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Posted on: 6/14/04 12:20 PM
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Most bag patterns tell you to put a piece of cardboard in the bottom of a bag to help retain the bag's shape. I don't like this because it means you can never wash the bag, nor get caught in the rain with it.
Instead I use a piece of plastic canvas. You can even stitch it into place by machine (without any special needle) to it so it does not "travel" around the bag.
Plastic canvas is about 25 cents for a large sheet about the size of a standard sheet of computer paper, and can be found in craft stores near other needlework supplies.

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victoriaj said...
Thank you thank you! I have been wondering where to find some kind of flexible plastic to use in handbags. I agree, cardboard is not practicle for the long-term.
8/18/04 3:22 PM
Tena said...
Thanks for the great idea. I have a bag that was ruined because of the cardboard. This would have been great.
7/17/04 5:21 PM
ImSewMom said...
I like this idea so much better than using the cardboard. Thanks!
6/26/04 9:29 AM
Mary Stiefer said...
Absolutely - the only way to do this.
6/15/04 9:16 AM
mezzobean said...
I also use plastic canvas in this way, and have found it to work very well.
6/15/04 7:11 AM
 
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