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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Jeans + Shirt combo makes a rockstar tote on: January 10, 2009 06:35:47 AM

This is a jean bag I that I made extra long for the rulers Ill be carrying for pattern making class. Ive had those pair of jeans for long long time. Got 'em for Christmas, never worn. It had really big, bad, flared legs. And the texture over the denim is just meant to be made into a bag. Thrifted vector shirt is one of my favorites that I dont get to wear as much anymore hence the inclusion. I have no idea who it is, maybe you do?
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Recon magic turns a morbidly flowery pillowcase into a hawaiian spectacle! on: September 03, 2008 07:50:28 AM
I only went inside the department store only to get a spool of blue thread.. and walked across a home sale. All they had there were colors that would a.) clash with your home decor or b.) make your eyes hurt.
But then I felt sorry for the pillowcases thrown at the corner cursing, P39.00!!!
--that's 0.83 cents in USD according to xe.com :p

Turned inside out ready for chopping.

Chopped. Gathered. Pinned.

It fits!

It looks all poofy though.

Well it's a flowery dress! Now get under the sun to make the flowers grow more!
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Crooked stitches! Help on sewing straight on: July 10, 2008 09:49:05 AM
I've been looking through the threads around here for a while now and finally, just two days ago, I've bought a sewing machine! It's a Mezzo, never actually heard of the brand, but I got it off a 2nd hand shop real cheap. Never have I laid my hands on a sewing machine before so I was a real thrill that I got it threaded faster than I thought it would actually take :-)

So now I've been experimenting on the different stitches, settings and what-have-you's on this little wonder. But then it frustrates me that I can't sew straight! Especially on plain stitches, the ------ ones, they turn out crooked or they'd edge towards the left (or right) How do you guys do it? I can't sew along the edges of a folded fabric because I end up sewing beyond the folds, and then I'll try to bring the stitches back in.. it's a mess Sad

I practice on cotton scraps which I guess is the "in between" of all fabrics, not too tough nor flimsy. Though I'm actually able to make little draw-string pouches, I'd say it's really not crazy bad sewing. I can run a straight stitch for a length and then I lose it. I try so be safe and move a bit farther from edges so I don't go over the folds, but then it still isn't passable if I want to start doing reconstruction and stuff.

I'll be really grateful for any tips and other thoughts. Thank you thank you!
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