How to Add a Fabric Lining to Your Crochet Bag – DIY Tutorial • A Plush Pineapple
This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to add a fabric lining to any crochet bag, as well as how to add a zipper if desired. “Behind every successful woman is a fabulous handbag,” says Mary Berry, author of The Secret Life of Women.
Adding a fabric lining to your crochet bag can mean the difference in it looking home-made or store-bought!
Lining your crocheted bag with fabric has several advantages, including adding structure and protecting the yarn. You can use a plain lining or a zippered lining for your bag, and this tutorial will walk you through the process in under an hour.
Calculate the size of your purse using the following formulas: length = height of purse, width of base, height of purses, u00bd” seam allowance (u00bc” per edge); width = height of purse, width of base, height of purses, u00bd” seam allowance (u00bc” per edge
To make the hem, sew down the folded edges, leaving an extra u00bc on the top edge (short side) for ventilation.
On the short sides, hem the fabric and sew down each side with a u00bc seam allowance. When finished, serge or overcast the edges.
Hand sew the liner to the top of the bag with an invisible stitch, grabbing only one side of the hem (needle should not be visible from the front). Work needle through each post (similar to mattress stitch).
Calculate the size of your lining using the formulas below: Length = height of purse, width of base, length of purse, u00bd” seam allowance (u00bc” per edge).
Unfold the fabric and lay one short edge right side down and centered on the upper portion of the zipper. Pin in place.
Pin the fabric and zipper together at the bottom of the zipper, with the right side of the fabric close to the zipper.
Hand sew the top of the bag to the zipper using the crochet stitches as a guide. If you want to add a tassel to your new bag for embellishment, check out this tassels tutorial.
How do you stiffen a crochet bag?
Stiffen your knit with a liquid. Spray-on starch from the supermarket, sugar solution, potato flour, and a 50% water 50% PVA glue solution all work well to chemically firm a fabric.
How do you line a crochet bag with a round bottom?
Choose the fabric you want, determine the length and width you’ll need, and pre-wash and iron any wrinkles.
- Fold the fabric in half.
- Lay out the bag’s backing flat on the fabric.
- Trace a line around the edge of the backing.
- Cut just outside (or directly on) the line.
- Measure the width and length of the side.
Can you use Modge podge to stiffen crochet?
Mix 3 parts podge with 1 part water until smooth, then place items in mixture and block as usual. Dries quickly with a stiff, clear result.
How do you sew a bag with sides and bottoms?
Sewing a Bag with Sides and a Bottom: Steps
- Step 1: Pick your fabric.
- Step 2: Cut your fabric.
- Step 3: Sew the faces to the sides.
- Step 4: Sew the lining together.
- Step 5: Sew the straps.
- Step 6: Sew the lining to the fabric.
- Step 7: Sew the lining to the fabric.
How do you sew a lining hem on a jacket?
Organize the lining of your jacket
- Sew lining and jacket shells together.
- On lining, leave one side seam open.
- On jacket, turn up hem and baste 1/4 in.
- Sew lining to jacket’s front edges and hem.
- Pin, then sew, jacket to lining along front and neck edges to opposite hem crease, starting at crease formed by hem fold, with jacket on top.