I am taking an Illustrator for fashion designers class this semester. My rationale was so that I could create better handouts and tutorials. I decided to do my first Illustrator tutorial on creating spaghetti straps or loops.
If you are like me, I’ve always had trouble turning loops right side out (even with that so-called loop turner) and have resorted to making tacky looking straps that I’ve sewn from the outside. A couple of weeks ago we had to make spaghetti straps and button loop samples in the couture class. Our professor shared with us the secret: flare out at the beginning and end and it makes turning the tubes a whole lot easier. Another key factor is using a bias strip of fabric so that it will grow as needed during the turning process (but don’t stretch it too much or it will get narrower!).
The tutorial is in PDF format so that you can print out the pages and put them in your sewing notebook.
How about you? Do you have any tricks that have helped you turn loops? Click here to share your thoughts and ideas.
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