For those looking to restore VINTAGE/ANTIQUE candy bags using mesh, we believe this product is what you're looking for. It's from Blumchen---full disclosure--have nothing to do with the company--this is just a great product, not cheap, but....:
FROM THEIR WEBSITE
In the late 1990's, at the famous Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany, we showed a piece of vintage mesh tubing to the owner of a family-owned 'Leonische draht' trimmings firm. He was kind enough to entertain our request to once again manufacture this wire mesh, and even purchased an original antique machine to produce it especially for us!
Made in the same style and quality as Victorian-era knit wire net tubing, we are pleased to offer this authentic metallic "Trikotine Hohlschlauch". Read on! http://bit.ly/1s1IxcY
And here's a Candy Bag how-to. Click here http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_leon ... h_pg2.html