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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stuck on Ropey sewing on: July 25, 2008 03:43:09 AM
I tried it out and it went great!! Thanks for helping!!!  Grin
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stuck on Ropey sewing on: July 16, 2008 06:07:46 AM
When you are talking about the knots, do you mean in the thread or in the rope? I think I almost get it!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Stuck on Ropey sewing on: July 14, 2008 05:04:47 AM
I made this nifty drawstring-ish bag and am having issues sewing two pieces of braided cord (rope-like thickness that has three braided strands that can be unravelled) together to make a loop/circle out of it.
I un-braided it and sewed each strand together one at a time, but the stitching didn't seem like it was going to hold in the cottony rope. (Its too tick to sew through all three stands at once)
Is there a better way? I feel like there is and that I am missing it.
Help please!!!  Undecided
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: saddle shoes+sequins and buttons+no life.. on: August 09, 2005 12:00:01 PM
Ooh shiny. Did you cut the holes in the sides too? Very nice. It had to be hard to sew through them. Nice!
5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Re: What's your favorite quote? on: July 31, 2005 09:40:08 AM
"Adults are just obsolete children and to hell with them"
and
"Sometimes the questions are complicated and thhe answers are simple"
--Dr. Seuss
"Serve it burnt side down" --My Mom
All of your quotes are great! I heart quotes.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: clutch o' buttons on: July 26, 2005 10:21:43 PM
I can't believe you sewed on that many buttons! I wish I was your sister! Where'd you get that many grey buttons? I keep trying to find large amounts of buttons, but I can only find brown, which is boring. Glad you mentioned glue not working though, maybe I don't need buttons after all....
7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: a hair story on: July 26, 2005 10:13:04 PM
That is so much cooler than extentions. I bet it'd stay in better too. I want some now. You look like a rag doll in a very good way. Do you think it'd stay in short hair? That's thhe only way my hair'd ever make it past my chin.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 2 layer Pixie Skirt!! on: July 19, 2005 10:41:06 PM
If you are really worried about sewing thin fabric, switch to a smaller needle size, then it doesn't make big holes when you sew. I never thought about using tissue as a stablizer before, that's brilliant! I heart this skirt, I need one now!
9  UNITED STATES / Iowa / Re: Craft Resources in Iowa on: July 13, 2005 11:40:00 AM
In Iowa City I love houseworks, they usually have good bales of fabric that are vintage and are good sized for clutches.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: A bag I FINALLY finished!! lots o' pics. on: July 13, 2005 11:11:09 AM
Your bag is awe-involking. I love the material, using home decor fabrics is one of my fave tricks for bags, cause it's always sturdier and the prints aren't as hokey.
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