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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2016, 06:38:20 AM »
Those are so cute, I love the idea.  How hard is it to put a flap on a pocket?

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2016, 07:33:39 AM »
Nice.
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2016, 10:04:07 PM »
tammy, the way that one is made, you make it like a tab, then fold the pointed end down, and sew on the button. i tried out the button sewing feature on the new machine, and i have to say, i much preferred to do it that way than to have to fight with it by hand.


i'm thinking about making some to sell.  different colors, shapes, and materials.  ellie said they are going for around $15-25.  what do y'all think?
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2016, 10:48:15 PM »
I think they would sell.
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2016, 04:17:55 PM »
It sounds like a high end product.  Something special for a special kid.  I'm sure yours would sell. 

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2016, 09:55:35 PM »
the crib dust ruffle installed

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2016, 10:33:08 PM »
Cute!
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2016, 10:08:03 PM »
I finished Lyla's blanket/quilt/duvet/comforter.  The middle was a duvet Kate got on sale.  she wanted the fabric quilted to it. it is 48x44 and done with a "stitch in the ditch" to make the quarters stay in place.  then edged with quilt binding.

the front, pieced, and stitched in the ditch


the back, which is pieced, but not where you should be able to see it (i matched the pattern up)


and the finished product

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2016, 10:17:40 PM »
Nice
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2016, 12:48:59 AM »
Very nice.
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2016, 08:49:17 AM »
Wonderful.  Nice job.  You're right I can't see the piecing.

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #36 on: Jul 14, 2016, 03:20:34 PM »
I decreased the waistband size in one pair of slacks.  Repaired the sides of my caftan.  And zigzagged the elastic back on a pair of my underwear.  They really aren't making clothing like they used to are they?

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #37 on: Jul 16, 2016, 09:53:47 PM »
I decreased the waistband size in one pair of slacks.  Repaired the sides of my caftan.  And zigzagged the elastic back on a pair of my underwear.  They really aren't making clothing like they used to are they?
nope.  i have 3 pair of nearly new unders that require that elastic repair.  I hate having to do that.
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #38 on: Jul 16, 2016, 10:28:22 PM »
They are not making anything with any longevity. It's a sad world.
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #39 on: Aug 23, 2016, 07:20:55 AM »
I've signed up for a beginning sewing class.  We are going to make a valance.  I made the curtains a few years ago.  They are a fall leaf pattern.  Of course that fabric isn't available now so I had to choose something else. 

The kitchen has a wood color that would be golden oak if it didn't have pink in it.  And then the wallboard is that fruit pattern with pears on it in blue and purple.  I hate it but I haven't gotten up the gumption to paint it yet.  The counters are a dark evergreen.  So I decided to match the countertops and do the valance in the dark green.  I'm thinking that sandwiched between the counter and the valance will pull the curtains together into a cohesive look.  That's the hope anyway.

This is a lined valance.  I'm not sure why a person would do that but I'd like to learn how to line clothing and maybe this is a start.

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #40 on: Aug 23, 2016, 09:30:01 PM »
tammy, i've done it and it is a good skill. and the reason someone would do it is that a) it is seen from outside or b) it makes the valance hang better, or both. 
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #41 on: Aug 23, 2016, 10:09:37 PM »
Cool I'll be looking at the hang.  i'm hoping it will look like the annings at outdoor cafes.

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #42 on: Aug 23, 2016, 10:37:32 PM »
Also it may be done to help the fabric last a little longer as to sun damage.
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #43 on: Aug 24, 2016, 09:51:05 AM »
Ok I'm willing to accept lined valances.  I'm looking forward to the class.

Today I put all of the donated fabric in the wash tub except for the bright pinks and reds.  Those I will do another day.  I don't think I could do two loads of hand washing on the same day.  I've agitated them all to bits and now they are soaking before the second round.  They are not coming out of there until they don't smell.

They are great fabrics, solids and small prints which are great for pieced quilts.

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #44 on: Aug 24, 2016, 11:49:46 AM »
That's a good plan.
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #45 on: Aug 24, 2016, 02:22:35 PM »
I rinsed them all which took over an hour.  now they are in the dryer in little mesh bags.  If they come out with a smell I'll iron them with the fabreeze.  I hope this works.  It proves that free isn't all that free.

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #46 on: Aug 24, 2016, 04:32:54 PM »
So they are little pieces of fabric?  I didn't realize that.
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #47 on: Aug 24, 2016, 05:19:08 PM »
anywhere from a quarter of a yard to a yard would be my guess.  The smaller pieces I put in the scrap bag.  I'll deal with them as a quilt I think. 

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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #48 on: Aug 24, 2016, 07:08:30 PM »
I am not sure why you didn't just washer them in your machine then?
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Re: So Do You Sew#14
« Reply #49 on: Aug 24, 2016, 08:06:53 PM »
as they unravel they tangle all together which I don't like having to deal with.  Also the smaller threads can get into the mechanics of the machine and mess it up.  I can't afford that.