So I live in a country that doesn't have interfacing. I've looked in all the fabric stores, but a "fabric store" means just fabric, no notions, etc. and it's fabrics for making traditional or Muslim garments, primarily (which are beautifully embellished with sequins and flowers, etc.). I'm making a purse out of some old ripped jeans, and would like it to be stiff enough to have a little shape, but I don't want it to be super-stiff, if that makes sense. I've read that you can use dryer sheets, but I live in a country that also has no dryers.
Would something like the cover of a school notebook work? Would it be too flimsy or bend and lose its shape really quickly? The purse will be lined, but I'm using an old skirt that is really lightweight, so it won't help hold up the purse any. I tried a piece of cardboard cut out from a care package from my mom, but that was too stiff (I figured I could just glue it in, right?) Thanks for any suggestions you have!