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katie1913
« on: March 26, 2006 07:38:54 AM »

hello!

I loooooove tote bags more than anything in the world. and i just bought this gorgeous fabric to make one. last week i made a "skipping bag" and i really like it, but the only problem is the bottom isn't sturdy enough. and i would like to use this bag for my school things. what do you all use to make the bottoms of your bags really sturdy?
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2006 07:44:24 AM »

Try using light cardboard or chipboard- like the stuff they use to mat pictures. 

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2006 03:44:47 PM »

The best thing I've found are the sheets of plastic netting used for needlepoint or something.    I don't know what it's called or exactly what it's used for.    Look in the embroidering section, they're squares or rectangles, slightly clear, easy to cut.    Being plastic makes them waterproof...which is wonderful.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2006 09:07:42 PM »

The plastic stuff is called - plastic canvas.  Can get it at art & craft supplier, most fabric stores, etc.

It is what I use too.  If I need it to be **Extra** sturdy I can double up and use two pieces.  It is washable, does not crack or break, handles heat & cold. 

p.s. I do Not put it into clothes dryer.  Haven't tried that yet :-)
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2006 03:52:54 PM »

I tend to use corragayed plastic for the bottoms of my bags. I don't make mine with removeable bottoms but are secured in between the exterior and interior fabrics. I use a spray adhesive so that it won't go anywhere as well. In a pinch I have also used foam core (1/4") with a plastic coating, seems to hold up very well to date.
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2006 06:45:30 PM »

blackbags,could you tell me where you buy the coragated plastic and the coated foam?
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Nancy
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2006 03:04:02 AM »

I use foam placemats.  They are as flexible as plastic needlepoint, and I get them from the op-shop so they are much cheaper.  I cut to size depending on the base of the bag.  Also, to make your fabric sturdier, iron on interfacing to the fabric.   J
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2006 05:35:12 AM »

I used to but the corragated plastic at Michael's but the closest one doesn't care it anymore. I have searched online and I believe it was Dick's that had some. The plastic coated foam core I can get at Wally World in a pinch.
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