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Dragon Tears Coin Purse Crochet Along: Part TWO

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Here we are, ready for part TWO of the Dragon Tears Coin Purse Crochet Along! In this part we will add the lining and the zipper to our bag that we made in part one. It’s easier than it sounds, so let’s get started!

How to line and zip a crocheted bag: part two

Dragon Tears Coin Purse Crochet Along: Part TWO

The hardest part about adding a lining and a zipper to a crocheted bag is making sure everything is lined up correctly. You want to make sure you maintain an even distance between the zipper teeth and the yarn on the outside, and an even distance between the zipper teeth and the fabric on the inside.

In the video (below) for part two, I decided to show two different ways of sewing the zipper to the coin purse. There is the “easier” way, which is straight through all three layers: the lining, the zipper, and the crocheted bag from part one. The “harder” way is much more visually appealing but it does require just a bit of practice. If you’ve got more than one completed coin purse from part one, try it both ways! The great thing here is that as long as the coin purse is functional (and it will be with either method) your project has been a success!!

First, you’ll want to decide how large to make your liner. You’ll press with your iron to get a nice, pressed edge, then seam up the sides. Next you’ll trim your zipper to the required length, then you’ll open the zipper and insert between the yarn of the bag and the lining. Use your sewing pins to pin, pin, pin everything into place. Then, make sure everything is pinned proportionately and start sewing!

I find that this is much easier to show with a physical demonstration, so watch the video for part TWO of the Dragon Tears Coin Purse crochet along below, and before you know it you’ll be a zipper pro, too!

Part two

If you would like to start from the beginning of this crochet along, find part one right over here!

YouTube video
I hope you enjoyed this crochet along, I know I sure did! Will you be adding a zipper and a lining to other crocheted bags as well? I want to see your coin purses, cosmetic size bags, and full size purses! Tag me with @HeartHookHome on social media with the hashtag #HHHCAL, and be sure to share in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook!

If you found this crochet along enjoyable, please drop me a comment and let me know what new skill we should tackle next!

Crochet Tutorials I think you’ll like:

How to Hand Sew a Purse Lining
How to Add a Zipper to Crochet Cardigans
Block Crochet: Wet or Steam Blocking Tutorial
Throw Pillow Cover Crochet Pattern Using One Skein of Red Heart Ombre Yarn
How to Sew Crochet Pieces Together Using the Mattress Stitch

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