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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2007 07:40:22 PM »

For really thin straps (like spaghetti straps) I use the bobby pin method.  After you've sewn up your fabric tube fold 1/4" of the raw edge over itself.  Clip the corner of the tube (the one that you did not sew up).  When you open up the tube, you'll have a hole in your tube - insert the bobby pin on the top and 'thread' through the hole and pull through the length of the tube. 

« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2007 07:48:40 PM »

hmm... that could be an idea, thing is i was using ribbon that would just melt under an iron. what i did was...

tie a string to one side of the inside out strap, thread a needle on, then tie the other end of the string to the other side of the unfinished strap, then thread the extra needle through the tube and pull.

it took some effort, but i got the strap right side out!
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2007 04:13:44 PM »

Hopefully those answer will work for me to. Whenever I try to turn straps inside out I always rip my stitches and I get to angry to redo it.

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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012 06:12:47 PM »

For people who need photos, here's a tutorial for the bobby pin method: http://craftyendeavors.blogspot.com/2009/05/tutorial-how-to-make-button-loops-or.html. It really is a great method. It works better and faster than anything else I tried (the purchased loop turner didn't work at all), and it is cheap (free, if you already have bobby pins for your hair.)

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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2012 05:33:11 AM »

Thanks for posting the link wifeofbath!  That's really helpful!

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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2012 01:06:12 PM »

I never thought of the crochet hook on smaller tubes...great idea.....I do alot of smaller straps for doll clothes....and sometimes the pin is just to big...
Thanks for the tip..I'll pick it up next time I'm out!!!'"
BTW...pencils often poke a hole in the fabric!!!!!FYI!!!!!

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