Lining a knit purse is a great way to make a knit purse more useful because you don't have to worry about items falling out or poking through holes in the knitting. It's not too difficult to add lining to a knit purse, even if you have only basic sewing skills.
Here's what you'll need to get started:
- Finished knit bag
- Enough fabric to cover
- tape measure or yard stick
- scissors and/or a rotary cutter, ruler and mat
- sewing machine and matching thread
- straight pins
- hand-sewing needle
To begin, measure your finished knit bag so you'll know what size your fabric lining needs to be. Add a half inch to all sides of all measurements for seam allowances.
Using your scissors or a rotary cutter, cut out all the pieces. In this case I have one long piece for the body and two pieces for side gussets.
You may want to take a little length off your body pieces if, for instance, you want to sew in a zipper as well or need a place to attach a strap or handles to the bag that needs to be attached after the lining is sewn in.