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Thread: question about making handbags

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    I agree...you will want to be sure you use fusible fleece. I generally buy it in 5 (or 10) yard increments. Mainly because I find so many uses for it other than just bags. I always want my bags to be very sturdy (kind of like Vera Bradley bags). I think that makes them look alot nicer. I know I didn't use the fleece in some of the earlier bags I made several years ago and I was never happy with them so I rarely carried them. I have not tried that stuff that is like headliner fabric although I know that the LQS I go to has it now. I intend to buy a package one of these days and give it a try. Have several different bags that I have the patterns and fabric to make...just other things taking priority right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETPEACHES View Post
    http://www.joann.com/fusible-fleece-...bolt/prd14450/

    Can I use this? It's not Pellon, but it's fusible fleece. I hadn't planned on buying that much, but didn't see it in smaller quantities. The Pellon fusible fleece on Joannes website, is 5.00 for 22"x36".
    Yep that's the 'stuff" .

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    I just bought my fusible fleece from Joanns this morning.
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    SweetPeaches, I have made my own 'pellon' by putting double sided fusible on regular batting to make my purses. They hold up just as well. The first one I made with the 987F and I can't see the difference and I use my purses till they fall apart. The magic for me is the inside base. I use the plexiglas purse bases that you can get at Jo-anns or LQS. You can also have a glass shop or your local hardware store if you live in a small town cut plexiglass to fit your needs. Good luck!

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    joanns carries it, you just have to order the right one, it is very different than interfacing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam B View Post
    I agree...you will want to be sure you use fusible fleece. I generally buy it in 5 (or 10) yard increments. Mainly because I find so many uses for it other than just bags. I always want my bags to be very sturdy (kind of like Vera Bradley bags). I think that makes them look alot nicer. I know I didn't use the fleece in some of the earlier bags I made several years ago and I was never happy with them so I rarely carried them. I have not tried that stuff that is like headliner fabric although I know that the LQS I go to has it now. I intend to buy a package one of these days and give it a try. Have several different bags that I have the patterns and fabric to make...just other things taking priority right now.
    I used the "Soft and Stable" headliner fabric for the first time this weekend. I really like the results. I've made over 100 bags and almost always use fusible fleece (I like the one from WalMart best, it is the heaviest I've found). Don't think I'll use the Soft & Stable for bags I sell because of the expense, but will use it for my own bags.
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