Line Your Knit and Crochet Totes with Pretty Fabric

comments (3) November 21st, 2008     

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FutureGirl Craft blog will show you how to line your bags, step by step.

FutureGirl Craft blog will show you how to line your bags, step by step.

Photo: Alice Merlino

Just in time for the holidays, check out this well-explained tutorial for lining a crocheted handbag by Alice Merlino of FutureGirl Craft Blog. With photos and tips for each step, she'll take you through everything from measuring the bag to determine your lining size, to putting in the final seams. A fabric lining makes any crochet or knit bag much more functional and is just the thing to kick your holiday gifts up a notch. Although she mainly mentions crocheted bags, her method would, of course, also work for knitted, felted, woven, and any other means of handmade bags you create.

You can also check out Craftstylish contributor Tina Hilton's post on the subject right here.

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Comments (3)

AdeleImelda writes: how about covering the end with a band of ribbon that goes all the way around the handle. Slip stitch the ends of the ribbon together and add a couple to stitches to keep the band in place!
Posted: 10:01 am on December 22nd
cacshantih writes: After you insert your strap into the D ring, move the ring down one inch, fold the strap end down to the ring and then place the fold an inch above the ring. You should now have the raw edge touching the D ring with the fold above the ring and lying on the rest of the strap. Stitch at the fold three or four times with a larger gauge needle. Do the other side and you are finished.
Posted: 2:05 pm on December 7th
Bonniedoo writes: I would like to issue a challenge!! I love to sew handbags and have run into a problem that I cannot solve When making cloth handles (especially of tapestry ) I usually sew the handle onto a d-ring which is attached to the bag but I am left with difficult to cover ends. I have tried zigzagging over the end but that is unsatisfactory. how can I solve this problem? Any ideas out there?
Posted: 2:42 pm on November 23rd
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