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punk knitter 11-06-2007 03:58 PM

do i really have to put a lining in the bag??
 
hey everyone, im working on finishing up a really big knitted bag, and i plan on making it my WIP carrying bag. its done all in basket weave st, and its pretty tight, but should i put a lining in it anyway?? cuz' i really hate doing lining, cuz im not the best at sewing, and i cannot use the sewing machine(its straight from the pits of hell, i swear) so can i just do it by hand?? and about the strap, what stich should i make it in, and should i line it too?? ok, thats more Q's than i wanted to ask, but i really need help!!!:muah:

Riss 11-06-2007 04:33 PM

You could always use stitch witchery... make a test swatch and see if it'll work. :)

I suggest putting a liner in, because it'll help eliminate needle pokage yanno?

drummerboi202 11-06-2007 10:38 PM

Ah, the wonder that is stitch witchery. I very much second that suggestion. But yes on the liner in the bag, because it will eliminate needle pokage and it will help if something tiny like a stitch marker or a tapesrty needles omehow gets loose. It'll just stay in the liner.

punk knitter 11-07-2007 01:11 PM

thanx guys, thats makes my decision easier, but whats stitch witchery??

drummerboi202 11-07-2007 11:43 PM

Its this roll of scratchy stuff that you line the edges of your liner with and then you iron the lining in the bag, and it sticks. Hold on, I'll find a picture, because its kind of hard to describe. Here we go!

http://www.enasco.com/prod/images/pr...3/AC021871.jpg

And heres a set of instructions on how to do it:

http://www.stanssewingsupplies.com/c...asp?pid=237840

The.Knitter 11-07-2007 11:53 PM

Great info on the Stitch Witchery. I had never heard of it before. Good idea for lining bags with. Thanks!

redwitch 11-08-2007 03:36 AM

Yes, the bag may stretch, anyhting sharp will poke through, etc. without being lined, but you really only need a fabric bag slightly smaller than the knitted bag, likely just rectangular? not too fussy. Could you get someone else to do it in return for knitting them something? Or buy a cheap fabric bag and sew it in.

momwolf 11-08-2007 10:32 AM

Does this sick to felted bags when lining?

punk knitter 11-08-2007 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drummerboi202 (Post 999898)
Its this roll of scratchy stuff that you line the edges of your liner with and then you iron the lining in the bag, and it sticks. Hold on, I'll find a picture, because its kind of hard to describe. Here we go!

http://www.enasco.com/prod/images/pr...3/AC021871.jpg

And heres a set of instructions on how to do it:

http://www.stanssewingsupplies.com/c...asp?pid=237840

thanx so much drummerboi202!! im going to go buy that stuff instead of trying to sew it!!:hug:

Lisa R. 11-08-2007 10:47 AM

will the stitch witchery damage the yarn?


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