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    Managed to bend foam core in purse bottom; bag-e-bottoms are too heavy as like to make light weight purses and totes. Any new ideas?

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    Not sure if this would work in your application, but my friend Karen used plastic canvas in her tote bag.

    http://sewmuch2luv.blogspot.com/2011...g-upcycle.html

    I used timtex in the Amy Butler bag I made and it seemed to work ok - just a bit hard to turn at the end.

    http://www.amazon.com/C-T-Publishing.../dp/B002V3EOV0

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    Would plastic canvas work? It is lightweight and easy to cut to the shape you need. Just a thought.

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    I occasionally use this plastic cutting sheets- If I can find them in the dollar store. usually they come in a pack of 4- flexible cutting boards. You cannot sew through them. I envelope them in the liner fabric and tack them in place.

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    I bought 9 x 12 inexpensive artist canvas in a package at Micheal's and cut them to size with a bread knife. Works out to about 50 cants a bag - they come in assorted sizes.

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    My vote is for plastic canvas. It usually holds its shape well.

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    I buy plexi glass and cut it to size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muffie44
    Managed to bend foam core in purse bottom; bag-e-bottoms are too heavy as like to make light weight purses and totes. Any new ideas?
    Foam core is very easily snapped, so I am not surprised.

    There is a special stiffener you can purchase for this purpose ... forget the name ... sold along with all the other iron on stiffeners/interfacings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsM
    I buy plexi glass and cut it to size.
    How do you cut it? Sounds like a great light weight alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazeljane
    I occasionally use this plastic cutting sheets- If I can find them in the dollar store. usually they come in a pack of 4- flexible cutting boards. You cannot sew through them. I envelope them in the liner fabric and tack them in place.
    You mean those thin, yet sturdy, sheets you can use as a cutting board?

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