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Buckram

Quiltingcat

Buckram
« on: May 16, 2018, 12:32:50 PM »
Does anyone know what  buckram is?

Fajita

Re: Buckram
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 12:39:35 PM »

Quiltingcat

Re: Buckram
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 12:52:48 PM »
So would an heavyweight interfacing work?? It's a bag that I'm making..McCalls fashion accessories pattern M5822.

b15erk

Re: Buckram
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 12:57:34 PM »
I used buckram for the holdall type bag I made.  It looked good, but made for great difficulty going through the sewing machine.

I've recently been introduced to decorators foam covering by a friend, I used this to stabilise Lilya's Mermaid purse, and it worked very well indeed.

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Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

BrendaP

Re: Buckram
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 13:49:24 PM »
So would an heavyweight interfacing work?? It's a bag that I'm making..McCalls fashion accessories pattern M5822.

I doubt if ordinary heavy interfacing would be stiff enough to hold the shape of those bags.

Buckram is the stuff that's often used at the top of curtains to hold pencil pleats or goblet pleats in place.  A bag will probably need wider than curtain heading so something like
https://www.fabricland.co.uk/product/white-buckrum-fabric/
is what you need.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Quiltingcat

Re: Buckram
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 15:07:19 PM »
Thanks...x :meow:

wrenkins

Re: Buckram
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 16:36:52 PM »
@Quiltingcat you can get stuff called Bosal In-R-Form but that can be expensive. I also know that people use scrim or car headcloth which can be bought cheaply form ebay.  :)
Fashion fades, style is forever!

StitchinTime

Re: Buckram
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2018, 16:47:51 PM »
Mrs H did a useful blog post a couple of years ago about different types of foam stabiliser:
http://handmadebymrsh.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/foam-stabilisers-comparison.html

wrenkins

Re: Buckram
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 17:08:45 PM »
Brilliant SiT. Thanks for that.
Fashion fades, style is forever!

Quiltingcat

Re: Buckram
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 17:13:16 PM »
Thank you everyone! I love the mermaid purse x

Surest1tch

Re: Buckram
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 20:17:54 PM »
Lovely bag, the buckram I've used in the past was used for making pelmets.  It looks like a kind of really thick sacking but stiffened to the point it feels like hardboard but it's more flexible.  I would say it's way too stiff for a project like that.  You may be able to get a lighter weight version but I've never seen it.