by pennyhal2 25 Sep 2017

I'm making my first tote...and I swear this project is jinxed. The worst thing I did was grab my rotary cutter instead of the marking pen. Anyhow, I want to put somethink in the bottom of the tote to make it firm. I was thinking cardboard, but that'll go wonky if it gets wet. Then I was thinking about template plastic, but that would be to flexible and the edges would wear a hole in the fabric over time. Do you use to add firmness to the base? Any suggestions?

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by PIGNADA 02 Oct 2017

I use a rigid plastic table set: I cut it with scissors after having marked it with an indelible marker (pen) and I insert it between the bottom and its lining.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 03 Oct 2017

Thanks!

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by queenofhearts 01 Oct 2017

I use flexible cutting boards, cut to size with the corners rounded. A local home improvement store runs them on sale quite often, 4 for 99 cents. I just picked up 2 pkgs yesterday.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 03 Oct 2017

Thanks!

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by theduchess 01 Oct 2017

I used some thin plastic cutting boards. Worked fine. (bed bath beyond) but check the dollar stores.Also some covers from a spiral notebook.(Cheap 89 cents each)Stella

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 03 Oct 2017

Thanks!

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by pennifold 26 Sep 2017

I use the bases from my local shopping bags once the bags have worn out!!! ❤️ Chris

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

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by jenne 26 Sep 2017

Another thought: cover your card board with old shower plastic liner using the upper part that has not been use much round those corners also.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

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by jenne 26 Sep 2017

If you do plastic round the corners that way they will not punch through the fabric.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

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by mrskiki 26 Sep 2017

Round off the edges a bit and no poking through. Hugs. Nan W

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

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by marianb 26 Sep 2017

I used plastic canvas last time, but if making a few it could be costly.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

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by muflotex 26 Sep 2017

bought some plastic desk pads and cut them to size, rounded cornes and pillowed like Toogie

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

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by orangetiger 25 Sep 2017

some of our home improvement stores cut plexiglass for free.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

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by babash 25 Sep 2017

Here in Australia you can buy replacement plastic bag bottoms pk 5 at the supermarket for their reusable bags.
I just cut them to size and make sure the corners are rounded.

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pamhayes by pamhayes 26 Sep 2017

I use the thin flexi cutting boards you get in packets of 4 different colours. You can cut to size with scissors

marianb by marianb 26 Sep 2017

Which supermarket please..

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

babash by babash 27 Sep 2017

Woolworths

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by spendlove Moderator 25 Sep 2017

Plastic canvas is quite good.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

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by toogie 25 Sep 2017

My husband has some left over formica, kitchen counter topping pieces. He cuts them for me, a little smaller than my bottom and rounds my corners. I then make a little 'pillowcase' for it, out of my lining fabric. It sits inside when you have completed bag and can remove for washing.... Don't know if your husbands a DIY like mine or not....could also use something called luan, a very thin plywood but comes in 4feet by 8 feet sheets, was about $10--$12 a sheet and not heavy as you just need a small piece.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 27 Sep 2017

Thanks!

PIGNADA by PIGNADA 02 Oct 2017

I use a rigid plastic table set: I cut it with scissors after having marked it with an indelible felt and I insert it between the bottom and its lining.

J'utilise un set de table en plastique rigide : je le découpe avec des ciseaux après l' avoir marqué avec un feutre indélébile et je l'introduis entre le fond et sa doublure.

PIGNADA by PIGNADA 02 Oct 2017

excuse me i think i make a mistake. It was not a comment.

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