The Simplest Way to Line a Bag of Any Kind
This tutorial assumes you’ve already pieced together your tote’s interior, exterior, and handles; if not, here’s a list of 60 Free Tote Bag Patterns to choose from.
Start Lining Your Bag!
Lining your bag or tote helps add strength to the bag and allows you to add pockets to the inside without visible seams from the outside. Trim your threads, gently poke out the corners of your bag, and you’re done!
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 make a secret pocket in a school bag?
Place the new cloth pocket inside the pouch and line the hooking strips on the cloth to the latching pieces inside the bag, pressing the two together. Close the pouch’s zipper, and you’ve got a brand new secret compartment.
How do you make a small pocket?
- Step 1 u2013 Make the Pattern. Determine the size and shape of the pocket you want and draw it on paper.
- Step 2 u2013 Add the Seam Allowance.
- Step 3 u2013 Cut the Fabric.
- Step 4 u2013 Draw the Stitching Line.
- Step 5 u2013 Stitch Around.
- Step 6 u2013 Clip.
- Step 7 u2013 Turn Right Way Out.
- Step 8 u2013 Attach the Pocket.
How do you finish seams by hand?
Cut the seam allowance to 1/8″ and stitch 1 thread from the body of the fabric 1/8″ from the seam, then pass the needle through the seam allowance just above the seam to keep it from fraying.
How do you finish sewing seams?
Make a very small stitch (this stitch should go through both layers of fabric!) at the end of your line of stitching and pull the thread through, then reinsert the needle and put it through the same stitch. Pull gently on the thread until a loop forms, then pass your needle through the loop and pull.