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Meet Sew Lazy: An Interfacing Fairy Tale Come True!
Posted By Joan Hawley On August 27, 2012 @ 6:37 am In Sew Lazy Interfacing | 58 Comments
Lazies, Interfacing has been a bad bedtime story for too long. Bad product names, mystery properties, generic instructions – ack! Sew Lazy interfacing turns that bad bedtime story into a fairy tale come true. It’s Sew Lazy and the 7 Dwarfs! Sew Lazy is seven of my favorite products for bag making, small crafts, table runners, apparel and more. Good names, instructions, project icons, color coding, etc, etc. Finally, we can make sense of these confusing products and know exactly what to buy, how to use it and what it will do for our projects. Grab a cuppa cuppa, I got a lot to tell you!
Please Meet Sew Lazy
While Snow White had Grumpy, Dopey and Sleepy, I’ve got: Stiff Stuff, Slicker, Dreamy (2: sew-in and fusible), Face-It (2: soft and firm), and Fusi-Bond. Products that work. Names that make sense. Get to know these names, we’ll be seeing a lot more of them. I’ve spent so much time with these little bolts, I’ve come to think of them as my 7 Dwarfs.
Why Sew Lazy is Special
- Products selected, tested and approved by me, so you know they’re good and will work for you.
- Names that make sense and are relatable. Stiff Stuff to make your bag stand up – perfect!
- Bolt end labels clearly marked with all the info you need to make sure you’re buying the right thing.
- Instructions and descriptions wound with each product. It’s like I’m right there talking to you!
- These are the basic items plus a thing or two that might be new to you.
- Only available at your local quilt shop or their online shop.
- Made in the USA
Claire Handbag (LGD125) made with Stiff Stuff in place of fleece
and Face-It Firm to interface the lining.
Products: Details and How They Got Their Names
Fusi-Bond Lite (SLG101, 17″, $2.99 yd)
An adhesive web perfect for applique and bonding layers of fabric together. Similar to Heat N Bond Lite/Wonder Under. It won’t gum up your sewing machine needle, offers an even and consistent bond and won’t add weight or stiffness to your project. Fusi-Bond = fusible bond.
Slicker (SLG102, 17″, $5.79 yd)
Iron-on glossy vinyl. Hey, we can laminate our own fabric! Fabric stays soft and is easy to work with. You’ll meet the Slicker Tote (below) in an upcoming blog post. Slicker = it makes fabric slicker.
Face-It Soft (SLG103, 22″, $5.79 yd)
Lightweight woven 100% cotton fusible interfacing. Slightly more delicate than Pellon Shape Flex. Face-It = interface it. There is no nickname for interfacing, so let’s just ‘Face-It’.
Face-It Firm (SLG104, 20″, $3.39 yd)
Medium/heavy weight non-woven fusible interfacing. Nicer than Decor Bond. Face-It = interface it, same category as above, just a different weight.
Dreamy Sew-In Fleece (SLG105, 45″, $5.59 yd)
100% polyester high loft sew-in fleece. Use in place of batting for small projects or in soft-sided crafts when you want more drape or softness than fusible fleece. Dreamy = creamy/dreamy consistency.
Dreamy Fusible Fleece (SLG106, 45″, $8.59 yd)
100% polyester high loft fusible fleece. If you like Pellon fusible fleece, you are going to love this. Great consistency and no dimpling from over-fusing. Dreamy = creamy/dreamy consistency. It’s as if fresh cream were whipped into a fleece, perfectly yummy with no calories and just the right loft.
Stiff Stuff (SLG107, 20″, $5.29 yd)
The new love of my bag-making life. Firm, yet flexible sew-in dense interfacing. Similar to, but softer than Timtex/Peltex. It’s forgiving and doesn’t hold the fold like those other guys. You can crumple a bag into a ball and it will bounce right back and stand up straight. Use it in place of fleece or batting in a structured bag. Great for table runners and placemats, too. More on this later…a lot more! Stiff Stuff = I need some of that stiff stuff to make my bag stand up.
Slicker Tote, outside fabric laminated with Slicker,
Stiff Stuff used in place of fleece or batting for great stand-up-i-tude, dude!
Revolutionary Bolt End Labels
I am so tired of those confusing and non-sensical labels on the bolt ends. You know the ones. They say something like this: 100% polyester, all-purpose, non-woven, medium weight, fusible, I-stopped-listening-five-minutes-ago… Goodness! Just tell me what I need to know. Name, properties, what it will do for my project and how to care for it.
Interleaf Information and Instructions
Yes, those instruction thingies that come wrapped in the bolt have a name – interleaf. All five fusible products come wrapped with the pink interleaf. Hot pink = hot iron, therefore it’s fusible. Easy peasy. Both sew-in products are wrapped with the blue linterleaf. Here’s a snippet of the fusible interleaf, showing the clear labeling, project icons such as soft purse or apparel, product descriptions and instructions for use. Click to enlarge image.
Store Owners – Need to Know Info
Sew Lazy is exclusively available through Checker Distributors . Lazy Girl is not stocking or shipping Sew Lazy. Contact Checker to place an order.
Skinny bolts – put-ups of 10-20 yards instead of 15-35 for other name brand comparables.
Where to Buy Sew Lazy
Sew Lazy has already started shipping to local quilt shops and online stores. Ask your shop owner if they are/will be stocking it.
I have tons more to tell you about these little babies, including product substitutions for my existing patterns.
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