How to Turn Tubes into the Tube-tasticcomments (5) November 4th, 2008
Tank-top straps, flower stems, or purse handles—turning those tubes right side out can be the biggest pain in a project. Here are some tricks to make it easier and a fantastic tool called Fasturn to make it happen in a flash.
Sew your fabric right sides together with a 1/4-inch seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance in half when you're done.
Select the right-size tube from the Fasturn kit and slide the metal piece into your tube.
Leave a little piece of the fabric tube overhanging, and cover the end/opening of the metal tube with the fabric.
Slide the thin tube turner into the center of the metal tube and twist until the curled "pigtail" end comes through the fabric.
Carefully begin to pull the fabric through the opening of the metal tube.