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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2004 09:58:04 AM »

I made one last night-- just have to make a JoAnn's run to buy a pin back, but it was soooo easy! And it looks great. Thanks for the tutorial!

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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2004 12:57:05 PM »

Ooh, how exciting to see this is a Featured Project!  Thanks for the kind words - I'm glad you're finding the tutorial clear.  CardinalCyn, your pin is really great!  I love the choice of tie and beads.

Since I posted, I made a couple of discoveries that make the pins (I hope) better: After sewing and gathering the tie, I make a few stitches up and down through the layers of "petals," around the center of the spiral where you pull the tail through, so that the layers are attached to each other.  This makes the whole thing hold together better.  I've also started to glue the pin towards the top of the cardboard circle instead of in the middle, which makes the flowers sit a little better when you're wearing them.

just a question: where exactly do you do the running stitch? In the picture it seems like you are doing it right along the bottom edge of the tie, but would it be possible to stitch it on the surface of the tie as well?

I think it's best to stitch right into the folded edge of the tie - if you're holding it flat in front of you, you'd be stitching sideways in and out of the fold.
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« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2004 07:28:03 AM »

I've made two so far-- my first turned out nicely but the second wasnt as good, mostly because i wrapped the "petals" too tight so it's tall and bulky. I did stitch some of the layers together and that helped a lot. I would also recommend using large pinbacks because the ones i got are only about 3/4" or so long and the flower sags a little. Also, the pins I got had holes in the backs so I glued and then also stitched them down to make them more secure.
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« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2004 04:00:38 PM »

im trying to "gather" the curls but i dont know how..... Tongue
also, i wasnt so sure if i was supposed to run the stich all the way around the tie's edge..

By the Way...your pin is great!
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« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2004 07:46:32 AM »

Those are so great, and the tutorial is helpful. Thanks for sharing!  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2004 01:42:33 PM »

nice!
theyd look fab on a suit jacket or even as like a bow on a shirt neck...like a tie ya know.
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« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2004 06:50:32 PM »

That's awesome, can be done with regular fabric if you even wanted, to match any outfit Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2004 10:07:37 AM »

these would also look wonderful as barrettes.
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« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2004 10:36:15 AM »

Love it!  Thanks for the tutorial.  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2005 06:02:08 PM »

These are just too amazing and kool! I can't wait to get around to making one, just need to find a tie to use, and I should be set. Thanks for the tutorial.
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