Make a Mary Poppins-Style Carpetbag: Part 2
With the carpetbag almost complete, it’s time to add the lining and install the frame and handles. For the lining, I chose an aubergine vinyl for the color and for economy. Lining the bag with leather, at least the one I wanted, was way too expensive.
The lining has a zippered pocket on one side for more storage.
A quick whipstitch of the edges holds the lining to the bag until the frame goes on.
On the ends, I wanted a nice finish for the little bit of bag that wouldn’t get sewn into the leather that covers the frame. I chose a small portion of hand-sewn kidskin.
The frame installation is next.
Again, I used the glue to secure the bag to the frame before stitching. The stitching goes through all layers to hold everything in place.
For the outer portion of the frame I used a…
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