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    Feb 1, 2011, 11.10 PMby designerroya

    Great! I used to do that until I started with bias. Of course I must use it to put elastic in for things like drawstring pants. It can be a hassle for me but in sewing patience is just as needed as the machine. :D But hey! I’m a beginner! What do you expect!

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    Dec 22, 2010, 10.24 AMby ruthw

    I think this is a handle that should lie flat, not a strap, like a spaghetti strap for clothing, which is done in a different way.

  • Missing

    Mar 20, 2009, 11.48 AMby kmyers

    Please help! I can’t seem to get the safety pin to start the turn. I get it into the tube (which is 1/2 an inch in diameter) and begin pushing, but the fabric just bunches up at the base of the pin and I can’t seem to get the safety pin down the length of the tube. Please respond!

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      Oct 4, 2011, 01.42 AMby ndimi

      I had the same problem, so I tossed the safety pin and used a long flat head screwdriver instead. Put it gently into a fold at the beginning of the strap and pulled the fabric down the length of the screwdriver until the end poked through. Then it was easy to just pull the fabric off the screwdriver and “wipe” it down its own length to continue turning it inside out. Bit wacky, but I’ve made several straps this way. :)

  • Missing

    Feb 10, 2009, 11.52 AMby craftysophie

    very helpful…until now, i was doing it the hard way!

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    May 2, 2007, 03.44 PMby mirela


    Also can be done with a bias cut tape out of the fabric, folded in two and one single stitch. Sewing closer to the fold and away from the raw edges makes it more round than flat. Cutting the fabric on a 45 degree angle from straight grain, makes it easier to turn the strap inside out.

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