How to Line a Crochet Bag

Bags are a popular item to crochet because they are both quick and practical, but their practicality can be limited by the density of the crochet fabric. Looser stitch patterns and lacy bags will not reliably hold in small items such as pens and lipsticks. The solution is to line the bag with fabric, but we have found some crocheters shy away from any project that involves sewing. This is why we favor felt for lining crochet bags. Felt does not unravel, so it requires no additional hemming, and it can be sewn in the same manner most crocheters are already familiar with when joining granny squares.

Begin with a piece of felt twice the length of your crochet bag (felt can be bought by the yard at most fabric stores). Lay it on a flat surface, folded once for double thickness.

How to Line a Crochet Bag


Lay the bag on top of the felt with the bottom of the bag along the fold of the felt.

How to Line a Crochet Bag

Using the bag as a template, cut the felt around the bag so that it is the same size and shape as the bag. Since the bottom of the bag was placed at the fold of the felt, no sewing will be required for the bottom of the lining.

How to Line a Crochet Bag

Sew up the sides of the felt lining with a simple whipstitch and matching thread.

How to Line a Crochet Bag
How to Line a Crochet Bag

Place the lining in the bag...

How to Line a Crochet Bag

...then turn the whole thing inside out.

How to Line a Crochet Bag

Whipstitch the top edge of the lining to the bag, making small stitches. The smaller the stitches, the neater the finish will look.

How to Line a Crochet Bag

Turn the bag right side out and admire its beauty.

How to Line a Crochet Bag