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« on: January 09, 2008 09:39:28 PM »

Hi I'm pretty new here! First off I want to say I was lurking on this site for not kidding about 5 hours just amazed at the wonderful things all of you guys make!
And while I'm semi-crafty (it depends on the day LOL) I have never really attempted to sew which might be bad since I am studying interior design... But my grandmother told me that she will give me her old sewing machine if I want it and of course I do! I have no clue about the model or anything like that because I havent been able to go pick it up because we need a truck to get it! Its one that is built into a desk and wont fit into my little nissan!
ANYWAYS! I would love to be able to learn to recreate some of the clothes from a very awesome rockabilly site I found and I wanted to know if any of you guys could give me some pointers on any of this! One of the first projects I would like to attempt is this shirt! (well okay not one of the first but fairly soon!) http://www.starletsandharlets.com/wholesale_punk_clothing_Corset_Beater_beater_p/fol-121a-aqua.htm
Also I would like to make a pillow that is shaped like a fortune cookie!
Any pointers would be very greatly appreciated! n

« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008 09:28:08 AM »

I'm a newbie too so I don't have any tips or pointers but I just wanted to save that I love that site.  I took a look and they have some great items.  Thanks for sharing  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008 05:46:37 PM »

To make that shirt I would do the following: 1: get a purchased t-shirt unless you are really good at sewing
2) get some of the grommet tape maybe from these people http://www.laceheaven.com/m43grtarobl.html

3) cut it up the back

4) press cut edges under

5)sew on grommet tape

6)lace through grommets

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