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Making Bell Pulls
Fri, Aug 25, 2006 2:59 PM
Posted by TammyLynn

I've never made a bellpull or any other type of hanging. Does anyone have a place where I can get some easy instructions on how to do some wall hangings. Any help is appreciated.

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    Reply from Maria S.
    Sunday, August 27, 2006 8:09 AM
    Oftentimes Just Cross Stitch magazine has instructions for finishing bellpulls. Check out your library's craft and needlework book section. I once read you should NOT apply iron on interfacing on top of your stitching to help stabilize your bellpull. So what I did was get a piece of very good cotton and fold over the sides a bit and sew them down with the sewing machine. Then I trimmed the turnover close to the machine stitching. This was then basted at the top and bottom at the back of the bell pull. I then folded the extra fabric on my stitched piece toward the back and secured the two sides with hemstitching. The next step was to bring the top and bottom over the bellpull hardware and stitch in place. Finally I got a piece of heavy cotton and folded back all 4 sides about a 1/4", carefully aligned it at the back of the bellpul and handstitched it in place with tiny stitches. I know I could have done it with the sewing machine but I didn't want to turn my freshly ironed piece right side out after stitching and cause wrinkles. Hope these ideas may be of help. Go to top
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      Reply from TammyLynn
      Sunday, August 27, 2006 8:14 PM

      thank you Maria. I got part of that...lol

      I dont have a sewing machine, so whatever I do will have to be by hand. It doesnt even have to be a bellpull, I just want some kind of hanging that isnt framed. Go to top

      • Reply from Maria S.
        Sunday, August 27, 2006 11:14 PM
        I'm glad I could help you a bit. Go to top
  • Reply from Amanda
    Saturday, September 02, 2006 4:40 PM
    Try here. I've had this in bookmarked for awhile but haven't tried it out. http://www.serve.com/marbeth/bellpull.html Go to top
  • Reply from Annie
    Sunday, September 03, 2006 8:21 PM
    Here are some links to sites that sell a variety of bell pull hardware to use with the above instructions:
    http://www.crosscountrystitching.com/newcatalog/index.cfm?prod_section_id=8&prod_cat_key=80&prod_sc_id=21

    http://www.crossstitchkeepsakes.com/hangers.html

    http://www.buttonedup.com/index.pl/bell_pull_hardware_and_hangers Go to top