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291  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help with strap idea on: February 20, 2008 04:44:49 AM
It may work if you string the beads on a heavy duty fishing line - the kind used for very big fish. It is made to handle pounds of weight so should be strong enough
292  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help dealing with a spool that's too big on: February 20, 2008 04:40:42 AM
can you rewind the thread onto a spare bobbin? You may have to put the thread cone in a container next to the machine and run the thread over your finger (holding your finger about where the thread normally would be) before it passes into the bobbin winder tension thing. Dont run the thread through your fingers as it may stretch the thread. Then just use the bobbin in place of a spool of thread. I had to stick a bit of cardboard over the top of my spoolholder to stop the bobbin from jumping off if I sew too fast but it works for me
293  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: New to this... on: February 20, 2008 04:27:39 AM
Welcome to the addiction Wink Once you start it is very hard to stop! Cheesy
Why don't you try some thing simple like cutting the bottom off the leg and sewing it into a small bag to start with? You basically just need to sew a seam at the end you cut and then you can attach a button and loop closure to the section that was the hem of the jeans. A bit of ribbon or braid (or even an old scarf can be attached to make the handle. You can then decorate it with embroidery,applique, glue paint etc. and you have a nice little bag to carry things around in. You can alter the top part to make a skirt too!
Did that make sense? It is pretty late here and I may be blethering Roll Eyes

A good cheap resource for sewing equipment is op-shops (like the salvation shops of St Vinnies). Also mention it to people you know and you will be surprised who will happily pass on their unwanted stash and UFOs. Church and yard sales often offer up treasures (I got 2 enormous bags of upholstery fabric once for 20cents! and picked up a working sewing machine for $20!!!). The clothes and linen other people throw out also gives up some marvelous treasures and even damaged clothing often will still have zips and buttons and braid or lace attached that you can re-use.
The main thing is to have fun.
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