When learning to sew, it can be difficult to visualise how things go without clear images. If you're like me, even with the clearest written instructions, I can still sometimes draw a blank on how to do something. One thing I always had trouble working out was adding lining to bags, purses etc. I'd spend lots of time just trying to work out how it all went.
So as I continue to make my way through a custom order of Christmas stockings that require a lining, I have shot some images and added some instructions to hopefully help you.
When sewing your lining piece, leave a gap in your stitching wide enough to turn the whole amount of fabric through. This is usually at the bottom where it will be seen least.
Leave your lining in the wrong way (as just sewn) and poke your outer fabric layer - right way - into the lining piece. Both right sides of fabric will be facing each other.
Match any seams or notches and pin.
Stitch the top to join lining piece and outer fabric piece together
Pull your outer fabric piece through the gap left in the lining
Your two pieces will now be joined with no seams exposed.
Sew closed gap left in the lining. I have been lazy here and machine stitched it because it will be hidden in the stockings toe but you may wish to hand sew it neatly.
Another tip : I only use a straight machine stitch and choose not to overlock it as find the overlocker leaves a thick edge, especially on the stocking with three layers of fabric.