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Thread: Purse Bottom

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    I buy sample lengths of the laminate wood flooring at Lowes that snaps in place. The discontinued laminate, the samples will be free. It gives a solid bottom with no added weight.

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    One layer of plastic Canvas is plenty, I have made lots of purses and the cancas is perfect

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    I use Foam Board and cover it with fabric. You can get it at Walmart by the poster board. It is about 1/4" thick and you can easily cut it to the size you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn7448
    What material do you recommend to use in the bottom of your purses or bags to provide the stiffness and support?
    I cover a piece of plastic canvas with fabric. It works brilliantly and is washable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deara
    I went to the picture framing department and bought the stiff foam board they use for framing pictures.
    I use a spare rotary cutter and mat to cut it.
    It gives just enough stiffness to the bottom of the purse.
    I make a sleeve for it so it can be removed when washing the purse.
    I bought mine at Hobby Lobby, the cost was 99 cents.
    Don't remember the size but I have made six Bow Tuck purses so far and still have enough for at least four or five more.

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    I used ply wood DH cut to size for me. I made a pouch for it and placed the panel in the bottom so I can remove it when the bag needs washing. I don't make many bags but I needed something strong to hold everything I need for when I go on bus trips. It is a lot easier than taking a backpack all the time. I have put 4 outside pockets and 2 inside pockets so the bag can hold a lot of things in it.

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    I use foam core and wrap it with press 'n seal to protect it from water. I make a cover from lineing fabric and place it in the bottom of the bag.

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    I like Timtex, but the price of craft plastic sheets or dollar store placemats cannot be beat!

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