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10-23-2007, 11:30 AM
what is the best way to sew handles onto a bag after felting:shrug:The handles will felt much faster than the bag. i can't make the handles longer and felt at the same time, because i'm out of yarn. :hair:please tell me the best way/materials to use to attach these handles. :pray:the bag will be used for carrying library books. Thanks

10-23-2007, 01:06 PM
Noni Designs has great instructions for attaching felted handles. I have tried her method and have had great success.

Felt handles separately from bags in small lingerie bags. Then apply by hand-sewing them to the inside of the bag with a double strand of good polyester sewing thread or “cordonette” (formerly known as button hole twist). You will want to make sure that about 1.5 – 2 inches of handle is applied to the inside of the bag below the top edge in order to have a nice secure handle.

If you are applying your handle to the outside of your bag, make sure that at least an inch of the handle is sewn to the body of the bag.