It is believed that many users have experienced the frustration of a floppy purse. It is difficult to store purser if it is lack of stiffness. Now, some tips below can help to stiffen an existing floppy purse.
Construct purse in layers
- The thinnest, floppiest usually consists of only one layer of fabric.
- You can include each additional layer in your purse to increase the structure and stiffness.
- You can add elements like heavy-duty iron-in interfacing as well as padded iron-in lining to the between the bag exterior and the lining, helping purses retain their structure.
Add structure with cardboard
- Between the bag exterior and lining, you can add sandwich pieces of cardboard to make a square or rectangular bag (like small tote or clutch purse) stiff.
Use a heavy fabric
- Hold a section of some heavy fabric like canvas, vinyl or leather in your hand, and see whether it flops over or retains its shape. Although it is difficult to sew stiff fabric, it can retain its structure much more effectively.
Recreate the existing purse or bag
- Deconstruct an existing purse or bag.
- Put it back together after adding layers, a stiffener, or a frame.
- Remove the lining.
- Insert the lining or stiff interfacing cardboard to replace the lining. Or, use scissors to reshape the top of the purse and work it into a purse frame.
Use a purse frame
- Cut the top of your purse into the same shape as the frame.
- Add a strip of glue to the top of the purse and inside the frame’s channel.
- Put the fabric into the frame.
- Use a pair of scissors to press the fabric tightly into the frame.
- Allow the glue dry.