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Old 05-03-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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Booga Bag Strap Holes & Lining
I am curious about doing the holes for the straps on the Booga Bag. Will just putting in holes with your needles keep it from coming apart? Or should you add grommets to them?? I see some felted bags use them in their patterns, others don't. Any advice?

Also, do you line yours? One knitter said she didn't and didn't have any problems. I haven't quite decided if I should add some kind of lining.

I had so much fun doing this project, that I can't wait to make another! This is a pattern in the current Creative Knitting magazine for a felted handbag, that I am going to try (minus all the buttons for decorations.). Can't decide if I want to use WOTH or something else.

I just hope my booga bag dries soon so I can use it!
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Old 05-03-2007, 01:10 PM   #2
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You can poke holes with your needles into the felted fabric and it will hold just fine....just don't do it super close to the top of the bag! I've not used grommets before. I had one project that called for them but the felted bag fabric, and lining made it way to thick for the grommets. To hide where I'd cut the fabric for the handles I just took a needle with yarn from the bag and stitched around the hole for the handles.

You don't have to line the bag, it will be strudy enough to use without the lining, but lining it can give it plenty of personality and gives you the chance to add pockets if you desire.
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:04 PM   #3
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I poked holes with the needles, and it worked fine. My bag is holding up very nicely, and I use it every day.

As far as lining, I don't have one. I'm not a seamstress and didn't care for the hassle. Do what you prefer or feel like putting the effort into.

Enjoy the bag!
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Old 05-04-2007, 12:16 PM   #4
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Thanks, I am so anxious to use it I doubt I will take the time to make a lining!

It's almost dry so I can put the straps on it!
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