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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Twin Needle not sewing both lines! on: March 07, 2016 03:15:48 AM
ARGH! I bought some Ball Point Twin Needles to for a jersey-based project (Colette Wren Dress) but I am having REAL issues.

I spent yesterday morning threading and re-threading my Bernina 1008 machine(it is twin needle compatable- I have checked with Bernina) but  EVERYTIME I go to sew on my scrap pieces it only sews the right hand needle. The left - nothing, nada, NOWT! I have watched a couple of videos to make sure I have threaded correctly and tried changing tensions but nothing has worked....

I want to finish this project as I bought the pattern when it first came out many months ago and have lovely mustard yellow fabric all ready to roll.

Any suggestions would be great!!
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Floral Black Skirt on: July 29, 2013 03:45:16 PM
I had some fabric left over from making a blouse sometime ago and I spontaneously made a gathered skirt with waistband and pockets!!

The pocket pattern is a standard for when I need the extra space!!

in the making...
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Fabric Suggestions on: April 08, 2013 07:29:59 AM
I have bought a Somplicity 6672 pattern with an intention of making a summer dress that I would like to wear to a wedding in August.


I am stuck with what fabric to pick out for it. A friend has suggested Silk Crepe(with a cotton lawn lining) but this doesnt come cheap. Can any one suggest any fabric which might suit this dress. Something lightweight and drapey would work best?

Thanks x
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Floral Elasticated Dress on: February 03, 2013 04:18:06 AM
I started dressmaking in the summer and have three books and a good old passion.
 I own a few dresses with elasticated waists and I wanted to make my own. I found a site (I forgot what it was) and the blogger had made one herself out of one piece fabric. She just stitched the sides up and added in elastic! Simple.
So inspired, I took a couple of pattern bits (A bodice and a full skirt) and made this...

EDIT: I checked my brower history and found the dress of inspired was via Craftster - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=376660.0
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Beginner - Bed Sheet Skirt and Dress on: August 09, 2012 08:09:18 AM
I have been wanting to try dressmaking for a few years, especially after living with a fashion designer in '09/'10. So after my mum wanted to through away some old bedsheets, I made her keep them so I could use them as scrap, specifically so I could practice dressmaking!! I was also donated lots of old patterns from Vogue, McCalls, Simplicity etc.

So I took some patterns I thought would beand started sewing last weekend to make a dress and finished my skirt in less than 5 hours today.It's best to note, I didn't have any interfacing for either designs and I haven't finished the hems on either.



I have purchased fabric to make the dress for myself, with a few changes to collar and sleeves. But find more photos on my blog Smiley
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Hand Made Quilting Techniques-Help. on: April 12, 2012 05:08:19 AM
I love learning new techniques and am keen to learn lots of quilting bits. My first quilt (see finished quilting projects forum) was rushed and hurried with a few errors!

For my next project, I plan to hand sew the patches and the patches will all be backed with paper like the photo below (my test patches!)

I wondered if anyone had any advice for stitching them together- techniques etc. (I have tried google but haven't found what I am looking for). I wanted to use the paper as I know it is an old technique and the paper will most likely stay attached to the patches (It is for an art project- The Patch Project-linked in my signature).

7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Love means... Cushion on: April 11, 2012 11:06:04 AM
I made this last year, which I keep meaning to sell on, but I cannot bear to part with it! I am so proud!

I haven't got a shot of the back, but this is the front which had an old floral pattern on the back which was of matching tones to this fabric and thread(and also one of my fav fabrics)

8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / My first Quilt on: April 10, 2012 02:59:02 AM
I made this last year very quickly with a lot of determination to keep myself warm at night.

 I made it without referencing books/how-tos etc, which I think is fairly obvious when you look at it closly, but who cares when I have myself a neat little personal quilt!

There are lots of pictures on my blog http://jenniferbabey.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/snug-smug.html

The fabric was all my own scraps, donated fabric over the years, old clothes, mums stash and even my mums old unused quilt patchs.
9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Paper Making Queries.. on: April 22, 2008 12:39:52 AM
Hey there.
I'm pretty new to the forums so I apologize if there are similar posts.I have made paper on one occasion which was a year ago which was helping someone else and I tried it myself at home and was successful for a first try. The process is now a little rusty to me but I'm checking for online tutorials but my first stop had to be craftster for tips..

I'm an art student and my current project is to create a book, and our theme is Home to which I have looked at where I grew up(on a farm). My current idea is that I want to make a book with homemade paper and maybe incorporate textures from the farm into the paper.. I thought about metal shavings from our workshp which are really small and maybe somehow straw/hay? Is this possible? I can only presume so :-S

And is it easy to emboss general paper/card or even homemade paper? I really want to incorporate the feel of the farm into this book! Huh

Many Thanksx
An adventurous and curious Snizzlepops! xx
10  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES / i Phone/ Pod Touch stand. on: April 01, 2008 01:27:19 PM
This is my first craft challenge and quite pleased with what I have managed to achieve as it was all by accident!
My bf is a media/film student and wanted some DV tapes for filming, and so went to a cheapy shop for it. It was when I was ignorantly looking at the paper inside and the box i realized the potential! I have since seen the idea on the web about too and think its absolutely marvelous!
So here it is...(apologizes, images taken with phone)
The beginning

The decor [ black spraypaint and silver paint]

And the final in working with an ipod..(below) For an Ipod touch sitting on its side when want to watch films , sanding might be required on the sides of where the i pod in this pici is sitting.. When not using as a stand, can put other things inside such as headphones, if they fit.

Thanks for looking!  Cheesy
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