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  1. Sewing
    I wanted to sew a corset, but a friend said that you need to sew bones. What is it and how to sew them?
  2. Sewing
    Hi all. My dd is 12 and got her first sewing machine for Christmas. I need to teach her but honestly I am not great myself. Anyone have any sites that might help her for basics?
  3. Sewing
    ~I was so blessed with my first dd. She was an absolute angel and would sit for hours in a bouncer or play on the floor while I sewed. Dd #2 is a wonderful baby but she wants me all the time. I homeschool when she's napping. By the time DH gets home I'm usually too tired to sew. The weekends...
  4. Sewing
    So, I am really interested in learning how to sew so that I can make things for my house, like curtains and pillows and stuff like that. I don't currently have a machine and am not sure what kind I should get. I must add that I have never, ever used a machine before so I am not sure what to look...
  5. Make It Yourself
    I had an old pair of jeans in my drawer that I haven't worn since the last big snow we had. Thinking back on them i realized I almost never wear them unless I'm shoveling snow. I decided they needed a second...or third life. I cut them off at the knee and ripped the seam out all the way to the...
  6. DIY
    I like some of this girl's stuff and this project in particular caught my eye! think I might have to try it out if I do I'll totally post the results!
  7. Sewing
    I understand skirts are the suggested beginner garment, but I'm not sure if I'm man enough to wear a kilt on a regular basis. Not to mention it's going to be getting cold when I might try my hand at sewing again* and I am man enough to have gone regimental when I have infrequently worn a kilt...
  8. Sewing
    Spring is a great time to evaluate and re-home your stuff so I've gathered some projects and tutorials to help you organize! ------------------------------------------ Need a place to gather incoming and outgoing mail, papers and keys? Wall Mail Sorter Corral all your baggies with this...
  9. Sewing
    ~What are you working on this month? I'm finishing up a new stash of feminine articles, making hats and mending curtains. I have a big bin of unfinished projects and things to fix so I should really be trying to thin that out a bit as well. Would anyone be interested in a sewing challenge for...
  10. Sewing
    Yesterday I started teaching dd10 to sew. She spend the afternoon sewing straight lines on looseleaf paper. Then we graduated to corners, and circles and swirls. She did fantastic. Today, if we have time, she'll to the same, but this time with felt, to get a feel for fabric. If that goes well...
  11. Sewing
    I want to make one of these once I find some fabric that I like enough. Oh, and buy a zipper. http://javajem.blogspot.com/2008/02/wristlet-tutorial.html Another: http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2007/03/rather_sexy_wri.html
  12. Sewing
    I signed up for a beginner sewing class. It starts this Thursday night. We're gonna learn the basics and make a pair of PJ pants. I had to get a sitter 'cause the class starts at 4 PM and ends at 6 PM. I borrowed my mom's Pfaff machine since she won't be using it while she's in Yellowstone...
  13. Sewing
    What kind of beginning sewing machine would you recommend?
  14. Sewing
    I've just inherited a sewing machine and I'd like to make a tea cozy, but I can't find a pattern for the type I want to make. I'd like to make one in this style with the contrasting fabrics, drawstring, and the bottom panel (the bottom panel is shown at the bottom of the page). Any idea where...
  15. General Chat
    Those of you that sew, knit and craft, are you finding the fabric stores, yarn shops and craft stores more/less busy and are you or are you hearing of people sewing, knit and crafting more due to the recession? Do you think THESE businesses are thriving more/less due to the downturn? Just...
  16. Sewing
    http://blairpeter.typepad.com/weblog/2006/03/fabric_flowers.html http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/pool/ http://www.noodlesanddoodles.com/archives/2006/03/flower_pins.html :knit:
  17. Quilting
    How to make a beautiful quilt with no sewing--a perfect project for people who don't have time to sew. http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/lb_bedding/article/0,,diy_13993_2270698,00.html
  18. General Chat
    I find that as long as my hands are working I don't have time to snack. So far today I have reinvented my capris by shortening the legs and adding a split at the bottom to dress the legs up a little and I made a new pillow case from scraps to match the blanket I just finished for Brie's bed...
  19. Sewing
    I've been dying to sew. I have a pile of clothes from the kids closet that needs mending. mending in my house usually means reconstructing them. We have 1 pair of jeans here that will soon be....4 years old? DD10 got them in second grade used from her cousin. They were skinny flairs as dn is...
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