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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Question about pressing small edges on: April 15, 2007 04:20:19 AM
Wow thank you SO much!

Mishti, I looked through my supplies, and I already have that little metal ruler you're talking about. I never knew what it was really for. I'm going to try that, combined with Patchwork's suggestion of using a tool to hold it down, and see what happens.

If i still need the smaller iron, I noticed that Joann's has a sale on them this week, so maybe I'll check it out.

I appreciate your suggestions! Thank you thank you!

Illanna
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Question about pressing small edges on: April 11, 2007 01:34:58 PM
Hi Craftsters,

I am a very new and self-taught sewer (seamstress?) and I have a question about the easiest project in Lotta Jansdotter's new book, Simple Sewing. The pattern is for napkins but she gives instructions for making coasters in the same pattern.

I am working on pressing the edges in 1/4 inch and I keep burning myself with the iron. I never did a seam like this and I think maybe I am using the wrong tools. Is there an easier way to press these tiny creases? Is there some tool for this that I am missing? Am I just a klutz?

After I finish the coasters I plan on making the backpack from the same book, and the pattern uses the same technique. If there's some easier way to press these small creases I would love to know it because I'm sure I'll be using this technique a lot!

Thanks (in advance) for the help.

Yours Truly,
Burnt Fingers in Phoenix
(Illanna)
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Question about pressing edges for Napkins in Lotta Jansdotter's "Simple Sewing" on: April 11, 2007 01:32:15 PM
Hi Craftsters,

I am a very new and self-taught sewer (seamstress?) and I have a question about the easiest project in Lotta Jansdotter's new book. The pattern is for napkins but she gives instructions for making coasters in the same pattern.

I am working on pressing the edges in 1/4 inch and I keep burning myself with the iron. I never did a seam like this and I think maybe I am using the wrong tools. Is there an easier way to press these tiny creases? Is there some tool for this that I am missing? Am I just a klutz?

After I finish the coasters I plan on making the backpack from the same book, and the pattern uses the same technique. If there's some easier way to press these small creases I would love to know it because I'm sure I'll be using this technique a lot!

Thanks (in advance) for the help.

Yours Truly,
Burnt Fingers in Phoenix
(Illanna)
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black & White Vinyl Roll Bag on: January 25, 2007 05:41:19 PM
That is really impressive! I'm amazed at your handiwork. I love the extra buckles and details, and that zipper is perfect! I'm pretty new to sewing but I hope someday I will be as great as you.

I also really like your background fabric- how fun and vegas-y!
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Ferragamo Knit Bag-along? on: March 28, 2006 11:39:52 AM
Have you all seen this Berocco pattern: http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/lorraine/lorriane_lg.html

It looks a little bit similar to the Ferragamo bag, sort of the same style. I came across it today and it reminded me of this thread.

Happy knitting!!

Illanna
6  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Leaf Pullover- Interweave knits, Loop-d-loop book on: November 19, 2005 10:17:56 PM
Gorgeous Lace Leaf Pullovers! All your sweaters have inspired me to make one out of the Rowan Polar I bought on sale.
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: November 15, 2005 05:11:28 PM
Thanks! It seemed like a good candidate for the yarns I had been saving. It reminds me of Glampyre's minisweater too, and I keep calling it a shrug even though it's supposed to be a capelet.
8  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet + Tutorial! on: November 15, 2005 04:58:35 PM
Thank you so much for this pattern! I posted pictures of my finished shrug on the knitalong: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62281.50 (and more pictures on my blog at http://knitpowerstopeace.blogspot.com/2005/11/fancy-kind-of-math.html). This shrug took no time to knit! Thanks thanks thanks!
9  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Anthropologie-inspired capelet- By julsey723 on: November 15, 2005 04:54:24 PM
Hi everyone! I found this shrug pattern and knitalong last night. I knit all night on the shrug, and finished it at 3AM! The yarn is Lobster Pot Bulky, and handspun from My Paper Crane. It didn't drape right with the pin at the neck, so I added buttons on the bottom part. I pull the buttons through the stitches, because I didn't add buttonholes. The knitting is loose enough that the buttons fit right through.

Thanks for posting the pattern Julsey!






10  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Knit/Crochet/Craft Book & Magazine Swap (signup CLOSED; send by 11/25) on: October 31, 2005 02:21:30 PM
Do Rowan magazines that support a specific yarn count as a magazine or a book? For example: Rowan Summer Tweed Collection... it should be a book, right?

Also, does knitting literature like the Yarn Harlot book count as a book, or does it have to be patterns?

I'm interested in signing up either way Wink
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