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    Super Member Vanuatu Jill's Avatar
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    Attn purse makers-need help adding "feet"

    I was asked to put feet on the bottom of a bag I am making for someone. It's a Bow Tuck, of which I can make in my sleep by now! I bought this pack of 4 discs at Joann's that have a metal washer (like with magnetic snaps) and longer very flimsy arms to splay out. Question is, did I get the right feet and how do I attach them? I figure I need to go through the lining and outside of the bag, but not sure. Please help! I do put in a firm bottom, but I make a slip cover for it and just put in inside on top of the lining so it can be taken out and washed, not sandwiched between lining and outside. HELP!

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    Thanks Auntpiggylpn. That is exactly what I bought, problem is, I don't use that mesh in my bottoms. Instead, I buy sheets of this white plastic-type rigid board which is smooth on one side and have a texture on the other and my DH cuts them to size and finished off the corners for me. They are so rigid, I won't be able to cut holes for the prongs. I thought, I could use a piece of stiff Peltex sandwiched between the lining and outside and attach the feet to that. What do you think? I am so afraid I will screw this up and don't have enough fabric to make another if I do.

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    I don't see why that wouldn't work! I've never made a bag with feet before so I can't tell you from experience. I hope someone will come along and give you a more definite answer. Be sure and post your finished project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I don't see why that wouldn't work! I've never made a bag with feet before so I can't tell you from experience. I hope someone will come along and give you a more definite answer. Be sure and post your finished project!
    I will! Thanks!

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    Thanks for the links. I loved their purses. Great Christmas present for my husband to get me!

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    You can also sew buttons on the bottom, the kind with shanks, not the flat ones.
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    Since your bottom is removeable, couldn't you just use 2 small pieces of the plastic (used for attaching feet), one on each side of the bottom, maybe 1 1/2 inches by the width of the bottom, attach the feet and put the removable bottom back on top. Maybe even 4 independent squares one for each foot.
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    I am so glad to see this today, I've been wondering how to add feet to a bag that's still in the planning stages. Excellent info, thank you!

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    Update-I finished the bag last night-late! I ended up using a rectangle the size of the bottom of very stiff Peltex which I was able to pierce through for the prongs of the feet. I Put that between the lining and the bag. It worked just fine, the feet anchoring it to the bottom, and I just put the stiff bottom back in on top of the lining like usual. I am so happy nothing went wrong! I will attempt to post a photo, just can't remember how since I have been off the board for several months ( getting purses made!). Thanks for all your suggestions!

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