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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Cady Cloth Doll on: May 27, 2011 07:42:22 PM


I made this little ragdoll out of light pink fleece. Her hair is made from cotton yarn, and she has blue, plastic button eyes. She is filled with cotton stuffing, and her mouth and nose are hand stitched with cotton embroidery floss.

Her outfit is just second hand baby clothes, and her shoes and socks are from the kid's department, so I didn't make her clothes. She is about 18 inches. I didn't have any doll clothes patterns for a doll that size.

I am kind of proud of this doll because she is the first doll I made that actually turned out. The only problems with her are her hair didn't get sewn on right, and her arm and legs should have been sewn on differently, so that they hang forward instead of to the side.
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Blythe Hoodie on: May 24, 2011 10:39:21 PM


I made this hoodie for my Blythe doll out of some unworn socks. The pattern I used was Simplicity #2353. The hoodie is supposed to have a zipper in the back, but I don't know how to do zippers yet, so it doesn't have one. It is kind of hard to put it on the doll because of this.

I like to use socks for Blythe clothes because they come in a lot of bright colors and prints, they are just the right thickness for doll clothes, and they look like knitwear. Also, they tend not to fray. The hood is made from fleece.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Singer 4411 on: May 24, 2011 09:33:23 PM
Brand: Singer

Model: 4411

Year: 2010

Cost: About $295

How long have you had the machine? Less than a month

Is it a basic sewing machine, serger, or embroidery machine?
Industrial sewing machine

What are your favorite features? None

What are some of the unique features it has? None

How well does it run? Very fast!

Has it ever broken or needed maintenance you couldn't do yourself? No


What are your least favorite features?
It sews way too fast, and it's hard to control.

Would you recommend this machine to a friend?
Maybe, if my friend worked in a factory.
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Janome AQS2009 on: May 24, 2011 09:24:06 PM
Brand: Janome

Model: AQS2009

Year: 2009

Cost: About $250

How long have you had the machine? Less than 1 year

Is it a basic sewing machine, serger, or embroidery machine? Sewing/Quilting Machine

What are your favorite features? Electronic Speed Control

What are some of the unique features it has?
This is a computerized machine, and the speed control is my fave feature. Everything else is standard. This is a very basic model; the most inexpensive computerized machine I could find.

How well does it run? Fair to good. It skips stitches sometimes for no apparent reason, and it can't sew through really thick layers.

Has it ever broken or needed maintenance you couldn't do yourself? No.

What are your least favorite features?
No bells and whistles, the bobbin winder is kind of annoying but I think all Janomes have the same type, and the machine has all of the stitches printed on the front of the machine with their numbers instead of a keypad. I just think keypads are cooler.

Would you recommend this machine to a friend?
I would if my friend wanted a computerized machine and he/she didn't have much money to spend. Otherwise I would tell them to buy a Pfaff.
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