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Date: 5/24/13 2:08 PM

I'm making Kwik Sew 2379, mini backpacks, for the second time. The first one I made from heavy cotton canvas lined with quilting cotton, and probably a medium-weight fusible, but it's *too* slouchy. For the second go-round, I'd like something that holds a little more shape, without being completely rigid. The fashion fabrics will be a quilted outdoor canvas lined with quilting cotton again. I was thinking I might be able to flatline it with some wool felt, but that feels too slouchy, too.

Suggestions for something I can pick up locally this weekend? I'm trying to burn through some stash/WIPs and don't have time to order anything.

Here's the first bag (and looking at it now, it looks like maybe only the flaps were interfaced...?):


And from the back, with the flap open (just b/c I love that fabric! )


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Date: 5/24/13 8:48 PM

My favorite interfacing for handbags is Pellon Decor Bond which is a nonwoven -- I prefer it over Pellon Craft. Both are widely available. Remember you can always add layers of interfacing. Don't be afraid to experiment to get the look you want. Have fun!

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Date: 5/24/13 11:31 PM

I really like to use headliner fabric because it gives enough shape without being rigid, is lightweight and easy to sew. Annie's sells something quite similar but much more expensively. Headliner is lightweight foam with a knit on one side; I think the Annie's stabilizer has knit on both sides.

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Date: 5/26/13 4:19 AM

Glad you showed the inside that fabric, you are so right, it's gorgeous!

I've used Pellon 70 but that makes things very Rigid!!!

Another bag I used this excellent fusible - From my review---

--- "The BEST heavy weight fusible ever I ordered was from a PR site merchant - Fashion Sewing Supply! I ordered 2 yards of their PRO-Woven SUPER Crisp Fusible Interfacing. It was amazing from the time it arrived (Super FAST), great to fuse and made this purse Stand up and pay attention I'm very impressed with the quality and the customer service was beyond comparison. I'll never buy 20" interfacing from those big stores anymore!

This made the "many pockets" tote stand up by itself, but not rigid like if I put boning in (oh that would be another way to channel the flap and slip riginlene)...



Hope this helps and looking forward to see what you come up with!

Debbie

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