
- 1/2 metre - measures 20" x 35.75"
- 3/4 metre - measures 30" x 35.75"
- 1 metre - measures 40" x 35.75"

Product will be sent rolled.

Please contact me should you have any concerns, questions or wish to have an exclusive listing, especially for you, specific to your requirements.

For decorative fabrics, cotton, synthetics, etc.

Product benefits:

extremely tear resistant
resistant to bending
good to sew
Place the interfacing with the coated side on the wrong side of the fabric.
Then cover with a damp cloth and press the iron carefully for about 6 seconds, step by step each area.
Allow the pieces to cool flat for about 30 minutes, so that the adhesive can set properly.

What is Decovil I?
Decovil I and Decovil I Light is a beige non-woven fusible stabilizer.
It’s a non-woven stabilizer that doesn’t fray and is tear-resistant and is one-side fusible.

Decovil 1 (Heavy) creates a smooth finish that is highly sought after with bag maker's pleased with the leatherlike properties that this product provides.

Decovil I (also called Decovil Heavy) is a lot thicker than Decovil Light. Depending on the bag you are making, adding a little bit of volume to your fabric is the desired thing. Stiff and flat interfacings do not look good in bags, and neither do the thick, puffy interfacings since they create a more homemade look. And no one wants to aim for that. That is why Decovil I is perfect for that.

Decovil is very flexible and bendable compared to “regular’ stabilizers (especially the ones you would use for bags). Do not use it when you want a slouchy effect. Decovil I doesn’t deform. No matter how many times you bend it, your project will stay flat, and your items will end up having a smooth surface and a great shape. Especially when using Quilting weight fabric, you will benefit from the qualities of Decovil I: it will give your items a real professional look AND touch, just like you would find it with store-bought bags and wallets.

Sewing and usage
Decovil I is excellent for sewing bags and wallets. It’s also great for making hats, belts and other accessories. You should not use it on all the pieces of your item. Only those parts that will shape your handbag or wallet. Use it for the bottom of small bags if you are not expecting super rigid support. There are other – cheaper – options for the bottom of your bag. The thickness and stiffness are perfect for wallets and flaps in bags. In both cases, you insert the Decovil I after you have turned the bag or wallet. You do not want to birth the Decovil I. Decovil I is easy to sew through, but you are not supposed to do that. At least not in your seams. While it’s easy to sew through it’s a pain to fold it crisp in your seams (hence why its so perfect, since it’s virtually not possible to make creases in it). You definitely should trim the seam allowances off the pieces of Decovil I before fusing it. Turning it right side out through an opening in a lining may not even be possible. For that reason, it’s better to place the stabilizer inside your project at the end of the sewing process.

Tricks of the trade
First, fuse a layer of regular woven interfacing on your fabric and on top of that fuse the Decovil I or Decovil I Light. When fusing, set the heat a little lower and keep your iron at least 8 seconds on every spot. It’s better to prolong the time than to set the temperature higher. Let your fabric with Decovil cool for at least 30 minutes on a flat surface before you work with it. The glue in the Decovil needs time to adhere entirely to your fabric and those thirty minutes cool-down period will grant you with a perfectly working material. In all circumstances, do not have Decovil in your seam allowance. If you do not have separate pattern pieces for it, cut the Decovil piece without the seam allowance and place it centered onto the wrong side of your fabric (the shiny side of the Decovil is the glue side), making sure you have no Decovil inside the seam allowance of your fabric. When sewing, make sure to let the needle run precisely along the edge of the Decovil part.

this is one of my favorite interfacings

Debra is always great to deal with. Fast shipping, great customer service and she is in Canada which is a big bonus. Thanks Debra

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