Step 6: Sewing the lining
Lay the lining face down and lay the handle section on this with the coat sections extending beyond the lining. Find the center of the lining and measure 3" out from this. measure 3" in the opposite direction and place the handle here. This will give 6" between the handles. Pin handle to lining. Machine stitch shirt part only of handle to the lining, leaving the coat sections of handle loose. fold lining in half wrong sides together and sew up side seams with 1/2" seam allowance. make a flat bottom for the lining by opening and flattening the side seams down against the bottom seam. Pin. sew across the corner about 1" above the corner. Repeat with other side. trim corners.