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« on: January 05, 2007 11:49:36 AM »

I'm making a patchwork tote bag to carry my books in during school. 9 of the 25 squares were made out of a kind of thin blouse material. I'm afraid that the squares aren't going to be strong enough for all of my books. What do you think? Am I going to need interfacing or will it be ok?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007 03:02:08 PM »

Are you making a liner for it too? I would definatly go with interfacing, the really thick one. My books weigh a ton.

« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007 04:18:03 PM »

Thanks. Yes I'm making a lining It's pretty thick too. Will I still need interfacing?

Also if I do need interfacing, I'm probably going to use some fabric instead. I've never used sew-on interfacing before and I'm wondering where you sew. I'm guessing on the edge but I could be wrong.
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007 04:20:29 PM »

I've never used the sew on interfacing either.  I've always used the kind you iron onto the wrong side of the fabric and then you pretend its part of the fabric.  Will the lining be like canvas bag strong?  I don't know about you but my book bag wieghs at least 30 pounds...which is why its on wheels...I can't carry anything that heavy lol.

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2007 04:55:56 PM »

I would recommend iron on interfacing. Because the bag is going to be used for heavy duty school books, I'd also recommend that you get some fleece or quilted calico and sew this in between the outer (with the interfacing attached) and your lining. This will provide some protection from bumps for your books. I know how expensive those things can get!

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2007 05:13:33 PM »

I'd also recommend that you get some fleece or quilted calico and sew this in between the outer (with the interfacing attached) and your lining.

Fleece is a great idea.

HEAVY Iron-on interfacing is good. If it just so happens that you only have non-fusible-- you baste it around the edges of your pieces before you sew them together.

OR make you patchwork. THen back it with a big piece of non-fusible.
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