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Thread: Bow Tucks bag question!

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    I am thinking on getting this pattern and want to order the bag-e-bottom to go in it...however the pattern does not list the finished size, so I do not know what size bottom to order for it!
    Can anyone who makes these tell me #1- does it need a sturdy bottom insert?, #2- what size it would need to be!

    Thanks

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    I would just use plastic canvas,maybe 2 pieces and make a small like a pillowcase to fit the plastic canvas into.Or cardboard.My purse is about 5 1/2wide x 14 1/2 long.Connie in CO

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    Sorry i also forgot mat-board.That's what i use in the bottom of my bags.Connie in CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connie in CO
    Sorry i also forgot mat-board.That's what i use in the bottom of my bags.Connie in CO
    great Idea..I have a Hobby Lobby not 4 minutes from the house!
    THANK YOU!

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    For the last bag I made (not a bowtuck) I used the flexible cutting board plastic from the $ store. I cut it to size, and used 2 pieces for extra strength. It is still flexible, but should be plenty strong. I just inserted it in the bottom before sewing up the lining. It worked for me. :)

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    The mini bowtucks bottom is 4 1/2 by 12

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjaayoung
    The mini bowtucks bottom is 4 1/2 by 12
    thank you, I did not know there were two sizes...

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    Mat-board is my favorite too, if you make a lot of bags you can buy it pretty cheap in lots on ebay. Also you can use foam core board, they have it at the dollar store as well. Have fun making your bag and post some pics for us to see.

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    I used place mats from Big Lots. Cost about $1.00. I just made a "pillow case" cover for it and sewed the end closed. I could get at least 2 from each place mat. I made the mini bow tuck.
    Sue

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    Bag E bottoms won't fit on those bags, only the bags that are designed by the people who did the Bag E bottoms. I found that out the hard way. I just cover matt board with fabric after measuring the bottom when all is done.

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