Fabric tube turning

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Fabrics are often sewn in a long narrow tube to allow a filler (such as cording) to be added inside the tube. To hide the stitching and the unfinished edge, the tube must be turned inside-out relative to the way it was sewn. That process is called tube turning. [1] Fabric may be turned with a common item such as a chopstick, or with tools such as the Fasturn, Loop Turners, or Hemostats.[2]

Stiffer fabrics and narrower tubes are more difficult to turn than softer fabrics and broader tubes.


  1. ^ http://www.sewing.org/files/guidelines/1_150_tube_turners1.pdf
  2. ^ # Singer: The New Sewing Essentials by The Editors of Creative Publishing International ISBN 0-86573-308-2