I’m finishing up a purse, and having a wee bit of trouble with the mattress stitch. I thought I understood it, but when I tried it out I found it a bit difficult to see the right place to put the needle in. I’m sure I could figure it out eventually, but I was wondering if anyone knew if using a sewing machine to sew up the sides would have the same effect. This is my first project, and I’m scared that if I sew the sides w/ a machine I’ll mess it up. :shock:
Also, the purse needs a lining, and that I will do with a sewing machine. My question, though, is if its better to put the lining in before or after I seam up the sides of the purse? I also need to put things like dowels (for handles) and ribbon on the outside, and I’m not sure if theres some particular order that needs to be kept.
(btw, the purse is not felted)