Silver Linings (6 hours)

Totes and purses lined without a sewing machine

Imagine knitting a practical, usable purse that doesn’t slouch or sag. Even if you already know how to sew linings for your knit purse, these saggy, baggy problems exist. Lorna’s fusing technique resolves many issues for making knit purses. It stabilizes the knit fabric, making it just firm enough to hold its shape. It also keeps small items from poking through the knit fabric.
Using any yarn imaginable, you can knit a purse, tote, or bag and line it without a sewing machine and give it body and durability without felting. Learn to use fusible adhesives, ready-made canvas totes, quilting fabrics, and fabric glues to accomplish this. Examples of zipped, buttoned, snapped, tied and flapped closures will be displayed. Turn any skein of yarn into an eye-catching purse you’ll love.  Lots of options for handles, closures and embellishments will be presented. You can complete a purse in class.  ($5 materials fee per student, students will bring their own fabric and knit homework)