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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: Storing unused handbags on: May 02, 2006 01:41:40 PM
Those "S" hooks you're looking for can be found at Home Depot. I've seen them at Ikea-Kitchen Section too.
2  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: do I need a serger to sell clothes? on: January 13, 2006 03:07:04 PM
i luuuuv to sew and even when i make the greatest creation, when i look at it from the inside using just regular stitches, well, it let's me down!
just recently i bought a serger and even though i was making a basic old square thing, it suddenly looked super pro!
in my humble opinion, i think it would definitely make the clothes you want to sell of better quality and worth whatever you want to price them!  Undecided
to be more specific to your question, YES the finished seams would make a difference

HOWEVER, i have a beautiful vintage slip, and they use ZIG ZAG scissors and a regular straight stitch to finish the hems and it look grrrrreat!
i'm put it in the washing machine a couple of times already and i've never had the edges fray!!!!

so to me personally, as long as you finish the seams off and they look good without having the thread snap (like with knit fabric) and there's no fraying then it's all good.
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: *Sewing machine replacement parts?* on: January 12, 2006 05:41:02 PM
i don't remember her name but i think the answer is YES Tongue

as for the sewing machine, if you have the old broken parts then you could take them with you instead of the whole machine to the shop because there, they'll have these super detailed pictures of every part of your sewing machine and you order by their part #.
4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: *Sewing machine replacement parts?* on: January 12, 2006 12:29:05 PM
try calling Sears
they carry a gazillion machine parts
you just have to know EXACTLY what you're looking for.
you can order it over the phone

***however, my mom has an old Kenmore and went directly to the sears reapair shop and ordered exactly the part she needed, AND IT DIDN"T FIT!!! even though it was the right brand, model, series, etc.! Sad
they gave her a refund, except for the shipping that was around $10
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: stains on my tshirt...im the biggest flirt!! on: January 08, 2006 07:28:02 PM
i've covered up bleach stains with a Sharpie
then again they were small round stains not big ones  Cheesy
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Simple denim bag on: January 04, 2006 10:33:55 PM
great bag..i love practical stuff!
about sewing with vinyl (and this is totally just my experience) the plastic side sticks to my sewing machine!!
i've heard of using a teflon presser foot that slides right over the vinyl but i've never seen one, or a walking foot that is like a regular metal presser foot with a rolling thing on it.
anyways, i don't want to scare ya!! hopefully your sewing machine isn't as sticky as mine!!!  Tongue
good luck!
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Country Ball wallet or clutch - Finally done! + pics on: January 04, 2006 10:24:52 PM
i luv it!
you did an awesome job on it cause it looks great!
but i have a question: did you have trouble with the vinyl sticking to your sewing machine?
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: New Year's boredom = Fabulous new shirt. on: January 01, 2006 10:16:38 PM
whoa! did you do that in one night?
i'm lovin the rouching!!! if that's what all the scrunching is called  Cheesy
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Re: unsewing? on: December 30, 2005 09:48:43 PM
i'd be totally lost without a seam ripper
i think you can get one for $1-2 at Joann's
make sure it's slender and pointy.
some are kind of thick, i don't like those
if you are in a dire emergency and only have a few stitches to undo, use a straight pin to pick at the stitch and lift the stitch and trim it with scissors
but you'll go insane if you do too many stitches like that and might cut the fabric ....i've done it before!! Cheesy
10  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: No serger? :( on: December 30, 2005 09:38:55 PM
try sewing a straight line (as usual)  and then doing zig-zag over the edge so the fabric doesn't fray
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