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5. Now, for the inner handles. This part can be tricky. Do not just sew around the inner curve: it may seem like it is obviously going to work, but it wont. You have to sandwich one half of the handle inside the other half. This is how I do it, so I do not get confused: Turn the lining to the inside of the bag, so wrong sides are together. From the opening in the hem lining, grab the seam allowance on the inner part of the handles so right sides are facing. With this pinched, pull your hand back out the linig hem.

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    Feb 6, 2010, 03.50 AMby faridmx

    GOD! Your pictures and instructions are so confusing…. i got stuck right after putting both bags together… one inside the other….

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    Jan 27, 2010, 09.52 PMby dreambubble

    I hate to say it but your instructions are really difficult to follow. I don’t know if it’s just me or what, but I tried to follow them and I couldn’t understand them. At the beginning, when you talked about sewing the handle’s outer edge, I didn’t know if I was supposed to sew the two handle halves together first or just sew the outer sides of each half. It looked pinned in the photo and I looked ahead at the other steps to be sure, but when I got to the steps to sew the inner handle, I was completely lost. I must have gone through and read the entire tutorial a dozen times before asking someone else to read it, and they were just as confused as me. I made it to the part where the wrong sides of the lining and body were together to begin sewing the inner handle and I couldn’t figure out how I was supposed to reverse the handles and sew them without permanently sewing them backwards and twisted. I ended up sewing the curve of the inner handles and it turned out just fine. I don’t know how you came to the conclusion that sewing the inner handle circle wouldn’t work, because it was the easiest part of the entire bag. I finished my bag without the rest of the instructions. This is a great idea, but this was too hard to follow and so frustrating, so please try and fix it.

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    Nov 8, 2009, 01.21 AMby jichiffen

    steps 5 through 7 really confuse me. can you please clarify the?

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