As I was taking this photograph I was thinking.... "it even stands up on it's own without anything inside to fill it out to give it a bit of stability and show off it's shape..." Then the mount board I stand at the back of these kind of photographs fell over and squashed it :)
Anyway, I have finally tried out the interlining Vilene 2VS320 and I do really like it. I like the way it fuses so readily to the fabric, I like the way that the fabric stays beautifully flexible and more like a home decor weight fabric. If you are familiar with Vilene iron-on firm 2V305 interlining, then the Vilene 2VS320 gives a firmer, yet more flexible finish than that.
The 2VS320 is simple to apply and easy to sew, but, (There is always a but isn't there?) it's too firm in my opinion for use in small pouches like this one. Now, that may be very subjective of me as I confess I like my pouches softer and more squishy but please read on...
This interlining has been designed particulary for structuring fabric for use in bag making, for hat brims, fabric bowls, collars, cuffs and belts so it's no big surprise that that is exactly where it comes into it's own. If you make really structured bags like clutches or totes, or hats with brims, clothes with collars and cuffs where you want to achieve a good, well supported shape, then this is definitely an interlining to consider as part of your next project.
If on the other hand your sewing project includes pretty, dainty little gathers then this isn't the interlining for you. I suspect that it would take a great deal of effort to coax gathers into fabric once this had been applied and even if you succeeded it wouldn't a pretty outcome.
If you have tried this interlining before what do you think?