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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Discussion and Questions / Have a Big Shot. Want to cut felt. on: June 30, 2011 04:04:09 PM
As the title says, I have a Big Shot machine and I want to cut felt. I'm aware of the great compatibility with other non-Sizzix brand die cuts. However,  I'm wondering if anyone knew which die cutters work best with felt. For instance, I just found this adorably cute and amazing Sizzix Sizzlit die cutter! http://www.sizzix.com/product/3031 After some research, I realized that the Sizzlit line of cutters is not really meant to cut anything larger than 1 lonely piece of card stock. Sad Since I don't want to buy something just to find out that it doesn't work, I'm wondering if anyone knew what brand or product line of die cutters would cut felt? Thanks!!

~Steph
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Custom fabric button help! Need something strong on: October 19, 2010 01:23:21 PM
I'm making bags with a button closure. I want the button to look seamless and discreet so i've been using 'Dritz' brand 'cover buttons' to make my own fabric covered buttons in the same material as my bag. The problem i'm having is that the hook on the back keeps coming off the back of the button. The back piece is still in place, it's just that the hook has unhooked itself from the back. This is after a couple of days of normal use. I need an alternative!  I really need to be able to cover buttons in my own fabric but I need something that will last much longer!!

I've scoured the internet and I can only find the Dritz brand button covers.

Anyone know of a heavier duty button making kit I can use?

I know of the trick of taking a normal shank button, sewing your circle of fabric around the edges, placing the button inside and then pulling the string to tighten it around the shank. That is problematic for me because I sometimes use fabrics that would not work for! 

Here's a link to the ones i'm using: http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=xprd357330

Ideally i'd like to use something like these, but I have been unable to find them any place other than this site...  which does not look like a great site to order from. I'm referring to the 'Aluminium Mould Buttons" which is the second picture on that page. The back piece and hoop is all one piece, which seems sturdier to me. http://www.buttonsfromindia.com/mouldbutton.html 
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / How do I get rid of glue smells in fabric? on: October 04, 2010 10:13:51 PM
I made myself a bag. I wanted it padded so I used a spray adhesive to adhere the padding to my knit fabric. It worked great to stiffen my fabric, pad it and to keep the padding in place, but now it stinks! Does anyone know how to get rid of the smell? Its pretty strong. I was hoping to start making some of these on a regular basis and sell them, but I can't when they smell!

-Steph
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Zippered coin purse with front vinyl pocket on: September 01, 2010 01:52:57 PM
A year ago (or possibly two years - I lost track) I found a fantastic tutorial on how to make a zippered coin purse that sported a vinyl pocket on the front that is perfect for an id and a few credit cards. Time has taken it's toll and it's time to create a new one as this one has seen better days. I can't find the blasted tutorial! One would assume that book marking would have been the smartest way to keep track of it... apparently that didn't happen and now I'm struggling to find it again! If anyone has one or knows of one, I would much appreciate that information!

Thanks in advance!

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