I started a new bag last night. A library tote.
I wanted something big enough to hold the books and strong enough so that it wouldn't rip. I interfaced the exterior and used white canvas for the lining ...
and it's still flimsy. I haven't sewn it completely together yet. I still have a small five-inch access hole at the top from where I turned it.
What should I do? Should I try to use fusible fleece? I normally don't like that stuff, but I'm not liking my bag as is and it needs something. Any other suggestions? (I'm not planning on taking the entire bag apart. In fact, I reinforced the handles about 9 times so they wouldn't rip off.) HELP!!!
[I think I should mention that it has a boxed bottom.]