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zamolxisdacus
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Date: 6/27/12 10:55 AM

I'm looking for the strongest thin fabric I can get, and hopefully also stiff. This is for the insides of a wallet - for example fabric for the compartments that hold the credit cards.

I have a leather wallet right now that I bought many years from the store, but I want to make a custom one myself and have it as thin as possible. So I plan to use leather only on the outside of the wallet and to only use some thin fabric on the inside. I hope to not use any interfacing.

So any suggestions on some thin and strong fabric for the insides?
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Date: 6/27/12 11:27 PM

Nylon? It's not generally stiff but it could be if you interfaced it. Or you could look for a non-woven like a very thin vinyl, but that would probably be more bulky. Honestly, leather or faux leather might be the best combination of sturdy, tightly woven and thin you can get.

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Date: 6/28/12 0:00 AM

What about nylon flag fabric? It's very strong & does have some stiffness.
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Date: 6/28/12 3:10 AM

I'm not sure why you don't want to use interfacing. Otherwise, many wallets have a card (paper/plastic) sandwiched between to give the walls stiffness (much like you find in the bottom of purses)
The only other type that occurs to me that is stiff would be duck, but again, that is probably thicker than you're wanting.

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Date: 6/28/12 10:44 AM

Yes, nylon flag fabric is what I needed - I just got some from my local Hancock Fabrics store. This is only for the inside of the wallet, for the compartments that keep that cards and cash; the outside will be made of faux leather. The reason I'm avoiding interfacing right now is just to try and have it as few layers as possible - I want to make it as thin as possible.

Thank you all for the tips.
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In reply to zamolxisdacus

Date: 6/28/12 10:46 AM

how about ripstop

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