Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-11-2006, 12:16 PM   #1
Nocturna
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Nocturna's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Nocturna
Lining
Hey guys, I just finished knitting the (for lack of better words) "body" of my purse, and I had a question about lining. I basically took the pattern for an Irish hiking scarf, made a few alterations, and now that I've bound off I'm going to fold it in half and sew up the sides to make it a purse. I have to line it though, and since this is my first *real* project, I'm lost. Am I supposed to line it using a sewing machine? And if so... how? I'm scared that the stitches from the lining will show up on the outside of the purse. If anyone can explain the right way to line stuff, I'd really appreciate it.

Also, for Mattress Stitch, I know you're supposed to start at the bottom and go up, but how do you close the hole at the bottom without some kind of knot showing? Same question for the top... Is there a particular (neat) way to close/end something after you use Mattress Stitch?

Thanks!
__________________
-Andrea :]

"Sadness is eaiser because its surrender. I say make time to dance alone with one hand waving free." -Elizabethtown
Nocturna is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 06-11-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
Holly
Knitting the Flap
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 484
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I found this link previously posted by lisak that I printed for myself at one time -- haven't tried it yet, though! Good luck :D

http://www.helloknitty.com/pdfs/Lining.pdf
__________________
Holly
Current projects:
"Pinup Queen" by Annie Modesitt from Stitch N Bitch
Holly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2006, 12:40 PM   #3
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,244 Times in 1,838 Posts
When I finish up with mattress stitch, I make sure ends of the knitting are secrure with an extra stitch, and then I put my needle and yarn down through the seam on the back side for an inch or so and secure it there.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2006, 12:43 PM   #4
Nocturna
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Nocturna's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to Nocturna
Thanks! That was really helpful :D

But that brings me to one more question- Is it eaiser to just line it laying flat, before I seam up the sides? Or should I do what this article does and line it when its all closed up?
__________________
-Andrea :]

"Sadness is eaiser because its surrender. I say make time to dance alone with one hand waving free." -Elizabethtown
Nocturna is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lining a beanie dejamo85 Pattern Central 3 10-13-2008 02:18 PM
Help lining a hat evona How-to Questions 1 02-19-2008 09:47 AM
do i really have to put a lining in the bag?? punk knitter How-to Questions 11 11-12-2007 12:06 AM
Lining for a Purse Momof4Greys How-to Questions 0 01-07-2007 04:48 PM
Lining FO's wends How-to Questions 1 06-29-2006 11:55 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:47 AM.