This past weekend I decided to give crocheting with rags a try. I also wanted to learn how to line a bag. I’ve never actually made a bag for hard use. In other words, a bag for carrying stuff. My dislike of sewing made me totally ignorant about how to line a bag but I knew that if I wanted to make a useful tote, well… it would need to be lined.
And so I found this blog entry: http://laughingpurplegoldfish.blogspot.com.es/2008/08/anatomy-of-rag-bag.html
The author of the blog even includes visual instructions about how to line a bag! Here it is.
I did not use my own rags since I don’t have scraps of fabric lying around the house. Instead, I bought some skeins of pre-made rags. I bought some fabric for the lining at a local shop. I followed the directions in the blog cited above and made two rag bags in one weekend. Since I don’t have a sewing machine I did all the sewing by hand and still, in one weekend, I churned out two lined bags!!! Here they are: