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Bag stiffener - Anyone know this product?

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Hi, I purchased some leather from a shoe factory yesterday and the guy threw in this bag stiffener and said you iron it to the back side of the leather. It is quite flexible now but he said it stiffens more when ironed.

Has anyone seen it before?  

Sheet size is 101cm x 144cm, it has fibre feelto one side and shiny plastic tho the other.

 

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baroness   

Is it similar to what is used as fabric interfacing?   From the picture and description it sounds similar.  Although the adhesive might be different,  

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2 hours ago, baroness said:

Is it similar to what is used as fabric interfacing?   From the picture and description it sounds similar.  Although the adhesive might be different,  

And how is yours applied? If you can give me as much information as possible I’d appreciate it? The material I have is less than 1mm thick. Looks like it would be a great addition to leather bag making. I can’t find much on google about it. I also know a lot of people improvise with other materials and maybe they’d like to know more also.  Thanks.

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baroness   

Fabric stores in the US call it interfacing.  It is used to make collars, cuffs and other parts stiffer. There are a number of different kinds depending on how much stiffening you want.  It can be either sewn in or fused with an iron.  I didn't know it was used in leather working as I wouldn't have thought you'd iron leather. 

This place is located in the UK:

https://www.u-handbag.com/collections/interfacing-interlining

 

 

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7 hours ago, baroness said:

Fabric stores in the US call it interfacing.  It is used to make collars, cuffs and other parts stiffer. There are a number of different kinds depending on how much stiffening you want.  It can be either sewn in or fused with an iron.  I didn't know it was used in leather working as I wouldn't have thought you'd iron leather. 

This place is located in the UK:

https://www.u-handbag.com/collections/interfacing-interlining

 

 

Thats great, thanks for that.

What i have looks a little heavier than the web site but very similar. I’m sure I can iron it on from the back using a fabric and then covering it with another piece of leather... Some times adding just a little bit of stiffness to the leather is enough.

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baroness   

Depending on what you're making and how, you might not need to fuse it on.  You might be able to sandwich it between. Or use multiple layers.  They also have something called bag stiffener.  

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Joann’s stocks fusible interfacing, Pellon brand, link below. Not sure if they ship internationally.  Just be careful you don’t iron the wrong side....hypothetically a friend of mine did that once.....also, I’ve found that a low to medium heat works best, absolutely no steam or your leather won’t be happy afterwards. 

http://www.joann.com/search?q=pellon fusible 

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15 hours ago, motocouture said:

Joann’s stocks fusible interfacing, Pellon brand, link below. Not sure if they ship internationally.  Just be careful you don’t iron the wrong side....hypothetically a friend of mine did that once.....also, I’ve found that a low to medium heat works best, absolutely no steam or your leather won’t be happy afterwards. 

http://www.joann.com/search?q=pellon fusible 

I will try some small pieces to see how it reacts to the heat.

how does someone “hypothetically” iron the wrong side? :huh:

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8 hours ago, KingsCountyLeather said:

 

I will try some small pieces to see how it reacts to the heat.

how does someone “hypothetically” iron the wrong side? :huh:

If one is, say, distracted, and forgets that the slightly bumpy side has the fusible glue, puts it upside down on the fabric, and starts ironing.  Then you get to peel the gooey mess off the plate of your iron lol. 

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Or you have to clean the glue from your wife's iron, when she uses I on clothes she is making....

It may be sold as Vilene if it was from the footwear industry, cannot recall the other trade names.

Harry

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kiwican   

Single male here....whats an Iron? 

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2 hours ago, kiwican said:

Single male here....whats an Iron? 

The thing you apparently don't use to iron (press) your shirt or pants. 

Tom

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54 minutes ago, Northmount said:

The thing you apparently don't use to iron (press) your shirt or pants. 

Tom

That's what the dryers for

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I think it’s for branding cattle with?

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15 hours ago, motocouture said:

If one is, say, distracted, and forgets that the slightly bumpy side has the fusible glue, puts it upside down on the fabric, and starts ironing.  Then you get to peel the gooey mess off the plate of your iron lol. 

Yea... but that’s not “hypothetical” and You should keep an eye on your “friend”.:nono:

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13 hours ago, hwinbermuda said:

Or you have to clean the glue from your wife's iron, when she uses I on clothes she is making....

It may be sold as Vilene if it was from the footwear industry, cannot recall the other trade names.

Harry

That’s right up there with using her special dressmaking scissors.....

 

4 hours ago, kiwican said:

That's what the dryers for

Exactly what my hubby says!

 

2 hours ago, KingsCountyLeather said:

Yea... but that’s not “hypothetical” and You should keep an eye on your “friend”.:nono:

Absolutely lol :innocent:

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20 hours ago, kiwican said:

Single male here....whats an Iron? 

sgot nothin to do wheather your male or single .....my wife's got no idea neither.:dunno:. I been thinkin that's why her edging so rough.

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6 hours ago, RockyAussie said:

sgot nothin to do wheather your male or single .....my wife's got no idea neither.:dunno:. I been thinkin that's why her edging so rough.

:rofl:

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