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MacMorrighan
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Date: 8/26/13 6:52 PM

Hey guys, much earlier this year (say, back in early Spring, IIRC), I saw a television program on Sewing either on PBS or some other station that I rarely see regularly. Anyway, in ti program, two Sewists had contrived to make a simple tote bag for their groceries. In the process, however, they ended up ironing something onto the fabric or between the fabric which, in the end, made the soft fabric feel a little stiffer with the texture of canvas. Does anyone know what might have been used? I'd like to sew a messenger bag for myself, however, because canvas is so limiting, I'd like to try this technique on some other form of fabric.

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Date: 8/26/13 8:20 PM

Interfacing! They probably used something like this. JoAnn's frequently has 50% off the regular price coupons.
Since you know it's called interfacing, you might be able to find another heavy one that's workable, and not so expensive. The one I linked to has the fusible on both sides. If you have a local JoAnn's or Hancock's, check with them for suggestions. Good luck!

Edited here.......Do you get JoAnn's sales flyer in the mail? On the back of the most recent flyer there's a 60% off coupon for any regular priced fabric....good from Aug. 25th to the 29th.






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Subject: Treating Fabric to Feel Like Canvas? Date: 8/27/13 4:42 AM

I took a class where we used Pellon. Here is a run down of what the different ones provide:
http://www.sewsweetness.com/2011/09/sewing-back-to-school-interfacing.html?m=1

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Date: 8/27/13 6:35 AM

I've used the Decor bond for firmer shaped bags before, but there are other options.
Lazy girl designs interfacings
Also a product more like what you'd find inside a Vera Bradly Bag:
Soft and Stable
I used that one to make my husband an envelope style case for his laptop.

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Date: 9/1/13 3:04 PM

CCRIS, no, I don't receive the Joann's flier through the mail. How might I sign up for that using their website? I didn't see such an "option" for doing so when I was there last.

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Date: 9/1/13 7:42 PM

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