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1  Re: Knitted Giant Plug in Knitting: Completed Projects by theasparagusfreak on: March 29, 2007 09:38:59 AM
Yes, it's really comfy actually!, I've noted those round my house enjoy playing with the cable, especially the end bits

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2  Re: Cord peaked cap, three pictures [Tutorial with picture] in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by theasparagusfreak on: August 29, 2005 10:44:55 AM
Hmm, I couldn't get an A4 paper, so I tried to just wing it. Except I screwed up so the top doesnt go *poof*. Mines looks like a  modified baseball cap. Which is kinda cool, I guess.


A4 paper is the standard paper size in the UK, sorry! its nothing fancy, measures 21 by 29 cm (roughly). all you need is a 45 degree angle really. I am so terribly incoherent!

I'd love to see it, it sounds quirky. I'm looking for some interesting fabric to make another hat out of, maybe tweed or tartan. how did the canvas work out?

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Except I screwed up so the top doesnt go *poof*. Mines looks like a  modified baseball cap. Which is kinda cool, I guess.

like the australian cricket teams' "baggy green"

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3  Cloud shoes in Shoes: Completed Projects by theasparagusfreak on: August 21, 2005 04:10:08 PM
I painted some shoes for fancy dress, where as a leader of a camp for young teenagers i ran around a village in fancy dress and the kids had to find me (and all the other leaders did the same). Its lots of fun, and this year i got lots of compliments on my shoes! They're actually a deeper blue than they look here .... cost about twelve quid to make (thats twenty four dollars to most of you)


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4  Cord peaked cap, three pictures [Tutorial with picture] in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by theasparagusfreak on: August 14, 2005 10:33:57 AM
This is my first attempt at making a hat. Not enitrely happy with the may it sits, its made from some old cord i had lying around, but i'm quite pleased with it Cheesy


excuse the surly look

my arm modelling it (a bit lighter, this one)

this is the lining for the head band


Right. Tutorial.

This is, i've made two different hats now, i've only got photos for the one that is slightly different, but i'll show you how to make both.

Oh, you'll need
Card/thin sheet of cork (i used this for the later two)
Some sturdy fabric, if you are using thick demin, prepare to break all your "jeans" needles.
A little fabric for the lining
optional- button for top of alt hat.

For Both, you need to start with a "visor"-like base.

measure your head, and then add about 4cm to the measurement. This isn't all seam allowance, as you want your head to be able to "breathe" and you don't want to be walking round with a permanent headache. My hat size is 56, which is a S/M , so i use 60cm of fabric. Cut this measurement about 8cms deep and do the same with the lining fabric.


cut out a "peak" out of a piece of card/cork, and if you like you can double layer it. Draw round this on your fabric (wrong side, obv) and sew two pieces together to make a pocket for it. When you've made that, turn it inside out and put the peak in, and sew it up as tightly as you can. You might want to use a zipper foot for this.

Lie the peak in the middle of the right side of the head band fabric (bit you cut out earlier) and sew it on, staying as close to the line you made earlier.

Sew the ends together and try it on your head. It should be a quite loose, but it shouldn't fall straight down onto your shoulders. Sew the lining also, and sew the hem bit down.


(heck, this is long..) Right sides together, sew the lining to the head band. BEFORE you sew it, check that when you turn it round, Right sides out, the peak is in between.

now you can make the rest. or have a rest...


Original (train driver) hat

Halve the measurement of your head (56/2=28) and add 6 (34). cut two pieces out 34 x 8 cm. Obviously if you head is a lot bigger add more. This makes the floppy bit above the head band. Sew ends together so you have a big loop.

Pin this to the head band, making little even pleats. Its worth getting this right, so give it a few goes.

You now need a circle with circumference 68 (or whatever your new measurement is, *2). You can wing it, or use your computer calculator, c=2pi x r, so 68 = 2pi x r, so 34=pi x r, so  r=10.8, you need to make a circle with radius 10.8 cm.

All you have to do now is sew that to the rest.. woohooo you should have a hat. (make sure to tidy up the lining by triming the other edges, folding over them and sewing the lining down)

OR my (preferred) jockey hat



fold a piece of A4 paper in four, and then fold that quarter in a triangle, and you should end up with something like this: (after a bit of cutting)


You need 8 of these, i recommend drawing straight onto the fabric, it helps get a better line later. Sew them all together like a parachute, and then fold down the edges and sew them down. (this makes a big difference, so don't cut corners).

Very careful (and painstaking) pinning onto the headband should give the right look, then sew. Again, tidy it up by trimming the main fabric seam edges, and folding the lining over and sewing.


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5  Top from fabric scraps and white skirt.. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by theasparagusfreak on: June 29, 2005 02:48:56 AM
I've been lurking for sometime and i LOVE what you lot have the ingeniuty to make. Inspired by this, and lack of money, I've been making my own crafty designs.

This is my first "serious" clothing post- i posted a knitted bra a while ago Grin. I made the top from a whole load of fabric scraps which weren't big enough or the right shape to make anything other than a strange hanky, and I made the skirt from a sort of circle skirt-esque design. My mum just saw me posting this, shes generally pretty critical, but she likes it! wooo! (i finished the top last night). The top looks wonky, but its not! its just the way i'm standing (with my arms above my head like an idiot)
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6  Re: My ROoM! in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by theasparagusfreak on: June 25, 2005 04:35:35 PM

um.. since this photo was taken i went over the wall with white paint to tone the green down - it was always so bright!

Theres the sieve/whisk/pastry cutter/ rose petal mobile, which was made by a friend, picture frames hanging down (i used the glass from the inside ages prior for an art project), that were taking up too much room, the art is out of date pastels...

BUT what i wanted to point out was the footprints.. i like the idea of some gravity defying imp creeping across the wall!

(you could also try making a cymbal stand out of childrens building materials, but thats only because i'm sooo cheap.. )
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7  Mutated Tea set in Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects by theasparagusfreak on: June 25, 2005 02:59:44 PM




Click on the Girl to follow (its very image heavy, i'm afraid!)
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8  Re: Starburst Wrapper belt in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by theasparagusfreak on: June 25, 2005 12:43:26 AM
My first creation...I used wrappers, clear duct tape, and an old belt buckle.



nice job, sweet idea... but its a sin they're not still called Opal Fruits. And they have that skanky blackcurrant flavour and they mushed the best flavours together. Boo hiss boo.
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9  Emily Howard in Designer Clothing Homage by theasparagusfreak on: June 21, 2005 06:52:53 AM
I'm looking for a pattern so that i can assimilate emily howard (of "little britain", for fancy dress). Has anyone seen a pattern for such a dress (or umbrella?!)




(for those of you who haven't seen it, emily howard is "the worlds worst transvestite")
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10  Re: Photos from Kew Gardens in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by theasparagusfreak on: June 17, 2005 11:47:48 AM
Oooh, nice close up, you using a special lens there? The third one has a note of sadness in it, maybe just because it reminds me of the war, and i think i sat on a bench just like that for hours talking to a good friend, so i'm loving the last!


 theres my kew photo, think the garden did the work for me tho
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