When Pellon asked me if I wanted to play with a new Flex Foam that is **FUSIBLE** I may have wept a little. I mean really, does it get any better than Fusible Flex Foam? I said absolutely yes!
The deets: “Pellon® Flex-Foam™ is a lightweight stabilizer consisting of a layer of foam sandwiched between two layers of soft fabric. It is excellent for use in crafts, accessories, and home décor projects for an elegant finished look. It can be used in place of or in addition to other stabilizers. Flex-Foam is a breeze to sew through and adds shape and body to projects such as computer cases, eyeglass cases, purses, tote bags, cup holders, diaper bags, and more! It is compatible with a wide variety of fabrics. It is available as a sew-in, a 1-sided fusible or a 2-sided fusible. Available 20” on the board and 60” on the roll*. ”
FF77 Flex-Foam™ Sew-In – http://www.pellonprojects.com/products/77-flex-foam/
FF78F1 Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible – http://www.pellonprojects.com/products/ff78f1-flex-foam-1-sided-fusible/
FF79F2 Flex-Foam™ 2-Sided Fusible – http://www.pellonprojects.com/products/ff79f2-flex-foam-2-sided-fusible/
Flex-Foam is a great way to add soft and sturdy support to anything you want to keep it’s shape. And now you can fuse it right to your fabric.
All I could think of was how I could totally eliminate a drop in liner for simple bags and totes. For several nights I couldn’t get the idea of a simple tote made with the 2-sided fusible and bound seams out of my head. Of course, there are a multitude of other uses for the Fusible Flex Foam, but this is the one that instantly piqued my interest. Any small zip bags, basic tote or pouch could fairly easily be made with the Fusible Flex Foam foam and hiding the seams in some binding.
I like the look of quilting on the Flex Foam. I played around a little with some basic tracing of the fabric elements with my hopping foot.
The product sews like a dream. When I was sewing straight stitches, I used my walking foot and used Clover Wonder Clips to hold it all in place instead of pins. Again, with my walking foot it sews beautifully. I like the texture created by sewing on the foam. Since it is fused to the fabric, you certainly don’t need to quilt it, I just liked the look of a patchwork tote. I used a simple shape with curved bottom. The Flex Foam gives great structure to the tote without being hard. You can squish the tote up and it will bounce back into shape.
I love the way my tote turned out. It is simple and yet yummy.
The best part is the lining is perfectly snug against all the sides without any sagging or pulling. And while we are at it, no saggy bottom either! I hate a saggy bottom.
Be sure to check out the other awesome stops on the blog tour! Thanks Pellon for letting me play with more of your awesome products.
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9/10 – Cut to Pieces
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9/14 – Baby Rozen Design
9/15 – Sew Sweetness
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