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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Help with fading a fabric.. on: September 05, 2006 12:07:40 AM
I am sure some of you know how to do this, and there may even be a post on this that I wasnt able to find, buuuuut..

How do you fade a fabric?

I bought this fabric from ReproDepot. When I saw the picture, I thought "oh my god. perfect." but when I got it, the colors were a LOT brighter. Like near-neon. Which is really not the look I wanted, much less the person I'm making a bag out of it for. Do you guys know any way I could fade this corduroy fabric or lighten it somehow or.. something?

Thanks you guys!
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Corduroy Messenger =D on: August 31, 2006 10:51:52 PM
I made my second corduroy bag! The first one I made kinda sucked, I had no interfacing and it was super floppy. This time, I went to Joanns and spotted this fabric on sale. So by the next day, I had this one sewn up!




I was surprised at how easy it is to add pockets, and I am pretty pleased with my efforts. It took me about.. 5-6 hours. I spent an hour or two designing my plan and cutting fabric the night before, then the next day I sewed and sewed. Is that really slow? How often do you guys usually make things?
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Help! Help! on: August 28, 2006 08:19:54 PM
I am making my second bag ever. The first one I made, is a messenger-style bag out of corduroy and some light cotton inside. It is really floppy. This time I'm making one for my girlfriend, so it can't be crappy.

Anyway, I was wondering about interfacing. I don't know which kind would be good for corduroy, and I've also never used it before. I am going to Joanns tomorrow, so I'd like to pick some up. Walmart had some but it said medium, would this do? For corduroy? I don't want it floppy, but I don't want it too stiff either. Also, what is "stabilizer"?

Any help/pointers greatly appreciated!!

4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / My firsts! on: July 05, 2006 05:07:52 PM
Thanks to you all, I have gotten into stenciling! I quite like it.

This was my very first one. Yes, the saying is inspired by the Threadless.com t-shirt. The shirt is actually bright green, and the text dark green. But you can't tell because of my crappy camera:

This is the next one I did, and my favorite. I finally got to use freezer paper with this, and I love it:
It is the Chicago skyline. And another to show a bit of sharpness:

And this one is the latest one I've just made for my girlfriend. It says "Tori Amos?" She is a pretty huge Tori Amos fan, and made a joke about having a shirt that says "Tori Amos?" on it, so I made her one! Here it is:

Thank you all for looking!
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Discussion and Questions / Idea/Question on: June 27, 2006 02:23:27 PM
I see that lots of you use Cardstock for stencils. Since I have none of that, I was wondering if I could use old greeting cards, as they are pretty thick. Anyone see a flaw in my logic? I think it could work pretty well, in a pinch.. Although I have yet to stencil anything.
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Corduroy DS Lite case! on: June 24, 2006 11:58:28 PM
I just got my DS Lite on Monday (which I named Lulu), and I've already sewn a case for it. Now, let me tell you.. I am not crafty. At all. I can work a sewing machine a bit, but thats about it. You all inspired me to make my own DS Case. I tried looking for a tute but I didnt really find any. I tried to pick of some methods from bags and other Ds cases I've seen here.. and this is what I got:
(Mind my crappy camera)

It has 3 little pockets inside for DS games. I would've put a pocket for a GBA game, but I dont know how big they are. The outside is dark, dark brown corduroy. It is lined with some felt, for padding. I got all the fabric and felt from Goodwill! I have some of the pattern stuff left that I'd like to do something with, but I'm not sure what. Oh, and I did not measure anything, as I wouldnt know what to do with the measurements anyway. I ran into some problems with the inside part, on the top. I've never sewn anything this intricate, so I'm happy Grin
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