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Re: new post on old topic - lining a bag
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: June 14, 2008 10:46AM

Craftsman's post addresses one of my biggest frustrations with this site. My questions CYCA Central have gone unanswered. Well, at least thanks to craftsman I'm down to "1 unread" at the T&S forum....

To address the problem of bag lining:

Your concern is that the outside bag probably won't return to its original shape and you may very well be right, but it will do a better job of it if it is lined. And if she's determined to stuff it, it's better off with a forgiving lining.

I'd suggest a firm stretchy fabric. A mid-weight bathing suit material stretches in both directions and might be a very good choice. Even some dress fabrics have two-way stretch. A one-way stretch fabric would be my second choice.

Use a machine stitch that is specifically designed for stretch fabrics. Almost all machines have at least a couple. My machine is a middle of the line Sears, nearly forty years old and has enough to handle just about any job. Regular stitches will just pop if they are stretched, but stretch stitches expand and contract with the fabric.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/2008 10:52AM by Alex.



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  new post on old topic - lining a bag craftsman 06/14/2008 01:59AM
  Re: new post on old topic - lining a bag Alex 06/14/2008 10:46AM
  Re: new post on old topic - lining a bag Jane R 06/15/2008 12:27AM
  Re: new post on old topic - lining a bag istruemph 06/20/2008 01:49PM


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