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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 / 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.
6  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.
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Opening an ETSY shop? on: March 08, 2012 01:59:33 PM
If I want to start my own ETSY shop what do I need to do?

Do I need to make a bunch of the item before starting or could I make one or two of them and then make them to order? Just so I don't end up making a bunch of items that never sell.

I know someone who started an ETSY shop and they've had like on purchase from it, aside from like family and friends.

Is it actually possible to loose money by having a store? I've looked on their website and the fee's seem very low so at the most if nothing sold I wouldn't be loosing like more than $5 a month which isn't outrageous.

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / What would look best? on: March 08, 2012 12:35:37 PM
If I want to use a turquoise skull head and then two rhinestone covered beads what would do you guys think would look best to use as the rest of the beads?

 I was thinking maybe white crackled beads to match the skull head, but I don't know how good they'd look with the rhinestone beads.
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Where to find this charm? on: March 07, 2012 06:36:24 PM
I had found this on Pintrest: http://media-cdn.pinterest.com/upload/102245854010062108_8hnbddPw_f.jpg and am attempting to make something similar.

I had bought anchor charms on amazon, yesterday but just got notified that they over sold and I won't be getting them and it's going to be awhile until they restock.

Does anyone know where to get similar charms? I'm using alot of different colors so I want to use like a silver or a brushed antiqued silver.

Alot of them look like this: http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.307558096.jpg and I don't mind the look, but I don't think my loop will fit between the rope part and the bottom of the anchor. If that makes sense. Then I've found some like this: http://i.ebayimg.com/t/60-PCS-TIBETAN-SILVER-ANCHOR-CHARM-PENDANTS-FINDINGS-/00/s/NTUwWDU1MA==/$(KGrHqJ,!g4E8jZzjnuDBPV24wi)rw~~60_3.JPG that I like but the arms aren't extended enough so I don't think the look will stay very well.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Where to find this trim? on: March 03, 2012 10:49:25 PM
I had found this tutorial on pintrest: http://www.rtroncampus.com/2012/02/09/diy-nautical-rope-bracelet/ and have been looking for similar cording/trim but cannot find any that resemble close to this. I'm pretty sure the picture used is from: https://kieljamespatrick.com/ which is the inspiration for that tutorial.

I've found some pink and white cording that I do like, but not as much as those colors. I feel those look best with the gold clasps.

Does anyone have any good sites for trim/cording? It'd be a plus if it had thinner cording that matches so I can make the loop to go over the anchor.
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