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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Machine Embroidery: Discussion and Questions / hoop modification? on: June 30, 2011 02:54:54 PM
Hello!  I was just given a Brother pe 150.  I would LOVE to try it out, but it didn't come with a hoop.  I have looked into buying one at various online places, including eBay, but don't want to spend that much until I know I actually like the machine.  Would it be possible to make a cheaper hoop work somehow?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: List of ACCESSORIES Tutorials on Craftster - Aprons, Belts, Hats, Scarves, etc on: August 19, 2010 09:12:33 PM
I can't get the link for the half apron with two rows of pockets to work......
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Resizing jeans?? on: October 03, 2008 11:01:08 AM
Men can be so stubborn can't they?  Other than the button extender thingy, I remember this waistband stretcher:


I have never used it, but it says you can stretch jean waistbands up to five inches.  The above example is listed on eBay, you can find them more places just use "jean stretcher" on a google search.

Good Luck Kiss
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Studs, eyelets, grommets. The easy way?!?! on: October 03, 2008 10:55:08 AM
Thanks for the reply!  The plier thingy is what I have for my grommets right now.  They work ok, but I sometimes have problems with keeping the grommets centered when setting through many layers.

I was afraid about that with the studs  Cry  At the rate I have been setting them, it will take me forever to finish this project!  I initially wanted to make this one for my BF, one for me, my sister, and one of our friends, but we may all be SOL!  Maybe I should have started mine first, LOL.  Kiss 
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Studs, eyelets, grommets. The easy way?!?! on: October 02, 2008 02:16:29 PM
Hello everyone.  I have made corsets for years and set all of the eyelets by hand, which kinda sucks sometimes.  Now I am making a punk styled vest for my BF and bought some 1/4 inch pyramid studs to go on it.  It has turned out to be SO tedious!  I was looking on eBay for a stud setter and ran across this:


Does anyone have one?  How does it work?  Would you recommend it?  Would I be able to set square studs?  Different size grommets/eyelets? 

There are a bunch of cheaper bedazzler kind of tools on ebay, but I don't know if they would set the kind of studs I want.  Or eyelets for that matter.  I am looking at this from an investment point of view and would be willing to spend some money on it.  Any information you guys could give me would be greatly appreciated. 
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: Stickers, how do I remove them from fabric?!?! on: September 09, 2008 11:02:12 AM
Thanks guys!  I have been washing them and the sticky does EVENTUALLY come off, but I was looking for some more immediate gratification, LOL.  I do have some tsp laying around, I will try that, if that does not work I will be making a trip to wally world for the goo gone.

Thanks Again! Grin
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Stickers, how do I remove them from fabric?!?! on: September 08, 2008 11:08:33 AM
Hello everyone, I do not know if this is the proper place to post this.  I need help!  Awhile back I was given a bunch of fabric sample books.  I plan on a variety of patchwork projects for these pieces of fabric, but they all have a paper backing which is very hard to remove!

I have tried soaking some of the pieces in warm water but the only the top layer of paper comes off, leaving an ugly white sticky layer to deal with. 

Can anyone tell me how to get this stuff off? Huh

Thank! Kiss
8  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Do any smoker succeed on Etsy? on: September 03, 2008 06:15:58 PM
This is a very interesting thread to me.  There was a similar thread on an eBay board awhile back.  It was mentioned that in some states, it is OK for mail delivery people to smoke in thier trucks and/or cars.  Therefore, the things you ship may smell of smoke even if YOU have never exposed them to it!

Other than that observation, I have a question:

What does anyone here use to get smoke smell out of fabric items?  I hang out with smokers on a regular basis and am very self concious of the way my clothes smell to others.  I have heard about putting a cup of vinegar in the washing machine.  Does that work?  Any other ideas?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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