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Posted on: 3/30/04 2:58 PM
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Hardware stores carry a 2'X4' plastic panel or sheet that fits into a ceiling grid covering flourescent lights. They come in various designs and are flexible yet firm in small pieces. I used one cut to fit in the bottom of the purse I made so that the purse wouldn't collapse when I sit it down.
My original intent was to cover it in with my lining fabric, but since it is transparent, I left it as is. This seems to be working well and has much more body than the plastic needlepoint sheets I've seen recommended.
Cutting the material is a little tricky--my husband used a Dremel wheel. The best part is that you could get LOTS of purse reinforcements for very little money.

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Jan B. said... (4/1/04 10:32 PM) Reply
Guess what I found at our local quilt shop? If you guessed plastic inserts to use in the bottom of purses, you are right!! The only difference is, it was probably 1/4" thick rather than 1/8".
Annette H said... (3/31/04 4:48 AM) Reply
Great idea. Lots of non-sewing stuff can be useful when you open your mind to it. Thanks!
Liana said... (3/31/04 2:33 AM) Reply
Great tip! I will try this, although the cutting sounds tricky.
 
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