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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: working on nylon and canvas: what thread, etc. on: April 24, 2005 07:14:34 AM
For nylon use a #14 needle, 90 european, regular point.  Can also use #16 or #18.  Usually Polyester thread works best.  On a scrap of the same fabric, make sure the tension is right, nylon is fiddly when it comes to tension.

For canvas use a size 18 or 20 with a ball point tip so that it can sew the canvas without damaging the weave.

For a tube handle I usually take a strip of fabric twice as wide as the tube plus the seam allowance, I double sew it right sides together and then loop a paperclip in the end to turn it right side out.  Usually I let my husband turn them out, he has patience for that kind of stuff Smiley

oooohhh you're an angel! thanks for the info!  Kiss
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / working on nylon and canvas: what thread, etc. on: April 23, 2005 07:00:49 PM
hey guys just bought a bunch of lovely stuff for making bags and wanna make sure i don't ruin a lot of material in my experimentation. Smiley what should i take note of using nylon? i normally work on cloth and velour.

also, any tips on making a "tube" handle?
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: classy pleated iridescent clutch TUTORIAL ADDED!!!! on: April 22, 2005 02:35:49 AM
i LOVE your pleated clutch so i made my own version in houndstooth velboa velour. it has a nice feel to it, too and very thick and sturdy. i made the clutch a bit narrower though because it sagged on both ends when i made a test run. thanks! you can see 2 of my attempts here:

www.phlog.net/user/uber

thanks thanks thanks!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Boxy to Foxy: the story of an ugly blazer- now with close-ups! on: April 22, 2005 01:42:31 AM
ack! hmmm. you gave me an idea. my mom's gonna miss some old 80s blazers hahaha
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: my first bowling bag! (with tutorial) :) on: April 22, 2005 01:33:50 AM
Hey!!! I saw the Summit mineral water bottle and thought. . . is she Filipino? Hmmm. You are! Hehe. Hello there : ) Am totally addicted to this site. I love your bowling bag : )  Will try to make one in this velboa camo material I bought from Divi.
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