4. LINE THE BAG
Since this bag is made out of motifs
that have holes in them, it’s nice to
give it a lining. Even nicer is a stiff
denim lining from recycled blue jeans.
TIP: If you want, you can also cut
the change pocket out of the jeans and
sew it into the lining. It would be the
perfect size for an ID or small cellphone.
4a. You’ll need a big piece of material to line this bag. The easiest way to get a this is to use the leg of a pair
of jeans. Cut the leg and open it at the top stitched seam. Then lay the center of your crocheted piece across
the remaining seam of the jeans leg as shown.
4b. Place the bag on top of the cut jean material and, using a pencil, trace around the outside of the bag.
Cut out around this line. There is no need to leave an additional seam allowance.
4c. Fold the cut piece in half at the factory seam with the RS together. Sew the 2 shorter edges with a ¼"
seam allowance. Pin the seam binding around the top of edge and sew it in place.
5. ASSEMBLE THE BAG
5a. Sew the 2 ends of your 60" length
of rope together. I used the zigzag
stitch on my sewing machine. Lay
the loop of rope inside your bag. Fold
the bag in half with the rope inside
the bag, as shown.
NOTE: The WS is up.
5b. With RS facing and Navy yarn,
pull up a loop at the fold and sc
through both thicknesses of the bag
and around the rope. You are at once
attaching the handle and crocheting
the sides closed. I found it necessary
to put at least 2 sc in each st. To do
this, set the rope on top of the motifs,
sc into the motifs and over the rope.
When one side of the bag is closed,
sc around the clothesline alone.