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Strap Holes in Felted Bag
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Jun 1, 2013 09:59:38   #
cricketwest
 
After I felt my bag....the holes are gone for the straps to go into. Can I just cut a hole for them? Do I have to repair that cut in some way then?
Thanks again
Sue
 
Jun 1, 2013 10:02:13   #
martina (a regular here)
 
Couldn't you just stitch the straps onto the bag?
Jun 1, 2013 10:03:52   #
hgayle
 
I just take my large, sharp scissors and push thru the fabric where the holes are supposed to be. Since my straps are usually icord, I don't have to cut a hole. No repair is needed.
Jun 1, 2013 10:06:58   #
cricketwest
 
hgayle: My straps are i-cords as well. So I can just cut a hole for them to go into, right? I think if I was to sew them then the bag would hang different because they are not wide.....but you gals here know what's best. I think I will cut the openings.
Jun 1, 2013 10:08:08   #
cricketwest
 
martina: Thank you so much for responding. Yes, you are correct but this is a bag that needs to be interweave with the i-cord. Guess I forgot to mention that part.....sorry. But I will keep this in mind for my other bags I want to make. This helps me a lot.
Jun 1, 2013 10:22:11   #
martina (a regular here)
 
A friend hand stitched small curtain rings to a bag for threading cords through. Looked nice and also meant that the cords didn't drag on the fabric. You can stitch them on the inside or outside depending on your choice. Another idea for you another time perhaps?
 
Jun 1, 2013 10:27:12   #
cricketwest
 
martina: I'll be darn.....wow....again...never thought of something so simple. That is great!! I have many more bags to make and those would hold the bag even better. Cheap too. Since I don't have a yarn shop that is closer than 85 miles, I can go to Walmart or Target to find this. Thanks Martina!!
Jun 1, 2013 11:03:55   #
martina (a regular here)
 
mercedes007 wrote:
martina: I'll be darn.....wow....again...never thought of something so simple. That is great!! I have many more bags to make and those would hold the bag even better. Cheap too. Since I don't have a yarn shop that is closer than 85 miles, I can go to Walmart or Target to find this. Thanks Martina!!

Glad to be of help, but credit must go to Val who made the bag and her son Christopher who had the idea. He makes beautiful accurate leather items for the Sealed Knot Society. They are a re-enactment group who are interested in the English Civil War. Post some pictures when you have finished your bags.
Jun 1, 2013 12:25:16   #
Novasea
 
I put metal gromets in the holes. Makes them very sturdy. I use a pretty gold gromet.
Jun 1, 2013 12:38:01   #
cricketwest
 
Novasea: grommets huh? Hmmmm.....that is very interesting. I will have to do some research and see what sources are here in the US. But that is another great way of making a nice clean and sturdy hole. Maybe I will go that route and see what I can find before I take the scissors.
Thank you
Sue
Jun 1, 2013 12:41:33   #
Novasea
 
Hi Sue, I get mine at a hardware store :) Two m's eh? was wondering why gromets didn't look quite right :)
 
Jun 1, 2013 13:07:38   #
martina (a regular here)
 
mercedes007 wrote:
Novasea: grommets huh? Hmmmm.....that is very interesting. I will have to do some research and see what sources are here in the US. But that is another great way of making a nice clean and sturdy hole. Maybe I will go that route and see what I can find before I take the scissors.
Thank you
Sue


You can get them at some craft stores too, here ( in UK).
Jun 1, 2013 13:08:21   #
cricketwest
 
Novasea: Hardware store....ok...thats a good start for me. Will try that.
Jun 1, 2013 15:39:08   #
Joy Marshall
 
Yes, you can cut holes in felted items. They won't fray or run. In fact, some are made that way, where you cut into them later
Jun 1, 2013 17:35:18   #
cricketwest
 
Thanks Joy. I thought I could be was not sure. Been many years since I felted and knitted.
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