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Thread: For those who make bags

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    Super Member plainjane's Avatar
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    I needed to have a support for the bottom of "luggage" I made for Kylie (pics on another post). I went to the hardware store thinking I would buy plexi glass. It was $24 for what I needed-too expensive, so I started cruzing the isles for something. I found "Plastic Cardboard"! It is the "for sale" signs - not the solid thinner, flexible, plastic but literally looks like white plastic cardboard. I used the rotary cutter (I know, it was an old blade though:) ) and used extra pressure to cut it. I covered it with fabric and if it is soiled, it can easily be cleaned. It only cost $6 for what I needed. And did I mention it is very lightweight!

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    a lot of people use the "vote for me " signs, same plastic cardboard but free! I've used template plastic.

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    Now aren't you the clever one!!!?? :thumbup:

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    Great idea. I usually pick up a large piece of foam board from Dollar Tree. Works great for me.

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    Yeah those vote for me signs are called coroplast(I think). I used to build RC planes from them tough and light stuff
    David

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    Thanks for the tip :D:D:D

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    Thanks for the tip. I have been looking for something to put in the bottoms of my bags for more support.

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    I use foam board. A 24x36 sheet is only a couple of bucks and you can get several bottoms from it.

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    Great tip thanks.

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    Me too thanks you for the nice tip!

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