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kamlgsw
« on: January 16, 2006 11:36:23 AM »

I live in the Athens area, but I am having the hardest time trying to find a specific thing. I am making a messenger bag, and the straps are adjustable. So, I need a buckle slide. I'm not sure if that is the exact name for them, but that is what is on the pattern. I have looked at Joann's, Hobby Lobby, and two Wal-Marts. I also went to the thrift store looking for overalls, but I wasn't going to pay $9 to use one slide.

Do y'all have any other places to look, or somewhere where you have successfully found this item.

Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.  Grin
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princesakati
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2006 11:49:03 AM »

hm.  I assume you're talking about the thing that's like a rectangle with 2 slots in it?  I guess that the only place I can think of that you haven't tried is Hancock fabric, and I don't know if they would have such a thing!  Or Michaels, but they don't really have much sewing stuff any more.  good luck and if I come across one I'll let you know.
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kamlgsw
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2006 11:58:02 AM »

That's exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for the idea. I will check there sometime. I didn't know there was a Hancock fabric store in Athens.

Thanks!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2006 12:58:30 PM »

what  size  slider  do  you need>  and  does it have to be  metal  or   plastic?  I live  in athens a nd  have 2 small children  with a bunch of back packs  that I can swipe a slider from and mail to you.   if  its teh right size.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2006 05:00:46 PM »

That's exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for the idea. I will check there sometime. I didn't know there was a Hancock fabric store in Athens.

Thanks!  Smiley

It's in the shopping center on the Atlanta highway that has Goody's and big lots in it!
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kamlgsw
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006 07:20:04 PM »

I needed 1.5" metal. I found them on ebay under triglide buckles, not slide buckles. Thank you both so much!
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2006 09:11:08 AM »

have you ever tried potter's house on prince avenue in normal town?  they have really low prices on clothes (thrift store) and you could probably find materials there for cheap. 
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kamlgsw
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2006 07:34:18 PM »

I didn't check there. I love potter's house. I should have checked there before buying them online.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2006 12:39:33 PM »

Going to visit athens to sell hemp handmade clothing. Please anyone there email me with small boutiques or places you know of that are cool . thank you. ann
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2007 03:38:49 PM »

I was at Michael's the other day and saw one for like $3... although i live in dunwoody :[
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