Lining a Purse

I’m often asked how I line my purses so I took some pictures as I lined one. Hope it helps.


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Here’s the purse I’m going to line.


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Fold lining material in half and with fold on bottom. lay purse area to be lined on top. Top of folded area should be about 1/2″ above top of purse.     

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Measure approximately 1/2 ” on each side of purse and cut across top and down both sides.


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Sew each side with an approximate 1/2″ seam.

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Press seams open on both sides.

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Make box corners at the bottom corners of the lining by sewing across each seam. The stitch line should be approximately the same length as the depth of the purse.

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Clip corner to approximately 1/4″.

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Lining should start to look like a box.

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Turn down top edge approximately 1/2″ and press.

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Drop lining inside purse as is (wrong sides facing each other) and ease to fit. Pin in place approximately 1/4 to 1/2″ from top of front of purse.

     Make sure back of lining and purse are laying straight when pinned in place.

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Top stitch in place close to pressed edge.

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Finished edge.

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Stitched seam of lining blends into crocheted stitches.


All Done!!!!


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