Sunday, December 11, 2011

How to Line a Crochet Purse - The EASY Way

I'm loving all those cute crochet purse patterns out there.  In fact I won one in a giveaway! So I've had to figure out how to line them.  Here is the easiest way I've found - no measuring required.  Love that.  You can make the crocheted purse pictured from my free patterns. 

Step 1: Lay your purse down on a folded piece of fabric with the fold lined up with the bottom of the fabric.  Trace around the purse with tailor's chalk or a pencil.  Cut out your fabric.

Step 2 (optional):  Sew a piece of velcro about 3/4 of an inch down at one end of the fabric on the right side.  Pin your velcro so it stays in the center (they are slippery fellas). Repeat on opposite side. (You could also do a zipper or magnetic closure here too.)

Step 3:  With right sides together and velcro closed, sew up both sides of the lining.

Step 4: Press side seams open. Fold top opening about a half inch down towards the wrong side and press.

Couldn't figure out how to rotate this pic.  Grrrrrr.  So please tilt head to right to view : )

Step 5:  Insert lining in the purse.  Pin top of lining all the way around and hand stitch in place (with matching thread, unlike example : )

Step 6: Admire your beautiful creation! Voila!  You're done.


  1. Too cute! I love your wee purses.

  2. Thanks Leah! By the way, I am LOVING your blog! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Easy is great! I like the colors you selected for this purse!

  4. thank you , i think i might make a little purse now!

  5. OMG Thank so much this super easy and me like a dork couldn't get it together. and now onto lining lots of purses the easy way. thanks again.

  6. Thanx for sharing have to try this!


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