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« on: September 06, 2010 03:38:39 PM »

I have knit and felted the pieces for a hobo-style bag that will have a zipper across the top, a pocket on the side and will be lined as well.

I know that obviously I should be installing the zipper across the top before I sew the bag together. However, do I sew the zipper to the lining, or sew it to the purse and then attach the lining afterwards? Same goes for the pocket.

(I actually already basted the side zipper in place, but I can easily remove it)


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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2010 07:08:24 PM »

I think I would attach the zipper to the llining then the lining to the bag.  I think doing it this way would provide greater stability to the openings as stress on the zippers would be on the lining and not the knitted fabric.  You could then hand sew the lining to the knitted fabric.  I would also use a fairly sturdy lining material....a good quality quilting fabric or a twill, definately nothing with stretch.

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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010 10:43:12 PM »

Thanks. The fact that it's knitted is the worrying thing, since I've never stuck anything knitted under the machine and I don't want to mess this up!

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