Do you cut the backs off you koolaid packs? I have the patterns for a whole bunch of creations. The problem is the time it takes to cut the backs off the packs. I have made purses with backs and without. What is your thought on cutting it.
i havent cut the backs off mine does that make it easier? also do you have pictures of your creations id love to see them can you e-mail them to me? also how do you sew them and what part of the back do you cut off?
Stella says she cut the backs off of hers:
Thanks for the tips. I have a bunch cut off. I also feel better with the backs on there much more sturdy. Or maybe I am just use to it this way. I also can't find the exato knife in walmart. So the bags still look shabbish.
Xacto knives are usually in the hardware department or you can find one in your local Ace or TrueValue hardware store. A sharp box cutting knife would also work.
Thanks very much. I have been using my thread cutter. It slides right thru. I would think the e-knife would puncture the pouches.
You do not cut the backs off the pouches, that is part of the strength! You cut out the bottom, which gets folded up inside the pouch when you assemble them. It takes a little time, use a small scissors..you don't need anything special. Wash them out, now having a big opening in the bottom to do so and dry them.
I have the patterns for so many things. They all have the backs cut off. Now I feel ths same as you about the strength. But I have followed the patterns directions 3 different times. The strength is there without the backs on them as well. The bag has straight and ziz zag stitching. I am new to this and having a great time learning. I will leave the backs on all bags not lined with fabric. This will save me time on cleaning them. Thanks very much for the advice.
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