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Topic: Two skirts that I'm SUPER STOKED ABOUT! (Tut for the pillowcase skirt added!)  (Read 12347 times)
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« on: May 28, 2010 03:35:17 PM »

YAY!!!!! I made some skirts, the first one I'll show is my absolute FAVORITE thing I've made so far (as far as clothing goes) it turned out EXACTLY how I wanted and I CAN NOT wait to wear it! Yay for warm sunny weather! It's made from two pillow cases that I got from Goodwill for FREE Smiley they were having a buy one purple tag get one purple tag item free, yay! Onto the wonderful pics:







Now this is a jean skirt made from a pair of old jeans. The first thing I tried didn't work out so well so I call this my frankenstein skirt because it was pretty randomly put together and just happened to work Smiley







Thanks for looking Smiley


TUTORIAL!!!! If you have any questions please ask! This is only my second Tut and my first clothing Tut plus it's a drawn one which is a bit more difficult. When I find the right pillowcases to make another I'll do a step by step Tut but here's this one for now Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010 03:53:48 PM »

When my sewing machine does that cleaning it has always fixed the problem.  Your skirts are super cute.  :-)
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010 04:12:59 PM »

Thank u! Ya know I've never cleaned it since I've had it. I didn't use it a lot in the beginning but I use it a lot more now. Is it hard to clean? I spray it out with an air can after each use. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010 04:23:42 PM »

you might want to change your needle...sometimes a burr gets in one and it could cause that.  Your tension may be off and your machine may need a bit of a tune up.

Good luck!  and keep sewing your doing a great job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010 04:49:08 PM »

Thank You! I'll try those things hopefully it works! It's really frustrating! Part of me thinks my bobbins are the wrong size too.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010 05:08:10 PM »

Your skirts are absolutely fantastic. I love the first one!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010 07:15:50 PM »

Thank u so much!
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010 07:31:31 PM »

You did a great job...even Frankie The Skirt is a winner!*G I think I have a sheet set from Goodwill that is the same as one of the skirts..haha I set them to the side to make a sundress from! Great minds and all that.

For the issue with the dropping stitches, if its on the back of the fabric its likely one of two things are happening: Something in the top has come unthreaded/out of a guide and the top tension is all wonky. Or: the bobbin thread isn't seated in the guides under the feed dogs. When it happens undo both the bobbin and spool and rethread and reseat everything. Keep scraps at hand to test the rethreading before starting on your project so you don't have to "rip" out stitches.

Hint: Keep your ear tuned to the sound of the machine and listen to what the machine sounds like when its stitching along correctly. Generally when the stitches start pulling or are off you will hear a change in the sound of the machine. The same goes for how the machine "feels" as it sews and guides the fabric. If in doubt, stop sewing and flip the fabric to do a quick stitch check. Its worth the time to stop because ripping out to redo is a major PITA. *pain in the arse.

Hope that helps a bit~
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2010 08:53:41 PM »

I really love the first one.
It looks so pro, I would have thought you bought it.
<3!
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2010 09:22:06 PM »

that first skirt is adorable.  i love that each little button is cute on it's own.  they work well with each other as well as the colors in the skirt.  having three of them makes the skirt even sweeter.
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