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1221  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is there a way to cross stitch on normal fabric? on: March 12, 2011 01:27:54 AM
I went and got some waste canvas today. I was planning on starting my project today but got busy and it never got further than getting all my stuff out and leaving it on the table :p but I'm really excited to try out the waste canvas. I
 never thought about cross stitching on a t-shirt before. How did it turn out? Did you have any problems with the shirt fitting funky, cuz the shirt stretches but the stitching doesn't? I make a lot of t-shirts so cross stitching would be a nice additional design option.
1222  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric stiffener on corsets? on: March 12, 2011 01:21:29 AM
I'm using this pattern
just because it looked pretty simple and basic so i figured it would be good for my first corset.
But I also have these patterns
because I have a tendancy to buy patterns I like when they have the 99 cent sales. So if I'm any good at this whole corset-making thing I'll probly try the other patterns. I really wanna try one of the ones with all the crazy boning, I know its gonna be a pain to do but it should look amazing.
And I'm just kinda making the corset for the heck of it, something different to wear when I go out. Plus I like having corsets to wear when I wear a strapless dress since I they don't make strapless bras in my size.
1223  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is there a way to cross stitch on normal fabric? on: March 11, 2011 12:48:51 AM
OMG! That's exactly what I need! Thank you both soooooooo much. I tryed asking the people in the craft store about it and I swear they looked at me like I was crazy. But then again a lot of people look at me like I'm crazy :p Yay! Now I can spend the weekend cross stitching a zombie purse.
Thanks again.
1224  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Fabric stiffener on corsets? on: March 11, 2011 12:38:28 AM
Thanks guys.
I'm going to Joann's tomorrow so I'll see if I can find some better fabric for the lining. I've looked for that coutil stuff before and couldn't find any (living in a small town sucks) but maybe I can find a soft twill or something. This is gonna be my first corset so I don't wanna go through the hassle of ordering stuff online just in case it comes out horrible (same reason I'm using plastic boning instead of steel).
My pattern calls for interfacing but now I'm worried about it coming out weird like you said yours did. I'm just using a normal light cottoney type fabric for the outside, so maybe It'll work. I bought extra fabric so maybe I'll do a tester with the interfacing, which would probably be a good idea anyway since despite all the sewing I've done, I've never actually used interfacing before.
Thanks for the tip about the waist stay too. I was looking at a corset making tutorial online and they put one in but my pattern doesn't call for it and my store bought corsets don't have it so I was wondering if it was worth putting in. But from what you say it seems like its worth the extra step.
Thanks again everyone. It's probaly gonna be a while still before I actually get around to making it (all those peices to cut out are quite intimidating) but when I do I'll post the pictures.
1225  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Fabric stiffener on corsets? on: March 10, 2011 03:23:57 AM
Has anyone used fabric stiffener when making a corset? I'm planning on making a corset soon and I was thinking of using a fabric stiffener on the lining in addition to the normal interfacing. Has anyone ever done this before? If so, did it make any difference in how well the corset held its shape when wearing it? Also, if anyone's used fabric stiffener on any clothing items did it irritate your skin? I have pretty sensitive skin, and break out in hives a lot so the other thing i'm worried about is that if I use fabric stiffener on the lining it might make me break out (I don't usually wear anything under corsets, I generally just wear them as a top or in place of a bra). Any thoughts on this would be much appriciated.
1226  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Is there a way to cross stitch on normal fabric? on: March 10, 2011 03:10:43 AM
I know that you can get iron on embroidery patterns so you can do the embroidery on any fabric. Does anyone know of anything like this that's just a blank grid, so I could do a cros stitch pattern on any fabric? I just got a book of zombie cross stitch patterns and I want to do them on purses, blankets, hats, etc, and I just really don't like the look or feel of cross stitch fabric. Does anyone know a way to do a cross stitch pattern on a normal fabric that doesn't have a grid built into the weave?
1227  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: String Easter Egg Baskets on: March 10, 2011 02:53:14 AM
The burn are always worth it when the project comes out looking good. Its the burns from a failed project that have me kicking myself. But I have a tendacy to work with a lot of small things and for some reason I still haven't gotten a glue gun with a small tip, which would probably cut down on the burns but some how I never seem to think of it when I'm at the store. Oh and don't feel bad, I've actually burnt myself on the blender like that too, luckily when I did it I was making daquiris so the alchohol helped ease the pain  Tongue
1228  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Easter / Re: String Easter Egg Baskets on: March 08, 2011 12:17:32 AM
i love this idea, i've seen this string thing done to make bowls before but i love it as an easter basket, different and super cute. also, how old are you and you just now got your first glue gun burn? lol you must either be really good with a glue gun or don't use it very often, i swear i burn myself every time i use the darn thing, even if i'm using a low temp one lol
1229  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Re: Rope letters/names how can i make them? on: March 08, 2011 12:12:01 AM
so i know this post is way old and its probably irrelevant now but i came across it in a search so if anyone out there is still looking for a way to make rope letters/words, this method's really good, looks great and is easy and you can even use thin rope if you dont want to use yarn, but seeing how as you can find yarn in practically any color you could probably just use a rope-colored yarn
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