Introduction: How to Turn a Skinny Piece of Fabric Right Side Out
But I've got a super easy way to do it, and it only requires a safety pin!
I've included a video below (with epic FF battle music, because turning a piece of fabric right side out gives me a sense of accomplishment), but I've also included step-by-step instructions. :D
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Step 1: What You'll Need:
- a skinny strap
- safety pins of various sizes
For smaller straps, use smaller safety pins!
Step 2: Insert the Safety Pin
Pierce the fabric about 1/2 inch away from the edge - if you're using a smaller safety pin, 1/4 inch is okay.
Don't insert it right next to your stitch line either - the extra force right there can cause problems.
Turn the pin around so the head of it is inside the fabric.
Step 3: Gather the Fabric Over the Pin
Start pushing the safety pin through the tube of the fabric to the other side. You'll want to hold onto the safety pin with one hand and scrunch with the other.
Step 4: Pull on the Folded Over End to Keep It Moving
Once you've gathered enough of the fabric, you'll notice that the gathers at the very end have started to fold in on themselves.
Pull of the very ends of these folds to get that fabric to turn right side out and allow you to gather more fabric on the safety pin.
Step 5: Pull the Strap Through
Once you've gathered and gathered and turned at least half of the fabric right side out, it's easy to pull the rest through.
Don't be too rough or you can bust your stitches! Once that's done you're ready to stuff it or press it or whatever else.
Congrats! You turned a piece of fabric right side out without buying a specialized tool. :D