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« on: October 13, 2010 06:41:54 PM »

I have a cute bag that I got awhile back, but the lining was made of a plastic-y material and tore after a couple of months. I wanna start using the bag again, but I need to re-do the lining.

Would this be possible, and how would I go about measuring it? Or would it just be easier to mend in instead of completely re-doing it? I haven't worked with bags much besides simple repairs, so I'm a bit clueless to how complicated it might get...
and it's a plain square bag, so I don't think it would be too hard, but I wanna make sure before I start anything....
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010 01:56:30 AM »

This tutorial is for a lining for a crocheted bag, but I believe it could be used in any type of bag. How you attach it would be different though. The thing I like about this tutorial is the "Lining Worksheet" linked in step 1. Very handy. http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2008/1/tutorial-sew-lining-for-crocheted-bag.aspx Hope this helps, I'm not sure exactly what you are looking for, but I've used this tutorial before and it's easily convertible to different sizes. Smiley `
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010 08:17:13 AM »

Get the bag, then get some fabric to use as the lining. Lay the bag as smoothly as possible on the fabric. Make sure it is creased or folded anyway. Draw around the bag, then take it away. Add an extra 1cm (or your prefered seam allowance) all around. Then cut it out twice. Sew around the sides and bottom, leaving a hole in the bottom of about 7cm. Place the outside into the lining, right sides facing. Poke away the handles in between the lining and outer so they are not in the way. Sew once around the top. (keep in mind that this will make the bag 1cm shorter). Trim of the edges, then pull everything through the whole in the lining. Topstitch around the top, ladder stitch the whole in the lining and should be finished Smiley Let me know if that helps Smiley

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