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    How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

    I have visited several websites for patterns on how to make a scrap caddy/thread catcher. Once I make my outer bag and then make my inner bag, make the little corners and trim those, I slip the liner inside the bag and sew together by topstitching around the top.

    What I want to know is, it appears there is a way to stitch the two bags together at the bottom before you put the liner in the other bag. It was mentioned on one website I was looking at, but I didn't understand the picture or directions. It seemed to say, after making the corners and trimming, lay out the bags end to end and sew together. Then stick the liner in the outer bag. I figure those of you who make bags do this all the time. Sew together where? How? Can someone explain it to me or show me a picture? I am confused. Thank you.

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    Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

    I'd need a picture of your project to be of any help.

    That said, when I made my circular thread catcher/pin cushion I lay the outer bag into the inner bag right sides together. The inner bag has a hole left open in one side for turning everything right side out.

    Sew the tops of the two bags, pull the outer bag through the hole you left in the lining and then stuff the inner bag into the outer. You'll have to hand (I machine) stitch the opening left in the lining closed.

    I hope this doesn't confuse more then help.

    This is the site I use to make mine. Perhaps it may help more than I.

    http://www.merrimentdesign.com/pincu...ad-catcher.php

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      #3
      Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

      Maybe one day I'll make something fancy. Until then, I folded the flaps in on a small M* shipping box and called it good!
      Pieced By Me! :icon_wave:

      Pre-cut Yardage Chart

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        #4
        Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

        I'm not sure where I saw it but I think after the corners were boxed on the outer and the lining, they stitched those seams wrong sides together. This probably makes no sense. I haven't tried it
        Vernona:icon_hi:

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          #5
          Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

          Here's another tutorial that may help. she included lots of pictures.
          http://www.confessionsofahomeschoole...-tutorial.html
          Cindy

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            #6
            Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

            Thanks for sharing the link, Pandabear. This is making more sense now.

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              #7
              Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

              Seaturtle, I know this one from homeschooler should be easy, but I got kind of lost, I guess because my stabilizer is a piece of 1/2 inch plastic and she talked about sewing it into the piece. I didn't figure my Janome would like sewing plastic, but then I've never tried it. Thanks for your help! Lots of great pictures.

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                #8
                Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

                I made one with some plastic as stabilizer around the top. Use a large needle/jeans needle and it should work. I have a Janome.
                Cindy

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                  #9
                  Re: How do you sew the outer bag to the lining?

                  Originally posted by notsewfast View Post
                  Seaturtle, I know this one from homeschooler should be easy, but I got kind of lost, I guess because my stabilizer is a piece of 1/2 inch plastic and she talked about sewing it into the piece. I didn't figure my Janome would like sewing plastic, but then I've never tried it. Thanks for your help! Lots of great pictures.

                  When I make mine I use plastic stays (not the laundry rope in the link I provided). A channel is made for the plastic to lay in so you don't have to sew through the plastic.

                  I also don't use the metal hinges and stuffing from that link. I use crushed walnut shells I picked up at the pet store - reptile section.

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