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« on: December 31, 2005 07:07:20 AM »

so ive had this old suitcase for awhile..and after looking around at other posts on here i decided i want to re upholster it...because the inside llooks...old and wore out...

as you can see my cat likes it just the way it is...hehe
leaving me with great ideas for a suitcase cat bed  Grin
but anyways i have a few questions? how do i get around these bolt type things? is there a way to get them off?...or do i just exacto knife the material around it? and how do i get it not to fray then? and whats the best method to get the material to stick?staples?glue?

thanks you all! sorry if this post is in the wrong area! i wasnt sure where to post this  Tongue
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2006 07:21:17 AM »

Here I thought I'd hop on this topic to get some ideas and no one has responded!!! Smiley  You could try and custom fit a piece of fabric around that hinge.  Or you could use a fabric that doesn't fray - like felt or even fleece.  I've got a suitcase that I've repainted to be a dressup trunk - and the old fabric had batting that they glued to the inside - so I'm trying to find out what's the best way to reline it and have the new fabric/batting 'stick' -

good luck with yours -- post pics if you decide to tackle it!!!

The strangest secret in the world is that you become what you think about.  Earl Nightingale

« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2006 08:43:25 AM »

thanks so much..i was also thinking about using  a non frayed materal...kinda like a shaggy faux fur material maybe?....and im thinking...maybe a spray adhesive or some sort would work well??...i dont know yet though...i havent gotten around to going to the craft store!eep!
also when you repainted your dressup trunk...did you put some sort of primer than paint then sealer...or just paint then  sealer?....thanks!  Huh
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