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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to sewing a "cork screw" tube shape? (for my bacteria halloween costume) on: October 06, 2008 10:07:28 PM
Ive used dryer vent tubing ina costume before.
  brilliant!!!  that's what I would do!!!  great idea!  less work too Shocked  I hope you post your final product!  that's going to be hilarious Cheesy  I would love to post it!  would you mind if I did it in your thread?  Grin Grin

Please! be my guest!


And the plan on how to wears this is:

Black jeans, Black hoody, and then making about 7 lime green plushie spirals and stitching them around me as a cluster of bacterium.
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to sewing a "cork screw" tube shape? (for my bacteria halloween costume) on: October 06, 2008 04:40:38 PM
You guys rock.

thebeatcowboy wins the prize for guessing my costume correctly!  I only wish I had a prize to give....

Anyway...

Sunflowersmiles: i would love to see the snake you made your son.  I think your right, this is kinda the same shape

Longtimegeek:  Me+crochetting=disaster.  My knitting alone is enough to bring tears to the eyes.

Chocolatebutton: I'm totally going to follow your advice! And the picture you drew for me!!!  You Rock.  period. 

And I'll be sure to post a picture when I'm done!

Really thanks guys! Grin
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / How to sewing a "cork screw" tube shape? (for my bacteria halloween costume) on: October 06, 2008 12:46:25 AM
Hello Pros!

I need help sewing a "cork screw" or spiral tube shape.

This is for my halloween costume, in which, I will be representing a cluster of bacteria which is has a spiral shape.  Any guesses as to which bacteria this is? 

here is a picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Treponema_pallidum.jpg

And I would like to think that my sewing skills are fairly advanced, however I can't being to think how I would get this shape.  If I start with 2 straight pieces and stitch them together, then I will have a long tube, and would need to use something to hold its shape.  If I cut 2 spiral shapes, then the circles will increase in size.

Would working on the bias help? errr. if anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them.

Thanks Crafters!

p.s I am thinking about using a lime green fabric with a slight fuzz too it.  I want these curls to be kinda plush-like.  And would also like to avoid wires. Grin
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Embroidered Jellyfish Bubble Skirt on: April 16, 2008 10:59:06 PM
Ok, this kinda rocks my world...

kick ass!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: blue striped sailor dress + yellow/blue jersey jumper thing (IMG HVY) on: February 24, 2008 04:14:59 PM
yikes! that sailor dress is cute!

well done!
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: comic book painting on: February 13, 2008 11:44:49 PM
Kick Ass!!!

wow, you did a wonderful job. and your lines look so crisp!

what is your secret?!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: my first finished knitting project on: January 29, 2008 10:07:28 PM
Lucky boyfriend!

I think this looks great!

I need to make one pour moi!

8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Let there be light(bulbs)! on: January 29, 2008 10:02:25 PM
Ok, I have some lady friends who are lighting designers and I think they would love this!

Personally, I find it beautiful.

Well done!
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Fidget. on: January 29, 2008 06:26:20 PM
I LOVE THIS PATTERN!!i've already made two i just need to find the perfect buttons. but one thing that i didnt get off the sit was the button holes, i am totally lost here, can anyone help??and also to HotGlueGuy,i found this way easier than a scarf, its practially a garter stich but with a way better outcome, try it out!!

Hahaha! Thanks for the kind words of encouragement Sewincbm, and good luck with your button hunt. I think I will have to give it a try now.

Oh thanks for the pattern SpunK. Wink
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The Fidget. on: January 29, 2008 04:06:00 PM
Errrrr!

One day I too will knit something other than a scarf... 

This is pretty great!  And I just have to say, as a guy, its nice to see something crafty that I want to make for myself. (not to sound selfish, or anything)

great job!
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