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21  CLOTHING / Costumes: Discussion and Questions / Tutorials: bellydance costume pieces on: March 02, 2006 01:23:05 PM
Printable choli pattern, and tutorials for skirt and coin bra here:

http://www.annabella.net/costume.html
22  CLOTHING / Sewing Pattern Reviews / seeking pattern suggestions on: February 24, 2006 08:16:19 AM
I am interested in making some vermeer/girl with a pearl earring/flemish -- inspired blouses/tops, but need patterns! Can anyone suggest some Vogue/Simplicity/Burda/Butterick/McCalls/Kwik Sew/Folkwear/ etc etc patterns that might do the job?


thank you!
23  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / seatbelt handbags on: February 16, 2006 08:44:36 AM
Can someone post a tutorial on how to make a seatbelt handbag or purse, like the one's on Harvey's web site?

http://www.seatbeltbags.com/


These are so cool, and a coworker said they are very sturdy, but she paid over $80 for one, I can no way afford that, and want to make my own. I have a sewing machine, just don't know how to begin....


thank you!
24  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / Where To Find Things To Recycle / klutz-book type knock-offs for $1 on: December 23, 2005 06:22:29 AM
I have a book called Dollar Store Decor, with lots of ideas for revamping stuff you can purchase in any dollar store. You can probably find it in your local public library by now, as the book came out a couple of months ago I think. Lots of neat ideas you can also use for your recycled treasures.

Additionally, my local Dollar Tree store carries lots of little craft kits in the girlie toy section, most similar to many of the themes of the craft books put out by the Klutz company. I saw paper quilling kits, spool knitting jewelry kits, shrinky dink hair barette kits, a knifyknitter-type of knitting kit (with very cheap-o yarn, but for only $1 what the hey...), a painted rock kit (with rub-on transfers), a greeting card maker that is sort of a splatter-paint thingy that runs on batteries, and more. They were sold out of a lot of that type of stuff last night when I went, but people were buying last minute Christmas gifts there, and they were running out of all sorts of toys they normally have plenty of.

Oh, and they also have dominoes in the toy and game section, lots of them, if you are into making domino pins/pendants/jewelry etc....

If you have a Dollar Tree dollar store in your area, check it out. They have been stocking these craft kits in the girls' toys section for over 6 months now, so it appears to be a staple item they will continue to carry (that, or just no one else noticed them until right before Christmas...)


(also, if you are looking for those little flat-back glass bubble gems, Dollar Tree has plenty, both large and small, in the floral/craft aisle, across from school supplies...)
25  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Artella.com on: December 18, 2005 07:17:34 PM
Not sure if anyone has posted about artella here, but I just got the most recent issue of their free Articulation newsletter, with links to free downloads:

www.artellawordsandart.com/ARTICULATION-artic-12-16-05.html

some of the free templates are for toys you can print and make:

http://thetoymaker.com/2Toys.html

http://www.zerogdanno.com/marney-mattel-danger.html

and the newsletter this time also contains links to a couple of nice holiday-themed free books in PDF format.

enjoy.
26  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / knit/crochet sample patterns from Tabitha Gibbons on: December 16, 2005 01:06:06 PM
I am on another mailing list, from a lady who sells reprints of vintage knitting and crochet patterns. The email newsletters she sends out periodically always have some neat sample projects. This month, there is a really cute, vintage pattern for garter stitch ear muffs, would make a neat gift for a man (something I'm always on the lookout for - I have 3 brothers to make gifts for at Christmas and no sisters, argh!)

Here's the link to her latest newsletter, with the earmuffs pattern, as well as a few crochet patterns from the 40's or 50's. It is a PDF download, so you need Adobe Acrobat:

http://www.vintage-crochet-patterns.com/ezine-12-05.html

It's free to sign up for her newsletter/ezine. You will get occasional emails promoting her for-pay books and booklets, but you don't have to buy anything to get the free ezines.
27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / how to make a solar messenger/laptop bag? on: December 15, 2005 09:12:13 AM
I saw this on the smallbiz page of Business Week, in a slideshow feature called "entrepreneurs' wish list". I would love to know how to make my own knockoff solar-powered laptop bag. Anyone with solar techology smarts who might suggest a how-to?

<<<<<<<<<<<<<It's the ultimate road-warrior accessory: A solar messenger/laptop bag that charges your phone, PDA, camera, or iPod even as you try to hail a cab. www.voltaicsystems.com; $239. >>>>>>>>
28  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / stuff to do with paper/card stock on: December 12, 2005 02:51:53 PM
Print out a complete pattern and instructions for a very sleek-looking pinhole camera (last minute holiday gift anyone?)(this would probably work well made of card stock, UPS mailers, etc)

http://www.pinhole.cz/en/pinholecameras/dirkon_01.html

The Guild of American Papercutters has lots of info and ideas for traditional and modern papercutting projects:
http://www.papercutters.org/

you can find out more about chinese papercutting (and print off some free patterns) here:
http://chineseculture.about.com/library/weekly/aa020900a.htm

instructions for Scherenschnitte (German papercutting) techniques:
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/8063/scherenschnitte.htm

and free Scherenschnitte patterns:
http://www.quilttine.de/bom04.htm

and Mexican papel picado patterns:
http://www.nps.gov/tuma/PapelPicado.html
http://www.tohonochulpark.org/PDF/DayofDeadActivity.pdf
http://muertos.palomar.edu/muertoslinks.htm

and gobs more links to keep you busy cutting paper, as you get further into it:
http://www.beatricecoron.com/links.htm
29  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / spanish-language sewing projects booklet on: December 12, 2005 01:04:04 PM
http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/em4916s/em4916s.pdf

30  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / 4-H booklets available online as free PDFs on: December 12, 2005 11:38:34 AM
University of Kentucky cooperative extension service, free pubs to download:

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/pubs.htm
 
UK Dept of family and consumer sciences has many pubs available as free PDF downloads (sewing, knitting, cooking, etc)
 
http://www.ca.uky.edu/fcs/resource/publist/index.htm
 
4-H publications:

go here:

http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/pubs.htm
and type in 4-H as the keyword in your search (brings up 24 pages of links to PDF downloads)
 
also:
http://www.4-h.uiuc.edu/projects/onlineref.html#clothing_and_textiles
 
Let's Learn to Knit
www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/4je/4je01po/4je01po.pdf
 
Let's Learn to Knit with a Pattern Stitch
www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/4je/4je03po/4je03po.pdf
 
Sew Much Fun
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/4H/4-H-929-W.pdf
 
gobs of sewing links
http://www.heartandhandsquiltshop.com/sewing.htm
 
 
sewing for home:
http://www.ca.uky.edu/fcs/resource/publist/hmfurn.htm#sewing
 
homebased business tips
http://www.ca.uky.edu/fcs/resource/publist/hbb.htm
 
clothing and textiles
http://www.ca.uky.edu/fcs/resource/publist/clandt.htm
 
national 4-H publications in Spanish:
http://www.national4-hheadquarters.gov/library/sp-clothing.pdf
 
serger basics level 1
www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/fcs2/fcs2803/fcs2803.pdf
 
sewing on knits
www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/4jd/4jd01pa/4jd01pa.pdf
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