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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Can I sew ends of shoelaces inside my sneaker? on: March 04, 2015 09:16:24 AM
I don't know a better way to word that and it's a weird question, I know.  Pardon my sausage fingers in the pictures.

Here's a photo so you get an idea of what kind of sneaker I'm talking about -

I picked up a pair of boring mint sneakers and fabric marker'd a fake saddle shoe look to them and I like the laces how I've done them.  However I'll be wearing these without socks, so if I were to just leave the lace ends loose inside the shoe it would bother my feet.  They're the kind of sneakers that have a piece of elastic on either side of the tongue so I was thinking I could sew them on to there, or maybe even into the seam right above them and hide it, then cut off the ends so they don't rub regardless.

How the elastic looks -

Where I'd sew it under the sneaker top -

I feel like in effect it makes sense, but I'm worried about it maybe not allowing them to open all the way when I slip them on or possibly even ripping (I'm taking them on a vacation I'm packing ultra light for, so I'd be SOL if they did).  Does anyone have any experience with permanently securing shoelaces or just some general advice for me?
2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / How to keep a big-headed plushie's head from tipping over? on: August 31, 2013 03:21:25 PM
So I need advice with an issue I've been having and am going to have on a plushie I'm making soon, and it's just like the title says - I make my plushies with adorably oversized heads which are, consequently, relatively heavy and have a habit of either tipping over depressingly or just ending up face first.
I'm making a plushie of this cutie (http://animalcrossing.wikia.com/wiki/Henry sorry about the link) in the near future and as you can see, he has a disproportionately enormous noggin and I know he will end up face down more than occasionally.
So how could I keep a plushie will a cranium of large proportions from tipping over all the time?
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Will taking off this piece of fabric cause a shirt to come undone? on: March 03, 2012 06:19:25 AM
This piece of fabric has been the bane of many a tanktop I've made.  I need to take it off for what I'm working on now, but I'm afraid of the shirt falling apart if I do.
I know there's stitching under this, but I don't really know why this piece is there and if it's important to the structure of the shirt.
Will my shirt stay in one piece if I take this off?
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Help a newbie out (aka where do I start)? on: December 12, 2008 02:21:51 PM
I want to make my best friend a pair of sneakers for Christmas, but I don't have much time, so I need some help.
I got a pair of white knock off Vans from Walmart.  Step one complete.
Now, when I want to decorate them, can I just Sharpie them?  Will it run?  Or should I use paint?  Like, the 75 cent paint, or the really expensive kind?  Can I use Mod Podge to finish, or will that warp them?  Do I have to buy the spray stuff to finish them?

I have no idea what to do.  Even the littlest bit of help is appreciated!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to make tights out of non-stretchy fabric? on: November 22, 2008 01:24:40 PM
Coming out of my lurker shadow to ask a question!

I know there's a wonderful tutorial of how to make leggings on here, but it's made out of a stretchy fabric.  I bought 5 yards of (I think it's cotton?  Maybe?) diamond print fabric for $1, and it would make great tights.  But, it's not stretchy.  Should I get a pair of tights that fit and just trace the pattern or something?

Thanks in advance ♥
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