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Thread: Substantial Support In Cloth

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    Question Substantial Support In Cloth

    Hi!

    I want to make tote bags that has Strength in them. How do you make the sides and bottoms of them stronger? I heard once about something that was " fusible "... That's the only word I remember? fusible what???

    Susan

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    fusible interface- like the stuff in a collar

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    There are some very stiff interfacings that are fusible. Some people also use something in the bottom of the bag like template plastic, plastic canvas or cardboard.
    I don't want to brag but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school.

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    Nancy's notions has what they call Peltex interfacing.

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    There was a tote tutorial on here today that showed how to use batting and lining. It looked very sturdy.

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    Thnk You All so much... Interfacing! That's the word I'm looking for.

    ~ Susan

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    I found with my purse the handles wore out soonest so that is where I would concentrate o the next one I make. I use fusabale pellpon on my purses. It is like a thin batting.
    Last edited by Up North; 03-17-2013 at 02:50 PM.

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    Peltex is good for bottoms, also soft ans stable gives good body
    Brother XL-3500i, SQ-9050, Dreamweaver XE6200D

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    I use Fusible Pellon Fleece ( from Joann's) For all my purses, bags and totes. Use a dry iron, no steam!

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