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Loop turner tips?

Does anyone have tips for using a loop turner? I'm trying to use one for the first time and I can't get it to work. I read a text tutorial and then watched a video but it's still not working. I can't manage to do the initial pushing the first bit of fabric over the hook successfully. Both the tutorials I looked at said that part can be difficult and I'm like "No kidding!" Are there any tricks for making it less difficult, or do I need to just keep trying?

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sushidog
Dec. 4th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
Are you making rouleau loops or similar? I find the best way to get started is to leave really long tails on the thread when I sew the seam, then thread them through a darning needle, and drop the needle through the fabric tube; that generally helps turn the end, and makes turning the rest of the tube much easier.
slfcllednowhere
Dec. 5th, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
I'm making straps for a bag. I'm already trimmed the tails off the thread on this first one I'm trying to do, but I'll try that for the other ones, thanks!
zafania
Dec. 4th, 2016 09:50 pm (UTC)
Don't let the fabric wrinkle up on the hook
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