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« on: August 28, 2006 08:19:54 PM »

I am making my second bag ever. The first one I made, is a messenger-style bag out of corduroy and some light cotton inside. It is really floppy. This time I'm making one for my girlfriend, so it can't be crappy.

Anyway, I was wondering about interfacing. I don't know which kind would be good for corduroy, and I've also never used it before. I am going to Joanns tomorrow, so I'd like to pick some up. Walmart had some but it said medium, would this do? For corduroy? I don't want it floppy, but I don't want it too stiff either. Also, what is "stabilizer"?

Any help/pointers greatly appreciated!!

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006 08:57:08 PM »

Look for something like Pellon Craft Fuse.  It is thicker and more sturdy then interfacing.  It is more like the thickness of wonder under, but only sticky on one side.  Also, you can always ask the ladies working there for a craft thickness interfacing.
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006 09:45:59 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2006 11:17:19 PM »

Also, what do you guys think is the best and/or easier closure for a messenger bag? It wont be used heavily, like as a bookbag or anything. More like a messenger style purse.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006 06:10:35 AM »

I use magnetic snap on most of my stuff, but I think velcro would be ok also.  Depends on the look you are going for I think. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006 04:59:07 PM »

Alrighty. I got to Joanns. The lady helped wonderfully. I came home with a nonfusible interfacing. Now, I realize I forgot to ask if I should just put one layer between the outer fabric and lining (corduroy and cotton), or two. Also, any tips on working with non-fusible interfacing would help wonders!
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