I'm hoping people have some tips/tricks to share for sewing with handwovens. I make stuffed creatures, and in the past I have just used standard cotton fabrics. I've been starting to experiment with weaving my own fabrics to make them out of (which I think would be incredible), but the problem is that the handwovens are much looser in weave and I haven't successfully found a way to help them hold up under the stress of sewing, turning, and stuffing. I have read a few articles but have yet to find anything that has really helps. Does anyone have any ideas for me?
The easiest thing to do would be to fuse a light weight interfacing to your fabric.
I was wondering if that would work! Would you suggest covering the whole surface? Something like this? http://www.pellonprojects.com/products/plf36-fusible-interfacing/
Daryl Lancaster offers great "sewing with handwoven" classes.
Fusiknit was one product, and she recommends another that can be bought through her website, HTC. I believe both are fusible. You might not want a lining that adds bulk or stiffness when sewing those tight curves on small objects.
The Pellon product you linked to would be perfect, and is probably available at a sewing store instead of buyingit online, unseen. You want something very light.
Yes, light would be good. The curves are hard to keep from gathering even with regular fabrics, so a lot of added bulk would be difficult. These give me some great options to try! Thanks!