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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / wide wale corduroy? on: August 07, 2009 11:51:24 AM
I don't understand why it's so hard to find!  Especially Hi/Low.  Does anyone know of a good source?
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / rough estimate on value of these used machines? on: July 22, 2008 12:17:36 PM
I'm really hoping someone can give me a general idea of how much these are worth.  My step-brothers' mom just passed away and they are going through her things, so along with what they said was literally 100's of skeins of yarn and various rafting supplies they're seinding me, she has an embroidery machine and a serger that I would like to buy.

The embroidery machine is a Singer Quantum XL100.

The serger is a Brother Lock 929D.

Any idea?  I search ebay and saw the Quantum for $500 and for $175.  They didn't have any of the Brother.  Any input would be greatly appreciated. Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / frankenskirt! on: January 02, 2008 04:36:00 PM
This is by far the coolest thing I've ever sewn!  Grin

My awesome bf suggested that I make this out of his camos, even though he loved wearing them. I made the patches by running fabric taped to cardstock through my printer.

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4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / monster poi! on: January 02, 2008 03:14:18 PM
Hi everyone!  Meet Thing One and Thing Two.  Thing one has the barbershop quartet mustache.  Thing Two is sporting an odd sort of mohawk. Smiley

If you don't know what poi are, they are various objects dangling from string or chain of some sort, used to spin while dancing or just moving around.  Some of them have flags, some glow, some are on fire.  These are fuzzy!

They were a bit labor intensive, mainly because it is HARD AS HELL to cut a tennis ball with dull scissors and a pair of wire-clippers.  Lips sealed  Neither is it easy to rip the fuzzy stuff off the ball to get a template for the fur.  I only got it done because I tend to get obsessed easily.  Cheesy

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / synthetic dreads on: July 16, 2007 09:21:44 PM
I've been wanting to try this forever, but it seemed overwhelming for some reason.  Then the other night I found some really clear instructions and decided to give it a go.

I've done two of them so far.  I only have to do about 48 more!  Cheesy  It's incredibly time consuming, but super easy.

Here's the result:

When I'm done, they'll look something like these:


If anyone is interested, I can post links to the instructions.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / This has got to be the easiest recon EVER! (bag made from kid's overalls) on: July 08, 2007 08:04:13 PM
I saw this great tutorial here: http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=881
I thought it was so freakin' cute and unbelievably easy! So I went to the Salvation Army store and spent $2-3 for a super cute frog jumper.

So here is the result:

(if the pics don't show up, try these links)


It took all of about 5 minutes to make.   I love instant gratification! Grin
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / festival vending on: July 08, 2007 09:58:01 AM

I was wondering if any of you have done festival vending, and if so, if you have any advice to pass along.  My boyfriend and I are planning to give it a go next year.  He's done it before, but I have not, and I'm a lot more picky about certain things than he is. LMAO.

Thanks in advance!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / softest types of cotton? on: June 15, 2007 08:09:54 AM
I'm recently started sewing clothing, but mostly I've been using quilting cotton, because it's cheap and readily available.  However, I don't like how stiff most of it is, AND I live in the southern US and it's not the coolest or lightest cotton in the world.  I'd like to order some online, but I don't know what to look for.  Can anyone help me out with suggestions?  Thanks!
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / corduroy dead pants (steal your drum) on: June 03, 2007 09:57:26 AM
I just finished these pants.  I made them for my boyfriend.  I'm not sure he's ever going to take them off. lol. 

He's a drummer, so he asked me if I could do a steal your face applique with a drum in it.  This is only the second time I've ever done applique (the moon dress I posted before was the first).  It didn't come out quite like I was hoping.  The circle was a bitch and ended up slightly off, and I wanted to applique the drum and skull instead of drawing them, but by the time I got the circle and the skull on, I was done. ugh.  I'm trying the freezer paper method next time.  The pin and turn under as you go method sucks.

Anyway, I'm thrilled with the overall result, but more importantly, he is.    I think he's out running around the neighborhood showing them off.  Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / my bellydancing outfit on: June 01, 2007 09:23:27 PM
I made the belt and the pants a while back.  The pants are fun to walk around in and SUPER comfy.

Here's the top:

Normally the cleavage would be a bit masked with tons of necklaces. Cheesy
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