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Line your bag

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  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab your lining fabric. I’m using this awesome fabric from a local shop.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold your fabric in two, and lay your squares bag on top of it.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut around your bag, leaving about an inch of seam allowance.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 4
    Step 4

    Grab your batting.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut two pieces of batting the same way as the lining fabric.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 6
    Step 6

    We’re going to make a batting and lining fabric sandwich now! Grab your lining fabric, and put them right side together. Then add batting to the outsides. Like this:

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Pin your sandwich together around the sides. Leave the top open!

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Grab your sewing machine, and sew your sandwich together along the sides, but leave a big gap at the bottom. Be sure to backstitch next to the gap; we’ll use it later to turn the entire bag (batting, lining and crochet part) inside out.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 9
    Step 9

    Let’s sew our sandwich into our bag! Put your bag inside the sandwich, right sides together.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Pin down the top of the batting; we don’t need to sew that to the bag.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pin the lining fabric to the inside row of double crochets. Flip the outside row down so you can reach it, and to be sure we don’t sew over it.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew along the top of the entire bag. Be sure to go slow; this is a hard part and it may be hard on your sewing machine as well! When the entire top is sewed together, it is time to turn your bag inside out through the hole in the sandwich. Don’t forget to remove the pins in the batting.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 13
    Step 13

    When your bag is right side out, put your hand in the hole and push up the batting into the points. Because the batting is so rough, the friction will stop it from dropping down again.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 14
    Step 14

    When you’re happy with your lining, sew together the hole inside your bag. You can do this by hand or you can do this with your machine.

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 15
    Step 15

    And that’s it; your bag is lined! :)

  • How to sew . Lining The Squares Bag - Step 16
    Step 16

    With the same yarn as what you used to join the squares, crochet on the handles through the loops you made in the outside row of double crochets. I usually use a single crochet stitch for this. Sew on your favorite button and crochet on a loop on the other side of the bag (which I forgot to take pictures of, sorry!).

    Enjoy your new bag! :)

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