Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lining Fail

I thought I was being so clever.

Last week I showed my new green patchwork purse in progress. Now I'm in the home stretch. I should be able to finish this and list it (this one is going to be for sale) soon.

Before felting

After felting

Since I'm going to sell this one, I figured that it would need a lining.

This is what the inside looks like without a lining.

Because this purse wasn't made from a simple rectangle, sewing the lining was going to be a bit tricky. So, I traced the purse onto fabric before I sewed the seams of the knitted purse. And then I did the felting.

Felting shrinks the knitted object. I knew this. So, I didn't worry about adding seam allowances. After cutting out the lining, I trimmed it a bit more to even things out. Then I pulled out my sewing machine. The lining was considerably smaller than my unfelted purse. 

I felted the purse. I was pleased with how well the purse turned out. And then I went to fit the lining to the purse, and...  


Um, yeah. That's not going to work.  

I thought I was being clever. I thought I would just be able to insert the lining and sew it down. 

Ah well. It's time to get the sewing machine out again.

5 comments:

  1. Just think of how beautiful it shall look when you get it right.

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  2. Uh-oh. Yeah, I guess that won't work. It looks nice as it's nearing completion though.

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  3. Your knitting is beautiful! Even with the lining disaster :)

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  4. You got out your sewing machine; I would have somehow convinced myself it didn't need lining.

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