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Thread: Purse Bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn7448
    Thx. Is one layer of plastic canvas enough?
    I sew a sleeve & slip in 2 layers of plastic canvas & stitch up the end. All washable like that

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    I use foam core board.Cut it with utility knife and make a fabric sleeve for it so if necessary i can remove and wash .

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    I use the corragated plastic cardboard Its light weight and Lord knows if every thing but the kitchen sink is in there you don't need extra unnecessary weight :lol: :lol:

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    I use the plastic canvas in a "sleeve". I figure that way, if the recipient of the bag forgets to remove the bag bottom, it is washable.

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    I use the covers of my old college binders

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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.
    Exactly what I do and it seems to work a treat.

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    I just finished a big bag that didn't call for any stiffener in addition to the heavy-weight fusible that was used throughout, on both the outside and the lining pieces.

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    plastic canvas is my fave for it is light in wt. Sometimes I use two layers and I make a sleve to go over it the size that just fits into the bottom of the bag. For one of my big wide totes was the width of an empty bolt of fabric and dh taped two tog it was great

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    Some great ideas.

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    I use form board for the Dollar Store. Just cut it to fix whatever bottom size you need. Plus, you can make many for just $1.00

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    I buy sample lengths of the laminate wood flooring at Lowes that snaps in place. The discontinued laminate, the samples will be free. It gives a solid bottom with no added weight.

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    One layer of plastic Canvas is plenty, I have made lots of purses and the cancas is perfect

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    I use Foam Board and cover it with fabric. You can get it at Walmart by the poster board. It is about 1/4" thick and you can easily cut it to the size you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynn7448
    What material do you recommend to use in the bottom of your purses or bags to provide the stiffness and support?
    I cover a piece of plastic canvas with fabric. It works brilliantly and is washable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deara
    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.

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    I used ply wood DH cut to size for me. I made a pouch for it and placed the panel in the bottom so I can remove it when the bag needs washing. I don't make many bags but I needed something strong to hold everything I need for when I go on bus trips. It is a lot easier than taking a backpack all the time. I have put 4 outside pockets and 2 inside pockets so the bag can hold a lot of things in it.

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    I use foam core and wrap it with press 'n seal to protect it from water. I make a cover from lineing fabric and place it in the bottom of the bag.

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    I like Timtex, but the price of craft plastic sheets or dollar store placemats cannot be beat!

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