Wednesday, June 25, 2008

spooning

Did you see this bag at Target? I love it. Don't have much use for a plain tote without pockets though, since I tend to use them as purses as much as tote bags. My stuff gets all mixed up and I can't find a thing.

It's easy enough to add a lining with pockets though. (I swear this is just regular lining fabric and doesn't burn your retinas in real life. I think it was too sunny when I took the picture.)


I just used the bag's dimensions to make a lining the same size. Then I folded down the top edge and slipped it inside. It was pinned in place just below the hem of the bag's top edge. I used an edgestitching foot to sew the lining in place. (Grey thread in my needle and white in the bobbin.)On the outside it simply looks like another row of topstitching.


5 comments:

Rebekah C said...

what a fun bag! those are some really great "mods" : )

Carol said...

I love this and never would have thought to add a lining. I love the spoons too.

MsCellania said...

You ARE a clever girl!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Great idea to customize a ready purchased item! Love your "basket bag" in previous post - another brilliant idea.

Stephanie said...

brilliant!