A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 298,729
Currently Running With Scissors:
829 Guests and 31 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Posts
Pages: [1]
1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / What can I make with fleece besides blankets? on: March 17, 2011 10:09:28 AM
I bought a bunch of cute baby fleece, but have no idea what to do with it!  I have 2 different prints, both pieces are just under a yard.  I don't want to make blankets (I already have plenty).  Any ideas?  I'm a beginner sewer so it has to be something manageable!  Thanks!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / My failed project: A ray of hope to others on: December 22, 2009 04:08:17 PM
Hello all!

Today I declared an end to my first sewing project.  It was a great failure.

For the last month, I've been working on a reversible tote bag for my mother for a Christmas gift.  With Christmas now upon us, I will have to buy her a back-up gift, as I doubt in my abilities to re-do this on time.

However, despite all of my errors (straps sewn to wrong side, squint straps, fatty left-over deposits where the seams should be streamless...I tried to upload glorious pictures but they're too large!), I have learned a great deal:

1) How to do a topstitch (the pockets were done perfectly!)
2) How to apply interface
3) That one MUST always iron when the tutorial calls for it
4) One MUST always pay attention to the photos included in tutorials
5) The machine needle is likely to bend if one sews over pin heads
6) When threading the needle it's important to make sure there's plenty of thread pushed through to the back, or else one has to re-thread the gosh-darn thing constantly
7) Always check to make sure that the needle stays threaded and that a seam actually appears before moving onto the next step.

So, to anyone who has ever wondered: "How come other people were able to follow this tutorial and make something cute?" YOU ARE NOT ALONE!  While I plan on ripping almost all of the seams on this project and starting over (I've also become a master seam-ripper during this process), I'm not thrilled about it.  I wish that I was gifted with all of the knowledge needed to be an instant master sewer...but, at least I'm learning and I'll make different mistakes next time.

P.S. My next attempt will probably not be reversible...since the instructions still don't make sense!  Undecided
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Darling! An odd little pendant on: September 19, 2009 06:46:35 AM
It looks like an owl! Cheesy
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Crochet a Pineapple Part 5/12
How to Crochet a Puff Stitch Part 3/5
How to Crochet a Pineapple Part 3/12
How to Crochet a Pineapple Part 6/12
How to Crochet a Pineapple Part 7/12
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Cottage Cheese Mousse
Challenge #104 Halloween Costume Winner
@Home This Weekend: Painted Countertops

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.