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Old 06-03-2010, 09:46
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Ugh! Ok, so I made some korkers last night. Here is my problem...if I tie them, I can get them nice and tight but they are not round! If I sew them, they are so nice and round but they don't feel very secure. I'm afraid they feel like they will fall apart. I load them all up on the needle, pull tight to the knot, then rerun my needle through the best I can (using some 1/8 ribbon so its hard) and tie off. Does anyone else have this problem? How can I make them tighter? I'm using a heavy duty thread. Thanks! I'm about ready to pull my hair out!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:28
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korkers: love how they look - hate making them!! I sew mine & while they can still kinda "turn" & feel sort of loose if I pull on a single kork, I do feel like they are very secure. maybe you could add a little hot glue in a couple places just to "stick" it together a little better?
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:32
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korkers: love how they look - hate making them!! I sew mine & while they can still kinda "turn" & feel sort of loose if I pull on a single kork, I do feel like they are very secure. maybe you could add a little hot glue in a couple places just to "stick" it together a little better?
Thats exactly how I feel! LOL And good way of explaining it...they feel loose and turn a tad but they are sewn so I know they can't fall apart...I hope! LOL So this is normal then....I guess I will make more then. LOL
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I sew my korkers 3 or 4 times. Maybe that'll solve your dilemma??
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I sew my korkers 3 or 4 times. Maybe that'll solve your dilemma??
How do you get your needle thru that many times? I have a horrible time just getting them back through from the front to the back!
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Pliers and a very hard surface. I use an old tile. I use the tile to push the needle thru and then I use the pliers to grip it. Works like a charm. Make sure your needles has a good weight to it. LOL I have broken a lot.
Let me know it that makes sense.
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Pliers and a very hard surface. I use an old tile. I use the tile to push the needle thru and then I use the pliers to grip it. Works like a charm. Make sure your needles has a good weight to it. LOL I have broken a lot.
Let me know it that makes sense.
Totally makes sense! I'll try it with my next one.
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Good luck and post pics.
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I make my korkers by sewing, I stack all of them on the needle then go back through then up again and down again.

I have never had a problem with them coming apart.
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Totally makes sense! I'll try it with my next one.
How did you make out?
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