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Add Support to Fabrics with Old Flannel Sheets

Oct 17, 2008

submitted by Sheri Rand
from Threads #113

Used flannel sheets provide just the right backing for many sewing projects. One sheet can supply various weights from the worn center section to the thicker edges. You can use them for underlining, interfacing, and lightweight, soft backing for heirloom sewing. When the flannel interfacings or underlinings are pressed to the fashion fabric, they hold together long enough to be sewn in place. As an underlining, the flannel lends a soft, supple drape to the garment. Of course any printed design on the sheet will show through a lightweight fabric, so be sure to test your fabrics.

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  1. User avater Love_it December 31st

    Old sheets of any kind and old towels are my secret battings for hot pads, table runners and mats, chair cushions, quilts and the list goes on. A great way to stay green and conserve. Thanks

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