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21  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Sewing Over Pins on: November 15, 2004 09:13:20 PM
Yea or Nay?
My mother has been sewing over pins (in hems and other straight stitch situations) for friggen' ever. My Granny sewed over her pins. As far as I know, Mom's machine has ever been damaged- in fact, only last month she finally got rid of the sewing machine she used to make my own baby clothes with- and I'm 31!

How is it that the needle seems to skip over the pins? Does it hit the pins ever? Does anyone else here sew over pins? I just got a machine and I'm torn. On the one hand, sewing over pins seems so convenient. On the other, it looks like a no-no.

So, I ask you, O wise ones- to do or not to do?

Thank You!
22  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / My kid made other kids cry with this Halloween getup... on: November 07, 2004 12:50:36 AM
Gosh, i sure hope this photobucket thing works... I know the picture is sideways, but you'll get the effect. If it doesn't, I'll get my handy hubby to fix it when he gets home. Anyway, My son wanted to be a "dead zombie guy with a tie or something" for Halloween. So we got these old clothes from Goodwill, and we had him roll around in the dirt and grass outside in them, but the main awesomeness was the makeup job I did on him, not to toot my own horn... toot toot!  Grin  I used typical pancake makeup, but then in certain areas, I applied a layer of liquid latex, then a layer of 1 ply shredded tissue, then another layer of latex. When that dried I tore up the latex/tissue in a few spots and painted the skin black beneath there, and left some of it hanging. Fake teeth and grey hairspray too. One little kid started crying, another ran away, and the other Mommies were giving me a dirty look. I kinda felt bad, with my 10 year old dressed as the living dead amongst all the SpongeBobs and Spidermans...
So here's the photobucket link and I sure hope it works!!!

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