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Thread: Firming up the bag

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    Super Member jlm5419's Avatar
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    20+ years ago, I made a diaper bag for a friend who was having a baby. I used plastic canvas for the sides and bottom. It was substantial and washable.
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    I'm with you. I like my bags with good body. Here's what I do --

    I use fusible fleece instead of batting. This, by itself, will give the main bag some body.
    But to add a firmer feel (so it stands up by itself), I use a medium fusible interfacing on the lining. Don't use heavyweight, it will be too hard to turn through the lining hole if your pattern uses the "birthing" method.
    For the bottom, I use plastic canvas.

    These tips have come from trial and error over many bags (sell them locally and online and no complaints).

    Hope this helps!
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    What do you cut the with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewhappytoquilt View Post
    Nancy, what is the purpose of the "curve", instead of just using two layers of plastic canvas? What am I missing?
    the curve makes the plastic canvas rigid. without the curve, plastic canvas bends
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    I've made a few bags and Iused mat board for the bottom
    maybe you can get off cuts from a framing shop .
    I hpoe this will help.
    Noella.

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