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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing with Leather on: September 09, 2012 05:20:36 AM
Thank you, that's really helpful. I've no excuse not to crack on with it now!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: A complete sewing beginner in the North East of England... on: September 02, 2012 07:36:27 AM
I would totally recommend a class, I took one last year and has improved my sewing confidence no end. There were people on the course of all abilities all doing different projects but everyone was so nice and helpful, so even if the teacher is busy usually someone can give you some advise. It's just helpful to be shown your way round a pattern or how to cut the fabric and just to be able to get the answer to a particular query when it arises.

However...if you can't get on one that's not very helpfull! Most creative people are desperate to share their creations and enthusiasm with other people who share their passions. Perhaps you could start a Facebook group with a view to find some other sewers in your area so you can meet up and sew together? You just might start a revolution!
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: What do you do with all your unusable off cuts of fabric? on: September 02, 2012 07:26:47 AM
You might be able to take them directly to one of the rag companies and trade them in and even get a few pennies out of it. I'm in Leicester and I've been told there are a few places here that do it, but I bet there are places all over the country.
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing with Leather on: September 02, 2012 07:23:25 AM
Hi There, I've recently been very inspired by some of the amazing leather projects on this site and I'm eager to have a go myself. Would it be possible to sew leather on my machine? It's nothing fancy. I've seen some linen thread but it says it's only suitable for hand sewing. Anyone got any advise? Thank you for looking!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Boyfriend Bag - Ugly Leather Jacket has a new life! on: September 01, 2012 08:38:56 AM
This is awesome. What a lucky boyfriend!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: thrifted leather jacket to hobo bag! on: September 01, 2012 08:36:42 AM
Wow! I love this!
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing with sweatshirt material on: June 25, 2012 05:26:42 AM
I was looking for some advice, I'm doing a project which involves sweatshirt material (which I have never sewn with). Should I be using a strech needle in my machine? Also what sort of stitch should I use? I've tried a zig zag but I've unpicked it all as the stictches just seem too visable and loose. Is it a tension problem? Help!!
8  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 73 ENTRIES / Re: Galaxy Dress. on: May 06, 2012 12:40:56 PM
Wow, absolutely stunning. I love it!
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