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Thread: Any Tips for Bag Making?

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    Super Member DonnaC's Avatar
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    Having made many bags, my one tip is: be sure to use a thick, sturdy interfacing like Peltex inside the bag. Otherwise it will be totally floppy and drive your daughter bonkers. It doesn't add much weight but it does add a lot of durability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    With upholstery fabric you don't need interfacing, just a lining.
    And the lining can be great way to use those fabrics you have that you wonder why you got in the first place!
    I like to put pockets inside near the top, sometimes one larger than the other, for phone, keys, etc.
    Be sure to back stitch at least an inch at beginning and end when attaching the pockets.
    If using the webbing for handles be sure to melt the ends so they don't fray out!
    I agree with all the suggestions. The biggest complaint I get when I make a bag is if I don't include a pocket/pockets.

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    you can also get strap strip (webbing type used in book bags)in the trim section of a store such as JoAnn's

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    Check out Pintrest for ideas.

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    Stay up all night, sewing, and you'll have bags! That's the best and easiest way to get them.
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