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« on: September 08, 2007 09:21:24 AM »


I have almost completed this bag(the beads may not go on) but I am lost as to which way to add the handles..

Anybody got any advice, please?
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007 09:36:22 AM »

Cute bag! About the handles, you could put them on either the front or back, but be aware that if you put them on the outside of the bag (front), the stitches you used to adhere the handles will be visible. I did a bag with handles like those in April and put them on the outside of the bag. It looked ok, but it might look more professional to sew the handles on from inside the bag.

Or you could pick up a few stitches on the top in each spot where you'd like to connect the handle (say, 3 stitches per metal ring) and make a little flap to thread through the metal rings, and then just sew the flaps to the inside of the bag. If this is at all confusing, I can try to re-word it to make it clearer.
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2007 09:40:31 AM »

I think I got it Smiley I think I'll go for the inside as I have already added the lining, so adding outside would just be too messy now. 
 

Thanks for the advice Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 10:11:58 AM »

Not that you asked, but I vote for the beads!  Cute, cute, cute!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2007 10:17:03 AM »

you like them in that position? Smiley they are shells, sorry not beads lol

Yes, I'm still undecided on them.. Have to have it finished by tonight(my cousin is flying back to my home country, it is for my mother, so will save me on post hehe)
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2007 10:31:52 AM »

I second the shells. They're reminiscent of summer, but not so much that it makes the bag strictly a summer bag. I love the color of the yarn, too.
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2007 01:43:01 PM »

i agree for the shells, they look really nice with that yarn:)
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2007 06:59:38 PM »

There are some great handle tips here:
http://nonipatterns.com/handles101.php

(and I love the shells, too!)
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007 04:29:50 PM »

well that is some great help in the last link Cheesy WHich will be used for my next time lol

I had to finish it that moment, so as I had a thick ridge at the top, I sewed the handles to the ridge at the top of the bag Sad I hope they last, I tested them and they seem pretty secure. They look okay, in my book anyway and I went with the shells, just not so many of them, I was mainly afraid they would break in transit!
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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=196170.0

Thanks for your help and for looking Cheesy
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