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Bi-Weekly Thread Thread #5 July 30, 2014
July 30, 2014
Posted on 07/30/2014 8:39:00 AM PDT by Roos_Girl
Welcome everyone to the bi-weekly Thread Thread, a once every other week post of all things sewing. Join us to discuss, ask questions and learn everything you've ever wanted to talk about, ask or discover about sewing. We include anything you can make with fabric, needle and thread.
Share with us some or you designs and ideas on how to become more self-sufficient by making your own clothing, home decor or anything else
TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies
I've been busy busy making this and that. And I've opened an Etsy store (actually two) selling simple children's clothes and washable dog bed covers. The dog bed covers have been giving me grief because i want to personalize them, but the applique is just not going well for me. So I'm a little discouraged about that, but I will not be defeated!
I just finished this skirt yesterday. It's a reversible circle skirt. One new thing I discovered in making it is using a different color bobbin and main thread to match the two different sides.
What's a fun "trick" you've learned on one of your projects?
posted on 07/30/2014 8:39:00 AM PDT
To: 3D-JOY; Albion Wilde; betsyross60; bgill; Black Agnes; buckeye49; cblue55; ColdOne; CyberAnt; ...
posted on 07/30/2014 8:40:16 AM PDT
(The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
I find it easier to cross stitch words than embroider them. And there are beautiful font patterns available.
posted on 07/30/2014 8:46:11 AM PDT
(Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
Wow, you have really taken off with your new hobby!
I have a sewing machine that really need to play with...I can’t use it to its full advantage...thanks for inspiration. Maybe in a week or two I can post a “newbie” project!
posted on 07/30/2014 2:47:35 PM PDT
by mrs. a
(It's a short life but a merry one...)
Those skirts are so adorable! Can't think of a trick today -- except the use of wrist pincushions when doing handwork requiring pins. Just don't buy a cheap one like I did -- get one that's comfortable on your arm.
posted on 07/30/2014 8:00:52 PM PDT
by Albion Wilde
("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
I just ran across a sewing tip that I have used before, and forgot about. It brought to mind your comment about difficulty of cutting out patterns. Freezer paper ironed on to fabric with shiny side down, will stick to the fabric but can be removed without any residue or damage to the fabric. I have done this before, and it truly works!
posted on 08/04/2014 7:49:27 AM PDT
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