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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2006 06:33:42 PM »

I'm really cheap.  I use those grid-type plastic sheets that are for needlepoint.  You can buy the sheets for like 10 cents each.  I just cut to size, which is especially easy because of the built in grid!

« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2006 05:11:54 PM »

Corrugated plastic can be purchased at Blick's http://www.dickblick.com/zz132/00/ and it cuts like butter.

I first create the exterior, then I use spray adhesive on the insert (corrugated plastic) to adhere to the bottom. Then the interior lining can be attached. The plastic is not only adhered to the fabric itself, but is also sandwiched between the exterior and interior fabrics.

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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2012 04:45:51 PM »

I found this site for bottom inserts!! Smiley


Many sizes and great prices!!
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2012 05:38:22 PM »

I made a messenger bag for my partner and used part of an old flexible chopping board (cut to size). They're approx. A3 size and I can get a pack of 4 at the bargain store for $2. I actually made a pocket for it so that it is removable. The craftster post -> http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=409696.0

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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012 07:36:21 AM »

Check out the political signs that are sprouting like weeds right now. After the elections these are great a great source of plastic, hard bottoms. Rigid sheets for all kinds of projects....and free.

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Thin disposable cutting boards when they're 'used' up.

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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2013 01:49:24 PM »

For the bottom of my bags I use EVA foam which can be bought as a cheap camping or exercise mat. Easy to cut and sturdy enough without being too rigid.

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