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    Default Interface/batting for a stand up tote bag.

    My sister has plans to make her DD a tote bag that can stand up. DD is a teacher and the tote would come in handy for all the "stuff' she needs to haul around while at school. The pattern calls for Thermolam which will keep it in the upright position plus regular batting. Are there any other batting/interfacing you can recommend that will do the job? My sister will have to shop online and it's confusing as to the many types of Thermolam there are. No JoAnn's in Brooklyn where she lives so it's difficult to make a good choice of an online product. .

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    Default Re: Interface/batting for a stand up tote bag.

    I like bosal

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    Default Re: Interface/batting for a stand up tote bag.

    I use headliner material bought from Joann's.
    http://www.joann.com/headliner-tan-u...l/9198672.html
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    Default Re: Interface/batting for a stand up tote bag.

    Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs is my go to for bag construction. Since she has a background in the industry she has some more thorough information and ideas about it than someone ordinary like me who would just blog about what they like to use.

    Here she demonstrates something that might be what you're wanting. Headliner foam, Bosal interfacing, there's another brand I can't remember; they're all thin foam that stands up and retains its shape unlike poly batting type liners.

    http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/sew-l...in-interfacing



    This site goes quite in depth with several interfacings. I've found it a great help in deciding what to buy sight unseen.

    http://www.sewmamasew.com/2013/12/ba...t-interfacing/

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    Default Re: Interface/batting for a stand up tote bag.

    I used the Bosal for the fabric baskets I made the grandkids very sturdy.
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    Default Re: Interface/batting for a stand up tote bag.

    She could also use Pellon Flex-Foam, which is also fusible. I prefer the sew-in headliner though.

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    Default Re: Interface/batting for a stand up tote bag.

    I use fusible fleece.

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    Default Re: Interface/batting for a stand up tote bag.

    I love Bosal In-R-Form. I think it gives good stability, but is easy to work with. You can get it non fusible or one sided or 2 sided fusible. When Crafty Gemini did her Improv tote pattern with Jenny using this product, so many people ordered it from various sources that you couldn't find it for months. Now, it is my go to interfacing/ stabilizer for purses/totes/wallets.

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