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Soft and Stable: When should I use Black or White Soft and Stable?

We sell more white Soft and Stable, but we use more black. Here is why:

​Usually when we are making a purse or bag, we are using dark fabrics. Dark fabrics hide dirt so are perfect for projects that get a lot of wear and tear. Black Soft and Stable enhances those darker colors, making them look more rich and intense.

​Sometimes in the construction of a purse or bag, the layer of Soft and Stable may show (such as when a zipper is installed). If we are using dark fabrics, we'd prefer not to have a white line showing along the edge of the seam.

​Black Soft and Stable is slightly thinner than white Soft and Stable so if you have a machine that has trouble with thicker layers, you may find it easier to work with black Soft and Stable.

​Finally, though the changes are cosmetic only and won't affect the usability of the product, white Soft and Stable can turn slightly ivory-colored when exposed to light or high heat. That is not an issue with black Soft and Stable.

​If we are using very light fabrics, especially fabrics with a lot of white in the background, we prefer to use white Soft and Stable as it brightens the colors.

​As you can see from the photos below, black Soft and Stable brings out different undertones in a fabric. Most of the differences are very subtle.

​We suggest that you try both black and white Soft and Stable under your fabric before beginning your project to see which gives you the effect that you want.