"Has anyone ever tried using the Fabric stiffener spray (for making your own roller blinds) to stiffen up fabric to make a bag?
I used it many years ago to make my own blind, and I wondered if it would be something to try for bags.…"
"It is nice in a handle or strap. You should try to collect samples and try them out so you can see the effect they have. We all have favourites, but there are new products coming out all the time. Cost is another factor you have to…"
"Thank you Karen :) I dont want the bag to be too stiff, It will be small and i like it to move with me as it will have a long strap. I was thinking fusible fleece would be the way to go. It seems to be a popular one."
Thanks for your answer about selling bags from patterns. I will use your answer as a guide as I continue to use the techniques I learn from published patterns to design my own. By the way, your bags are lovely.
Hi Carla, Finally found this site again. I now have it marked in my Favorites. I noticed you mentined that you use a pattern and then change it to get your own design. I have a question: Some of the patterns I have looked at state that you can't sell bags made from the pattern. I would like to use a pattern to learn the way the bag is constructed and then use the way it is constructed (using fusibles, non-fusibles, interfacings, ect.) but wonder if that would be all right to do for bags I sell? I look at pictures of bags and then come up with my own design using ideas I see from lots of pictures. I need help in how bags are made to be soft or hard sided, how to align the snaps, how to put in zippers, ect. Could I use a pattern to learn these things and then use it in my own bag designs?
hello. Thanks for answering my quilting question a couple of weeks back and sorry for the delay. I plan on taking a class when I am fully recovered from an injury. Thanks so much. BTW: I just added you as a friend. Hope that was OK. Cele
Hello. Sorry that it's taken me so long to comment. I have to enable my comments section. I check the site often, but overlooked this. Thanks so much for your suggestion for beginners. I checked out about 3 beginning quilting books from the library first. i also have a blog and had a quilter I met at a Sewing Lounge that I attend do an article to raise more interest in quilting.
Blogging has helped overall. I've only been doing it for 7 months and to my surprise, it has really taken off.
Please look when you can and I'd love to have you as a guest writer.