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Date: 3/20/13 11:14 AM

I love making clasp purses . . . until I get to the part where I have to glue the purse to the clasp. When I push the fabric into the channel I get glue all over the fabric. I've used all types of tools to try and prevent this from happening, but I still smear the glue. does anyone have any tricks they can share? Or, as a last resort, does anyone know of a glue that I can easily remove from the fabric when I goof?

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Date: 3/20/13 4:11 PM

Is it possible you are using too much glue? If you're using a pva/white glue, you should only be putting on a very thin layer. Not enough for excess to squeeze out when you make contact. Try brushing it on with a small paintbrush.

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Date: 3/21/13 6:39 AM

I think I might try something like this:
double sided tape

I believe it used to be called "millennium tape" but I can no longer find any reference to that.

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Date: 3/21/13 7:22 PM

This may sound weird, but I have applies hot glue to an item, let it cool...place it where I want it ...added heat, such as an iron, and the glue resoftens and attatches with no mess. I have never tried it on a purse, but I have done this with a belt and on costumes.
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Date: 3/21/13 11:08 PM

What a good idea! Thank you for sharing this.

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Date: 3/22/13 12:28 PM

You are welcome.
Let me know how it works for you.
I would love to see the finished product.

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Date: 3/22/13 7:09 PM

Thanks Everyone!
I'll definitely try using less glue
And the suggestion for cool hot glue is great!

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Date: 3/23/13 2:54 PM

Hi Nan

This tutorial shows the techniqe Lisa Lam of U-Handbag uses for this and she suggests using masking tape to protect the fabric.

Helen

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