How to Add a Fabric Lining to Your Crochet Bag
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 attach a lining to a crochet bag?
Place the lining inside the bag, wrong sides out, and secure it with sewing pins if you have them. Stitch the lining to the top of the bag with small running stitches using your needle and thread.
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 bag a jacket lining?
Pin into place and sew along the bottom hem on both sides, but leave an 8u2032u2032 gap around the center of the coat to pull everything right side out later (bagging a lining is usually done through the sleeve, but I find it easier to do this way).
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.
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.
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.
Can I use spray starch to stiffen crochet?
Spray starch is an easier way to stiffen your crochet items; if you choose to pin them, make sure you use rust-proof pins to avoid staining your finished crochet work. Spray starch is ideal for household items and holds up well under normal wear.