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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Serger attachments for reg. machines? on: August 16, 2005 07:34:06 AM
I was wondering, has anyone ever used a serger attachment for a regular sewing machine? If so, how did it work out for ya? See this link for an example of what I'm talking about: http://www.sewserg.com/products/abp03546.html

How well did it mimic the serger, if at all?

Thanks Smiley
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions / make a cushioned/puff butterfly chair? on: July 28, 2004 10:36:48 AM
Anyone that has lived in a dorm room in the last 3-4 years either has one or knows someone that does.  I've been trying to come up with a plan to reconstruct/make new my nice blue sky and cloud butterfly chair cover (I think it is denim or canvas material) into one of those cushioned/puff butterfly chair covers.  If you don't know what I'm talking about here is a link to an example of one: http://www.laytners.com/id-573/prod_img/pc0002t.gif

Does anyone know how one could accomplish this?  Here is what I have "researched" so far by looking at the puff/cushion covers at stores, and by thouroughly examining a puff chair that my friend owns:

a) if you go to the link I provide you will clearly see how the chair, although "stuffed" (as in with some kind of fiber filling), is not lumpy in appearance. This would lead one to assume that there is some sort of rectanglular foam padding to give the cover/cushion its shape.
b) all of the cover "fronts" examined seemed to have two sections: the seat area and the area where your back would rest against.
c) the back of the cover has the same little flaps found on regular covers that hold the cover over the frame of the chair
d) in order to make such a puff chair cover, I would think you could use your original cover as the backing of the puff cushion (it would already have the flaps sewed on and be the right size and everything) and then somehow sew a "front" of the cushion all the way around, while leaving one area open to insert the stuffing material.  This is where I get stuck.  Should the "front" be sewn differently (in shape, or maybe with darts or something) than the back was constructed?  Thoughts?
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / removing/attaching grommets HELP! on: July 03, 2004 11:50:30 AM
Okay, I need some real help here! I bought my dad this canvas boating hat that I then transfered some fish images onto.  In order to transfer the images, I had to take apart the hat.

As I am sewing it back up I realize that in my image transferring frenzy, I had ripped/pulled out several of the metal grommet things punched throughout the hat.

The grommets left holes where they were attached and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get them fastened back on the hat.  Is there any way to reattach the grommets without going to the lengths of buying some weird grommet attaching machine?   
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / groundhog pillow on: June 16, 2004 06:22:48 PM
I made this about a month ago but just got around to posting it now. Pillow is made of felt. The groundhog shape was affixed via fusible web stuff; then I sewed the pillow together with my machine and stuffed it. Took less than thirty minutes! Smiley
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / awesome carved goldfish rubber stamp on: June 07, 2004 08:59:12 AM
I am so excited, this is my third official carved stamp. Isn't it just fantastic?
{swells with pride}[/color]
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