Friday, July 27, 2012

A Fiddly Lining

The Hakelbeutel is an unusual shape of bag, which means that I can't do my regular  of lining.

See how the base looks?

Hakelbeutel

I'm pretty sure this is the reason that the bag ended up in Hibernation to begin with.

The thought of trying to line it had me tearing my hair out - so the bag was sent to the Naughty Corner for a while (which is where that Male Centaur is at the moment, just in case you were wondering). And after about six months in the Naughty Corner, it was packed away for good!

So.

Here's my Plan of Attack.

I'm going to line the bag using the same construction process as the actual bag uses.

So I've made four rectangles - their measurements are one square wide and four squares long, plus seam allowances. And I'm putting them together just like the bag was done.

Here's some photos for anyone else contemplating the process... Like you Loren!

Hakelbeutel

Hakelbeutel

Hakelbeutel

Hakelbeutel

So far, so good!

I just need to turn down some seams along the top edge, and fit the lining into the bag.

EDITED TO ADD:

I have run into one little hiccup.

In making the lining, I have assumed that all the squares were the same size...

They're NOT!

When I felted the bag, not all sides felted evenly. So my lining fits beautifully for about 80% of the bag, but sits too small across one section. I'm having a fiddle to see how I can get around this.

Wish me luck...




1 comment:

Pretty Knitty said...

Love the lining fabric! Can't wait to see the finish!