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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Old ugly dingy bottom bowed, wet stain on back 4 drawer dresser, what can I do? on: April 29, 2011 06:41:04 AM
I just rescued this dresser last night at our neighborhood curbside (today is garbage pick up day).  After bringing it home, I noticed it has more wear than I thought so I can't use it as it is.  It is old ugly brown dresser with bottom of the drawers bent, back has some stains that indicate that this was wet.  Inside the drawer cubbies has dirt and cobwebs probably sitting in a garage or storage.  I can use more shelves or bookcase for books and toys for kids so I thought how I can transform this into something I can use. 
Thank you for any advice.
2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Has anyone spray painted a stroller? on: January 19, 2009 06:28:03 PM
I got this 2nd hand stroller but I noticed there are some rust? looking spots near screws and joints.  The seat cover doesn't seem to come off.  Is there a way I can get rid of this rust?  Can I spray paint or paint over this spot? 
Has anyone done this before? (revamping a stroller??)
Thank you so much!
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Any stroller liner/cover tuts? How to make stroller liner or cover?? on: January 18, 2009 09:29:04 PM
I just researched in this forum and online but didn't come up many of tuts for these.  I bought a used stroller that I like but the stroller liner (fabric feels like heavy canvas type) is not coming off and it has some stains.
I would like to make some cover or liner to go over it but don't know exactly how.  What kind of fabric, whether I need padding or not.
Thank you for advice.
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to reconstruct or make smaller shirts out of big shirts? on: June 29, 2007 01:32:43 PM
I have several button up shirts with collars that are too big for me and was wondering if I could make them smaller.  I'm thinking of cutting off the sleeves and make them sleeveless shirts.  If I cut it, how would I hem the edges especially in the armpit area?
Thank you so much~
5  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Please tell me it's ok to cut up used but perfectly fine clothes to recon... on: June 18, 2007 08:54:36 AM

I'm reading all these wonderful ideas about reconstructing old clothes into kids' clothes (I so want to try cheytown's tute dress and I even got some t shirts that will work) and I'm all for recycle and reuse.  However I can't cut up these old but perfectly fine clothes thinking "someone else might be able to wear this if I donate,  what if I mess it up then it is totally wasted, etc.."  I'm not that great at sewing yet so I'm worried that I'll never get to finish what I started when I hit stumbling block.
For all those ladies who reconstructed one clothes to another, please convince me it is ok to cut up and be creative.
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / When you prewash fabric before sewing- how do you keep the edges from raveling? on: June 07, 2007 10:07:22 PM
I'm a newbie here and have some fabrics for me to dive in and sew (after reading all these inspirational posts, I can't wait to start to create something)...  From what I'm reading, I need to prewash the fabric when I bring them home from stores before making clothes or anything that I'll need to wash later, so my question is what can I do to minimize unraveling edges?  Am I supposed to baste them somehow or leave it as it is?  How do you guys do it?  Thanks all for great project inspiration and suggestions.
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Where can I get skateboard iron on or ideas to make skateboard decor on shirts? on: June 01, 2007 12:29:56 PM
My son is into skateboarding and would like to make him some shirts with skateboards on it.  WE couldn't find any iron ons at Joanns and Walmart and I would like some ideas to decorate his shirts.  TIA Smiley
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Decorating ideas for a barn/house made from a big box? on: June 01, 2007 12:28:00 PM
My husband made a house with multiple windows from a big box (that was for a recliner) for my almost 5yr old son.  We would like to decorate and looking for some ideas.
9  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / skateboarding themed birthday party for 5 yr old ideas? How can I make pinata? on: June 01, 2007 12:24:20 PM
My son's 5th birthday party is next Sunday (on 10th) and I would like to make a skateboard pinata or skateboard themed pinata for him.  Do you have any suggestions?  Also what kind of things can we do for his birthday party?  It doesn't have to be skateboarding themed only but would like some ideas.
Thanks in advance.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Can someone help me how to make this wrap dress? on: May 12, 2007 09:26:41 PM
I sew this link from free pattern post in completed project.

These dresses look so comfy and I want to make knee high length dress for myself but I can't understand the pattern explanation.  I don't even understand how the third dress works but I'm interested in the other three.   I'm a newbie and willing to learn. 
Has anyone made these before?  What kind of fabric is good for this type of garment?  Something flowy right?  TIA,
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