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    • stardrops42
    • By stardrops42 28th Dec 09, 5:53 PM
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    The Sewing Room
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    • 28th Dec 09, 5:53 PM
    The Sewing Room 28th Dec 09 at 5:53 PM
    Hello all
    As suggested by "Trow" on the "crafting for christmas 2010" thread I am starting a new "sewing" thread (no pun intended) I thought this would be a good place for us to post our sewing projects, offer guidence or advice and generally chat about anything to do with sewing. Anybody want to join me in here? Everyone is welcome
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    • Kaz2904
    • By Kaz2904 8th May 11, 10:30 AM
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    Funnily enough, my Auntie had one of these sewing boxes when we were small (despite never sewing anything) she also had a massive button jar. I joked with her a while back that I wanted her sewing box and she said she'd got rid of it. When I bought this one yesterday, DD said "Nanny's got one of them" (she calls my Aunt Nanny because they raised me so she's more like my Mum IYSWIM). She then went on to say that Nanny's sewing box was full of stuff too!
    Humph! Never mind, I have my own now and it's going to be beautiful when it's finished
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    • Rummer
    • By Rummer 8th May 11, 12:35 PM
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    hmo, thank you for those links!
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  • hmo
    I got my DS wallet done yesterday in between housework so that today i could have more time on the machine! :-)

    you can see it on my blog it is here http://sharonfranklin.blogspot.com/2011/05/wallet-from-my-ds-jeans.html
    Originally posted by irishgirl62
    thats fab i am sure he will love it
  • hmo
    Ive made this today


    details on my blog
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 8th May 11, 4:17 PM
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    I have just subscribed to a couple of magazines my Mum pointed me into the direction of, but already I have forgotten the name of one of them! eek,
    the second is called Simply Homemade. Its on issue 3 at the moment. But it looked quite rounded for a crafting magazine so we will see when it arrives. I managed to do a back order for issue 3 but issue 1 and 2 were sold out. Ah well.
    I didnt get to do anymore sewing, but managed to find another box full of fabrics, and BF carried it up to my work room before he left.
    We concentrated on the garden yesterday and then he did the loft ladder/hatch and I finally cleared the front room of boxes!
    (its only taken me 5 months! ). Only my bedroom to go now then!
    I have all those bags etc cut out from Friday night, so if I get DGD settled this evening, and I am not completely exhausted I may have a sew.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 8th May 11, 4:18 PM
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    Mooloo
    Ive made this today


    details on my blog
    Originally posted by hmo

    Thats exactly the kind of thing I want to make to go above the cutting table in my room!.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
  • hmo
    I have just subscribed to a couple of magazines my Mum pointed me into the direction of, but already I have forgotten the name of one of them! eek,
    the second is called Simply Homemade. Its on issue 3 at the moment. But it looked quite rounded for a crafting magazine so we will see when it arrives. I managed to do a back order for issue 3 but issue 1 and 2 were sold out. Ah well.
    I didnt get to do anymore sewing, but managed to find another box full of fabrics, and BF carried it up to my work room before he left.
    We concentrated on the garden yesterday and then he did the loft ladder/hatch and I finally cleared the front room of boxes!
    (its only taken me 5 months! ). Only my bedroom to go now then!
    I have all those bags etc cut out from Friday night, so if I get DGD settled this evening, and I am not completely exhausted I may have a sew.
    Originally posted by Mooloo
    do you ever stop? you always seem to be on the go i dont know how you do it

    i buy simply homemade its quite nice ive not subscribed though but have had all the issues.

    its as you say dabbles in bits of everything.

    i also get
    sew hip,
    homestyle sewing
    sew (not everymonth),
    crafts beautiful (not everymonth)
    your home

    and i am now waiting for the verdict on the mollie makes someone posted about on her the other day.
    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 8th May 11, 4:44 PM
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    Mooloo
    do you ever stop? you always seem to be on the go i dont know how you do it

    i buy simply homemade its quite nice ive not subscribed though but have had all the issues.

    its as you say dabbles in bits of everything.

    i also get
    sew hip,
    homestyle sewing
    sew (not everymonth),
    crafts beautiful (not everymonth)
    your home

    and i am now waiting for the verdict on the mollie makes someone posted about on her the other day.
    Originally posted by hmo

    I am beginning to think that your right! I am very much incemand and the relaxed retirement of life outside of work just never has happened. (And here i am trying to start up a business again!)

    Have any of you looked at this site http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/pattern-finder/sewing-projects/
    There are a few simple projects etc there to wet the appertite.

    Now I am resting for a bit honestly.! But I want to sew, but DGD will not leave me in peace to do any.
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
    • Kaz2904
    • By Kaz2904 8th May 11, 4:51 PM
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    Real quick question, I'll check back later as I have to go out now!
    I ordered some shirring elastic from ebay for what I thought was a reasonable price (doesn't compare to the 40p a roll from fabric land though ). I've just run out of shirring elastic for DD's skirt and gone to wind the next bobbin using the new reel. It's really blimmin thin! I don't think it's even shirring elastic. It looks like what you would use in underwear. It has barely any stretch to it whatsoever and as such is completely useless for what I need it for.
    Before I make a fool of myself, could one of you kind ladies confirm that there's only 1 thickness that is actually called shirring elastic before I message the seller?
    I'm so mad, I have nearly finished her thing and now can't do it until tomorrow. Gah- rant etc!
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    • Mooloo
    • By Mooloo 8th May 11, 5:24 PM
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    Here is a tutorial for a clutch bag. Havent had time to follow it to see if its easy or not though!
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=24610.0
    When I die I will know that I have lived, loved, mattered and made a difference, even if in a small way.
  • MissPixie
    I have been super busy today had to rearrange my craft room as we had no space for uni work and I had piled up the bed with stuff. My craft room is my little brothers old bedroom for when he used to stay here a lot he hardly does now but we have him for 5 days this week which means he needs a bed

    It does look much better for being tidied because it is such a small room. Does anyone have any tutorials for storage, useful things for a craft room? I made a quick fabric bucket thing with a tab to be hung on a hook today, I am going to make some more smaller ones this week
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  • hmo
    I have been super busy today had to rearrange my craft room as we had no space for uni work and I had piled up the bed with stuff. My craft room is my little brothers old bedroom for when he used to stay here a lot he hardly does now but we have him for 5 days this week which means he needs a bed

    It does look much better for being tidied because it is such a small room. Does anyone have any tutorials for storage, useful things for a craft room? I made a quick fabric bucket thing with a tab to be hung on a hook today, I am going to make some more smaller ones this week
    Originally posted by MissPixie
    what about something like this
    http://www.themotherhuddle.com/hanging-fabric-storage-baskets/

    doesnt have to be used for toys

    or this

    http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/2010/09/fabric-boxes.html
    Last edited by hmo; 08-05-2011 at 8:40 PM.
    • Kaz2904
    • By Kaz2904 8th May 11, 8:37 PM
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    Just uploading some pictures of DD's almost finished pettiskirt. I still need to add the frill on but will go and get some shirring elastic tomorrow. I also need to go around and snip off all the dangling threads and tie up all the loose ends.
    For my first ever dabbling into clothes making, I'm reasonably happy with it. I think I have learned an awful lot along the way and won't be so afraid to tackle anything in the future.
    This baby has over 5metres of awful neon orange fabric in it!
    (Please excuse the colours by the way!).



    Messy bedroom to boot


    You can see a little of the green frill on here.


    Having a twirl


    5 metres of chiffon in this baby!


    Thanks guys for all the support along the way and hopefully I will have time to get my quilt started in the very near future
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    • Kaz2904
    • By Kaz2904 8th May 11, 8:46 PM
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    Kaz2904
    PS. hmo, I love your wall art and your notice board. One very clever lady
    Pixie, love your skirts too.
    In fact, I love seeing everyones makes, it's very inspiring isn't it?
    I have some quilting books from the library which I may settle down with tonight.
    Got to try and get on with DD's skull dress tomorrow. Or she may want a top, not sure what she's after yet.
    If she has a top, then I could try to make her some board shorts. Anyone have a link to a tutorial for them?
    Debt: 16/04/2007:TOTAL DEBT £92727.75 £49395.47 £43332.28 repaid 100.77% of £43000 target.
    MFiT T2: Debt £52856.59 £6316.14 £46540.45 repaid 101.17% of £46000 target.

    2013 Target: completely clear my £6316.14 £0 mortgage debt. £6316.14 100% repaid.
  • MissPixie
    Thanks hmo! I love the ones on the first link I am going to wilkinsons tomorrow to get a hacksaw so I will have a look if they have any kind of pole I could use I want as much on the walls as possible because I have now filled all the floor space with shelves and boxes.

    I love your skirt Kaz, it is very colourful!
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    • hart44
    • By hart44 8th May 11, 9:17 PM
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    Wow! Kaz no wonder you were spitting when doing the skirt, it is lovely but I can see it has been a bit of a pain to do
    Well done you have done a great job

    hmo I went to Cromford Mill yesterday and found the quilting/fabric shop and as you do I came out with lots of fabric and a promise to the owner I will be back

    Mooloo thank you for the clutch bag link it doesn't look too hard, I might make one for my DD for her prom night

    I finished the bags I started a few days back and also some more scrappy loyalty card wallets I will post some pic's tomorrow, too knackered now and its getting too dark to take the photo's
    Getting myself sorted 1 day/1thing at a time and Love sewing
    "Sewing fills my days,
    not to mention the living room, bedroom, and closets."
    ~ Author Unknown
  • hmo
    Wow! Kaz no wonder you were spitting when doing the skirt, it is lovely but I can see it has been a bit of a pain to do
    Well done you have done a great job

    hmo I went to Cromford Mill yesterday and found the quilting/fabric shop and as you do I came out with lots of fabric and a promise to the owner I will be back

    Mooloo thank you for the clutch bag link it doesn't look too hard, I might make one for my DD for her prom night

    I finished the bags I started a few days back and also some more scrappy loyalty card wallets I will post some pic's tomorrow, too knackered now and its getting too dark to take the photo's
    Originally posted by hart44
    glad you found it, it would have been rude to leave without buying something now wouldnt it!

    have you been to the other fabric/quilt shop at darley dale matlock ive not been since last year but thats nice too.
  • hmo
    Thanks hmo! I love the ones on the first link I am going to wilkinsons tomorrow to get a hacksaw so I will have a look if they have any kind of pole I could use I want as much on the walls as possible because I have now filled all the floor space with shelves and boxes.

    I love your skirt Kaz, it is very colourful!
    Originally posted by MissPixie
    what about maybe a local wood yard/ diy shop or b&q you can buy dowling in all widths that would probably do and use cuphooks to hold the dowling after you have slid on the storage baskets.
  • hmo
    PS. hmo, I love your wall art and your notice board. One very clever lady
    Pixie, love your skirts too.
    In fact, I love seeing everyones makes, it's very inspiring isn't it?
    I have some quilting books from the library which I may settle down with tonight.
    Got to try and get on with DD's skull dress tomorrow. Or she may want a top, not sure what she's after yet.
    If she has a top, then I could try to make her some board shorts. Anyone have a link to a tutorial for them?
    Originally posted by Kaz2904
    thank you, thats very kind of you
  • rufusdog52
    Some lovely makes on here again everyone. I am going to spend the day upstairs sewing as OH has gone to work. Cant wait really, I have withdrawal symptoms lol.


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