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Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: The Felted Bag Book

I too love the look of felting but have never tried it. I could always use another crafty artistic outlet. Crossing my fingers for the win.

Re: Necktie Place Mats and Napkin Rings

This is so nice. I will definitely be making some of these. I've posted the link to this tutorial over on the 'Sewing with neckties' flickr group ([email protected]/) because I know they will like this as much as I do.

Re: Resin and Silver-Plated Rings and Pewter Pendants

Vicky North - thanks for adding the links as I could only see other videos on resin by other people on the you tube scroll thingy on the bottom and not the rest of this series. I've watched all three parts and found it very informative and helpful.

Re: Use a Twin Needle to Make a Reusable "Corrugated" Coffee Cup Sleeve

I've had problems finding a place around here that isn't less than 62 miles away to fix my Brother sewing/embroidery machine sooooo I bought a Bernina Activa 210. I bought some twin needles - one that is smaller that I could zig zag with and one that is larger that I can do straight stitching with. The mastery guide classes I took for the machine showed me (I specifically asked about twin needles and brought mine to class to have the teacher show me and give me tips) that we can feed cording through the hole in the needle plate and it will go under the fabric between the stitches so you don't have to do that by hand later. But I think the hole in the needle plate is only so big and won't do too large of a cording size.

Re: How to Find the Bias

The typed description is right but the illustration has the lengthwise and crosswise grain line arrows in the wrong spots (they need to be switched with each other).....unless I'm just totally looking at it cross eyed.

Re: Save a Tree: Make a Reusable Grocery Bag

Thanks so much for the quick reply Shannon. Your ideas make sense and would totally work so I'm off to shop around in my own sewing stash.

Re: Resin and Silver-Plated Rings and Pewter Pendants

Very informative, however, it seems as though the video was cut off at the 9:13 time period when the resin materials were being gathered together (cups, sticks, alcohol, etc). The video seemed a little long and several minutes of glueing the images down could have been cut out (the sped up bits were fine though) as they were too many times repetitive. I would have liked to see the end of the vid though.

Re: How to Make Corset Ornaments

Very cute. Love that there was a pattern with this tutorial. Even the picture of the back in step number 6 looked cool.

Re: Use a Twin Needle to Make a Reusable "Corrugated" Coffee Cup Sleeve

I would love to be able to have the twin needle capability on my sewing machine because this looks so cool. My machine does zig zag but when I looked up accessory feet and needles, etc. on the Brother website they didn't have twin needles for my machine (PE-400D). I'm wondering if it would be a waste of money, and might damage my machine, to buy generic twin needles somewhere. Any ideas on this anyone?

Re: The Bag Bag

So glad to see a bag made out of plastic bags that doesn't require you to crochet them. I've been wanting to make a few but do not know how to knit or crochet and that's all I see out there made with plastic bags. Did you cut the bags into strips or just used whole bags? How did you weave them - stuck down on a board first? Was it difficult to sew the fabric to the plastic bags? Any more detailed info on construction would be wonderful for us non-crocheters.

Re: Take Responsibility with Eco-Friendly Paper-Crafting Tips

Buying products locally not only saves on fuel but helps keep up our economy, makes more jobs which helps reduce the number of homeless, and also keeps businesses from closing down and laying off thousands just because it's cheaper in labor costs to move stuff out of the country where they don't have so many human rights, and quality and safety regulations.

Re: Save a Tree: Make a Reusable Grocery Bag

I'm very keen on making my own bags to use. However, I need quite a few bags and they all also must be strong enough to hold three 2 liter bottles of soda. I'm wondering if it's more a question of sewing seams well and not so much material (although a non-flimsy material is best I'm sure).

Re: How to Reverse Applique a Tote Bag

Wow. Great instructions and love all the detailed pictures. I'm definitely going to try this. The hardest part will be the stitches.

Re: How to Choose the Perfect Needle Type for Your Sewing Project

Thanks! I had never heard of the wing needle until now. I'm still looking for a good and safe way to discard old needles...any suggestions anyone?

Re: How to Make a Recycled Necktie Scarf

Great tutorial! All the pictures helped. There is a flickr group devoted to using ties called Sewing With Neckties. There are tons of great things to be made with neckties.[email protected]/