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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / where can i buy vintage/retro fabric for clothing for a reasonable price? on: January 18, 2006 02:33:19 PM
or is this simply not possible? haha

it would also be great if i could find sweeeet vintage/retro fabric without that annoying polyester feel.

any suggestions for where to buy fashion fabric in general would be great. Cheesy

thanks. ily craftsterrr!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Looking to buy a nice sewing bag. on: September 19, 2005 05:26:40 PM
A relative gave me $40 to spend on a sewing bag for my birthday, and I am having way more difficulty finding one that I like than I should be. The problem is, I want something with specific, organized storage space, and DOESN'T look like something an old lady would have! D: I thought I saw an ad up here for a website that had them ages ago, but I can't really be sure.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Does anyone know anything about making hacky sacks (aka footbags)? on: July 22, 2005 08:13:16 AM
A couple of my friends want me to make them one, so I was wondering how difficult it might be, or if the materials are hard to come by. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. <3
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / My OWN Wee Ninja! on: June 28, 2005 11:50:43 PM
I take no credit for this idea whatsoever, as my own Wee Ninja is based on the one produced by Shawnimals. I just didn't feel like paying their outrageous price because it seemed so simple to make myself one (which it was). The bandana and happy little mouth were my own preferred additions. I am also considering making a series of harmless plush weapons for him, as well as a ninja hood.

I was going to give this away as a gift to one of my friends, but I just couldn't bear to part with this big ol' button eyes.


Work in progress.



Finished product.
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Dino Pattern Wanted on: June 27, 2005 06:10:31 PM
Does anyone know where I could get a pattern for one of those longnecked dinos? I could have my friend doodle one for me, but I wouldn't know how to make it so that it has four legs.  Undecided Help?
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Is it possible to make a sock monkey without using socks? on: June 20, 2005 04:57:41 PM
I found a really adorable fabric on www.reprodepot.com that I'd simply love to make a monkey out of, however, I wouldn't exactly know how, considering the fabric isn't in sock form. Should I make the fabric into socks and then go from there? If so, does anyone have a sock pattern that I could possibly use?
7  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / How long does shipping usually take? on: June 15, 2005 04:03:26 PM
I just ordered my first patterns ever from Sublime Stitching a couple days ago and I am very excited (big understatement)! Since they are from Texas (I believe?) and I am in Arizona, I don't think shipping will take very long, but I was just wondering if anyone knew if they ship them Express, or what. Thanks. Smiley
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Making a bowling shirt for my boy- any recommended materials? on: June 12, 2005 12:12:23 PM
I think it would be positively adorable if I made my boy an embroidered bowling shirt, as I have fallen in love with Jenny Hart's bowling patterns. I want to make him something classic that looks really rad and vintage, therefore I would like to use the typical Oxford-style button down shirt that you most often see in bowling shirts. I want a thick, durable material that will last for a long time- something that could withstand washing without too much wear and wouldn't shrink too much. Does anyone else have any experience with embroidering on a shirt of this kind? Would this be okay for hand embroidery, or do I need a machine? I would highly appreciate if you could recommend a specific brand.
Thanks for all of your time. I love my fellow Craftsters! <3
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Embroidered Whale with Hearts on Blue Shantung Silk on: June 06, 2005 02:30:05 PM
This is my first embroidery ever, and I am SO proud of it. I couldn't be happier with the outcome.





When my messenger bag was looking a little dull and empty, I decided to make a whale for the flap. The problem was, I couldn't find a picture or pattern to work with that fitted my vision. I wanted one of those adorable, chubby, little cartoon whales with the enormous heads. So, I came to a friend of mine who is an excellent artist, Ashley Kobylarz. Ashley and I discussed what I wanted, and she drew up a little cartoon. I did the rest.

The most painstaking parts were the hearts (as I was a first time embroiderer), which took me 4-6 hours to complete, and fastening everything to the bag. Sewing through both the canvas and some sort of protective layer of plastic was a job in itself.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Beginner projects. on: January 26, 2005 01:54:26 PM
Hey, I'm new. I would really love to start making my own clothes, belts, purses, shoes, etc., but unfortunately my sewing skills are somewhat lacking. I've only minor experience with sewing, and I'd like to improve on that, as well as learn how to knit and crochet. Does anyone have any fun and/or beneficial projects in mind that could help me out? I'd love any help I could get.

Thanks. <3
Jenn
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