You can sew a zippered lining for a circular bag. It’s easier than you think! Let me show you how in this tutorial. This circular bag lining is part of my Crochet Mandala Bag Pattern but can be adapted for any bag with a similar construction.
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The layered flower mandala is part of this Crochet Mandala Bag Pattern. You can find the full written instructions for the bag and the lining in that pattern.
Just like the bag, this lining is made up of 3 main pieces. Two circles are the front and the back of the bag. A thin, side strip connects the circles and gives the bag its depth.
To make the lining, first we attach the zipper to the side strip. Then we sew the strip around the edge of the front and back pieces, one at a time.
Zipper and Side Strip
The width of the side strip determines the depth of the bag. For this bag, I simply matched the width of the zipper tape.
If you want a deeper bag, you can sew additional fabric to each side of the zipper to add width. Then cut the side strip to match the overall width of your zipper and additional fabric.
Take it slow
Curved edges take patience to sew. Because we’re sewing at right angles, there’s no need to notch the fabric. But it’s still important to go slowly and make sure you’re not accidentally pinching the fabric into pleats.
Your bag and lining do not have to be circular. Use this technique to line any bag that has a matching front and back, connected by a side strip!
Circular Bag Lining Tutorial
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