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    Cape Coral, FL

    Newbie here :) Question on making bags and purses

    Hello everyone I am new, been floating around on the web looking for crafty places to hang out as I try to pursue methods of ''free entertainment'' at my home. Basically, I need to stop spending so much money out and on gas and I have PLENTY of projects I could work on with what is already at my house.

    I have a question about bags and purses. When lining a purse, do you sew the lining to the outer fabric first, and then sew the whole bag together? Or do you sew an outer bag, then sew a separate liner bag, and then sew both of them together?

    Any help would be appreciated...I am strying to start small with my sewing projects, and I can NEVER have too many purses!


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    Mar 2008
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hi! Sorry this is a late reply but I just joined today!

    To make a purse lining - you have to sew the lining as a separate piece, then sew together at the top opening. When you make your lining, be sure to leave an opening in the bottom or side hem like 3 inches long. Take your bag, then your lining and put the bag inside of the lining - right sides facing each other. Sew them together at the top. Then you will turn them right-side out by pulling them both through the lining opening, then hand or machine sew the hole closed. This confused me for a long time, especially when i started making clutches! Anyway, hope it helped!



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