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Posted on: 5/1/03 8:38 PM
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Some grocery stores still use brown paper bags in addition to the plastic ones. On some of my trips to the grocer's I'll ask for brown paper bags, take them home and cut them into the largest rectangular sheets I can, press them flat and presto! I have instantly 'created' a supply of brown paper from which to make those strips used for pressing applications such as darts for example where I do not want the indentation of the pressing to show on the right side before sewing a seam through it during construction!

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Debspuncturedthumb said...
LOL! I've been known to use manila and other 'used' envelopes-even the firmer file folder materials! There are a few other items which can be found at Home Depot, Hardware & other home care stores that do 'double duty' sometimes with a little creative modification so I think sewing creativity extends to your 'sewing toolbox' as well!
5/6/03 7:49 AM
els said...
you also can use brown craft paper which is sold on the roll,or use a manila file if you are not having the brown paper bags.It all works well like debspuncturedthumb describes
5/2/03 10:57 AM
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