How to Make a Lining for a Crocheted or Knitted Purse!

Good news! We have completed the Weekend Getaway Purse from the Annie’s Hook and Needle Club. (Kit 12:  Weekend Getaway Review)  It required a lining to finish the project, and for any of us that have crocheted purses or tote bags we all know how much more finished they appear to be when completed with a lining.

So this weeks post will be a very significant milestone in the Crochet with Passion journey. I am going to accomplish two things at once. I will finish a project and….. I am very excited to introduce my first guest blogger! I have had several requests for a tutorial or two, on how to sew a lining for inside a finished crocheted purse. While I have performed this exercise for myself, it would be a calamity to teach others my technique. I was introduced to Lori Dickman through my Pastors wife and she has graciously consented to write it more clearly drawing from her own experience for you and I.


The excerpt below is a Bio that was on her blog,

I’m Lori Dickman, married to a wonderful guy named Scott, and we live in a beautiful small town of Sycamore. I have been a seamstress for the past 40+ years and an avid quilter for 25 years. I also have developed a great love for creating wearable art and I teach numerous quilting and sewing classes.
Currently I am creating a trunk show of a quilter’s dozen (that’s 13 for those of you who may not know!) of quilts which will depict my life and the life of those whom I love while demonstrating the numerous techniques I’ve come to love over the years. Each quilt will be placed on this blog as it is finished.

I would like to acknowledge how grateful I am to Lori for writing for us and am including the link below to her tutorial on How to Make a Lining for a Crocheted or Knitted Purse. Thanks again!!! (

Until next time, keep those hooks flying.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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