i was just wondering if anyone knew where i could buy really strong fabrics like nylon. and also, what is the difference between "ripstop nylon" and "ballistic nylon." i looked online a bit but a lot of the places were selling only in bulk or had minimum order prices, and i didn't really know what to look for. basically i'm just looking for a really strong fabric to make schoolbag/messenger type bags. thanks in advance for any help
hello everyone! ok so, i have a pair of bluejeans that i LOVE the fit, but HATE the color. it's a pretty bright but still light blue (i can try to get a picture) and i just don't like it. i was thinking of dying them a color like...teal, or bright purple. something like http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=26645&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=10&iSubCat=19&iProductID=26645. i think something like that would be perfect for spring but i don't know how to do this! can anyone give me any suggestions? would i bleach them first, and then dye them? what kind of dye would i use? help, i want to save these jeans, since everyoen knows it's impossible to find jeans that fit
so last night i happened to be out shopping and happened to see some amazing yarn and of course i had to buy it even though i had no use for it. so i went home and eager to start using it right away i looked through this book for an idea...and decided it would look awesome as a PDQ...
blah blah, did ear flap #1, decided it looked silly on me, but wait! a brim would look nice, or so i thought...
so instead of making ear flap #2, i made a brim...and then just sewed a button for ear flap #1 and buttoned it up...what do you think??
after my first attempt at crocheting, i considered myself hopeless because i just couldn't get the hang of it. then, about a year ago i tried again and made a ton of scarves using double crochet, not even attempting to learn anything else about crocheting or even realizing how much you could do with it anyway. thennnn about a week ago i was in the bookstore and found a crocheting book and decided to pick it up..
and this is the first thing i did other then a bunch of scarves and an attempt at a crocheted hemp necklace...
im pretty proud of it, i know it's not perfect but it's a decent try i think..
without anything in it
with stuff in it
i want to use interfacing or something but...can that be done with crochet? if i were to line it? help!!
ok so...i decided to crochet hemp? i know this has probably been done before but i've never heard of it or tried it before, so here is my first attempt...
it's a necklace, im not sure how much i like it though. i think the stitches need to be smaller, but when i tried using a smaller hook it didnt grab the hemp correctly...i'll have to work on this, i guess
whenever i do sleeves, they always end up wonky. it takes me a million tries to get them to look right, and even then they still look weird. they never seem to line up with the armholes, even when i use a pattern (and i HATE using patterns). i usually end up with puffed sleeves simply because the sleeve didnt line up with the armhole and i get frustrated and put the extra material at the top.
so anyway. how do you do sleeves? any hints or tips for me? i desperately need help! (as i sit here frustrated because i'm trying to put a sleeve on something...right now)
okay so... i had this amazingly fantastic blue polka dot fabric sitting in a bag with all my scrap fabric. i got it on clearance for like, a dollar. blahblah it sits in a bag for a year and i finally got sick of looking at it all lonely and sad in my bag...and created this today it was incredibly easy and i absolutely LOVE it.