Adding a fabric lining to your crochet bag makes your bag sturdier and look better. Thanks to fabric lining your valuables won’t slip through the stitches and people won’t be able to see what you’re carrying in your bag. In this video tutorial you’ll learn how to add fabric lining to your crochet bag, completely by hand. You don’t need a sewing machine at all. This tutorial can be used for adding fabric lining to any crochet bag (or knitted bag, of course).
Granny square bag
For this tutorial I’ve used my new granny square bag which is a free crochet pattern.
- Fabric slightly larger than your project
- Needle and thread
- Iron (optional)
- Tailors Chalk (optional)
Video tutorial: how to add a fabric lining to your crochet bag
Here you can find a video tutorial showing you how to add fabric lining to your crochet bag as described below.
Fold your fabric in half; the fold becomes the bottom of the bag. Lay your bag on top of it.
Use a ruler to cut around the bag and add 1″ extra along the sides and top. Optionally you can use tailors chalk to trace before cutting.
Use needle and thread to sew 1/2″ along both sides.
Fold the top of the fabric lining down 1/2″ towards the outside. Iron the seam. If you can’t iron, use pins to keep in place.
Place the fabric lining inside the bag and pin in place.
Use needle and thread to sew the fabric lining and crochet bag together. Insert your needle through the closest side of the crochet stitch and then through the fabric.
Tadaa! A beautiful fabric lining.
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