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Thread: I have a question on purses????? Need Help Quick!!!

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    I have been using plastic canvas in the bottom of my purses to help make it sturdy. I ran out and can't find what I have here somewhere. My question is, what else can I use for this??? I need to get these finished.

    I got one from a friend. She used cardboard. I don't want to use that. I knew what would happen when I washed it. I washed it Sat. and it happened. That cardboard misshaped and went into a ball. I got it out. So I'll fix another insert for that one also.

    I hate driving an hour just for some plastic canvas. Hopefully I can find it. It's in a tote somewhere. But thought maybe there was something else I could use or buy later that might be better than plastic canvas.

    This is what I need it for!
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    some have used the cheap cutting boards from the $2.00 shop. they just cut them down to size I think you would need a saw to cut them.

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    I can't help you with items to permanently sew in.
    I have always made a sleeve to put matboard in. i remove it to wash ofcourse.

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    I may have to start doing that and just use a thick cardboard. And tell them not to wash that part. I've got to get these done. I have several more things to get done before Christmas.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    thanks for the link. I only just thought of something my DH bought. we went to an auction and they had some foam board, not what I would really call foam more like plastic about 1/4" thick and 7- 8 feet square trouble is we had to buy the whole pallet of 50 sheets worked out to about $8.00 per sheet. we used some to mount my pictures on, easy to cut on a bench saw. I had thought of using some for the table tops in the cattery as the wood has started to rot but now Wow I have an endless supply of tote bag bases.

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    you could use timtex or fast to fuse as that is washable. Got any template plastic? round the corners off?

    Or some pelmet viline a couple of layers bonded together could also work.

    Have you got a plastic cover on a file folder that is about the right weight?

    Bekcs

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    In a pinch I've used a couple of layers of plastic placemats. I mean PINCH.

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    I have used foam board from the Dollar Tree. I always make a sleeve to it can be removed and I also don't sew the ends closed on the sleeve so that the actual sleeve can be washed.

    mltquilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieC
    In a pinch I've used a couple of layers of plastic placemats. I mean PINCH.
    I thought about that. I had a couple in my craft supply room. I may end up having to do something like that.

    I don't know about everyone else, but boy Christmas is creeping up too fast. I have lots to do before that time comes.

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