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1  Re: please tell me how to sew lace/crochet on fabic in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by wontonzero on: September 20, 2007 06:56:03 AM
If you own a sewing machine that offers different stitches, there's one specifically for sewing down laces. It kind of looks like a zig-zag stitch with one or two zig-zags that are longer than the rest. I'm not near my machine and I've never sewn lace before, so, going straight from memory I'd say it's either #4 or #88 on this chart:

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2  Sterling silver double hoops-pics, finally! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by wontonzero on: September 18, 2007 01:21:20 PM
Wow, it took me forever to take pics of my favorite earrings. I admit, these have been done for a few months...but I still love them best!



 

I made them using flat sheet 20g sterling silver and after cutting, sanding, filing, and shaping, I soldered on a sterling post. YAY!

Anyone else get into metal working?

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3  Re: Help Please in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by wontonzero on: September 05, 2007 10:28:07 AM
Ok, first, I apologize for my awful pic but I was trying to be quick with it....I hope I don't confuse you more with it.

1) cut out 2 pieces of fabric in the shape you want from the same stencil (one will be the front of the pocket and one will be the back, or inside of the pocket). They don't have to be the same fabric if you want contrast.

2) line them up evenly with the outside of the fabric (the good side) facing inward.

3) sew as such:

4) the red triangles in the pic above are where you'll need to trim. Be careful to NOT cut into the seam you created. Removing this fabric will help the curve lay flat. Also, trim a bit off of the peak so you don't have so much fabric bunched in there...it will define that point later on.

5) turn the pocket right side out using the opening at the bottom.

6) flatten, press, turn in the opened edge and top-stitch it closed.

7) DONE!
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4  Re: Unknown notions for a satchel in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by wontonzero on: August 16, 2007 08:34:28 AM
I think what he's describing is a turn-lock.



If you Google "turn lock" you can find companies that sell them. I believe they are relatively easy to replace and he may be able to take his bag to a leather or suitcase/handbag repair shop for something like that if he's not able to do it himself.
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5  Re: What is your latest tool/toy for crafting?How did it work? in Discussion and Questions by wontonzero on: August 12, 2007 05:50:47 PM
I bought myself a riveting hammer. Now I don't have to put off my riveting projects until I have class time.  Grin

It's a teeny hammer that I use to flatten the ends of 20g wire when joining two or more pieces of material together.

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6  Re: Drills and Dremels in Discussion and Questions by wontonzero on: August 09, 2007 08:45:25 AM
I have a question on uses. Or rathter what parts to use. I need to drill out a bit around nails in plastic. If I can drill out a bit then I can pull out the nails that I need to get rid of. Once I get the nails on then I can go about my business. But this has me stumped. What bit or piece will i use? I didn't get a manual with my new one. I had another one that wouldn't work well so I returned it and they gave me an exchange bu there was no book with it. Anyh help would sure be appreciated big time!

Are you trying to salvage the nails or the plastic?

My guess is you're trying to salvage the plastic so you might have problems with gauging.

One like this: or (bit B) may be helpful; I use a similar bit in class to smooth wax...make sure to keep the dremel at a low speed so the plastic doesn't melt and try to practice on something else just to get a feel for what your doing first.

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7  Re: How to secure a D-ring? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions by wontonzero on: May 15, 2007 12:51:09 PM
you could, depending on how much wear and tear the d ring would get and where you're trying to anchor it (for example, in the middle of the bag). if you're set on using a whipstitch i'd use a thick durable thread, like an embroidery thread. you may also want to reenforce the wrong side of the fabric with something so the stitches don't rip through with use. i like to anchor mine in a side seam. here's how i use mine:



I fold a long strip of fabric in half long way and sew it down the raw-edged side (creating a tube). then turn it right side out, loop it through the D ring, sew the fabric close to the ring to secure it, then sandwich the opposite edge in the seam between the outer and inner fabrics. Good luck!
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8  Re: grommets-split back destroying fabric. i need advice! in Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions by wontonzero on: December 20, 2006 12:24:52 PM
thanks for the link Lady V

i suppose i should mention that i'm using large grommets (3/8") and the dritz plier tool. the grommets look like these:



perhaps the splitting has to do with the size of the grommet?
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9  grommets-rough back is destroying fabric! help needed! in Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions by wontonzero on: December 20, 2006 11:31:22 AM
i've been using grommets (set with a grommet plier) in some of my designs. the back of the grommet splits in about 8 places when the male piece folds over to attach to the female piece. this creates rough edges that end up ripping the fabric eventually. does anyone know if smooth backed grommets exist for personal use? i've searched so much but haven't gotten anywhere. would hand-setting them have a different outcome? any suggestions aside from filling in those rough edges with epoxy?

i should mention that i'm using large grommets (3/8") and the dritz plier tool. the grommets look like these:



perhaps the splitting has to do with the size of the grommet?
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10  Re: fence wire + lightbulbs = awesome (now with "how to hollow out lightbulbs") in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by wontonzero on: September 28, 2005 11:00:08 AM
great idea! i had to make one last night when i found a dead bulb. i was digging for twine when i found something to make a quick stand for the bulb. i had some plastic champagne glasses left over from party a few years back. they come with attachable bottoms. i just hot-glued one of the bottoms to the bulb and viola! i thought it would be cute to make a bunch of them and put little pebbles in the bottom to use for bamboo shoots. (small ones)

the one at my house now has plant cutling in it.



^^the bottom comes right off. you can get them anywhere!

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