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Thread: Fabric from Walmart

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    Well when some of the stores were selling it cheap, I was there. I happened to get a couple of the fabrics that wasn't the best quality. One is a plain blue and the other is the black with flowers on it. Well don't you know I want to make a school tote for my 13 year old niece. And this is what the husband and I picked out of my stash to make it. But as I was looking at it, I think it is to thin. My husband asked me why i just can't already use what I have? The other fabrics I have I don't think my niece would like for school. And my husband just doesn't understand why I think I want to buy something else. What should I do? Would it still turn out ok, since it would have interfacing in it. Opions please.

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    I use fusible fleece inside my totes and it adds a lot of body, I also use it on the lining to and it makes a very sturdy bag. I have used a lot of WalMart Fabrics in making totes and so far have no complaints with this method. I cut the body and lining of the tote, iron on the fusible fleece and then quilt both pieces before assembling the tote.

    Hope this helps.

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    Yes the pattern says to use fusible interfacing in it. That is the same thing as the fusible fleece isn't it?

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    fusible interfacing and fusible fleece are different. interfacing is typically a lighter weight than fleece. fleece is really just fusible batting.

    you can use fusible fleece instead of fusible interfacing.

    i, too, use it in all the bags that i make.

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    I was going to suggest the heavier fusible to strengthen your fabric. Please post pictures of your totes when you finish them. :lol:

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