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11  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / Napkin question. on: August 16, 2010 10:20:26 AM
I was thinking of making some cloth napkins, and while looking online I have found there are two methods of making them.

One uses only one piece of fabric and then does a small double hem around the edges.

The other one is two pieces of fabric that are sewn right sides together, turned, and then top-stitched. From the front, both look almost identical.

For those that make or use napkins, which is your preference and why?

Also I have seen them in many different sizes. Which size do you think is best and why?

12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Transformers pillow case on: July 19, 2010 05:59:42 PM
Since I haven't sewn in awhile I decided to start easy, with a pillow case. I found some fabric the I think my brother-in-law would love.



I followed the instructions of the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrYWCma9wgM


The one thing I don't like is that I ended up cutting off the robots head on the cuff of the pillow.
13  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Skunk Jaw Swirl Necklace on: July 19, 2010 05:58:35 PM
That looks neat.
14  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dangly Chain Bracelet on: July 19, 2010 05:53:49 PM
I love it, but I can see how it would get tangled fast.
15  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: My first project - Onesie on: July 19, 2010 05:51:17 PM
That looks adorable, I love the pink skull.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: 1 down.... Idunno how many more to go on: July 19, 2010 05:49:52 PM
It looks adorable, I love the fabric used.
17  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: snakes in my eye sockets t-shirt to dress on: July 19, 2010 05:46:31 PM
I love the the placement of the skull on the dress.
18  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: plain navy blue corset on: April 22, 2008 06:35:51 AM
That came out really nice. Did you use a patterns or did you draft it yourself?
19  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern cutting on: February 09, 2008 07:32:17 PM

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Turns out I can't sew a straight line to save my life

In Home Ec in high school the teacher had has use paper with straight lines on it, and sew with no thread in the machine. After we had done the straight line to the teachers satisfaction we moved on to paper that had corners or curves or just wavy lines. The nice thing about this is if you hold the paper up to the light you can see how your doing at staying on the lines.
20  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / homemade size for marbled paper? on: February 20, 2007 07:27:44 PM
I normally use liquid startch for a size, but looking at the ingredients the first three are water, corn starch, and borax followed by perservitives, fragrance and something for ironing.
Is it possible to make my own size from just the first three ingredients?
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