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Thread: A little purse help

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    Senior Member LovinMySoldier's Avatar
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    I want to make a purse but need a suggestion as to what to add to the bottom of it to keep it firm. I don't want to use cardboard as the pattern suggested. I was thinking of something that would be able to go through the wash? Any suggestions? Skip it maybe?
    Thanks!

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    I used pieces of plastic cut from For Sale signs (we had some on hand.) I cut it to size and then make a slipcover for it. When I want to wash the bag, it is easy to take out and put back when the bag is dry.

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    I used plexi glass from the hardware store. I cut it to the bottom size of the purse. I bound the edges with electrical tape, and slipped them in a pocket in the purse bottom. They could be removed when the purse needed to be washed.
    But if you want something permanent maybe some type of plastic webbing?

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    I cover plastic canvas with matching fabric.

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    My father cuts thin wood, then we cover it with matching fabric. Stays firm.

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    An old rotary cutting mat (cut to size and covered) works great!

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    I like this idea, it is even washable. :-)
    Quote Originally Posted by mhunt1717
    An old rotary cutting mat (cut to size and covered) works great!

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    Thanks for the ideas!

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