Originally Posted by newamy
When I make linings I sew the fabric on a machine in a box or pocket shape- depending on the shape of the bag. SO the first part of this is to be able to sew and if this is not your forte it won't seem so easy. Once I have sewed the liner I insert it in the bag, I fold back the top edge to make it look nice and finished, pin it in place and hand stitch it with tiny over cast stitch.
If you bag is flat inside, so just length X width (NOT length X width X depth) an easy trick is to use a pillow case. Just cut the pillow case across the open side till the pocket end is the length it needs to be and slip it in then stitch it on as described above. If the bag is the right width for the pillow case this is particularly easy, but you could also cut the side off the case and re-seam the side. Actually this would probaly work for anything at least two - three inches of depth. If you choose a pretty pillow case remember to turn it inside out when slipping it into the bag so the pretty side shows.
I hope that helps.
Nope, now I'm just more confused.
Forgive me, you're right, sewing is not my fortay, but I know how to hem things, does that count???
It's really very simple and I know I'm overthinking the whole thing, I just want the edge that you'll see at the top of the purse to be nice and not show the stitches. I don't really care what the inside seams look like, it's just the top part that's throwing me for a loop.