Crocheted bags are attractive handmade fashion accessories. The versatility of the craft allows crocheters to create bags and other items in a variety of shapes. It may seem difficult or intimidating to create a lining for a round or circular crocheted bag. You want the contents of the bag to keep from poking through the crocheted stitches, but at the same time, the bag is not a conventional shape. However, you can create a basic lining using the traced outline of the circular crocheted piece.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Circular crocheted bag
- Liner fabric
Lay your circular crocheted bag on the lining fabric. Use a pencil to trace the bag's outline, excluding the handles. Do this again on another section of fabric. Cut the two tracings out.
Measure 1/2 inch inward from the top edges of the pieces of fabric using the ruler. Make an even fold line at the measurement for both pieces, with the tops being folded over onto the wrong side of the fabric. Use the iron to press the fold lines down. Then sew these hems in place using the needle and thread.
Hold the two pieces of lining evenly together with their right sides facing each other. Sew the edges of the fabric together. Leave the top edges where you made the hems unsewn to create an opening that is the same size as the bag's opening.
Situate the sewn lining piece inside the crocheted bag body so that the lining runs evenly near the top of the bag. Sew the lining in place using an oversewing stitch. The oversewing stitch is made by holding the bag body and lining together, inserting the needle simultaneously through both pieces at the same time, pulling the yarn through and then repeating the process a short distance away until the lining is completely sewn in place.
Tips and warnings
- Use a thread colour that matches your bag, the lining or both.
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