First Tutorial from Calamity Jane's Cottage
Supplies needed for lined purse
Fabric-this may vary due to size of place mats-3/4 yard will get the lining, loop and pockets
Webbing for handles -this also can vary, I like long enough handles to go under my arm. I measured 2-24" of webbing
Optional for closure-large button
Cut your lining the same size as your placmats. I also cut 2 pockets-8"X14" and a loop for closure 2 1/2"X13", all out of lining.
When I make my pockets I fold over pocket fabric to measure 8"X7", see picture below. Sew RST and leave opening at bottom to turn pocket. Trim corners and turn.
Press pocket and pin onto lining; you will catch the bottom of the pocket at this time, which was opened for turning the pocket.
Sew pockets to lining.
Slip bag into lining RST.
Pin around top and sew the top edge.
I also put a little pleat at the side of the purse after it is all finished. You have to sew down a little from the top due to thickness here. Add a big button and you are ready to go.