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Posted on: 1/7/08 10:37 PM
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I have seen mentioned on a couple of forums the possibility of making your own bag feet but no one knew quite how. I decided to take up the challenge. I went to the craft store to the scrap booking aisle and checked out the brads. Many were tiny and assorted shapes. Then I found some bigger brads, appx a half inch across. They had very slender tiny "legs", ideal! They also came in black, brass, silver, and copper colors. There were five of each color in one bag for 2.99.

I went home, took my seam ripper and after measuring, placed a hole in the bag bottom with the seam ripper, just a tiny hole. These were equidistant from the bottom edges. This is all before attaching the lining. I poked the legs of the brad thru, spread them apart, pushed down on them hard and voila, had my bag feet. I tapped my bag on the counter and the legs hit before the cloth so it worked. Back to the scrapbook aisle!

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Libbee said... (1/7/10 10:04 PM) Reply
What a great tip!
LorelleD said... (4/11/08 7:47 PM) Reply
Great idea. thankyou.
SarahSM said... (1/14/08 10:17 AM) Reply
Brilliant! Thanks!
aunt saidee said... (1/9/08 6:30 PM) Reply
Good idea. I used largish ball buttons on a bag and they worked well, even though they are round. They were from my own collection, so fit the budget.
fabricrazed said... (1/8/08 12:05 PM) Reply
I also made my own bag feet for the ruffle tote from Hot Patterns. I didn't think of the brads from the scrapbook section. I used brass beads and carpet tacks (more detailed info when I post my review of the finished product.) Your idea is definitely less complicated than mine.
ryansmumAria said... (1/8/08 9:11 AM) Reply
You have saved me SO much time! I recall reading where someone also had a clever substitution. I did a search but could not find exactly what I hoped for. I am so thrilled that you shared this with us. It sounds exactly like what I need. MUchos Gracias!!!
Helen near Sydney said... (1/8/08 5:47 AM) Reply
When (if!) I tackle making bags I'll be sure to remember this ingenious tip.
Patzee said... (1/7/08 10:41 PM) Reply
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