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Bag Making

Stitches

Bag Making
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:01:31 AM »
I am making a tote bag to carry sewing things to our sewing group. I would like to make it with a solid firm base ,but dont know what to use or where to get from .Any help  .many thanks

b15erk

Re: Bag Making
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 11:04:04 AM »
Stitches, last time I made a tote, I used an old Lever Arch file as the base - it's lovely and flat, and very sturdy.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.


Ohsewsimple

Re: Bag Making
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 11:43:33 AM »
What a clever idea Jessie!   :)

Catllar

Re: Bag Making
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2017, 17:15:33 PM »
I've used old X-Ray film, also used the stuff you get for little ones to embroider onto - sort of plastic with holes in it.
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !


Hachi

Re: Bag Making
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 19:22:09 PM »
I have used plastic mesh canvas like this one before for a duffel bag. But if you are just making a tote bag, you may be able to get away with using something you have at home like others mentioned. I have used a cereal box before for a smaller bag. I cut two pieces of the bag bottom out of a cereal box and wrapped it with packaging tape (so that it doesn't get soggy easily when wet).
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Stitches

Re: Bag Making
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2017, 20:40:53 PM »
Thank you for all your help

Lizzielogs

Re: Bag Making
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 18:55:47 PM »
I buy plastic place mats from the £1 shops and cut them to size!

Stitches

Re: Bag Making
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 19:41:12 PM »
Thanks lizzie