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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: what do YOU do with your scraps? on: October 02, 2009 05:28:08 PM
I have a lot of scraps that were purchased with the idea of something that never worked out, so I'm slowly converting them into different things. I'm making a lot of handkerchiefs with the pieces that are big enough so that I can have something nice to wrap up my lunches (look up Bento, a Japanese lunch). For the smaller pieces I'm making furushiki (I think that's how it's spelled, anyway) to wrap around my lunch containers.

For the smaller pieces I can see myself making a patchy hat or arm/leg warmers. If the pieces are REALLY tiny (like 3 inches or less) I make little decorative poofs that can be used as buttons or little accents.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Non slip fabric for baby shoe soles? on: October 02, 2009 05:23:03 PM
I just got some at Joann's, it was 4.99/yard. I had to ask the lady at the counter cuz I had NO idea what I was looking for other than "fabric for the bottom of pajamas so kids don't slip"  Cheesy

Here's the link for it on their online store: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2099&PRODID=prd23661 Don't know where they ship to, though Sad
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: I need to find a new fabric store.. on: October 02, 2009 05:19:50 PM
I know how you feel when you talk about rude employees, but I also encourage you to write a letter to the manager. In fact, don't just send it to the store manager, but send it CC to the district manager. Perhaps they don't realize that these employees are like this and could hire someone better.

I usually get my fabric from the discount bin at WallyWorld just cuz I rarely ever look for something specific, and Joanns is the backup in case I need something Wally doesn't. There's also a few online places to purchase fabric (Joanns has a good selection online as well!). Another thing you can do is look in your phonebook for locally owned craft stores. There might be a few near you and they're more interested in keeping your business (and it keeps the money local too!)
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tenth Doctor's Brown/Blue Pinstripe Suit Material - help? on: October 02, 2009 05:15:07 PM
Following up on this... If you haven't found the fabric already, I was browsing Joann's while waiting for someone to cut for me and saw that they have the PERFECT pinstripe suite material for order. Downside is that it's $29.99/yard. But it's there =D
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Needing specific patterns for a halloween costume but can't find them! on: October 02, 2009 04:45:51 PM
Well, this is a good omen, I went shopping for the pattern and fabric and got everything I needed 50% off (Joanns is having a super sale this weekend, dunno if it's just the local store or what...). Will start sewing soon and see how it goes.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Needing specific patterns for a halloween costume but can't find them! on: October 02, 2009 12:02:07 AM
yeah, I'm drafting a pattern for the hat at the moment. Looked at a few that were similar in shape head-wise and then altered from there. Considering this is the first time I've altered a pattern I'm sewing it together by hand using scrap fabric. Tomorrow, it's off to buy the good fabric!
7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Re: Needing specific patterns for a halloween costume but can't find them! on: October 01, 2009 08:16:15 PM
Well, now that I've posted this I've found a Simplicity pattern that might work if I can't find something cheaper: http://www.simplicity.com/p-2275-toddlerchild-sleepwear.aspx. If I do top A and bottom B without the elastic I think I have the clothes.

Now to figure out the hat. I found a pattern that would work a long time ago, but I can't find it again to save my life Sad
8  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Needing specific patterns for a halloween costume but can't find them! on: October 01, 2009 07:18:41 PM
I'm looking to make a Pocoyo costume for my 2-year-old



I've narrowed it down to needing 3 (preferably free) patterns: One for the pants (pajama pants w/ feet would be my best bet but I can't find any), the shirt (oddly enough several searches have come up with nothing), and the hat (I have an idea of how to sew it, but a pattern would be nice).

I have found crochet patterns for the hat, but that's a no-go considering I'd have to learn to crochet first Sad

Any and all advice and patterns appreciated!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Star Slouchy Hat *Pattern Included* on: October 01, 2009 07:18:26 PM
yet another hat on my list of things to make, and especially one that's gonna make me pick up new skills. Totally awesome!
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Gumba! or is a Goomba! Maybe that's why he's so grumpy! :0) on: October 01, 2009 07:09:46 PM
Wow, this is totally cute! My brother in law loves the little Goomba as well as the Shy Guy, and this would be an excellent start to a gift for him Cheesy any tips?
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