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« on: March 19, 2012 01:12:41 AM »

I've been making lots of these, it's just a basic rectangle pattern with a gusset at the bottom, they're made out of my considerable vintage fabric stash (that I have to work through before I have room for any more!)

They're lined with vintage fabric too (this photo is of one inside out so you can see the lining!)  

I'm having issues with the lining actually, I use the same pattern as the bag to cut it out, then check it against the sewn outer before pinning and sewing it up, and no matter what I do the lining is the wrong size once I've sewn it...which then, as I sew the two together, makes a fold in the outside of the bag or in the lining....does anyone know how to stop this happening?  I can't work it out!
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012 02:31:23 AM »

Cute! Love the fabrics you used.

I had to laugh at that bit about the lining not fitting with the outter and there being a little fold cuz I just made a purse for a friend over the weekend and had the exact same problem and couldn't figure out why.

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012 04:00:39 AM »

Try using a slightly bigger seam allowance when you sew the lining, then it should fit nicer into the outer bag, just makes it that teensiest bit smaller than the bag you're fitting it into.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012 04:51:09 AM »

I don't have any sewing pointers to offer, but I have to chime in and tell you I am drooling over the fabrics you chose! So beautiful and spring-y!

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2012 06:32:20 AM »

Those are seriously adorable! Great job!

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2012 07:53:26 AM »

GORGEOUS BAGS - ALL OF THEM!  I love your fabrics - these are so Spring and Fresh!  You did a great job, and I think that fold you are talking about, doesn't even matter.   Grin  The bags' fabrics steal the show - who is really going to notice a little fold?  Are you giving them as gifts?  They are great - very very nice and pretty.   Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2012 02:56:12 PM »

Very cute!  Were your lining and outer different fabrics?  I have that problem sometimes if one fabric is stretchier than the other.

« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012 12:55:46 AM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley

I'm going to try using a slightly bigger seam allowance, as suggested by Teamama and see how that goes! Cheesy

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