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How to Make Corded Bag Handles

How to Make Corded Bag Handles
How to Make Corded Bag Handles
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If you have a problem with your purse strap digging into your shoulder, try making your own DIY bag strap. Check out this tutorial to learn How to Make Corded Bag Handles and save yourself some pain. Corded handles are more padded than other types of handles and put less pressure on your shoulder blades, so you are less likely to feel discomfort from simply carrying your purse. These easy sewing projects are especially helpful if you are a new mother and need to tote around extra bottles or diapers when out with your child, or if you are someone who brings an iPad or other electronic device to and from work.

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Time to CompleteUnder an hour

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Usually I would cut the fabric for around the cording on the bias as it would ease around the cord more easily. There are really neat tutorials on how to sew fabric a certain way, sort of in an off center trapezoid, and then cut it from one continuous length. Making your own handles is a great idea because so many times handles can be too short or really uncomfortable. Great tutorial and idea, thanks for sharing!

I have made corded bag handles many times before out of all kinds of fabric and I just cut one piece to fit around the cord instead of sewing and making tube. I like to use them because you can match the handles to the fabric or choose the fabric you want and not have to search for what you want.This is a good tutorial and so fast and simple I just think it is quicker cutting one piece. Thanks.


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