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1  Re: How to twist in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by MinnieMay9 on: March 11, 2015 07:19:01 PM
Instead of taking all the groups and twirling them together, try dividing them into sections and laying each section over each other in one direction.

For example, you would divide the whole thing into 2 or 3 groups on a table.  Then you would take the left most group and move it over the top of the other one(two).  Then you would take the one that is now the left most and lay it over the others.

I drew a pic to try and see if that would help to make any sense.  You aren't twisting the groups, just laying one on top of the others, but since they are all being moved in the same direction it will make it look twisted.


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2  Can't seem to find 1.75" rings anywhere. in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by MinnieMay9 on: March 11, 2015 07:18:30 AM
I found a kit on Etsy and used their idea as inspiration for something of my own.  I tried the idea I had with stuff I had laying around and it worked pretty well.
However, I don't really like the look of the finished piece with the things I had on hand because the top of the earring circle has a fairly noticeable connector.
I have been looking for plain rings, they don't have to be solid, they could be like a jump ring that are about 1.75" across.  I know I can make my own and I have asked The Ring Lord about making them for me, but I would rather spend most of my time/money on the inner sections.

Here are my samples from what I had on hand to give you an idea of what I am making.
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3  I would love some help finding a pattern to make this piggy pillow. in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by MinnieMay9 on: September 21, 2014 04:57:13 PM
I have looked online, but for some reason, I have just had no luck.  I would love to be able to make my own pig pillow (or maybe a kitty pillow) very similar to the one in the picture.  While I would love for it to be a free pattern, if it is by one of the big companies, I could wait to get it at work for a good deal, so feel free to link those too.

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4  How to finish this cat. in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by MinnieMay9 on: December 18, 2013 08:08:49 AM
My mom found a listing on Craig's List for a bunch of scraps of fabric.  She got me a bag of really cool ones, but as I was going through I found all these oddly shaped bundles pinned together.  When I flattened them out it looked like a shape of a cat.  So now I have a bunch of these bundles that have a cat body, two back legs and a tail.  I have a general idea on how to sew it, but I don't know what kind of finishing this kind of project usually gets.


Here is one of the bundles.  You can see that the cat will be seen in profile and the back legs will help hold it up.
If anyone has worked on something like this before I would love some ideas.  Pictures wouldn't hurt either ^.~
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5  How can I make the pattern for leggings show the different heights around waist? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by MinnieMay9 on: October 25, 2013 08:24:29 AM
Hi all!
I got these leggings from Forever 21 and I love them.  They fit me perfectly and even magically fit my friend who is about 20 lbs lighter than me.  Because of these leggings I have discovered my love of them.  Since these fit so well, I want to make more so I can have tons.
I generally know how to make patterns from things, but nothing like this.  As you can see in the pic below, the front is shorter than the back.  How do I show this on the pattern?
I know it would be easier to take it apart and make a pattern that way, but I don't want to!  I would love to be able to just trace it and add a but more for seam and cuffs.
How should I go about showing the differing heights?



Edit: I actually figured it out on my own.  I was going to make it so I had to lay the pattern on the fold, but I realized that I could just make the whole leg pattern flat.  That way I can put the front lower than the back.  It also means less cutting.
Go me!
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6  I need help naming this mystery trim. in Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions by MinnieMay9 on: June 05, 2013 12:58:54 PM
I bought this trim at Jo Anns when it went clearance a good long while ago.  I thought it was pretty, but since I didn't know what I was going to do with it, I didn't buy very much.  However, I now know what I am going to use it for.  I don't have the name of it anymore, so I'm hoping someone here will help me be able to find more of it online.


It is a three row piece of metal-mesh with a clear iron-on backing.  I have some in silver (pictured), pink, and blue.
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7  How can I make fabric have this pleated/gathered look for hair clips? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by MinnieMay9 on: July 19, 2012 08:42:08 PM
Someone I know likes to design things, but doesn't have the skills to make what she envisions.  I told her I would make some of the things for her.  It's been pretty easy until we got to this one.  I have no idea how to make fabric do this.



They are going to be about 2.5 inches wide.
The pleat/gathers can go to the center of the design (she just left them out for the picture since she is going to have things go in the center)  She wants it out of suede, but if anyone things there is a better fabric for it, I can pass it on to her.
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8  Who wants to play Name That Font? in Crafty Business Discussion by MinnieMay9 on: July 19, 2012 02:12:00 PM
I created the banner for my Etsy shop a while ago and I love it.  Sadly, the computer that has the Illustrator file decided to make a burning smell and stop working (no, I have no idea what I did either)
I would like to re-make it so that I can make it different sizes and print it without it looking pixeled.  Since I made it so long ago, I have no idea what fonts I used.  I really just need help on what I used for the big "C"s and the rest of the words.  Someone can try and name what I used for the middle of the "M" part, but that seems like it would be harder.
Hopefully someone will be able to help me!

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9  How to finish off these Kukui Nut macrame bracelets? in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by MinnieMay9 on: November 06, 2010 02:55:14 PM
I got a few different colors of the Kukui Nut Leis when I was on vacation.  I love the way they look, but I knew they would just sit and collect dust as they were.  I let them feel loved, I decided to make bracelets with them.  I quickly figured out most of how I wanted them to look.
I am, however, having problems with the clasp.  My first idea was to make it adjustable, but that seems to be wearing on the cord I used faster than I would like it to.  I then thought I could add a magnetic clasp, but I'm not sure how to attach it.
I'm also not sure which look people might prefer, the floating pearl look, or the tied-in bead look.

Here is a picture that I hopes shows off both well enough.
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10  Re: Chameleon pattern help please =( in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by MinnieMay9 on: November 05, 2010 07:33:18 AM
From what I can see, I think it looks good so far.  For the body, I would suggest a football shape that is very blunt on the end, and then a triangular insert for the bottom to make it wider while still having the point at the top.

Here is a simple version of what I mean, you would have to tweek the actual shape to get it to look just right and be the right size.
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