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91  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Hand sewing help!!!!!! on: June 27, 2005 05:31:07 PM
Is there a reason you arent sewing the two triangles right sides together then turning them right side out?

other than that ...umm try a whip stitch. it is my fav
92  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Big Shirt - What to do?!! on: June 27, 2005 05:27:52 PM
THe obvious answer is to take it in. I do it all the time. Actually I like doing it alot because if you take in the sleeves on a huge shirt but dont hem them most of the time you can get the sleeve to hit 3/4 length on your arm. Also I like shirts to be slim but long so this helps too.

 SOOOO basically just lay it SUPER flat and cut up the folds on the side. turn the scissors and cut the sleeve on the fold too (does this make sense..dont cut off the sleeve) and then turn it inside out pin it how tight you want and then take it off and sew. but be carfeful! the neck line is going to be bigger ..I like this look but just be aware it wont be the same proportion.

second off I dont reccommend hemming the bottom if you cut it to make it shorter or the sleeves... because they will do that weird ruffle thing (unless you like that then go for it)

you can also make it into a skirt

or cut the logo out and sew it onto another shirt or a bag.

the possibilities are endless
93  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / sewing jersey..(T-shirt material) on: June 20, 2005 08:52:22 PM
hey guys *long time lurker first time poster*

I am in the process of converting most of my old t-shirts into new treasures (shrugs,skirts,tanks etc)

I am starting to get frusterated with hand sewing the shirts that "ruffle" when you hem them.

I tried heat and bond but after washing it doesnt stick well and frankly I want to be a bit rough in these clothes and not have to cold wash and hang them everytime they get dirty

any ideas? (I hear zig zag stitch might work but I have yet to try ...)
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