Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2007, 11:43 AM   #1
poodlemom
Casting On
 
poodlemom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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
poodlemom is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 10-23-2007, 12:18 PM   #2
Mirl56
Instepping Out
 
Mirl56's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 2,298
Thanks: 455
Thanked 720 Times in 670 Posts
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.
__________________
Marilyn

******
Mirl56 at Ravelry, too.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt

OTN:
Lady Feb Sweater
more shawlettes, socks
Mirl56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2007, 01:12 PM   #3
AngMac
1st Leg of the Journey
 
AngMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Keedysville Md
Posts: 180
Thanks: 34
Thanked 39 Times in 37 Posts
Send a message via MSN to AngMac
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.
__________________
Ang
Happily knitting since Oct. '06


AngMac on Ravelry

OTN:Manos Blanket, Scarf, Socks, Poinsettia Wreath and Koolhaas Hat.
Awaiting Finishing:Hedwig the Owl and a Hedgehog
FO:My So Called Scarf
AngMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Felted Purse Handles marshach How-to Questions 1 08-16-2011 04:18 PM
Need help with felted tote handles tokmom General Knitting 6 01-14-2008 06:59 PM
Felted bag with handles attached incorrectly, what would you do? katiebug General Knitting 8 12-01-2007 11:48 AM
Handles for a Felted Purse Doodlebug How-to Questions 1 01-01-2007 04:46 PM
wooden handles for felted bag jctscon How-to Questions 1 06-04-2006 12:31 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:53 PM.