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Old 10-23-2007, 11:43 AM   #1
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attach handles to felted bag
what is the best way to attach handles to a felted bag?The handles will felt much faster than the bag, and i can't make the handles longer and felt at the same time because i'm out of yarnPlease tell me the best way/materials to attach them after felting.Thank you
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Old 10-23-2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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What type of handles are they?

On the booga bag, the handle is s separate i-cord string that you jab a hole thru the purse and feed it thru. Would something like that work?

If it needs to be sewn onto the pruse after felting, I'd probably use regular sewing thread. Maybe cover it up with a felted flower or decorative button.

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Old 10-23-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
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I think I just posted a reply to this in another topic but...

Noni Designs has great instructions on how to do this. I have tried her method and it worked great.

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.
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