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Kiwi
« on: March 07, 2007 10:17:45 AM »

Any way to quickly turn straps the right way after you've sewn them? I vaguely remember a trick with a pencil and a safety pin from 8th grade home ec... any help?
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2007 10:23:21 AM »

you sew the tube, then sew one end. then you use a straw, insert it and scrunch the tube over it so the sewn end is against the end of the straw. then you get a chopstick, or a birchwood stick frm the nail salon, and insert it agaist the tube end into the indent made by the end of the straw. then you shimmy the tube back over the birchwood stick til it's rightside out. then you use the seam ripper to carefully undo the end seam of the tube.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2007 10:27:04 AM »

I use the safety pin ONLY method. its pretty simple, basically you stick the pin (I use a big one) in the end, then turn it to the inside, then push it through. Hope that makes sense!! ok I made a little tut for you . hope you understand it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2007 11:16:45 AM »

Whoo hoo! Thanks so much! I finally got it. I had to use a pencil to push some of the fabric through because my strap is super long (actually it's gonna be a tie up strap).

Thanks for the tutorial!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2007 11:26:06 AM »

I use a knitting needle to poke it through, but have to admit it still takes me AGES!
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2007 12:53:44 PM »

That's how I do it too!!!! Safety pins all the way!
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2007 01:31:10 PM »

I usually use the saftey pin way...but on smaller tubes I use a crochet hook. I use it like all the other post with point stick-y ideas, but then I can use the actual hook to pull down the outside of the tube into the inside, to turn it. Make sense? 
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2007 11:21:49 AM »

I made the mistake of attempting to make a purse with a super huge long, and thin strap XD  I'm currently trying to do this now, lol...
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2007 06:28:05 PM »

hmm.. what if your tube is too skinny for a straw and you don't have a coffee stirrer?
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2007 07:30:02 PM »

Why turn at all?

Cut your straps just a bit larger than usual

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Whistlin_Dixie_Folkart/Cut1.jpg

Lay your fabric down wrong side down. With your iron, iron in equal allowances on both sides

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Whistlin_Dixie_Folkart/Cut2.jpg

Then iron those together, folded sides together.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Whistlin_Dixie_Folkart/Cut3.jpg

Sew a scant edge

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Whistlin_Dixie_Folkart/Cut4.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Whistlin_Dixie_Folkart/Cut5.jpg

And because nearly every strap is top stitched, do the other side an equal distance away.

Final with edges cleaned up.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a62/Whistlin_Dixie_Folkart/Cut6.jpg

You would also use matching thread, or at least a matching contrast.

I do this for all straps. The good thing about it is you can make a very long strap then cut the size you need.

Disregard the icky ironing board cover, time for a new one...and you'd line up your edges much nicer than mine. This was a quickie.
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