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turning belts right side out

fuscia | Posted in General Discussion on

Does anyone have a quick method for turning belts right side out without leaving an opening in the side seam?

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  1. SewTruTerry | | #1

    You could leave the opening at the end where you are going to add the buckle or D rings if that is the type of belt that you are making.  However if the belt is narrow better to leave the opening in the side as you will not have as much of the belt to pull through.

  2. solosmocker | | #2

    If you do a lot of belts there is a product called a "Fasturn" that you can get from Nancys Notions. It is great for turning tubes and may help you.

  3. sueb | | #3

    Instead of using a tube, you could just use a flat folded method which is what I use for making straps.  Fold the ends of the length you are using in 1/4 inch to hem and then fold your fabric in half and press, open up and fold the edges to the center fold leaving a 1/4" gap and press.  The fold again concealing the raw edges and topstitch.  No raw edges and no turning.

     

    1. fuscia | | #4

      Thanks for the tip. This is the method I ended up using since I was sewing denim with a heavy interfacing for the strap of a handbag. A friend also mentioned sewing closed one end and pushing a stick against the seam of that end while rolling the fabric over the pole.

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