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« on: May 10, 2006 07:58:10 AM »

OK .. I've read through all the tutorials, but I'm still having trouble with the straps on the purses I'm doing and HOW I want to do it.   Undecided

I need to make this as easy as possible, cause for one thing ... right now I"m going thru a horrible experience in my life, and my brain is NOT functioning normally ... things don't stick.  So what I'm doing is sewing the straps inside when I sew up the sides ... yet they're coming out backwards.  I turned them right side to right side when I sew them, isn't that right?

Guess I need a really easy way to do this ... any help out there?

I'll take a pic of one of the purses later and show you.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2006 09:28:47 AM »

Awwwwwwwwwwww come on guys ... somebody help!!!

« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2006 09:39:15 AM »

I would like to help but I dont understand what you are trying to say You cant sew th estraps individually or you cant sew them correctly to the purse??
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2006 11:16:55 AM »

without seeing what the problem is (and I'm having problems with your description) I can't really give you any constructive help.

It's like trying to help someone throw a baseball when the description of the problem is "the ball goes left", if we can't *see* why "the ball goes left"(or the strap is backwards) we really can't help.



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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2006 03:32:25 PM »

I'm not sure whether the problem is when you are putting the straps on or making the straps.   I make straps 2 ways.  One is right sides together, stitch, then turn inside out.  The other way is to cut it 4 times the width you desire, then iron in half, then iron the raw edges matching the centre line,then fold in half again.  Topstitch both sides.  This gives you a strap 4 x fabric, very firm and looks good. 

« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2006 04:43:20 AM »

OK ... gonna show you what I mean:    Grin


This is one purse I made and used ribbon for the handle (strap).  I plan on using either cut felt or ribbon, or pearls for the straps, so no sewing is needed ... what I need help with is how to ATTACH the handles to the purse.

For this one I used 'brads', pushed them through from the outside, through the ribbon on the inside and opened it up to fasten.  That works out ok, but I'd like to learn another way, where I could just sew them into the purse along with everything else, to make it easier and less steps.

Hope that explains it better.  Smiley

« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2006 12:58:01 PM »

If I understand you correctly, in the picture you posted, the polka dots should be on the outside of the straps, right?

If that's the case, then you really didn't put them "right sides together".  You put the right side of the fabric to the back side of the strap.

When you sew the straps on, they should be hanging upside down(fabric is right-side up), like this drawing (please ignore the fact that these are the biggest straps in the world!  It's the best I could do so quickly).  In this drawing the pink is the right side of your fabric, and the yellow is the WRONG side of your strap.  You can't see the right side of the straps since it's against the fabric.   Sew across the dotted line at the top of the strap.  Then, when you pull the strap up so it's right-side-up, the right side will be out (and the seam hidden inside your lining).

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