A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 296,764
Currently Running With Scissors:
639 Guests and 23 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: pulling through tubes of material: question.  (Read 821 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Millie
« on: January 14, 2007 05:04:09 PM »

ok, I'm not sure how to really explain this, but I'm going to go ahead and try Smiley

I've been making bags for a while. However, I always have the same problem. When I make the handles I make a long tube (one long piece of material, folded so the wrong side is up, and then sewn along one edge) and then have to "pull through" the material so it's on the right side. This is really time consuming and hard to do. Do you guys have any suggestions, tips or tricks that could speed this process along?

Thank you so much and I hope you can understand the problem!

Millie.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
brubendall
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007 06:19:57 PM »

You have two options:

1) Don't turn at all.  Cut your handle 4 times as wide as you want the finished handle.  Get out your iron, and iron it lengthwise, wrong sides together.  Now open it back up and take each long raw edge and fold it in to the center line you just made with the iron.   Iron each side in like this.  Sew (topstitch) it closed.

2) Or if you still want to do a tube, get one of these, it will save you SO much time:

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/product/7622.html

That costs about $8.00.   Use one of the 40% off coupons at JoAnn's and it will only cost about $5.00.  Smiley

I do my handles both ways, depending on what I'm making.

Betsy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.lizabethdesign.etsy.com/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizabethdesign/

Until you find something worth dying for, you're not really living.
Deirdre
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2007 06:24:36 PM »

Get a string and a safety pin.  Attach the safety pin to the edge of one end of your tube, and feed the string through the tube.  Then fold the safety pinned end of your tube in, pull the string, and blamo, instant tube turner.

You can turn any tube wider than your string and your safety pin.

Deirdre
THIS ROCKS   Logged

hoxierice
Offline Offline

Posts: 1330
Joined: 25-May-2005

Who knew tailoring was so much fun?


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2007 06:27:40 PM »

Deirdre posted while I was writing, I do that string/safety pin thing, but I also do it this way

Here is what I do. Pin a safety pin to one end of the tube and pull the safety pin through. It gives you something to grab.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Goodbye Tucson! I will miss how everything dried so quickly!
Millie
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2007 06:30:45 PM »

thank you so much!
this will save me heaps of time. Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
mmd32
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2007 06:54:58 PM »

Deirdre posted while I was writing, I do that string/safety pin thing, but I also do it this way

Here is what I do. Pin a safety pin to one end of the tube and pull the safety pin through. It gives you something to grab.

Yeah, that's my fave way of doing it...I tend to snap the string at times when doing the other way, and it's a huge piss off when that happens. :/
THIS ROCKS   Logged

danni42683
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2007 10:41:20 AM »

To keep from breaking string all the time what I did was get a safety pin and three LONG pieces of yarn, slip all three pieces of yarn through the whole in the back of the pin then even the strings outand then braid all six pieces together, using two pieces of yarn for each "string" your braiding, then when your done just tie it in a knot, its alot stronger than just string.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
arbeguiling
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2007 10:43:36 AM »

as a sometimes knitter, i use a knitting needle to push through tubes, provided they are big enough and long enough. in fact, i use them all the time when i flip things back the right way, so that i can turn out corners and straighten seams.

good luck!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Select the Content of the Layer in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
How to Create a Layer Group in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
How to Select and Link Multiple Layers in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
How to Change the Value of Opacity in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
How to Lock the Layers in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Quick and Easy Organizer
Tute Tuesday: Art Pen Case
Sock It To Me!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.