If you don't have basic sewing skills I suggest you learn. Just enough to make a seam is fine. You do not need a sewing machine, but it makes it much quicker.
|eh, about 10 1/2 inches, I guess|
Cut out your pieces (for this bag, I just want 2 rectangles to sew together because it's a rather shallow bag). I cut out two 10 1/2 x 12 inch rectangles out of some jersey (tee-shirt material) I had from a previous project. Sew around the sides and bottom of the pieces, right sides together.
|Sew around sides and bottoms|
of cut out pieces
I ironed down the top edge toward the outside, but I forgot to take a picture (what is wrong with me!). *You need to turn down the top edge toward the outside and iron it down!
I will be hand sewing the top edge onto the bag. I don't want the stitches shown on the outside of the bag.
|insert needle through,|
hiding knot between bag
|go under the yarn,|
but not through bag
Finished photos at the bottom of this post.
I hope this tutorial helps you with your purse/tote linings! If you have any questions or comments, let me know! You can leave comments here (please do!) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know if anything needs clarification or if you have any problems following my instructions.
|go back through same place|