Bag-E-Bottoms: Perfect Bag Support

Tired of the bag sag? Bag-E-Bottoms are like under-wires for your bag! Whether you are working with fabric, yarn or another soft medium, these Bottoms are perfect to give your bag a little hidden support.

Bag E Bottoms logo

Bag-E-Bottom acrylic bases are available in six sizes to give soft crafted bag, purse and tote creations a sturdy bottom. The Bottoms are 1/8″ thick clear acrylic, with rounded corners and are available in a variety of sizes to fit common bag proportions. Choose a size slightly smaller than the inside bottom of a bag, toss it in and fill your purse.

Our newest addition is the Bag-E-Bottoms Size F.


New Bag-E-Bottoms Size F.

The Bag-E-Bottoms are always optional with our Lazy Girl Designs patterns. They offer support from the bottom up, giving your bag great stand-up-i-tude and posture.

Compare Sizes
So, here they are, all stacked so you can see who is who in the Bottom game. The image is not full size. The bottoms are clear acrylic. I used color in the image below to show the different sizes.

Size F fills the huge gap between our two smallest sizes, B and A. We have six sizes that work with many of our designs.


All six sizes of Bag-E-Bottoms.

Who Works With Whom?
Here’s an overview of the different sizes, their dimensions, and which of our Lazy Girl Designs patterns that they work with. Suggested retail is $8-10. See our website for pricing and ordering info.

Size A – Candice, Gracie Handbag, Whimsy Bag
#LGD500, 4″ x 11″

Size B – Towne Purse, Veronica Pocketbook
#LGD501, 3 3/8″ x 8 1/2″

Size C – City Bag
#LGD502, 3 1/2″ x 12″

Size D – Miranda Day Bag, Newport Tote, Summer Tote
#LGD503, 5 1/2″ x 11″

Size E – Chelsea Tote
#LGD504, 7″ x 7″

Size F – Margo Handbag, Claire Handbag, Mini Miranda Bag
#LGD505, 3 5/8” x 9 7/8”

How To Choose
Measure the bottom of your bag creation: length and width. The inside of your bag will be slightly smaller than the outside bottom measurements. Choose the largest size that is smaller than both measurements of your bag bottom.

How To Use
It is recommended to create a fabric sleeve, much like a small pillowcase, and insert the Bottom. Each Bottom includes directions for making a sleeve. If you like, tack the sleeve to the inside bottom of your favorite bag. And better yet, these Bag-E-Bottoms may fit bags by other designers too! Many knitters place our bottoms in their knit creations during felting so the bag can shape to the Bottom.

Enjoy!
Joan

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8 Responses to “Bag-E-Bottoms: Perfect Bag Support”

  1. Penny — November 3, 2008 @ 10:04 am

    Great tutorial on the Bag-E-Bottom, I might have to print that out to have on hand. I can’t wait to see the new Mini, I bet she is a cutie and perfect for Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas, we love them sew much!

    Penny D in Chesapeake
    http://www.cottonvault.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=215

  2. Janet — November 3, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

    Oh those will make the bags looks so much well done. It will give it support and stability.

  3. margot — November 3, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

    What a great product! This will make our bags look so much more polished and hand-crafted rather than homemade. Can’t wait to check my patterns, see what sizes I’ve got to have and get some “in the house”!

  4. D2Quilter — November 3, 2008 @ 6:27 pm

    Wow! Fantastic I can’t wait until my bags no longer have a baggie bottom! I’ll have to blog on it over at basicallyquilting.blogspot.com

  5. BeverlyS — November 4, 2008 @ 2:26 am

    The first bag I learned to make in a class I did not not know what a bag-e-bottom was. I was told to have cut a size . I took the measurents home and gave them to my husband and he cut me one. Took it back to class and put it in. I was asked where I bought it at. I said Home Depot and my husband made for me. He now makes all mine for whatever bag I make. I have bought some bag-e-bottoms. But my husband does a good job for me.

  6. Michelle Day — November 4, 2008 @ 11:19 am

    What a wonderful idea! Is there something available that you could cut down to use for other designs? That would be nice. I love putting something in the bottom of bags. I have tried plastic canvas, that didn’t work very well. In my really big totes, I have had my husband cut out think plywood and round the corners, but that really wouldn’t work for purses.

  7. shirley Varanese — November 27, 2008 @ 8:43 pm

    I have purchesd the whimsy Bag pattern and I am having a problem with the finishing/ that is Sewing the side seems after turinng the bag inside out–can you help me with this?

  8. Tommy — December 13, 2008 @ 11:18 pm

    Thats great ! who likes bags that are baggy at the bottom;) The instructions are very easy to follow thank you for sharing that one.