Thursday, 29 March 2012

Supporting the bottom of your bag.

A lot of the purses, and totes I make need extra support.  I have tried different products for that but I wasn't happy with some of them.  I came across plastic cutting boards, I found them at the dollar store.  They measure 14 7/8" x 10 1/4" x 1/8"  you can easily cut them to the size you want.

What you need to cut them:
Quilting ruler if possible, a regular ruler will work.
Craft knife

  • Decide on your size needed,
  • Once you decide on the size, place and hold ruler. 
  • To ensure that you are cutting a straight line continue to run the knife along the edge of ruler.  
  • Repeat until you have completely cut it apart. 
  • You can also finish cutting it apart with scissors by bending it back towards it self. 
  • Then cut it with scissors.
  • To finish off the corners use a piece sandpaper or the knife.

It is now ready to place in your bag.


  1. Oh my gosh, what a great idea! Never would have thought of it. I've only used plastic grid with heavy interfacing with success, but now I will drag my kids to the dollar store with me this weekend and see what I can find :) Great tip! Cindy


Becky said...

Thanks for this great tip! I love your red leather messenger bag. Really nice craftmanship!!

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Thanks Becky I had a lot of fun with that bag. I use it all the time as it holds so much stuff.

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