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Thread: turning tote/purse straps

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    Super Member lynnsim's Avatar
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    When I started sewing tote straps again, I decided I didn't want to do any of that turning. So, I do the methods described above. Haven't had any problems....

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    I simply use a wood skewer rod. They are very slim and will work with anything, plus they are very inexpensive. I like to use this as a tool when I am making the tie strings on flannel pj bottoms. :)

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    I never even thought of not turning the strap. I certainly will from now on!! Great idea!!

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    I use stamp tongs. :) They work awesome for me

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    I prefer not turning them -- a lot of hassle and I prefer to add a bit of batting to the straps so I do the fold over and run several lines of stitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    I fold the strip in half, press, open up, bring each raw edge to the crease mark, press, then fold in half then topstitch down both sides. I usually put a piece of webbing under the folded edges. I don't like turning a tube right side out. This method also has more layers making it stronger and wear longer.
    Yup, I do the folded method too, so then they don't have to be turned. It's much quicker for me.

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    I use a tube turner that I purchased several years ago....love it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindasidlow
    I fold the strip in half, press, open up, bring each raw edge to the crease mark, press, then fold in half then topstitch down both sides. I usually put a piece of webbing under the folded edges. I don't like turning a tube right side out. This method also has more layers making it stronger and wear longer.
    Yep. This is my method too. Much stronger and accurate and a whole lot less frustrating.

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