I was lucky enough to get to try out some 1-sided fusible Pellon Flex-Foam before it launches (it’ll be in all Hancock Fabric stores on September 14th!). I thought it would be a perfect time to update the very first Swoon pattern, the Ethel Tote. The pattern has been completely re-written with new diagrams and a new design.
First, here’s Pellon’s description of the foam:
My first thoughts on the foam were that it is just slightly stiffer than the sew-in version, which is usual with fusible versions. The fusible glue seems to add just that little bit of extra support.
The fusible is a teensy bit thicker than the sew-in Flex-Foam. (The fusible on the bottom)
It measures about 3/16″ thick.
Cutting is a breeze, but the best part is that it fuses faster than Shape-flex (no, really, it does). A few seconds and bam, fused. Just be sure to fuse from the right side of the fabric. Like its sew-in counterpart, it is pliable and easily manipulated…
…yet stiff enough to stand up just fine.
It was very easy to sew. And like most fusibles, it can crinkle when bent (think turning a bag right side out), but a quick press gets it right back in shape.
The fusible Flex-Foam is now my favorite fusible interfacing. I am sure you will love it as much as I do.
If you want to try some for yourself, comment below, and one random winner will be selected on Friday, September 11 to get 1 yard each of: Sew-In FF77, 1-Sided Fusible FF78F1, and 2-Sided Fusible FF79F2!
And don’t forget to go download the brand-new free Swoon Ethel Tote pattern >>
If you’re still curious, visit the blogs below to see what they thought of (and made with) the new fusible Pellon Flex-Foam: