Flo-Jo Boutique

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Cloud 9 fabric and a new lining

The other day I relined a bag with this wonderful Cloud 9 fabric called "across the pond". We have a whole shelf full of Cloud 9 and Echino fabrics which are great for making bags as some of them are a slightly heavier weight. Or you could use any of our wonderful cotton fabrics to make pretty much anything!
This bag has still got some wear left in it so it would be a shame to stop using it just because lining looks like below...
 To make the new lining fit the bag, unpick the side seams and the bottom piece to use it as a pattern.
Trace off your pieces and cut them out in your new fabric.
 I copied the mobile phone pocket and ironed on some interfacing to make it a bit steadier in between two pieces of fabric.
 Fold the seams in and stitch into place.
 On the other piece of the bags side I measured and marked out a space for a pocket with a zip.
 It was a really tricky to pattern match this print but I'm quite happy with how it turned out.
The last three seams to put the lining together is to sew the sides seams and then pin them to the bottom piece of the lining.
All that is left to do is to attach the lining to the bag and it looks almost better than it did as new. I love how well the blue and green in the print fits so nicely with the brown leather. Now all you need to do is find a bag to reline!

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Flo-jo Boutique is the creative baby of Delia and Erika two seamstresses from Bristol specialising in lingerie and vintage styled garments. Designers of sewing kits and creators of sewing parties their shop in Bristol and online shop are home to a gorgeous range of quality fabrics and haberdahsery, craft kits, books and handmade gifts.