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thief
« on: May 10, 2007 02:30:52 PM »

Well, actually, the first one that I can figure out. The one before this was.. a piece of crap that cost maybe $10 at a yard sale and came complete with no instructions, bobbins, needles, etc. The one before that was from the third century.

So! What should I make? I'm quite good at hand-sewing/template making/darning socks, so it doesn't need to be super easy. Anythign at all, people! ..almost anything. Smiley
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southern5footer
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007 03:05:53 PM »

I'm all about making useful things. So... depends on what you need...
reupholster something? Make some clothes? Make a present for someone special in your life?
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thief
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007 03:28:26 PM »

I'm terrible with reupholstery [sp?] but I do like the idea of making clothes! Or perhaps reconstructing some..
My friends are always getting gifts from me. I like to imagine that they never get tired of it Smiley but I'm short on money.. I think I'll recon some clothes Cheesy
Thanks!
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I make snuggly things for snuggly beasts.
etsy: http://silverbeatshop.etsy.com
blog: http://tashastails.blogspot.com
bluegirl24
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2007 03:32:04 PM »

Go buy or check out of the library "Tease - 50 Inspired T-shirt transformations" It has all kinds of ideas and patterns for reviving your old T-shirts. That will give you some great practice using your machine on materials you already have in your closet.
What type of machine is it?
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2007 03:37:19 PM »

heheh, i just got my first sewing machine today too!! yay!! t-shirt recons are good, when i go to gigs or whatever i buy a mans t-shirt because the womens skinny fit is too small for me so i get the waist taken in a bit and do the sleeves to make it into a girly tee, you could add frills or whatever around the sleeves too.

or how about something really easy if you are just getting used to a sewing machine like those heat bags, thats what im gonna do, ive done them by hand before but i havent used my machine to make anything yet!

and there are bags, like tote bags etc
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thief
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2007 05:32:56 PM »

bluegirl- I will definately check out that book! Thanks! And it's a Singer Esteem that I got from Target, where I get everything useful and pretty in my life. It does the coolest stitches! And like.. omg!

intergalacticj- that's a great idea.. I used to not buy concert t's because they were either HUGE or way too small. And now I will! Congrats on your new machine!

Actually I got so excited that I already patched some pants and recon's a flannel shirt so that it actually doesn't look like I'm wearing a box.
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etsy: http://silverbeatshop.etsy.com
blog: http://tashastails.blogspot.com
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007 06:26:28 AM »

If you are short on money I would suggest going to a second hand store, or your own closet and find something you can rip up and make a purse!!!! Even check out the remnants bin at your fabric store.
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bluegirl24
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007 06:10:11 PM »

Ooh, I just thought of another book that's awesome if you want to learn how to make clothing, Sew U by Wendy Mullen. Wendy, of Built by Wendy, put this together and it includes very basic shirt, pant and skirt patterns that you can embellish to make your own wardrobe.
I'm addicted to craft books, that's why I keep recommending them.
You might also check to see if anyone in your town gives sewing lesson.
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thief
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2007 11:54:40 AM »

Thanks again bluegirl!
perilously- yesterday I ripped up an old skirt and am working on a new one. Smiley
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[and Abbey, Bella, Natasha, Milo, Ferdie, Olive, Sophie-Mo, Laika and Winston]

I make snuggly things for snuggly beasts.
etsy: http://silverbeatshop.etsy.com
blog: http://tashastails.blogspot.com
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