This stabilizer is sold in Half metre cuts

If you want 1 metre put 2 in the quantity box

A lighter alternative to standard Decovil – ideal for creative applications or interior design. Resists tears and creases, and does not fray.

Suitable for all fabrics.  90cm wide

press on firmly with a damp cloth.

Machine washable at 30 degrees. Dry cleanable.

Sewing and usage

Decovil 1 Light is excellent for sewing bags and wallets. It’s also great for making hats, belts and other accessories. You should not use it on all the pieces of your item. Only those parts that will shape your handbag or wallet. Use it for the bottom of small bags if you are not expecting super rigid support. There are other – cheaper – options for the bottom of your bag. The thickness and stiffness are perfect for wallets and flaps in bags. In both cases, you insert the Decovil I after you have turned the bag or wallet. You do not want to birth the Decovil I. Decovil I is easy to sew through, but you are not supposed to do that. At least not in your seams. While it’s easy to sew through it’s a pain to fold it crisp in your seams (hence why it’s so perfect, since it’s virtually not possible to make creases in it). You definitely should trim the seam allowances off the pieces of Decovil I before fusing it. Turning it right side out through an opening in a lining may not even be possible. For that reason, it’s better to place the stabilizer inside your project at the end of the sewing process.

Tricks of the trade

First, fuse a layer of regular woven interfacing on your fabric and on top of that fuse the Decovil I or Decovil I Light. When fusing, set the heat a little lower and keep your iron at least 8 seconds on every spot. It’s better to prolong the time than to set the temperature higher. Let your fabric with Decovil cool for at least 30 minutes on a flat surface before you work with it. The glue in the Decovil needs time to adhere entirely to your fabric and those thirty minutes cool-down period will grant you with a perfectly working material. In all circumstances, do not have Decovil in your seam allowance. If you do not have separate pattern pieces for it, cut the Decovil piece without the seam allowance and place it centred onto the wrong side of your fabric (the shiny side of the Decovil is the glue side), making sure you have no Decovil inside the seam allowance of your fabric. When sewing, make sure to let the needle run precisely along the edge of the Decovil part.