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Topic: How to use elastic hair tie for purse fastener?  (Read 904 times)
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Island Girl
« on: July 17, 2006 06:48:08 PM »

I tried doing a search on the board for this, and can't find it?
I've read in some posts where some of you have used an elastic hair tie for the top closure of
a purse (that would go over a bead or button)
I've made a cereal box purse that I've spray adhered onto strong illustration board.  It's got a fabric liner.
I realize I probably need to drill the hole for sewing on the bead (and elastic band)...But what I need to know is,
How do you attach the elastic hair band (ponytail band)?
Would really appreciate your help!!
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2006 10:35:02 AM »

depphead, i use them all the time. but i only use fabric for my bags- so because i don't use cardboard, i can sew the elastic into the top seam.
(like you do wih a handle- pin everything inside the bag, then insert the lining RSO and sew aroundthe top, pull through and everything is facing the right way).  lookee! i'm so efficient, that i snapped this pic that has a super view of how it ends up!

anyway, it still might work for you. i bet since you've got a fabric liner you can sandwich the elastic beween the illustration board and the fabric, then apply the adheisive. though you might not be able to with this project cause it sounds like it might be pretty close to completed. so for this bag, perhaps you can use a button or a stud of some sort, maybe use two of the same kinds of buttons but glue one side to the elastic.

something like this:
this is made of fabric too, but you can see where i permanently attached the elastic to one side (the round button) and it loops around the oval one.
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Island Girl
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2006 10:53:01 AM »

Smiley Thank you SO much for your input!!  I appreciate your information and beautiful pics!
Your purses are really nice!
Before I got your message, I had attached the hair band by using the punch tool from my
grommet making supplies, and punched two holes thru the board and fabric. It worked great.
But I REALLY like your way, and will definately take your advice on my next fabric purse.
Thanks so much!
When I get a pic taken of the purse, I'll post it.
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2006 11:00:16 AM »

oh yeah, thread it through the two holes and then through itself. smart idea! do post pics!

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