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Thread: Denim Purse Lining

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    Denim Purse Lining

    Here are a couple of pictures of a purse I tried to make. I got the outside and handles all put together I made the lining. Problem is, how can I attach the lining to the shell? Even my old Singer won't sew through around the base of the waste band. Any ideas?

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    will it work with a bigger needle? or just not strong enough?using a denim needle makes a world of difference on my machines
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    Could you stitch just below the waistband where it it just 1 layer of denim? Use your zipper foot to get up close to the waistband & match your thread to the denim. Or hand stitch it (always a last resort for me but sometimes the best option!).

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    OMG I love your denim bag! I've been wanting to make one for a long time but keep forgetting to even try.

    I will read replies to see how to manage your dilemma with the lining, I'm sure I'll have the same problem
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    Steam a seam or fusible might be the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    Steam a seam or fusible might be the answer.
    I agree I think I would try ! Love your bag!!!

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    I would hand stitch the lining to the inside bottom of the waistband.(break out your thimble) It would look nice and finished and you could run a line of machine stitching down about 1/2 inch for security.

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    I use a size 100 needle with denim, works great!

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    If I use my zipper foot and get up close to the waistband, how do I get over the belt loops? They're definitely too much for my machine. I am using a denim needle. I'm on my 2nd one, the first one got bent. Here is a picture of a belt loop on the back.

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    very nice purse

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