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  • Can anybody help with bag handles

    This week I'm going to try to set aside some time to do my bags, I've bought some very funky bubble material ( old curtains from a charity shop) and I'm determined to do at least one this week

    The last tote bag I made turned out really well, the only problem was with the handles, the pattern I had was they type that you turned inside out , was quite tricky not to mention frustrating

    anybody got any ideas or tips on how to simplify the handles, my friend suggested webbing but I don't think it looks right

    Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes CAN change your life !!

    my website http://www.ticketyboo-jewellery.co.uk
    my misi shop http://ticketyboo.misi.me.uk
    my blog http://ticketyboojewellery.blogspot.com/




  • #2
    Well, if you can stitch through four layers, then you could make the same design, but stitch them straight through from the outside?
    Cheers,
    Scorch

    Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
    Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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    • #3
      Hiya

      i make my handles by folding the fabric strip in half with the wrong sides together then fold in the each long edge again so it is 4 layers thick then just stitch along the outside edge and way you go

      I am not sure if that makes any sense if not i will take some photos and do a tutorial for you .

      Sara x
      allabouteden blog

      fromthehandsofkittyeden

      my folksy shop

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      • #4
        I think I know what you both mean

        a tute or pics would be great if you can , thank you Sara

        ( I promise I'm not dim just slow,lol )
        Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes CAN change your life !!

        my website http://www.ticketyboo-jewellery.co.uk
        my misi shop http://ticketyboo.misi.me.uk
        my blog http://ticketyboojewellery.blogspot.com/



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        • #5
          Yup - that's what I mean too! Lay the strip out, fold each long edge into the middle, then fold it in half again, so all the raw wedges are inside. Stitch along the doubled edge, and along the other long edge too if you want it to look specially neat and lay flat.
          Cheers,
          Scorch

          Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
          Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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          • #6
            I bought some 25mm nylon webbing from ebay then just cut to length, melted the edges with a candle to seal them and then stitched them on the front of the bag in the shape of a box with an x in the centre with matching thread.
            It was quite cheap 10metres for under £3.50 ( from handystraps1)

            Melanie

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            • #7
              I use the following method.....cut 2 strips 6" wide x 20" long, fold in half wrong sides together and then fold the raw edges into the middle, fold the folded edge in to cover the raw edges and then stitch down the middle and then down each side. a 20" handle allows you to hang it on your shoulder on hold it in your hand.

              This method gives you a good strong handle that does not go 'flabby' in your hand.
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