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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: jeans-to-flared skirt, my first! help with hem? on: May 29, 2006 08:38:03 AM
I don't know how to help, but I have to say that's the best diy jean skirt I've seen. Great job!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Testing my new machine. on: May 25, 2006 01:55:35 AM
Looks cute!
What singer is that?
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Jacket! on: May 21, 2006 11:20:48 PM
It looks neat (as in, not-a-sloppy-sewing-job neat)! Godo job!
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: some of my shoe bags this far on: May 17, 2006 10:33:08 PM
These must be the coolest purses I have ever seen. You could use the heel in self defense should someone attempt to mug you. Smiley
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Measuring Tape Purse & Pouches on: May 17, 2006 10:28:16 PM
WOW! Is the number 87 on the purse in the center on purpose or just worked out that way? I love these.
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first dress in a long time! on: May 17, 2006 10:26:12 PM
I love the solid fabric and the ribbon tie contrast. Great job!
17  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Brother Sewing Machines on: May 14, 2006 10:46:00 PM
I'd advise you to get a vintage sewing machine. They sew denim and are cheaper than the contemporary machines that will sew denim. Singers began to be made cheaply (plastic parts, parts break easily) around 1965-1970, so look for earlier models. Vintage Brother and other brands will be good too. Here are some links that helped me:

Buying a vintage can take a little research but unless you're willing to shell out $200 or more on a new machine, it's the best route. I check craigslist.org and Ebay regularly. A lot of good deals! Just don't buy a sewing machine in Target or Walmart for $100 and feed it denim. That will be the death of it.

18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: sexy new summer top on: May 14, 2006 01:05:41 AM
What do you mean, you're not sure you will wear it? It's so cute!
19  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Need Sewing Machine Recommendations! on: May 13, 2006 12:08:32 AM
I find everyone here to be incredibly knowledgable, so, maybe you can help me make my first sewing machine purchase.

I would like to buy a machine for basic sewing needs but it must be, preferably, able to sew through denim. Basically, I would like to make some clothes for myself-- nothing fancy. I am hesitant to buy a new model of Singer or Brother because from what I've read, they are built cheaply and don't last. Many say that I am better off buying a working Singer or another brand that was made before the 1970s since that's about when they stopped making quality machines. However, I am completely lost as to what models are the best for my needs and whether I really do need an old model for denim. I do not want to pay more than $150. I've seen a lot of cheap sewing machines on craigslist.org, so perhaps what would be even more helpful is if you tell me what features I need to look for and what questions are important to ask.

PLEASE HELP! Oh, and if you want to sell yours, I'd love to know more. I'm in the Dallas, TX area.

20  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Cupcake-a-licous on: April 21, 2006 11:21:05 PM
How cute! And it fits you perfectly.
I don't like Lion Brand either but, eh, it's cheap.
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