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101  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / a silly question about pre-washing fabric.... on: October 11, 2006 07:36:12 AM
Ok this might be silly but when you wash your fabric-wouldn't it all come unravled on the end that are cut?  Does it depend on the fabric?  how do you all do it?
102  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Lots o Scrub tops! (lots o pics too! ) on: October 07, 2006 07:01:48 PM
ok so i've hardly seen ANY scrub tops on craftster... unless i'm missing them.. Does anyone else make these?!  I work at a vet's office, and  I love making my own tops, they are so much CHEAPER than ordering from any catalog (NO SHIPPING $$) and i can make them fit me!


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I've had TONS of comments on them at work! Everyone is telling me i should sell them... hmmm I was thinking maybe charging $10 -if they provide the fabric... sound good? Around 20$ if i provide fabric?
 It takes me about an hour and a half to make one...  What do you all think?  Grin
103  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / horseback ridiing instructor on: October 03, 2006 07:23:58 PM
Alright so i'm thinking ahead for the holidays Wink
I want to give my horseback riding instructor something for christmas- I just started riding with her this summer- and shes super nice.  i was thinking about making her something, but i'm having trouble... i was thinking some kind of datebook maybe-with horses? I want to give her something she'll 'use'.. you know what i mean?  Any ideas would be helpful Smiley thanks everyone
104  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / how long did it take you... on: September 28, 2006 06:37:50 PM
To actually start selling your crafty made things at fairs?

I went to my second craft show today- and i sold nothing Sad  The first show i went to I atleast sold one purse...
I don't know... I got lots of comments at my first show, saying all of them were really cute and nicely made- but no buyers.... and i do believe my prices are fair...  maybe its just the wrong type of people... i really don't know..
Any help or advice would be great...
105  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Tips for Participating in Craft Fairs / oh please don't rain... on: September 26, 2006 07:19:14 PM
alright so im going to this small craft show on thursday,  this is only my second show ever. Anyways, i use a small table with an umbrella and a wood stand for my 'booth'.. and there is a chance of rain here on thursday.. and i don't have any fancy tent to cover up my booth.. i'm really stuck here on what i could possibly do- without spending tons of money i don't have on a tent... any suggestions?!  Undecided
106  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / (cool) mom purse for her birthday :) on: September 23, 2006 08:06:02 PM
Here is a purse i made for my mom for her birthday this thursday... I like the way it turned out actually- it has two zipper inner pockets which i'm proud of..Smiley

as well as a divider.. which was VERY difficult..







Let me know what you guys think! Smiley


107  COOKING / Dessert / recipe needed: Best, Moist, Chocolate Cake EVER... ;) on: September 22, 2006 06:48:40 AM
If anyone has a recipe for an awesome, moist, chocolate cake- or any ideas/tips, i would be soo greatful Smiley Its my mommys birthday next thrusday and she says she wants a chocolate cake.. and me and my fiance looove to bake-so we're going to make her one Smiley  So anything you guys got...let me know!
Thanks! Cheesy
108  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / batting question!!? on: September 20, 2006 07:29:25 AM
Alright everyone- I was reading through the t shirt quilt topic and i couldn't really find the answer to my question....

So i'm making a t shirt quilt- I already have all my t shirts sewn together - and i'm wondering how exactly to put batting in it-and what kind to get... any advice, i have never used it before.
I want my blanket to have some warmth to it..

I was just going to use a regular bed sheet for the back of it.. So would i just sew the batting to the back of the t shirt part? and then sew it together like pillow style? turning it inside out?  Or could i use blanket binding?? i'm so confused.. Huh Wink

Any help would be MUCh apppreciated!!!
Thanks !
109  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Is it possible to add a zipper to this bag now? on: September 02, 2006 06:47:52 PM
Alright i'm just curious if i could still add a zipper to this bag?
outside

inside

Its basicly like a big jordy style bag.  Would i be able to just turn in inside out, and sew a zipper on the top keeping it open?

I'm looking to learn how to make zipper on the tops of my jordy bags...

This is the tutorial i've been using for all the bags i've made so far...
www.thelongestyear.typepad.com/EasyToteTut.pdf

I've been looking at the ones in the tutorial list and i seem to understand them.. if anyone has any tips-hints, anything that would make it easier, That would be AWESOME!
Thank you!
110  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / sewing with mesh? on: August 25, 2006 08:38:20 AM
I got about 1 yard of this hawiian mesh fabric from the remant bin at wal mart for 56 cents!  I'm thinking about making a drawstring bag maybe? Has anyone ever sewn with mesh before? Any tips on how i should make it? Should i line it? Thanks!
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