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Thread: Purse Bottom

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    Junior Member lynn7448's Avatar
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    What material do you recommend to use in the bottom of your purses or bags to provide the stiffness and support?

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    one lady posted that she uses the acrylic from the hardware store that is used for windows. i've used plastic canvas before.

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    plastic canvas or the cloroplastic corrugated plastic board

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    Junior Member lynn7448's Avatar
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    Thx. Is one layer of plastic canvas enough?

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    I buy the cheap vinyl placemats at the dollar store or wally world and cut them to fit in a sewn sleeve to put in the bottom.

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    Depending on the size, you can use the gallon plastic bottles also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahscats7
    I buy the cheap vinyl placemats at the dollar store or wally world and cut them to fit in a sewn sleeve to put in the bottom.
    That is a great idea!!!

    I've heard of people using Timtex for this because it's fairly stiff.

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    My son made a wine cabinet for his wife and had some of the board left that you use for the backing.Worked wonderful!

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    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.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    I also use the foam board cut to size. I get it at the Dollar Tree and can do about 6-10 bag bottoms with it. Can't beat the price. I also have used the plastic canvas.

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