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Old 09-02-2010, 06:23 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by am2106 View Post
I had asked this on the last thread but only had one response so I'm trying again on the new thread

I need ideas on how to attach velcro to the mini portfolios made from file folders (or of another way to keep them closed). The velcro pieces end up detaching when the folder is opened, and I'm not sure which adhesive would be best to make sure they stay down.

The velcro is self-adhesive, but I've also tried Scor Tape (that completely covers the velcro) and hot glue. Both end up not sticking after awhile. Maybe I need to do something like magnetic closures, but I'm afraid that I'll have the same problem with them not staying attached.

Would really appreciate any help because these are really cute, and I have about 15 made but can't sell them if they keep coming undone. Thanks!!

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How close to th edge are you putting the velcro dot and how big are the dots? I'm using the 5/8" dots and have not had any problems with them pulling off. Is the adhesive super sticky when you first put it on? If not, I'm wondering if it's old and has lost some of it's stickiness. The back of my package does have a warning about direct sunlight and high heat. I also put my dots about 3/4" in from the edge of the flap. I attach both pieces together on the flap and then press the flap closed so that they match up better. Does that make sense?
I would personally buy a new package of velcro dots before buying the magnetic closure due to the cost factor. just my opinion. HTH

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