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« on: July 12, 2006 04:22:23 AM »

Well there I was, making a bag. Tons of things had already gone wrong, but still I was happy with it. Just sew the last stitch into place...cut the threads when finished...don't ask me how it happened, I was a bit too agressive in my movements...but the fabric of the strap got caught in the sewing machine thread cutter! AAARGH! Now what?!

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2006 05:22:13 AM »

If it was me, I'd just zig zag stich both sides of the handle & make it a design feature! I'd probably do it in black so it stands out..... Shocked)

« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006 05:24:08 AM »

now what you do is make a strip of binding to cover it, it looks like about 1.5 inch wide binding. (y'know, get a strip of black fabric about 3.0 wide, then fold it half and press. then open it up, and fold the sides in to meet up in the center along the original fold). though you might need the binding to be a tiny bit wider than that.

 then carefully, but carefully, hand sew it so the stitches don't show. tuck the ends into themselves and stitch up that little seam as well. wahlah! a design element on the bag that no-one will think to question, and it will make hte bage yet more original.

clearly you can't trash that well done bag. the addition of a little tiny patch makes it even more sentimentally special. : )

« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006 05:48:10 AM »

Sorry that happened. It's something I would do, so I really feel for you.

I think edging would be your best bet.  You could do it an a matching shade, or something that contrasts.  I'd edge both sides, allowing a strip of the original fabric to show down the middle.
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2006 07:11:19 AM »

Thanks for your replies! I have not decided what to do yet.
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