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« on: May 08, 2012 12:35:39 AM »

So, I'm dating a submariner in the US Navy.  After a year of dating, I've decided it's serious enough that I should start to think about the future.  Of course, I'm odd, so "the future" turned into "what am I going to put his next half-way night box in?"  Most girls might use this as an excuse to buy a new pair of shoes.  I, however, decided it's a reason to sew.  So...

I've chosen a pattern (Box bag, lined with a zipper) but I'm a little iffy on the rest of it.  I know I want it to be sturdy and that it needs to be fairly stiff.  It needs to be around the size of a shoe box.  I've chosen some cotton with his one of his favorite teams' logo all over it for the outside, and I think I'm going to have four layers of fabric to make it a bit stronger, but I still don't know how I'm going to make it stiff.  I want it to act like a box, but be more re-useable. 

Ideas on how to make it nice and stiff?  Have a better pattern?  Any advice for messing with zippers without a zipper foot would also be nice, since I've never done it and don't have a zipper foot.  Thanks <3
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012 02:53:10 AM »

Some good thick iron on interfacing might make it stiff enough for you.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012 06:43:25 AM »

If your fabric is thick enough around the zipper you don't really need a zipper foot. Just go slow so in case it gets off track you can put it back to rights.

You could buy some plastic canvas (you can trim them to size), sew them into a lining and just put it inside the "box" as a removable piece.
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