My Mum also complained that the handle of my first bag looks too messy. So she taught me how to correct my mistake by:
- ripping out the seam,
- make a larger gap towards the top of one side of the handle,
- turn the end of the two handles so the right sides are facing each other and sew across,
- turn the handle back to the right sides should all be neatly sewed together
- close the gap that was opened when top stitching the edge.
It is a difficult to explain so please excuse the inexperienced instructions.
My Mum has agreed to teach me how to sew now...yay! She has refused for 30 years, probably because I broke my first sewing machine....Hee! Hee! Seriously, I think she wanted me to get a career first, but now that I'm a Mother and a Wife, I need to be able to sew so I can mend/make basic clothes at home....so she has agreed. I originally thought of spending £390 to learn, but there is a lot more I can do with that kind of money, so I have decided to buy some books and patterns instead.