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Thread: Bow Tuck question

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    Super Member ssgramma's Avatar
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    After sitting on the pattern for over a year I got busy and made a bag for DDIL's birthday at the end of the month. For some reason I was dreading it but it went pretty well I think.

    The pics are yesterday before I went for some plastic canvas today for the bottom. And the magnetic closure isn't in.

    My question is re: the plastic canvas for the bottom. Any reason NOT to put it between the lining and the outside? I haven't stitched up the hole in the lining yet so it seems easier than making a cover for it and having it float in the bottom :-)

    If I put it between do ya think I need to tack it?

    What do you think?
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    Pretty. I considered that but then realized it would be hard to wash if got dirty. Also the bottoms of my purse always get dirty so I made a sleeve like a pillow case so I could take out the plastic and wash the sleeve if something like lipstick, etc. got on it.

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    i have done some of mine that way, just not sure how it will act when it's washed but it looks nice and neat for now

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    The bow tuck that I was given has the bottom piece with the sleeve mentioned above. Really like that idea..

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    Sure, that will work!

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    I guess it depends on whether you think it will ever need washing or not :D:D:D

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    Isn't that the reason to use the plastic canvas over, like, mat board or foam core? Is there some reason not to wash the plastic???

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    I have done that and it seems to work okay. Have not washed it yet. But yes, it needs to be tacked as otherwise it will end up moving up the side of the purse and will be hard to get back to the bottom.

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    I do mine this way and they hold up very well in the washer and dryer. I do anchor the plastic canvas with a couple of stitches so that it doesn't move around. I haven't noticed the bottom of my purse showing any dirt.

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    Great job ! Also my favorite colors!! I made a covers for the bottoms of the bow tucks I have made but I use heavy foam poster board from WM for bottoms, they are very inexpensive and you can get several out of one board.

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