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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / pintuck help please right side or wrong side? on: March 31, 2009 09:24:27 AM
I get the basic idea of how to make a pintuck.  I've marked the lines on my fabric and now I'm not sure which way to make the folds.  Do I do it on the wrong side and stitch the fold or the right side of the fabric and stitch the fold? I seen the two tutorials on burda website and they weren't very specific as they were using just fabric where I couldn't tell which side they were working from.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Help with applique etc. on: May 07, 2008 05:37:58 AM
Hiya... hopefully this question is in the right place... I'm making a costume for akon and I really need help with trying to do an applique (?)


I'm going as Linka from Captain Planet. I've painted the planeteer shirt earth thing on some tan fabric so the colors would show up and not look crinkly on the shirt fabric... I want to move the painted design to the shirt... I'm not sure how to cut out the design and sew it to the shirt without the fraying and stuff like that... I've tried a few how to links and just get lost... can someone help me if I post up some pix of what I am working with and maybe someone here in Houston that can meet up with me some where and teach me or something like that..

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / decoupagin with injet printouts question on: May 04, 2007 10:11:03 PM
Hello. I am interested in decoupaging some images that I have printed out of my inkjet printer. I have read conflicting things on how to do this. By baking the paper in the oven at 250 for 10 minutes Huh? or letting it sit out for two days before using it... i'm not sure what I should do, or the best method to prepare the images before, so they don't become air bubbly and wrinky and smudgy as has happened with using school glue in the past, I've not tried the decoupage yet.  Has anyone done this successfully? 
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Decoupaging Inkject color copies question. on: May 04, 2007 05:59:13 PM
Hello. I am interested in decoupaging some images that I have printed out of my inkjet printer. I have read conflicting things on how to do this. By baking the paper in the oven at 250 for 10 minutes or letting it sit out for two days before using it... i'm not sure what I should do. Have anyone done this successfully?
5  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Blind stitch help... two different fabrics.. on: December 14, 2006 09:21:45 PM
Okay.. I found this great cute pattern for soft stuffed trees here:

http://littlebirds.typepad.com/little_birds_handmade/2006/11/soft_tree_patte.html

And at the bottom, the pattern says to blind stitch the base shut after stuffing it.

I found this mini explaination here. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=39286.0

but I want to know how to do it with both fabrics to make the base of the tree like in the pattern.. Ive made a few so far, and after much experimentation with blind foot and how to fold the fabric I got no where and ended up doing a faux look with fabric glue.

I think I'm ment to hand blind stitch this maybe, but not sure how to do that either. lol..  Cuz it sure was hard trying to get the end of a stuffy folded to go under my sewing machine!!!

Any help would be appreshiated. Thanks.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Touchy debateful topic on how you'd feel if-- on: November 02, 2006 10:29:12 PM
Okay, I have a question... It is kind of a hard one...

What would you do if someone created a topic on getting advise on how to construct an item, and the item is something that you have created???

At first I felt annoyed, but then I got to thinking after looking around in Designer Homage, people post pictures of designer items, "corporate" level craft items, asking how to make it...

I thought maybe if this person would of asked permission first, or pm'd me or  atleast something, but then I don't see anyone mentioning they wrote a letter to micheal kors asking "Wow, I love the navy dress, mind if i post a picture of it on craftster.org and get advice on how to construct it myself???"

so I guess the basic question is, is it ok to post a picture of something someone else made no matter what even if it is something from esty, craftster.org, cutxpaste, target, ana sui, etc... and ask others on how they think you constucted it??

thx.. Smiley

7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Any mermaid patterns? on: October 13, 2006 10:17:36 PM
I'm doing a mermaid theme in my bathroom and I made a toilet paper holder and wanted to embroider a mermaid on it and trying to find a mermaid pattern. Has anyone recently seen some that they could point me to?

thanks. Cheesy
8  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / English Sausage Rolls? on: September 29, 2006 03:11:39 PM
Hi.. I searched and didn't see it here, but I'm looking for a recipe that my mum used to make. It's regualrly sold at shops in the UK at bakeries and tesco and everywhere.. lol.. And they can be hand made. It's like a  ground sausage in a fillo or phillo (sp??) dough (the flakey stuff).. I'm now in the US and craving these things soooo bad and they don't seem to sell them here at any shops that I've tried.

I'd also like to know if someone knows how to make cheese straws. lol.. Is there like a UK recipe thread here that I could take a look at?? Maybe we could start one Cheesy Cheesy
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Is this okay? on: September 05, 2006 10:57:10 AM
I've created something, and I was considering opening an esty shop.. But while looking around I've discovered that someone else already makes and sells what I make. It is sooooo similar infact I believe we use the same technique and similar shapes.. I was afraid of putting my items up there for sell because I didn't want to look like a copy cat when infact my pattern and design is original. it's a type of sculpted items put together. I looked at this persons rating and they are selling them considerably well. I was wondering would be be ethical to go ahead and sell mine too, even though they look alike-ish. ...?? This is the only esty place I could find and hoping I could get the right advise.. I know that it is probably okay. But.. I just wanted to know how others would feel or do in the same position..
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Clover Embrodidery Stitching Tool?? on: August 10, 2006 10:54:16 AM
Has anyone tried this yet and maybe give it a review??

http://www.clover-usa.com/dyn_prod.php?k=51313&p=CLV8800
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