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« on: July 23, 2008 07:36:52 PM »

Is there an easier way to make a handle for a Tote without needing to flip it? It takes forever to flip the fabric and it's very irritating!
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008 06:58:06 AM »

By flip it, do you mean turn the tube inside out?  If so, then why don't you try cutting out the handle and instead of sewing a tube and turning, iron it instead.

You cut the fabric.  Fold it lengthwise.  Iron.  Open and fold one long edge to touch the center fold. Iron again.  Do the same with the remaining long edge. Now fold the whole thing in half lengthwise and stitch.  Voila.  Handle.

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2008 07:00:36 AM »

There are also tools for turning tubes that make it a lot easier, search here because I'm completely forgetting the name of the latest one that people were raving about.
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008 09:21:20 PM »

What i have done, is to have a legnth of material, press it in half, then on the long length, fold and press about 1/4 inch to both sides, fold at the half crease you made first, then sew up both sides of the length way.
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