Okay, so I'm due in May with my first, a girl. I realize how important it is that she grow up knowing about all of the nerdy things I love, so I've started the preparation for the indoctrination process with this.
The outside, all folded up and ready to go on baby. Note how it looks like a standard fitted diaper?
Wings unsnapped, to show the snaps across the front and the beautiful contrast between the outer flannel and inner terry:
Laid a bit flatter on the table. What is this? The inside looks strange!
Oh my! It unfolds totally flat, so the whole thing is only two layers thick when you wash/dry it!
I used the Quick Snap Flap Wrap pattern, in NB size, with added leg elastic It's so neat! I love how many straight lines there are, it's so easy to not screw it up. Plus, using only woven fabrics made it a cinch! I definitely recommend this pattern.
The colors are truer in that one, aside from the orange that looks yellow. IRL it's just a basic orange.
The colors of the purple and gray are perfect there, but the rest look weirdly pink.
So, anyway, I'm making dice bags. I bought these fabrics yesterday at Joann (all this fabric plus five spools of thread for under $10!) and I want to make a few more bags from them. There is enough of each fabric to make two, except the blue swirl sky one that is only enough for one, and the orange which is enough for like...I don't know...12? A ton. It was a remnant lol. I also have solid black although I'm not excited about using it cause my cat laid on it and now it's all fuzzy, and my lint roller is mysteriously missing
Help me pair them! What do you think would look best? For reference, this is what the bags look like note how it's reversible from one fabric to the other.
First test of a dice bag pattern I am working on If I can work out the little kinks here and there, and get over my hatred of pinning/sewing curves, I will hopefully be selling these at some local conventions and gaming stores! Two stores have already expressed interest! The bag stands on its own, whether empty or full (these pics all show it empty), is fully reversible, and has the drawstring come out of the top edge instead of the side. The bottom is round so no corners for small dice to get lost in! What do you think?
Does anyone know how to make curves work out well without having to do this?
So, I got a sewing machine with all kinds of neat attachments (including a seriously complicated pintuck foot that I can't wait to figure out) and in the box of attachments were these three...things...? They are thin metal, with a scroll at one end that somewhat resembles the scroll part on a rolled hem foot...anyone know what they might be?
I have some questions regarding using it. It's a Singer model # 14SH654 with differential feed. Yay!
First off, it came with two needles already in it and says to use 2022 unless it's an emergency, in which case I can use standard 2020 needles. I was planning on buying new needles soon from CTS USA but they don't seem to have the 2022 needles. Will it hurt the machine for me to use 2020s on a regular basis? I would SO much rather pay $11 for 100 needles than $5 for 5 needles!
Second, I am assuming I need ballpoint needles for knits just like on my regular sewing machine. Am I correct?
Third, I see people saying they use the serger to make ruffles. Is there a special attachment needed? I tried putting the differential feed up at 2.0 and it ruffled the fabric a little bit, but nowhere near the amount I can get from my ruffler foot on my regular machine.
I also have extremely (and uncomfortably) large boobs.
I have found one bra in the past two years that I like the fit of, and I have two of them. They are the only bras I ever wear, ever, if I can help it. However, they are both getting all stretched out and loose in the band area.
Is there something I can do to fix this without completely taking the bra apart and making a new one? For reference, they are underwire with a slightly "padded" (meaning, thin molded foam) cup and fixed straps. I tried just shortening the band by folding a bit of it over, sewing it down against the rest of the band, and wearing it, but that part was thicker and pushed too hard against my skin, and ended up giving me a friction rash.
I'm trying to sew a line of ribbon around a skirt, near the bottom edge, and even when I hand-sew it, it ripples like crazy. Do I need to machine stitch it with the tension turned down, or with a different stitch, or what? It is too narrow for any of the stitch witchery stuff I have, so no ironing it on...
Maybe this is a bit "out there" but I've seen swaps like this before, and they looked like alot of fun...
I, for example, have a bathroom that is ocean themed, but very specific. It's hard to find stuff to go in it. I also have a kitchen that is retro 50s red and aqua themed. I would LOVE to get some crafted stuff for them! Someone else might have a room that is all black and white, or a craft room that has a specific color scheme, etc.
Each person could make 3-5 items for their partner's room (or rooms) of choice, following the room theme. Examples: embroidered towels/dishcloths, picture frames, jewelry organizers, soap saver, decorated clock, recipe card box...The possibilities are endless!
It seems like the only sergers you ever see are shiny white newer ones...is it possible to buy a serger than is old and made with metal inner parts, like an old sewing machine? I'm very leery of buying new machines but I want a serger soooo bad.