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So now I'm back at the sewing machine. The sewing machine, by the way, is 30 years old
It was my mother's before I inherited it. It works pretty good, and we've had it refurbished
and repaired numerous times, but it's still chugging away, which is great.
Okay, so the secret of putting these together, the right sides together, is to line them
up not by the top or by the bottom, but by the
seams right here so that this part, where the plain part meets
the fabric, and this part where the plain part meets the fabric
these two are aligned.
That's the important part of getting these together, so I'm going to do that by matching
these first and then going down here. Now if this is uneven,
it doesn't matter so much. It usually does turn out even though, and
they are in this case. So we're going to sew this.
And get those together and match them up really nice, and put down the foot and make sure
again that these two are matching, and they are, so we just
And sew some more.
Now the other thing besides the fact that you have to get it aligned at the junction
there is the end. Because this is lining.
And as you may know anything that has to be sewn with a lining has to be turned inside
So I have to make some accommodations for that.
And again, it doesn't matter that they aren't aligned up here because that can be fixed
I have to stop about an inch away from the end here, so that I can sew that later.
This thing here where I folded these over and ironed it
and this thing here where I'm leaving an inch away...
those two are to accommodate the fact this thing is going to be turned inside out.
Again, the turning inside out is typical for a lining.
So I sewed that back on itself to anchor it, which needs to be done.
And then I will just sew the other side similarly by matching these again, and pull this and
that. It's even though it doesn't have to be. Of
course it's always nice when it is. It means the pattern is working, which is
great because I had to make the pattern for the 16 inch
wide bags all by my lonesome. And it looks great. I've used these things for years, and
they hold together extremely well, and through all kinds of weather.
And of course the main good thing about them, at least from my perspective, is that they're
Yes, that's probably more than enough, so we turn this, and we anchor this
by sewing back on the seam. And we're done with this.
So what we have here is we have a lining for the middle of the bag, and I can do this now.
It needs to be turned inside out so we can match it with the main bag, which is coming