Mystery Knitted Bag – Sewn In Lining Instructions
Written by Wendy Poole.
Copyright © Wendy Poole 2013. For personal use only.
Mystery Knitted Bag – Sewn In Lining
Measure the length and width of your strap. Add ½” (1.3cm) to width and length and cut fabric to this measurement. Fold over a narrow hem all the way round. Press and slip stitch to the strap.
Main pieces – Cut 2
Measure the width and depth of the bag and add 2.5cm (1”) to allow for 1.3cm (½”) seam allowance all around. Cut 2 pieces of fabric to this measurement.
Gusset – Cut 1
Measure the width of the main piece of the lining once (before seam allowance) then measure the height of the lining twice (before seam allowance). Total these three measurements and you have the gusset length.
Measure the width of the knitted gusset for the gusset width.
Add one inch to the measurements and you will have the finished length.
Cut one long strip to this measurement.
With the right sides together, join the bag front and back lining to the gusset.
Turn the top over ½” (1.3cm) and press.
Stitch the strap to the lining and then insert the lining into the bag. Slip stitch around the top edge of the bag.
Finally hand sew the zip along the top borders.