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Homemade bias tube turner? Answered

 Does anyone have the directions to make an easy tube turner to make narrow straps of fabric using pvc pipe and dowels?


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smorgan14 (author)2011-08-22


It looks like this blog covers it all! This is available as a Dritz sewing item... which is basically tiny tubes & dowels!

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RavingMadStudios (author)2009-12-08

I usually just use a long piece of stiff floral wire with a little alligator clip attached to the end. A straightened coat hanger would work too.
For really super narrow tubes, just tack a piece of string to one end of your strip, fold the strip lengthwise with the string inside the fold, and sew the edge closed making sure not to catch the string in the hem. To turn, just pull the string through.
I don't have the slightest idea how to use dowel and pvc to do something like this.

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