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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: a convertible bag like the miche? on: March 13, 2012 08:53:57 PM
I would definitely use cardboard to stiffen the shells. Something thin that you can sew through like poster board or pieces of a cereal box. Obviously, you won't be able to throw the shells in the washing machine, but I have many bags and wallets that I've interfaced with cardboard and they spot clean just fine.
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need Help with Punching a Hole Through Thick Fabric on: March 13, 2012 08:47:38 PM
If your leather punch won't work, it's probably just dull. I've purchased leather punches from a bunch of different places and all were dull when I got them except for the ones I got from Tandy Leather. I can punch through several layers of canvas with the Tandy punches.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Craftster, how do I fix this? on: February 14, 2012 12:41:48 AM
It looks like you could pick out the stitches along the top edge and pull the whole lining out. Then you can take the lining apart and use the pieces to make a pattern for the new lining. To do the outside pockets, you'd probably have to take the whole bag apart.
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: What is the best fabric to use for the inside of backpacks? on: November 01, 2011 04:11:23 PM
What kind of fabric are you using for the outside?
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Kindle Case on: September 15, 2011 10:30:33 AM
Thanks! Some of it is cotton fabric, and some of it is poly/cotton broadcloth. I just used whatever scraps I had lying around.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Kindle Case on: September 15, 2011 06:20:11 AM
My dad got me a Kindle for my birthday, and I wanted to make my own case. I made a whole bunch of crappy ones before coming up with this:

What do you guys think?
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Choosing Interfacings on: July 16, 2011 11:21:15 PM
You can use any fabric as interfacing. The non-woven interfacing that you buy in stores is garbage in my opinion, and the woven stuff is too light-weight for most bags.

I like to use canvas or denim. If you want the bag to be stiffer, you can get a stiffer canvas and spray glue it to the back of your shell fabric. Soft canvas or denim used as a sew in interfacing is good for slouchy less structured bags. Just make sure that you pre-wash the fabrics if you plan to wash the bags, or the interfacing will shrink more than the shell and turn the bag into a crumpled ball of fabric.
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Zippers on: October 04, 2010 06:52:47 PM
i get mine here:


she'll make a custom listing for you with whatever colors you want.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Ignignokt beanie and a few other things. on: May 28, 2010 01:41:18 AM
The innocent shall suffer.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Glue for metal clutch frame purse making? on: May 24, 2010 01:13:55 AM
Uhu glue works well. http://3dpatternpaper.etsy.com has it. I highly recommend them for purse frames and other metal junk too. The guy who runs it is super awesome.
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