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catnasser
« on: April 06, 2009 01:15:18 PM »

I thought I remembered seeing a tut on how to sew a bottom (square or rectangle) onto a bag, but i can't find it...does anyone know where to find it, or have any tips on how to do this?

Thanks!!
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bolsachica
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009 01:38:34 PM »

Hmm, not sure about a tut on this, but there are a couple of different ways to make a bottom. One way is if you only have two side pieces (front/back), then you can just sew 3-sides of those pieces, and pinch the bottom two corners so they make a triangle (the side seam should be laying flat against the bottom seam). Then, sew across and you'll have a flat bottom to your bag! The bigger the triangle you make, the bigger the bottom of the bag. The other way is if you have 4-sides to your purse (front/back/2 sides), you can just sew the side seams of all 4 pieces to make a box, then pin the bottom of each side of your purse to the bottom piece. So difficult to explain but I'm sure you can find pictures somewhere to help!
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catnasser
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009 08:20:21 AM »

Thanks, I've tried the first way you described...the second sounds good too!

On another note - do you have any suggestions for bag bottom reinforcers, besides cardboard?
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009 02:33:56 PM »

hmm, bag bottom re-inforcers. Plastic binder covers (The kind that aren't plastic over cardboard) coming up on the end of school, the resale shops ought be getting lots of them in. Mmmm. Depending on the size, plastic ice-cream pail lids ought cut down nicely. I personally but plastic cutting boards from a hardware store that sells them packs of 2 for a dollar. They're like the plastic binder covers, but a bit thicker.
Depending upon how firm you want the bottom, then you could use a couple of pieces of Denim or Twill, sew them together and sew them into the bottom.
I can't think of much other than that.
Hopefully somebody else has better ideas.
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ntaga
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009 05:25:05 AM »

I have occasionally used patterns that called for sewing in a separate piece for the bottom and using Peltex or another stiff interfacing to reinforce.  I find it a royal pain to attach the bottom, but if it's possible to slip the peltex in after sewing 3 sides and all 4 corners, it becomes a little easier.  I much prefer bolsachica's methods -- I usually center a rectangular panel over the bottom seam of the purse lining, leaving one end open so I can slide a piece of plastic or cardboard inside. I then sew the sides and make the gussets, being careful not to catch the panel opening in the gusset seam.  With this method, you can remove the plastic for washing.
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wildwoodgardens
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009 07:16:17 PM »

Most of my bags have gussets. I sew the sides together then sew on the long sides of the bottom piece then I sew the 2 shorter sides. I sometimes use plastic canvas on the bottom of my bags. I cover it with fabric and sometimes a little batting then place it in the bottom of the bage.
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emmyjo11
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009 09:30:30 AM »

You can also use plexiglass for the bottom.
Just cut it to the size you need.
Either use it as it is or make a little pouch and stick it in.
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