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Posted on: 5/4/05 12:24 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 3 people   Very Helpful by 4 people   
This was suggested by someone who uses it for lining and supporting crocheted purses.

Use a premade fabric bag from the craft store, the canvas or denim kind meant for decorating with paint, etc. Turn it inside out so the good side becomes the lining for the bag you construct around it.

I haven't tried this yet, but I am thinking it will solve the dilemma of how to stiffen without overstiffening, and you can use the existing handles, or cover them, or cut them off. These bags come in a variety of sizes and are priced very low.

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SouthernStitch said... (5/13/05 11:42 PM) Reply
Great tip. I was looking at some gorgeous fabric today and shaping it for a tote bag. This could solve my problem, as I don't want to fuse anything to it.
gansett gal said... (5/13/05 2:09 PM) Reply
Great tip. You can find these 'craft purses' on sale for very little. Never though of this-GREAT!
Clev said... (5/5/05 7:41 AM) Reply
Hey, this tip came into my life just in time. I've been meaning to make a purse. I have some tapestry fabric scraps & I've been delaying due to the lining issues. I have not seen these paintable canvas bags but there are plenty of craft stores around--so I'm off to find one. Thank YOU.
Mary Stiefer said... (5/4/05 11:30 PM) Reply
What a great idea. Those types of bags are very cheap at Hobby Lobby Craft stores. It's probably easier and less expensive doing it this way.
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