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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Online fabric stores on: January 27, 2013 01:26:53 PM
What are your favorite online fabric stores?

I'm looking for some jersey knit to make one of those infinity wrap dresses.
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Where would you recommend selling? on: October 23, 2012 02:45:52 PM
I've always been a very crafty person but always made my items for myself or family.[Mostly jewlery]

Recently I saw a few posts on the DIY section of pintrest on how to make wreaths and now I really want to attempt it and sell some since I won't possibly need all these wreaths.

I found a website( http://www.save-on-crafts.com/ ) that sells a bunch of wreath making supplies for really inexpensive[the twig wreath bases are like $14 for 6]

Where would you recommend I start selling them? I'd hate to spend the money/time making them and then not sell any.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Studding Chiffon? on: August 06, 2012 02:05:36 PM
Is it hard to stud a chiffon fabric/a lightweight thin blouse material?

I saw this really cute blouse in a store for around $50. It basically was a light pink sleeveless blouse but it was studded around the collar with the cone spikes. I know I can find a standard sleeveless blouse at like Marshalls or TJ Maxx for under $10.

But I don't know how hard it would be to stud it. I know with jeans the studs literally just push through the fabric. Would I have to buy the tools and punch holes to stud it?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Do you guys ever get OCD when your doing a project? on: March 24, 2012 09:01:58 PM
Do you guys ever get OCD when your doing a project?

I found when doing a project today that I needed everything to be perfect. I was re creating these shorts I had seen online that were stars on one side and stripes on another but on the front of jean shorts, so basically the american flag on jean shorts.

I had gotten the stars fabric to fit perfectly and be glued down the way I wanted it, but with the stripes, it wasn't coming out the way I wanted it. I'd glue one side down and then I'd find that when I glued the opposite side down it wasn't straight to the seam of the shorts. So I ended up taking it off and trying it again and again. Still not getting it the way I wanted it.

I finally took it off and am going to try it tomorrow and hope I get it right.

5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to cut out this fabric? on: March 16, 2012 02:01:51 PM

That's basically your seam allowance Smiley What I usually do is 'dot-to-dot' the pin holes - i.e. join them with a pencil line - then measure outwards 1cm to 2.5cm (depending on the project - or whatever amount you're comfortable turning under, in this case) from this line, making little marks all the way around (two or three marks will do on your straight edges, more will be better for your curves) and then join up these to make the line that you'll cut. I hope that makes sense! It may help if you pin the fabric in place when you get to attatching it  Smiley

Thanks you've been so much help!

I started pinning it, but realized I should probably wash the shorts before I do it. I started pinning and put the pins a little outside of where the actual seam is just because I thought it'd be easier.

So should I just take a ruler and put a mark 1cm or so out from the last hole?
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to cut out this fabric? on: March 16, 2012 11:44:14 AM
Bondaweb and supermend are two products that spring to mind (or else experiment with your fabric glue but spreading it very thinly), but I'd reccommend sewing your fabric down no matter what adhesive you use, as your customisation will be more durable that way.

If you want to make a template to help you cut the shape out, place a piece of light paper (I use baking paper because we always have some lying around!) into the leg of your shorts, and pin it to them along all the seams/edges you want your fabric to match. The idea is that when you take the pins out and remove the paper, you'll end up with lots of holes which outline the shape you want. You can then cut along these and transfer the shape to your fabric Smiley
Thanks so much!

I have that witchstitch stuff that seems similar to bondaweb. But it's thin strips for like hemming.

But it seems my best bet is to make a template. If I wanted to make the pattern slightly bigger than the shorts, so I could fold it over and get a clean line when I stitch how would I go about doing it?
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / How to cut out this fabric? on: March 16, 2012 09:42:55 AM
I'm taking a pair of shorts and putting a fabric on the front of the shorts. Covering everything. Like this: http://www.runwaydreamz.com/js_roxxy_c.jpg

How would I go about cutting out the fabric?

I had previously attempted this but failed. I used fabric glue which worked well because I could put glue all around the shorts where I wanted the fabric to stick, then I could put the fabric down and cut around the pockets and the spot where the zipper is. Then fold over the fabric to hide my horrible cutting and glue it down. But the fabric glue ended up seeping into the top fabric and when it dried it left what looked like water marks/that it was wet in spots.

So now I think I need to sew it. Unless you guys know of another product I can try to use to adhere it.
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Re: Favorite place to order beads? on: March 09, 2012 12:08:34 PM
I love www.beadfx.com myself, but I am in Canada and am not too far from their actual store, so I order and go to the store to pick up.  I also have ordered from artbeads.com in the US, and would order from them more if I wasn't charged duty.  Also same with Rings n' Things too.

I know those beads - looks like the seller takes skull beads, which I have bought in various colours and various sizes from a local seller, and she made some polyclay flower canes and decorated the eye holes with them.

I like the white bead idea.  I personally would use a black matte or smooth bead myself for contrast.
Thanks!

I had found these beads which is exactly what I was looking for: http://www.etsy.com/listing/80053966/100pcs-8mm-round-turquoise-white-ivory?utm_source=toolsforetsybuyersse&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api but they're in China so I'm still not sure if I want to order from them. But I actually think that the black and the crystals would look really good together.

Do you know where I could buy really large crimps? I'm starting a bracelet project that uses satin rope cording that's about 7 MM thick and I need to crimp some smaller rope to the ends.

9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Discussion and Questions / Favorite place to order beads? on: March 08, 2012 03:37:23 PM
What are your favorite places online to order beads?

I've always loved to do beading and recently I've had alot of ideas on things I want to make.

I want to make a bracelet using these beads: http://www.etsy.com/listing/86544367/turquoise-howlite-skull-beads-with-red?ref=sr_gallery_26&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=turquoise+skull+bead&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

What do you think would look best? I haven't beaded in a few years so I'm not sure what to use. I was thinking maybe a off white round bead with the similar cracking effect.
10  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Selling OOAK clothing on etsy.. What sizes to choose? on: March 08, 2012 02:02:28 PM
You could create a listing with one item you've made and list that you can make unique items in the size they want/take feedback from them to create the item.

Or you could create a listing for say a dress and then say that you can make unique dresses or create one for a shirt and so on.

I've seen listings for like jewelry and they put that they can do it in any color you want, just let them know what colors and what you want.
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