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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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    How about stitching up to the belt loop, back stitch. Lift the foot over the loop and proceed to the next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MommaDorian View Post
    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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    The trick would be don't go over the belt loop go under. Stitch up to the belt loop, lift the loop, stitch under the loop as far as the loop will stretch then end your stitching. Now, start stitching again on the other side of the loop.

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    I usually take out the stitches on the bottom edge of the belt loops then stitch them back when done sewing the lining. You could also use fabric glue to fasten the lining
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamae View Post
    Steam a seam or fusible might be the answer.
    Good idea.

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    Why not make a removable bag for the liner? This way you can just pick everything up to move to another bag. You could have a whole set of bags with one interchangeable liner. ) Ann

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    Nice bag. I have some jeans to make a purse out of so your post is very interesting and informative. Sorry I can't help you.

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    How about sewing it on by hand. It shouldn't take that long. Good luck! Love the bag.

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    Can you take it to an upholstery shop and have them sew just that seam for you? We get such requests often and seldom charge (but I can't speak for other business owners).
    I like the suggestion made to sew up to (and under if you can) the belt loops, then continue stitching on the other side of the loops. You can hand stitch by hand just those areas missed.
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    You could hand sew loops to the inside and sew buttons on to apply loops like the yellow pins are in the picture otherwise you will have to take the stitching out of the bottom of each loops to sew the lining and then re-attach the bottom of loops. However the jean purse is adorable. You can even attach a few appliques and bling for the next ones you make lol
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    How about heavy heat-n-bond

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    I am thinking hand stitch it on with a ladder stitch. It woun't take all that long and the loop will be free. Years ago I made my sister a purse simular to this. I had a Really nice western belt that I was able to cut down, because the silver tip screwed off with tiny screws. It made the purse something special.
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    I ended up hand stiching it down. But, I used blue thread, to match the denim. It shows up a lot on the red lining fabric. You can see each stitch, which are not all the same distance apart. I'm going to redo it with red.
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    Hand stitched, now I'm stuck again. I sewed into the base of the waste band. Now it's gappy (technical term). Here is a picture. Also, I have some ultra fusible stuff. It's really hard and crusty. It's on the bolt, about 15 yards. Is this something I could use? How would I do it?

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    Looks great!
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    I'd do the hand stitching as well, looks great.
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