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Lining and Bag
Joining the Lining and Bag to sew a make up bag

Joining the Lining and Bag

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
  • Turn the lining right side out.
  • Place the lining in the outer fabric bag.
  • Use a straight pin to align the seams, being sure the seam lines are directly over each other with the seam allowances laying in opposite directions.
  • Clip the edge of the fabric, directly above the sewn seam, being sure not to clip into the fabric any farther than the seam allowance.
  • Align all edges and sew a seam, using a 1/4" seam allowance to join the lining and the body of the bag.
  • Place the needle down when you come to a corner where the flap and bag intersect. Leave the needle down, lift the presser foot and pivot the fabric to turn the corner. Repeat at the second corner.
  • Press as it was sewn.
  • Clip at the pivot, again, being careful not to clip beyond the seam allowance.

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