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Thread: Buckram

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    Has anyone used this to make bags with? A co worker made the tabitha bag and said she went to hancocks and they didn't know what it was. I guess she did get some after all.

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    Interesting idea... I didn't know what it was called, but I can see where it would have a lot of good uses.
    Thank you for bringing this up :D:D:D

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    Yes, I was able to buy it at a quilt show where they were selling a bag pattern. I haven't made the purse, yet.

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    Is that the interfacing that used to be used in making suits or is it the heavier that was used in millnery (making hats)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Is that the interfacing that used to be used in making suits or is it the heavier that was used in millnery (making hats)?
    I am not sure exactly myself I yet. Although I did look it up at Joanns on line. My friend told me that they use this to put in
    hats.

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    I have used buckram to make curtain pelmets. I think all buckram is very stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterj
    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Is that the interfacing that used to be used in making suits or is it the heavier that was used in millnery (making hats)?
    I am not sure exactly myself I yet. Although I did look it up at Joanns on line. My friend told me that they use this to put in
    hats.
    I thought it was used to put the pleats in drapes.

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    I do believe that buckrum is used in drapery pleats or anywhere else stiffening is needed. It is NOT to be washed. It falls into a glorious mush-like substance when it gets wet and there goes your nice stiff pleats, etc.

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    I've used it in hat making. Wouldn't want to use it for anything else. :0)

    Edit: I've used it to make doll pates on old bisques, too. Forgot about that.

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    Is it sold in the drapery making section then? How wide does it come?

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    I've used buckram to put in the rim of hats I make for caroling costumes. It would probably also work well in purses. I can't believe Hancocks didn't know what it was.

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