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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: happy yoga bag on: September 11, 2009 11:58:51 AM
Awesome bag! I need to get my sewing machine up and running again so I can have one, too. I'm so jealous...
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Screen Printing on Yoga Mats? on: September 11, 2009 11:45:14 AM
I know there etsy sellers who paint yoga mats; if you can find one of them you can find out what kind of paint to use. I don't see why screen printing wouldn't work...
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Going Away Dress on: June 30, 2009 06:28:42 PM
Definitely keep it on hand! Maybe you can wear it on your honeymoon. As for the back, I don't know why you'd want to change it. The bow and closure look great!
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Infinity Dress for my mommy =] on: June 30, 2009 06:14:39 PM
Your dresses are gorgeous! I love the baby blue color. The infinity dress is so awesome, looks great on everyone and easy to make!

Ohh I love the bottom!! Is it a square skirt or are you just really nifty or both?? LOL I'm terrified to try one of these, I want to because I want to make them into my bridesmaid dresses and my after the wedding dress but I don't want to screw it up... and I can't quite understand how the straps stay in place... I also have NEVER sewn clothes before and that terrifies me as well... Sad Good Job though!

The skirt is exactly like a circle skirt, except it's a square (which also means hemming it is a lot easier). There are tutorials on craftster somewhere.
The sleeves: the top portion of the infinity dress is just 2 pieces of material that you can wrap and tie in different ways. I used the idea for a dance top and just tied everything in place and nothing moved around too much. I would use a stretchy, knit fabric though, almost like a t-shirt.
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: 70's caftan to sun dress recon on: June 30, 2009 05:54:28 PM
Looks great! When you're less frustrated with it, you could make the green (orange would work, too) sash and wear it as a belt. It will give it a little more shape without bothering with things like darts and extra seams.
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing Machine HELP! on: June 29, 2009 02:44:12 PM
My manual isn't too helpful. All it says when this happens to un-jam it and try again which doesn't actually solve the problem. I cleaned it, replaced the needle, and rethreaded the thread. I got a few more stitches this time; I'm going to try the tension this time.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: What's wrong with my feed dogs? on: June 28, 2009 09:27:12 AM
Awesome! Thanks so much! I saw your site (and a lot of your posts here), and clearly you are a sewing machine goddess.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need Ideas for Dress for Wedding on THURSDAY!! 7-02 on: June 27, 2009 07:55:52 PM
You should try rostitchery's infinity dress. It's quick, easy, and looks great on everyone.

This is the original post https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=104089.0 but if you just search for infinity dress in the forums you'll find lots of posts from other people making their version. Someone even used it for their bridesmaids dresses.

Good luck!
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing Machine HELP! on: June 27, 2009 07:51:58 PM
I checked my  needle and it doesn't look bent or anything. I'd change it anyway, just to check, but it's the last one I have for that fabric.

It is hard work! When it goes right, I love it, but lately I end up with nothing but frustration. Craftster is loads of help of course, but I think I should find a good book for some extra tips.
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / What's wrong with my feed dogs? on: June 27, 2009 07:41:43 PM
I am so glad I found the sewing machine thread (my last question was in clothing).

Anyway, I was given a Wal-Mart Singer sewing machine and have been fighting with it all year. I just read the thread about how much they suck and I have to agree. I don't have a lot of sewing experience and have been learning everything on my own so I figured it was all operator error.

New problem: I was playing with my machine (after it kept jamming) and dropped the feed dogs. Only problem is now they won't go back up. I keep turning the switch from down to up and nothing happens. I'm tempted to take it apart, but I'm pretty sure I will only make things worse.  Undecided

I keep wanting to make fun, summery clothes and all I've managed are 2 pillows.  Sad
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