Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lining my bags.

Okay here are some bags I've lined in the past week. A couple of them have been hanging around for a while waiting to be finished. I'm not the best at sewing, but I'll give it a go.

The first bag is made from that carpet yarn I had in the box.

(I've still got acre's of it left, yes acre's, it sounds more than miles/km's and it seems like that too)

I added some pretty fluffly yarn to bring out the beauty of the carpet yarn.

Some cotton flowers to boot.

I also added a zip (sewing again)

And I added a handle I bought , yes one handle, I never thought to buy two of them, now I know better. Oh well, it's a light little purse so the single handle will be suffice.

And last but not least the lining, I tried to sew the sides of the lining with the sewing machine, but the material didn't grab under the machine needle too well, so I hand sewed the lot. It's sort of a silky jersey material, the print is lovely and changes colours.

Now do you remember the dress bag?
Here it is lined too.

Here is another bag lined.

I was playing around with granny squares and after I had made a few from different patterns, I wondered what I could do with them.
I came across this pattern for a bag and I used the diagram to piece the bag together.
I haven't put handles on the bag as yet, as I ran out of the pink yarn.

Now here are some very good tutorials for bag lining.
Both are very good tutorials.


Commonly Cheap said...

Stumbled in and just wanted to say hi. I love the colors you used and the first bag's pattern is cute.

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Jus Shar Designs said...

I hand never thought to use one of the pair of purchased handles. I think the two together kinda gets in the way, so I'm going to try the one handle approach the next time I make one. Thanks!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Hi jus shar, thanks for dropping by. Your blog looks great.