Hi Craftsters!! I really need your help! My daughter (11) has been wanting a camouflage jacket ever since I found one for her brother and put some homemade Star Wars patches on. I'm so happy to say that I finally found one for her at Savers!! Yahooo ... happy dance!!
The one I found must have been meant for a female because it has a simple contraption (lack of a better word) to emphasize a waist. When I compared this to some other jackets, it didn't have it in the back. So now I am doublely happy because it looks more feminine.
So now, I want to do something more to it to kind of make it prettier. I've looked all over craftster, did web searches galore and even look at some store sites (hot topic, Macy's, etc.). But no luck.
If I can't come up with any ideas, I am just going to make some patches (Naruto insignia) for her to put on her sleeves. Speaking of which ...
I just thought I would share with you how to make some easy homemade patches. First, you go to Walmart and in the sewing section, they have these rounded off rectangle patches with the iron-on backing meant probably for patching up knee areas in pants and stuff. Well, grab that, it cost just a buck. Follow a tutorial for stencils and freezer paper. Iron your freezer paper stencil on patch, paint, cut out patch and iron on to jacket.
I was able to save $20 by making my own patches for my sons jacket. We found two cool Star Wars patches on the website but it cost way too much money. So I right clicked the image, save it and printed it on the freezer paper and made our own.
If I knew how, I would post a picture of his patches.
Anyways, thanks for reading and I hope you have an idea to share!
Interesting question ... I've lived here (O'ahu) all my life and to be honest, I don't see a lot of people wearing knitted clothing except maybe those ponchos. I think we have one store that specializes in yarns and for craft stores, we have Ben Franklin Crafts Supplies and a store called Craft Supply. I know that Walmart has yarn too.
I agree with dancingbarefeet that "it's a place like anywhere else, with good sides and bad sides". If you have any specific questions, please don't hesitate to ask me!!
That is a fantastic idea!! I'm going to try it tomorrow! For the past 3 hours, I've been trying to make a ruffle by sewing a loose and long line but they keep breaking!!! I've given up for tonight but I will definately try this tomorrow!!
I've been wanting to try screen-printing for a while and until I save enough money for a Speedball kit, I tried the ever so popular faux screen-print using the embroidery hoop and sheer curtain. I had done a picture that my daughter drew but putting on the Modge Podge was a tedious job. It came out okay for my first try (there were some holes that I missed).
What I've experiemented with is putting the washable Elmers glue on top of the lines that I want the paint to go through; waiting for it to dry; then I pulled off the top part of the spatula and used it to smear a thin coat of Modge Podge all over the screen; wait for that to dry; then I take the screen off of the embroidery hoop and run it under warm water to take off the washable Elmers Glue. What's left is my design!
I was worried that when I peeled the Elmers glue off, some of the Modge Podge would also peel off but that didn't happen. I've only tried this once so I can't say that this is a fool proof method but it was definately easier than using a toothpick to spread the Modge Podge in all the difficult areas.
Has anyone else tried this method? I'm curious to know how it has worked for others.
Just wanted to let you know that I used your tutorial!! I used a very old, baggy, unflattering t-shirt with holes to practice and it came out wonderful!! It was my first time resizing a shirt so it is a bit snug because I forgot to add seams (hits hand on head) but the neck part is awesome!! I'm not going to post a picture because 1. I don't know how and 2. it's a really old shirt (I'm embarresed that I still had it in my closet).
The only thing I did differently was to subtract 8 inches from the neck size instead of 4-6 but I think I may try to subtract another inch from the band so it will lay better. (When I was adding the band to the neck hole, I didn't do that much stretching.)
Just wanted to let you know that we have a popular store in Hawaii that a lot of tourist visit because they sell lots of hawaiian material. The stores name is Fabric Mart and their website is www.fmart.com.