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« on: January 20, 2008 10:09:43 AM »

So, I made the pieces for the awesome bobble clutch in Judith L Krantz (I think that's the name) Getting Started Crochet almost a year ago. I have yet to put it together (attach the sides to the body with crab stitch and add a lining) but have been thinking about finally finishing it.

My problem is that it's awfully floppy. I'm not sure if I should do like a double lining and put interfacing in the lining, (so it won't show on the inside or through the crocheted part of the purse, if that makes sense), or try spray starch, or if anybody has any better suggestions. It's made with caron simply soft, not even sure if I can iron on that if I were to spray starch it?  If I did it again I might use cotton, not sure what it recommended, but I'm sure I used whatever I felt like at the time!
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008 05:41:54 AM »

It's always a good idea to line your crocheted purse, not only for stability but to keep pens & keys & stuff from poking out. Before you put your pieces together, cut some fabric just a little smaller than the purse. Hem it up, stitch the crocheted pieces together, then sew the lining in around the top edge.

http://barbscraftbooks.tripod.com/barbscrochet/id47.html

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2008 09:11:08 AM »

Thanks, I am planning on doing a lining a anyways, but am just worried that it still won't be stiff enough to actually use. Le sigh, guess I need to give it a go and see what happens! Will report back!

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2008 10:30:21 AM »

I like your double lining idea to hide the layer of interfacing. Sounds like genius to me. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008 01:39:59 PM »

I agree, I think the interfacing/double lining idea sounds great. That or use a thin quilt batting with the double lining to give some shape and stablility, I was thinking of doing that for a bag I've made. But I do like your interfacing idea... hmm... Smiley
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