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« Reply #260 on: January 07, 2011 02:17:24 PM »

So far my destashing includes...
~1 skein of yarn by making dishcloths
~Some fabric scraps for Blythe clothes
~Got rid of a small box of fabric scraps
~Gallon sized ziplock bag of faux fur making stuffies

All of which are for swaps. I'll post pictures later.

« Reply #261 on: January 07, 2011 03:54:28 PM »

Remember with handsewing you need to finish your seems the same way you would with machine sewn. Flat feld and french seams give a professional look and high quality. Loning also prevent frayed edges by encasing them. You can also use a blanket stitch, where you would normally use overlock. (use in addition to backstitch or running stitch) Backstitch makes seams stronger, but I often use a running stitch. Press as you go and you will have a quality garment or item. I prefer button holes by hand, cut first then bind with button stitch. Zippers are the one thing I hate doing by hand. Luckily, I normaly sew sca garb, no zippers.

I am using my hoard for swap items. Seems I am having alot of fails so using even more stash.
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« Reply #262 on: January 07, 2011 04:04:03 PM »

I like using double folded hems...looks neat, and you only have to stitch it once...french seams you have to stitch twice, which can take a long time by hand.

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« Reply #263 on: January 07, 2011 06:34:11 PM »

sca, ysmeine?  You have my attention...I've wanted to get in on that(in slow stages...very slow) Do you work as a helper for those wishing to sew their own garb? *I could post a ton of questions* =]
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« Reply #264 on: January 07, 2011 06:50:19 PM »

So far I've destashed:

1/2 meter of white fun furf
1/2 pillow of stuffing
2 safety eyes
1 safety nose
4 doll joints
28 plastic snowflakes
16 sheets scrapbook paper (screwed up 8, and they weren't salvagable)
3/4 bucket of foam stickers
4 cards an envelopes
spool of ribbon
1.5 meters fabric
2 pairs kids jeans
lots of tiny scraps of fabric (yes, I tossed them out finally

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« Reply #265 on: January 07, 2011 08:24:23 PM »

Todays destashing included a fat quarter, part of an old queen sheet and a block of polystyrine (sp)  Wink  Cheesy
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« Reply #266 on: January 07, 2011 08:56:45 PM »

I finally went in and cleaned up the fabric in the closet, at least - threw away a lot of scraps and organized the rest. In the process, I found two hoodie "shells" I sewed that need to be lined, as well as cut out pieces for another hoodie. I've yet to find where my mom stashed all the apron pieces I cut... hmmm.

On the to-do list is to make a couple swimsuit wraps for when I go away with my boyfriend next month! Smiley

« Reply #267 on: January 07, 2011 11:09:12 PM »

Hmmmm... .so far I have destashed nothing... But I hope that to change soon!!! Cheesy Those are impressive stashes. Although, I could not see superhookers stash, I definitely read about it. ^ ^
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« Reply #268 on: January 08, 2011 10:35:12 AM »

I haven't done any more destashing lately. Time has been consumed with organizing and cleaning and getting ready for the new wee one.

Buuut since I am only doing swaps from my stash this year, I do have some to do things for this weekend because I have a send out Tuesday:

-Two stuffed ninjas for the winter baby/kiddo birthday swap
-10 number beanbags for the winter baby/kiddo birthday swap

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« Reply #269 on: January 08, 2011 11:13:26 AM »

I've only managed to de-stash a few small tings.  But we got the shelf in my sewing room that had come crashing down last week, back up on the wall, so I can atleast put the things that have been laying around back up, so it LOOKS like i have de-stashed more then I have....

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