Good morning, all. I recently purchased some yarn at a thrift shop, and it has a very strong smell. The tags say, "Knitting Worsted 100% Virgin Unscoured Wool with Natural Oils."
My questions are: 1) What does "unscoured wool" mean? 2) The wool feels, well, oily. Is there some way I can treat it/wash it before knitting with it? 3) Will it be itchy? I was hoping to make some mittens, but right now, the wool doesn't feel very nice...anyway to soften it up? Or should I just reserve this wool for some other project?
I made this purse the other day (again, by hand, since I'm away from my machine). I found a cool shop in Budapest that sells clothing by the kilo, and discovered this small print from India. I attached a lining and some straps...and voila! Should I take the flowers off? I thought they added an interesting twist, but looking at them now...maybe they are too much??
I will probably re-attach the straps once I return home and have matching thread and access to a sewing machine!
I bought these green pants because I liked the color and the pleats on the front. Unfortunately, they were about a size 0 and I couldn't put them on...so I cut off the suspenders and opened up the pleats, added a drawstring and voila, quoi!!!
I had a pair of XL Gap pj pants that were just a bit too short...so I decided to make them into a matching set.
I cut the pants totally part and resewed the waistband. Then I made them into capris by cutting off about 6 inches from the bottom. I unfolded that part and used it as the top of this tanktop. I sewed the bottom part from an old T-shirt. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, especially the bottoms.
Hi everyone! I'm working in Europe this summer, so I had to leave my trusty sewing machine in California. Nonetheless, I'm determined to get my craft on this summer and wanted to make a knock-off of a tote I saw at the Budapest H & M. I can't find the original picture on the website, but it's a simple blue cotton totebag with an embroidered 3-D flower design.
Here's mine--I sewed it all by hand, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I'm going to use it as my work bag on Monday! Yay!
My sister had a funky shirt from Express that she didn't want anymore...so I made it into a great purse that she really loves! The front had this lacey strip, which I incorporated into the purse design. This purse is a beautiful magenta color, and the lining is beigey brown with little flowers.
I'm in law school and use my laptop computer all the time...I have to admit I spend a fair amount of time looking at everyone's great posts on craftster! You are all so inspiring and your brilliant pictures and creativity keep me sane!
I made this laptop sleeve during weekend. It fits my computer like a glove and I can carry my laptop safely in my backpack.
The whole thing took me about an hour. I made a lining with quilt batting sewn into the side seams. Then I fit the outer bag over the lining and batting and I sewed the whole thing together on the top. I added a closure in the top seam and then added a snap and covered it all with a cool vintage button.
I've gotten a lot of compliments and I think my computer is very happy