I have formulated one that works well for me and the Cables and Bobbles “Belle” clutch I designed.
I’ve included photos with each step and I am hoping it all makes sense.
Let me know in the comments if you see any mistakes or anything I didn’t explain well enough.
FLIP YOUR BAG INSIDE OUT…
TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS…
example: width is 8″+ 1/2″ = 8.5″
example: height is 6″ X 2 =12″.
Now, add 1″ for (2) 1/2″ folds.
example: 12″ + 1″ =13″.
Now make your cuts…
For example: for a 5″W by 3″ H pocket….
5″ + 1/2″ (2) 1/4″ seam allowances.
3″ X 2 = 6″ + .5″ (2) 1/4″ seam allowances.
BEGIN BAG LINING…
Lay fabric down wrong side facing up.
Create 1/2″ folds in both the top and the bottom of the piece and press with an iron.
(Be sure you are folding wrong sides together.)
Fold the piece in half, right sides facing and press with iron.
and stitch to bag, using a 1/4″ seam allowance
(remember to backstitch!!!!)….
Fold the entire piece in half, right sides facing and press with iron.
Sew up both sides of the lining, using a 1/4″ seam allowance….
Press the side seams open….
To attach the lining, I use a running stitch that follows the machine stitches on the lining.
Starting at the side seam, insert the needle in one of the machine stitch holes.
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The dots are where you insert your needle. The first dot is the needle coming back up through the lining and the second dot is where the needle goes back down into the fabric.
Bippitty, boppitty, Bag!