View Full Version : FO - felted purse

09-02-2007, 06:41 AM
Aaaa! I had no idea sewing in a lining was so painful!! :hair:

I made this little felted purse (for more info see this thread - I didn't want to repeat myself too much) http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=64827 out of a stockinette rectangle. It was supposed to be a practice item so I could make a nicer one for my friend, but she actually wants this one! :happydance:

Anyway, I wanted to try making an I cord strap and putting in a lining and magnetic snaps... But my friend said no strap. I couldn't find any magnetic snaps in my travels today, so I will have to look more tomorrow...

I decided to sit down and try my hand at sewing in a lining tonight. I read this tutorial http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/2006/01/basic_purse_tut.html but it was not much help to me. :whoosh:

I got some purple satin fabric and with some difficulty sewed it into a bag shape, but I couldn't figure out how to sew it on the inside like she did in the tutorial. So I just sewed around the top. I don't have a sewing machine and SHEESH was it hard! It looks like a drunken 2 year old sewed it, it is so uneven! Hopefully my friend will not look too closely. From about 2 feet away it looks great! :rofl:

I want to make a lining for the skull tote I just made (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=63606), and I have the fabric I want to use, but there must be an easier way! Any suggestions are welcome. Use simple terms, apparently I am challenged. :teehee:

09-02-2007, 07:47 AM
OMG I WANT THIS!!:teehee:

I really like ur style in stuff!! I loved the skull bag and Im doing one like it soon..and I love this one too!!

the lining seems fine too..im sorry I can't really help and like tell you anything useful cause I'm such a lil newb!:rofl:

Jan in CA
09-02-2007, 11:42 AM
That looks nice. I can't imaging a bag without handles though. :??

Oh and I just found this link for lining w/o sewing!
http:http://ksks.scoutj.com/bag_lining_tutorial.pdf (http://http//ksks.scoutj.com/bag_lining_tutorial.pdf)

09-02-2007, 03:26 PM
Oh and I just found this link for lining w/o sewing!
http:http://ksks.scoutj.com/bag_lining_tutorial.pdf (http://http//ksks.scoutj.com/bag_lining_tutorial.pdf)
the link has a lil mistake in it =)..u have http// typed twice.. :)

09-02-2007, 04:53 PM
I used this (http://freddyknits.blogspot.com/2005/03/every-bag-has-purple-lining.html)for my booga bag liner instructions, worked well and I'd never lined anything before.

Jan in CA
09-02-2007, 05:01 PM
:doh: Too many https in it.

http//ksks.scoutj.com/bag_lining_tutorial.pdf (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/http//ksks.scoutj.com/bag_lining_tutorial.pdf)

09-02-2007, 11:13 PM
I finished the purse!!!! :woohoo: :woot:

So I had put in the lining and then found my magnetic snap today (for some reason all the Joanns were out of them so I got one at Michael's). I was not happy to find out that the snap goes through the backside (I guess I was thinking you could sew it on like a button?) so I wasn't sure what to do.

After a little pity party, I removed the lining, resewed it (this time doing a better job and going partial thickness rather than all the way through) and took it up onto the inside of the flap, so I could put the snap on the flap. :teehee: Otherwise, I could not have used the flap for the snap bc the backside of the snap would have been on the outside of the purse.

WHEW! cloud9

09-04-2007, 11:53 AM
:doh: Too many https in it.

http//ksks.scoutj.com/bag_lining_tutorial.pdf (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/http//ksks.scoutj.com/bag_lining_tutorial.pdf)

That's perfect for finally finishing my sister's purse. Her sewing machine is missing a vital part and I've been waiting for her to order it so I can get the purse completed.

Thanks so much!

09-04-2007, 11:54 AM
I love it! Great job!

09-04-2007, 12:26 PM
Jan! You're such a mind reader. I'm about 3/4 done with a felted bag, and was actually about to ask everyone if it's possible to use stitch witchery with felting. *dance* As soon as it's finished, I'm gonna have to swatch that and give it a try. Thank you thank you thank you!

laikabear: Your bag is beautiful!!! I love that purple satin. It matches the striping soooo well. Very nice job! :)

09-04-2007, 04:01 PM
Looks good!! Pretty yarn.