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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Turtle Neck to T-Shirt on: February 23, 2010 02:44:45 PM
Alright then! Thanks guys
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Turtle Neck to T-Shirt on: February 22, 2010 12:05:18 PM
I'd like for the neckline and sleeves to stretch a bit. I guess I can't do ribbing or binding... I don't know how, at least. I had planned on just doing a rolled hem, but would that look weird on a t-shirt?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Turtle Neck to T-Shirt on: February 21, 2010 11:39:20 AM
I have a turtle neck that I want to make into a t-shirt. Seems like it should be easy enough, because all I want to do is cut of the sleeves and give it a scoop neck. My question is, what kind of stitch should I use for the neckline and sleeves? I asked my mother, and she said I wouldn't be able to do it without a serger... But would a zigzag stitch work? I've read a few t-shirt alteration tutorials, and haven't really seen anything about what stitch to use. Any help would be appreciated, as well as any other general advice you could offer about t-shirt alterations. Thanks!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Book to Trinket Box on: July 24, 2009 02:09:07 PM
Started with an adorable hardback book from Goodwill.


It had illustrations which I ripped out before I started cutting...


Now it's a box!


Action shot!



I used this tutorial:
http://how2dostuff.blogspot.com/2006/02/how-to-make-secret-hollow-book.html

I made one change, though. My knife started to get dull so the edges were messy. I decoupaged the cut out pages on the inside of the box to cover up my mess.
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / Live Trade Advice on: July 24, 2009 11:24:08 AM
I want to arrange a live trade session with some people I go to school with, and I'm not sure where to start. I was wondering if anyone who's either hosted or been to live trades had any advice for me. I think only one or two people that I'm inviting are familiar with ATCs, and I've never done a swap/trade myself.
6  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Condom Wrappers... on: July 24, 2009 10:04:18 AM
Coin purses would be cute. You could also do wallets, shopping bags, clutches, etc.
7  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Thrifted Plain Silver Purse on: July 23, 2009 09:45:42 PM
You could paint some black silhouettes on it. If you did birds or trees or something, it'd look more modern. A woman's profile would make it look sort of victorian.
8  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Little Goodwill Cabinet on: July 23, 2009 09:39:54 PM
Good idea! They do pop out. I thought I might try to find some buttons that look like those old fashioned glass door knobs.
9  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Little Goodwill Cabinet on: July 23, 2009 08:47:36 PM
Here's some pictures. It's about ten inches tall.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/freezie_/048.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c276/freezie_/050.jpg

As for style... I'd like this to look sort of antique-y, but with a twist, maybe sort of steampunk. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Making a book into a box on: July 23, 2009 08:40:44 PM
Thanks! That's a great tutorial.
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