A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 297,468
Currently Running With Scissors:
483 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: what are some 'manly' things i can make with 1 yard of this fabric?  (Read 1172 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Miss Mordoria
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2007 02:19:50 PM »

What about one of those hawaiian style shirts guys lounge around in? And if you need more of the fabric, i'm pretty sure I've seen it other places too.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
onetomatotwo
Offline Offline

Posts: 631
Joined: 27-Oct-2004

(former username: kaesea)


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2007 02:28:59 PM »

Does he grill or do much cooking? If so, how about an apron? You might need an additional contrasting fabric (depending on how large you make it), but 1 yard would get you pretty far.

If he's handy in the workshop, an apron might also work there -- one with lots of pockets for nails, screwdrivers, a loop for his hammer, etc.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I live on the west coast. She lives on the east coast. We discuss crafts in between. Right here: Trans-craft-inental.
TheSeamRipper
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2007 02:37:04 PM »

I second the Hawaiian or camp-style shirt.  I think your fabric would look awesome as a back piece on an otherwise black shirt with maybe some of your fabric as accents on the front.  I think it would show off your fabric more than an item made entirely of the same material.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Miss Violaceous
Offline Offline

Posts: 1896
Joined: 25-May-2005

Condones Flashing


View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2007 02:54:38 PM »

Oooh, or you could do a contrast stripe like this (using your fabric in place of the white): http://andsewon-embroidery.com/images/9702-crossover-bowling-shirt.jpg
THIS ROCKS   Logged

dishwasher182
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2007 03:28:35 PM »

hmmm i'm liking the shirt idea- my sister just made a button up style shirt (simplicity 5581) and she said it was pretty easy- I'll defiantly post it when i'm done Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Stephen Weaver
Textile boffin
Offline Offline

Posts: 359
Joined: 30-May-2006

Crusader for a day.....


View Profile WWW
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2007 04:19:25 PM »

You could definitely get both fronts for a waistcoat/vest out of 1 meter - I've done it with less - and then use a plain black or blue for the back and the lining.  Not as hard to make as you might think, either!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Enthusiastic worker in almost all textile media, currently heavily involved in theatrical costumes.  Also love papier-mach and mosaic work and gardening.  Happy to meet new people too. 
I DO STASH SWAPS - SEND ME YOUR EXCESS OR UNWANTED MATERIALS AND I WILL SEND MINE!
BrocadeLion
Makers Rule
Offline Offline

Posts: 603
Joined: 02-Mar-2004

Boo!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2007 10:19:23 PM »

If he's a bowling shirt kinda guy, I think using the dragon fabric as a detail on an otherwise solid-color shirt would be a great idea. It's such a big pattern, you really want to make something BIG out of it to show it all... without overwhelming. It might also make a cool driving cap (I know Vogue has patterns for that style, but I've never made one).

-Dorion
THIS ROCKS   Logged

olga
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2007 12:55:27 AM »

I'm not a huge seamstress, so when I stumble on some fabric I just can't live without, I use it to decoupage onto furniture. It may sound weird, but is actually extremely easy and looks very cool. For example, I'm redoing a large cabinet, and each of the two large front doors have two square panels that I didn't know how to decorate. I found a fabric I loved and cut it to size. I then soaked it in a bowl of water mixed with regular elmers glue, and spread it over each of the four squares. I then trimmed each square out in wood moulding (so it looks clean and crisp). It looks amazing.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make Poutine
How to Make Onion Rings
How to Personalize Your Stuffing
How to Make Hawaiian Pulled Pork
Grilled Minas Cheese with Pesto Sauce Recipe
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Sandwich Wrap
Falling Leaves
Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.