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From: grandma C
Date: 08-13-2007, 01:41 AM (1 of 3)
I am going to make some vintage purses to sell. I used some "Stiff Stuff" or Stiffy" for backing between the linning and the outside of the purse but fter just a short while of carryint the purse it has totally lost its body. I would like to have something washable but very firm to support the large rectangular clutch bag style. I also think a little hinged thingie at the top of each gusset would be nice. What do I need and where do i get it. I'd also like to make hats to match. I have designed one but need something to make it cap to the head. Got any links or Ideas that will help me???

Grandma C/ Belinda
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: PaulineG
Date: 08-13-2007, 02:00 AM (2 of 3)
Very cute Belinda. Unfortunately I can't help you out with products for the purse as they're all called different names here. Somebody will be along soon with an answer though I'm sure.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: DorothyL
Date: 08-13-2007, 06:52 AM (3 of 3)
Great purse.
I can think of several things to stiffen one like that but none that I would wash.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
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