Working some more today on the Lisa Gentry Yarn Bag.
Firstly... I knew that I wanted to stiffen the base, so the bag would sit nicely and keep its shape. I'll need something plastic, just in case the bag ever gets wet.
I found this plastic piece which was the base of an old laundry bag. It's quite thick, but still flexible... so it should do the trick beautifully.
First I cut out a circle the same size as the base of the bag. It is a bit of a rough circle... but as long as there are no sharp corners, it will be fine.
Now I add some holes. If you are squeamish... close your eyes! It is not a refined process. I am literally stabbing holes into the plastic, using a metal skewer.
I need holes so that I can actually attach the base to the bag. Twelve holes are plenty.
I've popped the base in... ready for stitching.
Using one of the yarns from the bag and a wool needle, I am sewing right through the plastic and the crochet bag
I'm stitching over a few crocheted threads and then going back into the bag and through the same hole in the plastic again.
I don't need to worry about the mess on the inside... this will be covered by the lining. Mind you, I do like to ensure my starting and finishing knots are on the underside of the plastic.
Ready for the lining now... click here for details