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Wanna give this one a try again?

I've been thinking of making a tunic like, either for comfort homewear or something more elegant that could still be usable socially.
Either that or something different from sci-fi, what you guys think is is not mainstream but could still fly as something fashionable?
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>I've been thinking of making a tunic for comfort homewear

Just buy a XXL tee shirt, and wrap your regular belt around it. No sewing needed, you'll be able to realize you're a fool with minimal effort.
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>>2378975
this is /diy/, not /be a lazy fuck/
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yeah i wear 14th c. shit i sew myself, what is your real question tho?
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>>2378977
If you want to waste a dozen hours to find out the hard way that oversized shirts are less comfortable than fitted shirts, go right ahead. Some people need to learn the hard way.
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>>2378983
you will never be truly comfy
>ywnbtc
linen and wool beats out all else in comfiness
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>>2378984
I have linen and wool clothing. We were talking about the shape, not the material?
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>>2378980
nice, can you share some of what you have done?
I'm thinking of what sort of format do you need, or what margins after taking measures
for example, I've already made regular t-shirts but I'm wondering how slightly adjust the cut, like the bottom seems wider a bit skirt like, where as in the belt it could be tighter for a better fit, how to do the decoration strips is also something to think about
goes without saying but I think a pure cotton thread, unless something else is recommended?
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get the medieval tailors assistant by thursfield, its on libgen. basic tunic cut is a big rectangle, from front hem to back hem, with neck hole in the middle. arms are rectangles with square gussets at the armpits. pic related has a basic slit neckhole
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this one has a keyhole neck, the center of which should be offset to the front maybe 2/3 or so, and it has additional material on the bottom sides to fill out the hem, those are called gores and typically are triangles, i happened to have a big piece of material and just built them in instead of as separate pieces
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linen or cotton undershirt done basically the same way is your daily changer, these wool shirts that go over that can go a long way without needing cleaning because wool repels oil. wool also absorbs water, so it ends up being a good buffer for pulling sweat moisture from your body. i made both of these from second hand store vintage wool blankets, but for something finer there are something called worsted wool. i have found moat suiting wool to be too garishly modern in print and weave for me. for trim, the first one is fingerlooped which is easy and requires no tools, and the second is just more wool sewn over the edges
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/cgl/ has an eternal larp thread which is worth browsing. i recommend sewing by hand because i get way more control, the tools are cheap and small (mobile) and you can do things that are impossible on a machine. for basic quality you could to a lapped seam, as in pic related, for more finer double or triple felled makes a nicer finish. for blanket weight i do a backstitch to join then oversew the margin which is some viking style stitch
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>>2378971
>not mainstream but could still fly as something fashionable?
Others have been down this road profitably:
https://www.volantedesign.us/
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>>2378971
>be usable socially.
>Either that or something different from sci-fi, what you guys think is is not mainstream but could still fly as something fashionable?

It's mostly about attitude and how you carry yourself than the actual fashion. A chad wearing OP and NGAF would be swimming in pussy. A basement manlet would be mocked for all eternity. If you have to ask if it's okay, you are not in the former.
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>>2378999
>>2379000
Very nice anon, my locale isn't that cold, so likely I wont be doing any thicker threads or wool stuff
but you gave me some good ideas to begin with, like the basic big rectangle cut, but open on lower sides like a skirt, shorter cap sleeves, bigger keyhole neck,
the finishing trims around the edge is something to consider, as I've a hard time getting the finish just right, using a wider different tone could be cool, and another thing I was considering is an actual belt line like the OP picture, could the shirt have a better fitting wearing it

>>2379007
as for tools, kudos for to doing it manually, I would have no idea on how to do it myself, tho I have some basic machinery, including an overlock professional one that makes joining pieces a breeze
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>>2379573
as for stitching by hand, all i use is a backstitch and an oversew/whipstitch and combinations of the two, its easy peasy
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Made this for local Ren fair. Was gonna start a fencing club but my work partner quit. Now I've got no choice but to find a local hema or sca chapter.
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>>2381136
That's pretty cool anon, is that chest layer supposed to be ganbenson type thing? how did you make it?
I also like all the detail in cords and stuff
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>>2381150
Linen layered on linen trying to eyeball patterns I saw on the web. All the aglet holes are sewn and I can take them off if I want. Cheated with the pants and just got some plain joggers from Walmart. Thinking about making a codpiece
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>>2381136
nice chaperon
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>>2381234
Thanks. Just some $5 cloth I got at walmart, sewed a few squares together and a tube in the back corner
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I made something, finally finished this pants, cut from what would be a sweat pant but with a regular cloth
making for a friend with the general goal of farm work, this is just a quick end of work photo but I can share more later
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bump. should I replace my "heavy duty" Janome sewing machine with a walking foot?
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>>2382575
Why not add instead of replace? I prefer never to be one deep on equipment because if one breaks your work is halted.
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>>2382601
yeah, i'll probably keep it for thinner materials. It made it through this duffel bag. It's a sailrite kit.
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>>2382575
>with a walking foot
a what?
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>>2382738
A walking foot sewing machine has the "foot" move to pull material through it. It's typically used for heavier materials.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIgpz1oQlpk
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>>2378971
"I've been trying to make a last minute costume. For the ren faire"
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>>2383302
Oh nice, the amount of times I struggled trying to sew lots of layers together, this would be very handy
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I would like to make something like a girdle, but I don't want to use any stretchy fabric. The idea is that I'd get in shape, then wear one every day so I physically can't get it on if I gain weight, and over eating to the point my gut sticks out would be impossible. I have considered chainmail.
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>>2378971
nice
renaissance clothes all the way
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>>2381136
>the all black meme
wew
get some color lad
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>>2381204
what decade are you aiming for ? i am something of a codpiece wearer myself, you know
btw i got a more accurate shirt since the pic
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>>2382505
Posting back with some detail about this pants, I wanna do some promotial material but goddamn its so hard when it comes to this stuff
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>>2382505
I wanted to take a close up on the seam, but this is best I could, still it turned really good, specially on the ankle piece where its hard to go through
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>>2385096
And btw, that really good vintage looking machine, I have an Singer too but its no way as vintage looking as that, with the fine details like >>2385097

Can't help you with identifying, tho they say these old machines are still better than most modern crap.
The one thing I needs refurbishing is the table, from the looks of it I don't think it would be too hard make something with the same cut but on newer hardwood of some kind
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>>2386383
Thanks bro, though it still has the original manual in my language, this was my grandma's machine and she took pretty good care of it, still using it into her late years
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So I want make that tunic, out of an old bed sheet that is ripping itself apart, any pointers on how to make the cut?
I'm more curious on to measure the neck keyhole, and making a wider gap in the front for maybe using that thread styling thing
I want to make capped sleeves type thing, that doesn't form whole tubes, but I'm also guessing still its not good to have the sleeve holes completely straight
finally, the edge decoration, since I have nothing fancy to use at hand, just a regular sheath or seam (not sure how exactly to translate that)
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>>2379000
Niiiiice shirt, anon. I really like what you did with the bias trim too, I can tell it's handmade bias. Pic rel is my own handmade bias and tabletop quilt for this odd square table I've got.
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>>2386170
Nice work! You used a serger too? That's awesome, way to make it look professional. I love it when people sew!! I sew all the time, I don't even buy pre-made clothing any more--just fabric.
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14th century freemen rising up
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>>2387747
That looks like an art work anon, grats
>handmade bias
So that's what its called, can you teach me the secret of that technique?

>>2387759
>used a serger
I'm not sure what its called, but a professional overlocker machine, if that's what you mean then yes, and honestly a great investment, was a used one and probably not the best
but its what got me interested into sewing since I was the one who to learn all the wiring and functionality
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I want to make a doll to give to my daughter for christmas, is there a sewing machine that you recommend?
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Hey got a new sewing machine and having some trouble.
Swapped the needle out & now the new needle doesn’t align properly in the threader when I pull it down (pic related). Also it hits the plate when lowered, nothing seems to help and nothing looks obviously misaligned.
Model is a jenome 2300 C

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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>>2388343
that's very weird, make sure to read the fucking manual first and foremost
checkout which side of the needle you put, its important,
if you really didn't do nothing else, check if there isn't another hole for needle to go in, perhaps this machine has a dual needle setup and that gap seems just about the size it would be
third, I'm not even sure what I'm looking at the left there

>>2388005
I would say its a bit of a far cry to buy a new machine just for that, given that you would still need to learn what to do, instead maybe its best to borrow it from someone?
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Made something funny, the shirt I'm wearing, had a hood and was ripped in the back, so I fixed and went ahead to take off the hood that I never used anyway
But as it turned out my city is getting shit cold this week, so I went ahead and just used to the hood as cap, and actually liked it better this way
sort of reminded me of peasants caps too, now I wonder how can I make this better or make more comfortable one,

Another thing I want to make as well is a cape/robe type of combo, but that's for another time
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>>2388420
>cap
I would call that a bonnet.
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>>2388423
Well I think of like a cap, the actual name I forgot was coif
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Interestingly enough, just from searching the picture above, got me to this site with some good reference material:
https://moas.atlantia.sca.org/archive/wsnlinks//index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1038
http://www.greydragon.org/library/underwear1.html
https://www.virtue.to/articles/coif.html
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Oh fuck me just the thread I wanted like 2 months ago
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>>2388343
Couple things you could do. One, check that the "stitch width" is in a neutral setting. Some machines have a dial or button so that you can "change the width"--but that also doubles as changing where the needles goes, left or right of center. The shaft looks aligned, so I don't think you need to take the housing apart and realign it. Is this a machine that can take two separate needles? Because then listen to the other anon and put it in the correct needle hole. This should be an easy fix. Look at your manual, check out some vids.
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>>2387847
Get yourself a self-healing cutting mat (I like the Olfa brand, but any will do), a rotary cutter (the large one with a good platinum blade), and a see-through quilting ruler or bias-maker ruler. Also pick up a bias tape making gadget like pic rel--little metal thing. Cut your fabric on the bias, 45 degree angle to the grain, and make whatever width you want. I usually do a 2" wide strip for a 1/2" bias. If you're making something tiny, you'd want to go smaller, etc. Connecting the strips to make a longer strip is a bit complicated--just make sure the seam allowance edges are all on the same side. Then you stick the strip through the gadget and iron it down with the raw edges meeting in the middle. Then squash that in half and iron that down. Voila.

The overlock machine is the same thing as a "serger". Great investment, for sure! I can sew a dress in 2 hours total with my serger.
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>>2388005
Get any kind of "standard" "normal" machine, but stay away from the "beginner" machines. The super-cheap "only 2 stitches, not complicated!!1!" ones are an absolute waste of money and will cause you more headaches than not. You want a machine that does a straight stitch, zig-zag, etc. It doesn't have to cost a fortune, but it has to actually do things other than be an annoying waste of plastic and metal. Sewing dolls is fun! I sewed a bunch for my daughter when she was a little toddler, and they were so special. Good starting point to learn how to sew too.
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>>2388420
I like your ingenuity. The hat looks good on you!
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Here is the sheet I mentioned earlier, want to turn this into a tunic, as you can its pretty battered up, but even then I think there is more straight cloth than I'm gonna need (that is a full piece not ripped)
Again asking for tips. What I'm wondering is about the arm calves and neck keyhole, but also the main cuts based on my measurements, the harder part though is gonna the cap sleeves.

>>2388820
>self-healing cutting mat
I'm guessing this so I can cut the thread out damaging whatever is below? I don't have that problem but may ask as well, what of sorcery is that?
For the other two items, I've looked into that, and not quite as easy to find around here, and probably a bit on the expensive side, of course looking to get something better than a pizza cutter.
That tool on left making the bias in the picture is very interesting though, I did try to make it like (ironing as well) but it was quite a pain to do manually.
I think the bias finishing looks alright but I'm not sure that's exactly what I wanna go for my shirt, I was thinking more of a decorative type thing like in OP's pic, tho I doubt I'll find something as fancy as that, but for the neck opening for example, I was thinking of having like a cord closing type thing (forgot the name of this), which it turn needs a thicker band.
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>>2388420
Lol


This thread seems focused on sewing, where do I go for knitting? Where is you guys urge to have a comfortable non scratchy turtle neck chunky knit sweater? Why don't you want to dress like your Scandinavian ancestors did in winter (if you start now, you'll be done by November)?
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>>2389313
pretty
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>>2389061
The cutting mat helps to keep your blade sharp too--if you're cutting on a metal table or wooden table, you're going to dull that blade really quickly. The blades can be expensive too. Not sure how the self-healing works, I just use it. All of these, do not pay full price. Buy them at Jo Ann on a sale or with a 50% coupon, or at Hobby Lobby on a sale. HL sells the bias makers of all varying widths in a neat little tin for not too pricey--again, on a sale. Never pay full price.
And yeah if you're trying to do a neck opening with cording, you're going to want to do a facing instead, especially if you're going to punch in eyelets for the cording.
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Bump
thinking of making a coif from left over cloth for the upcoming cold, but I'm thinking of sprucing it up a bit to make it more fashionable, like making a bit more pointy on the upper side

>>2387763
Another thing I want to do is like pic related, the upper hood/sholder cape, any tips on that?
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Where do I buy decent or better fabrics? Jo-Ann's seems to mostly have stuff targeted for things like children's clothes, blankets, lots of cotton, more variety in patterns than in material composition, things that you could say are more for women, etc. I'm interested in outerwear so a large choice of nylons, poly, PUs, technical fabrics, stuff like that would be much better for me to choose from. I also don't like that Jo-Ann's is the only store around that I could really go in and look at fabric at, as opposed to ordering blindly online.
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does leather stitching belong in this thread?
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>>2391840
rockywoods or ripstopbytheroll. This is kind of a niche hobby, but once you have a few different fabrics, you'll know what they'll feel like based on a description.

>>2391916
sure.
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>>2391961
What about more specific and weird things, like polyethylene acetate, or nylon with a warp of one color and weft of another? I might have found sources, but they're chinese and I'm sure they'd want me to order like a kilometer of fabric minimum. Maybe there's no solution to what I'm asking for.
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>>2391831
>upper hood/sholder cape, any tips on that?
its called a cowl. Its just a circle with a hole in the middle which you attach the hood to.
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my knife sheath and bottom draw quiver, in 4.5mm buffalo, all double stitched for durability as they will be taken into the bush
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>>2378971
Lads I need help. I dunno what machine to buy. I'm brand new to all this, I haven't even done sewing work yet, but I wanna learn cuz I wanna make and fix my clothes and utilities. Do y'all have any suggestions?
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don't need a machine just to get started, learning to do it by hand is valuable as machines can't do everything
needle and thread
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>>2392101
get one at a thrift store for 15 dollars. See if you like it, if you do you can research and get one that suits your goals.
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Starting out sewing, which sewing machine should i get: Brother DS50 or Singer Heavy Duty 4432?
Absolutely domestic usage, just trying to become more self-reliant when it comes to acquiring simple clothing or adjusting them to myself.
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>>2392052
Can the inside of the knife sheaths be made to be waxed for water proofing?
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>>2392483
yes you can put it on before you sew it up and later melt it and pour it in or use a brush to put it inside, has the added benefit of getting wax on the metal to stop rusting
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>>2391831
the pattern for that hood is right out of the medieval assistants handbook by thursfield (top pic rel, one piece of fabric) its on libgen
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>>2393778
>book
heck, I forgot about that, thanks anon I'll check it out this time

>>2390547
so I've found a place with the rotary cutter and what appears to be a cutting mat, it didn't have the acrylic quilting ruler, but a mat apparently of rubbery base with a graded ruler layer on top, not sure about durability though, and it isn't that big either
We already have a rubber base on top of the wood bench exactly because I work with metal tools that damage my bench pretty quickly, so I'm thinking mostly just a big ruler and the cutter should be enough for now

also, finally went ahead to buy some cloth for the projects I'm thinking, gonna post later
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>>2385096
It’s a 201. Here’s mine for reference
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>>2385530
Heavy linen could work and would be much better that mail lol
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>>2394787
I've considered denim and leather, but I mentioned mail because it seems like it'd be the most resistant to stretching
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>>2394791
I think leather and denim would lack in breathability, that's why I was thinking about linen. I have worked with tightly woven linen, and it's really not stretchy.
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bump
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>>2394791
leather works fine if you stitch across. the main point of stitching leather is actually to prevent stretching, since leather is more held together by glue than by stitches.
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>>2378971
sorry to burst your bubble but you can only get away with this if you're a chad. if you're a beta male this is only going to be cringe. if you're fine with being cringe though all the power to you, nothing wrong with that. just don't expect to ever be "fashionable" because no matter what you wear if you're beta the best you can hope for is to be unnoticed. as soon as you adopt any kind of a unique or flashy outfit you are no writing checks your genes can't cash and it works out to just looking cringe in the end. but if you really don't care about being cringe and just embarrassing yourself even more then you already do just by existing then go for it. don't mind me i just chickened out on something completely unrelated to this now i'm taking out my massive insecurities and low confidence levels on a random thread about shirts.
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>>2396927
what a slave mentality. david bowie was a beta bitch until he put on the costume
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>>2388343
You sure you put the needle in the right hole? Looks like you might have it in the left slot of a two needle shank.
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any good resources on dying or the science behind it? Like color changing dyes, dying garments made of multiple materials, water repellant treatments, stuff like that?
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>>2397277
look for videos on using RIT dye.
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bump
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Do you guys know of a place where I can find a large amount of patterns with images of the final product? I don't know shit about sewing, but I was telling the girl about my deep learning crap and now she wants my GPU to generate clothes. Honestly not a bad idea if we can get it to work.
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I was thinking of a shirt, tunic, like pic related
its in my mind's eye, with a half cap in the shoulder (doesn't have to be straight like that), but with a somewhat open sleeve as well
what am I thinking off? maybe it was inspiration from something in sci-fi
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>>2391840
You got to find a "fabric warehouse" nearby you. They'll have all kinds of utility fabrics and such, but you've got to seek them out b/c they don't have a big fancy sign, located next to stores you shop at all the time, and advertise, etc.
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>>2392470
I really don't like that Singer machine, and I couldn't find that Brother model. I suggest getting a computerized one, because you'll have better control over the stitch lengths and whatnot, and the computerized ones do buttonholes really well, and some of them even sew on buttons nicely too. But just my two cents. I use a Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance machine, so......
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>>2394265
The ruler lines on the mat are helpful though, especially for bias tape. The mat you already have should work ok though for general rotary cutting use. The durability of the Olfa mats is phenomenal--I've had mine for over 15 years, done lots of heavy cutting on it, quilts, batting, fleece, everything, and it's still just fine.
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>>2401939
>I couldn't find that Brother model
https://support.brother.com/g/b/producttop.aspx?c=eu_ot&lang=en&prod=hf_ds50euk
>Husqvarna Viking Designer Brilliance machine
Isnt that the model for 3000 USD? I wish i could spend that kind of money on a hobby i never did before
For now, i loaned a bitch basic Brother LS2125 from a relative, and i'll see if i should continue or not
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>>2378971
This might be a good idea of a it’s own thread but I rather not shit up a board I don’t Go on regularly .but I just got this sewing machine to work on /out/ related gear and also to make gifts for people. However I thought I got a deal but maybe not , I load a needle into the machine and press the peddle down and it snaps my needle. Online it says it’s misaligned but I don’t know how to fix that ,and the manual says nothing about it . Im sure I’m just a sewing subhuman and don’t know how to fix this simple solution . It seems to be hitting the spindle below the machine . Am I fucked??
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>>2402332
I’ve never had that happen before… that part if the machine varies quite a bit so it’s hard to guess what it could be. Maybe the needle isn’t tightened all the way, or maybe something is bent? Try spinning the wheel very slowly by hand to see if you can’t see where it’s gone wrong. If you can’t figure it out, You can always take it to a shop. They’re usually reasonable.
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>>2402332
Email the company and ask if there is an adjustment knob you are missing. If they know it’s fucked, they might offer to fix it, for the goodwill.
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>>2378983
wtf? oversized is WAY more comfortable than fitted, and i'm /fit/ too
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>>2401960
3000 USD, I wish... try $7k... WORTH IT
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>>2402332
I'm going to take a wild guess and say that the bobbin housing isn't seated right, or the needle shaft needs to be manually scooted over to center position. It's most likely one of those two. But if you take the machine to get serviced, the sewing machine shop will fix it for you. This is a good thing to do with any kind of newly acquired used machine though. Get it all in working order.
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Tried marking out the cuts with graphite paper and that rotary maker, still not sure I know what I'm doing, one of the advantages I see is being able to mark both sides, or two layers of cloth at the same time, but in turn, its harder to see where the previous mark was, and also to make sure the two layers are properly aligned...
any tips on this?
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>>2402332
Is the needle facing the right way? I´ve had the same problem if the groove was facing the wrong way and the tension of the thread would just snap the needle.
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>>2385912
15th century. Got a tutorial off YouTube for joined hose so I'm gonna go for that when I'm not being lazy, and design a wine flask codpiece that reaches up to my face so I may drink from it
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>>2385909
No

Jk I'm gonna make a new chaperon or a reverse billcock/Gothic bell felt hat. I'm gonna go for subtle colors.
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>>2404061
Uh, so it looks like you used a pattern tracing wheel and not a rotary cutter --if you used a rotary cutter, it'd just be cut out. Instead you have dots/markings transferred. Smooth out the fabric before tracing, and use pattern weights or pins to attach the pattern paper. If you do that, it won't move around while you trace. This is basic, but it's really good you're learning! Good job! You got this!
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>>2404346
Yeah, I just used to the tracer, but I used just a regular ruler to plan out my pattern on the fly
and really I'm just using some old bed sheet that's disintegrating, so, sort of a bit like practice

What I'm wondering is how to better use the tracer + graphite paper combo, guess its just useful when you have the pattern print out right?
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>>2404669
Yeah, exactly. Otherwise, if you're just freehanding something, just draw it on with a water-soluble fabric pencil, or use a "disappearing" fabric marker if you're planning on cutting it out within a half hour. The tracing roller and tracing paper are really for transferring markings from a paper pattern.
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What's the best way to learn to make my own clothing? I have absolutely no idea how to sew or use a machine or anything like that.
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>>2406026
find someone you know that has a machine and ask them to do a simple pattern project with you.
Someone you know should know someone who sews. If not, check at the library or the local jo-anns.
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>>2406026
Start repairing clothes.
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>>2406026
Get a printed pattern from Hobby Lobby or Jo Ann when they go on $1.99/each sale. It can be anything--cooking apron, tote bag for your mom, garment, whatever. If you're making clothing, then make sure you grab the correct size range to fit you. Flip that pattern envelope over and check out the materials list on the back. Get all those materials, and get a couple spools of matching thread. Then just start figuring it out. <-- this is what I did like 18 years ago (pre-youtube vids that probably make things easier now), and I can sew everything now. I've made wedding dresses, quilts, plushy bears, curtains, whatever, you name it. You're going to make a lot of mistakes--but that's ok! It's a learning experience. You're going to get better as you go on. Your cutting out will get more precise, your stitching lines will get more accurate, you're going to learn a lot. Don't get discouraged! If I can do it, you can do it!
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>>2406026
this really covers it >>2406356
important to note that practice is everything in /diy/
you're not going to start making perfect projects from the get go, so starting out with test projects, cheaper fabrics, fixing your own stuff, and generally stuff that you don't mind if it goes bad
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>>2378971
I wish tunics like these were still in style
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Nice handmade garments you've got there. Mind if I take a closer look?
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>>2378971
>>2379540

Can confirm, I wear chainmaille, and other medieval/fantasy accoutrements regularly in public for fun. Confidence and not being a spaz does wonders for social interactions. Chicks dig it.

Stand out and wear what you want.
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Here's some pants I'm working on.
They're my own creation, loosely based on some 1800's women's riding bloomers, mixed with my own interpretation of some 15th men's trousers/hose.

Each pant leg is pleated several times with a single-welted pocket at either hip. They're gathered at the bottom into tapered cuff that button closed around the calves.

If everything works out well enough, I'd like to make a pair out of some wool, or perhaps some shorter variation out of a medium-weight linen.
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>>2394515
Yeah those old beasts work best. And they sew everything be it silk or leather without anything breaking. We still have my grandma's WWII Singer and my grandpa upgraded it with an electronic motor in the 50s. My wife still uses it together with her new Pfaff.

Question to the anons here. I am looking for pic related fabric of the paisley skirt. I have found nothing in comparison. This RL skirt is made of silk and I am looking for the same or very similar silk for recreating this outfit but I had not found anything yet.
Anybody has a source for that preferably from Germany or Europe?
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>>2378971
You could always go with a 18th century poet's shirt. (A.k.a. 'a pirate shirt')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql9r8UKIvZs

Bernadette Banner does a good video detailing them and their construction, and I think the overall look would definitely fit your criteria of 'not mainstream, but can fly as fashionable,' as you can pair it with a lot of different things well. Throw a vest on top for a semi-formal look, tuck it in to some jeans for a semi casual look. Wear it untucked with a nice belt like the picture you posted for the full adventurer effect.
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>>2378971
In 1920s Germany the Russenhemd (Kossoworotka) was quite fashionable as a house or smoking wear.
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Anyone else just toss the thimble and use pliers?
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>>2410684
I sometimes pull with my teeth
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>>2410684
>>2410708
Yeah, fuck thimbles
I bought one of these from Sailrite, like 20 bux
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>>2408544
Sure come, stay as long as you wosh
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>>2410684
>>2410708
>>2411088
What is this for?
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>>2378983
i wear size medium tees but have a really comfy xxl shirt that i wear around the house. it looks goofy as fuck on me, but i like the loose fit.
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Alright gonna ask here
anyone know any good video series or online manuals on how to get started making clothing(t-shirts and jackets)and/or plushes?

[spoiler]or even better, any good classes in the seattle area? i had a little notepad with some on it but i accidentally put it in the trash.[/spoiler]
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>>2411410
oh okay i guess this board doesn't do spoiler text
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>>2411412
yeah. around here homo gays have to do their homo gay shit out in the open. why do you fags spoiler shit for no reason. oh yeah, the gay.
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>>2411410
funny, I came here just to see if anybody was posting about making plushes, Have an idea I want to make, but I decided I would just try some shit out myself before asking since I can't find any good info, everything seems to be a "how to" video on how to make a specific thing, rather than teaching general skills you can use to make your own things. I just bought some needles and thread from local hobby lobby and bought some soft fabric from etsy, all I need is to buy the stuffing and hope my flat pattern works out in 3D. Also probably gonna have to learn to embroider and get some embroider thread for the finer features
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>>2378971
Tunic, breeches and legwraps gang lets go.
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>>2410527
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJsAOtJh974

This video goes into further detail on how to sew a poet's shirt.
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I have a sewing machine and I want to learn sewing and textiles and I'm a total beginner with 0 knowledge. Where do I start and do you guys got any good resources?
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>>2415115
Your question has been answered throughout the thread multiple times.
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I just made another chair cover out of used old bed sheets, this is the second one I've made, later on I'm gonna post some pics but it turned out pretty good
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>>2382708
that is a mighty fine bag anon
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>>2387747
i love it, made my second quilt ever recently!
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>>2392470
New sewer here, I got the Singer 4452 which seems to be the sister to the 4423. Had some issues with bobbin holder being too tight but other than that she does the job
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Question for the sewing masters here. I'm looking to do the following...
>sew a ton of shirts made for me
>all the same style/cut/fabric
>something like a long sleeve t-shirt with a bit of a longer back
>shouldn't wrinkle too easily
>can be put in a dryer

Where would I start fabric wise as well as pattern? I'm very good on a sewing machine, but have never made clothes. I just want a daily shirt tailored exactly for my body so I can make 50 of them and never think about it again. I'll likely look for one shirt I can deconstruct then use it as my pattern, but more concerned about the fabrics.

Would be like picrel but without those silly sleeves, I really like linen and cotton but, wrinkles and shrinking. I know nothing about fabric.
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I have an a quit my aunt gave me ten years ago and I was stupid and didn't treat it kindly. Having learned how to make my own quilts now I want to save it but the backing seams toast. I don't really understand what quilting style this is. Should be an interesting project to redo the backing
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>>2379005
>worsted woo
No thinks I prefer bested wool, it's better
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>>2417191
cotton-poly blends are used to make cotton less wrinkly. buy some tshirts and figure out what ratio you like.
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>>2378975
>>2378983
You really must be a cuckold huh
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what is the thread called that you can hold a flame to and it sort of ties itself into place by melting?
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>>2417683
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>>2417683
You can do that with both polyester and nylon thread. Clip your tails and use a lighter or something to melt that last half cm.
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>>2417752
https://youtu.be/SBo_iTnvPk0?t=908
sorry for bad england

>>2417755
is this what the leather working video used?
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>>2417777
The description under the video says he used
Ritza 25 Tiger Thread, Waxed Polyester, Beige
https://www.buckleguy.com/ritza-25-tiger-thread-waxed-polyester-beige-1/
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>>2417186
>Singer Heavy Duty 4432, 4452, etc
Yeah, I've had one of those for several years. You can do quite a bit with it.

>>2392470
If you get one of these, check out a video by 'Kevin Sews' on Youtube, he shows how to open up the control pedal and adjust it so it runs slower. Makes a big difference when you're a beginner.
The second thing that really improved my sewing was flush mounting my machine in a table top. No more having the project ride up and over the hump while trying to keep everything lined up.
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Since this is /diy/ I'll describe my setup a bit.
I repurposed a $10 drafting table from ReStore. Used a weak ass jigsaw to cut out a hole for the machine. The plastic base has considerable draft from bottom to top (so the plastic ejects from the mold I guess). Since I measured the bottom the hole was oversize, so I stuffed a piece of foam sheet (blue) in the front to fill the gap. Not pretty but it works fine.

Moved the gutter from the long edge to the short edge, cut it to length. A convenient spot for most-used accessories. Top to bottom is pins, lighter, double sided tape, scissors, seam ripper, Olfa silver knife, water soluble pencil, tailor's tape (Hoechstmass 'analog', very nice).

I usually cut fabric on the dining room table where I can lay out a roll, but the mat is stored here. The red circle is where I accidentally the whole thing with a carpet knife. On top is a transparent cutting guide, and a nautical chart ruler (for layout, you can use it to transfer a parallel line across a distance).

IKEA anlepoise lamp for extra light where I want it. Bobbin case, small can of those red Clover clips. I made a thread cone holder and thread guide from two old spokes.
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I first used wooden supports to mount the machine. Very bulky, kept hitting my knee on them. That's what the majority of the old holes are from.
I remade the 'straps' from 1/8" flat steel, bent in a vise. Kind of tricky to get the bottom run & top runs parallel. But since the sides can be slanted, I just tweaked them until the tops looked close to in-plane using a spirit level. Only after that did I transfer the mounting hole locations to the table underside.

The straps mount to the table using elevator bolts, because the working surface needed to be obstruction free. The straps mount to the machine with three 4mm bolts, and one 5mm (originally a levelling foot). I tapped the holes in the straps so I could fine tune the tilt and get the sewing machine bed in-plane with the table top.
Again, not pretty. But it's sturdy, and everything is flat.
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Last pic, for a better idea of what I meant by
>made a thread cone holder and thread guide from two old spokes

I drilled two stepped holes and glued the nipples into the table top. The thread guide is just a simple curl. The cone holder is kind of ampersand shaped, and gives a spring effect when you slide the cone over it. This one is sized for these Gutermann mini cones. When the cone is on the holder it won't spin around, and I can't knock it off the table. (I used to use a coffee mug, but kept knocking it off the edge.)

I have some yard sale mystery thread that is on a larger size cone, and I have a different springy holder for it. Same idea, just larger. I rarely swap them out, but it's as simple as unscrewing the spoke from the inset nipple.
This table setup was less than $30 (including bolts etc), and it's made a huge difference in how much I enjoy sewing.
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Here is the general shape, a gamer chair cover I did out of used bed sheets,
I folded and sew the two sides together as a type of double sheet
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This is the first one I did, fits really well but was bit strained on the headrest side, I then added a bit of piece from the left overs that left a bit wonky sewing in the top
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This is the last one, I did recently, gave it a more room, nearing the size limit of the sheet
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close look at the head resting, I gave this a bit more room, but given how this is a really hard fold to make it ended up a bit too straight, leaving the top roomy but the bottom tight
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Also added some elastic banding, even though its barely makes any difference, just something to keep the hedges tucked in
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>>2417177
I love quilting so much. I wish I did it more, but I find myself sewing clothing all the time instead. Post pics of your quilt! This is a quilted pillow cover that I made.
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>>2417191
Sewing a whole bunch of the same thing assembly-line-style is great. Very time-saving --as long as you know what the heck you're doing; otherwise you'll make one mistake on all of them and have to rip out tons of stitches etc etc. My first piece of advice is to start out with the one and make sure you know how to make it start to finish before you whip up the other 49 of them.
As far as fabric goes: as long as you aren't sewing with wool, you can wash and dry it. PREWASH your fabric as soon as you get it home, before you even cut it or anything. You only need to wash it on the regular settings that you wash your clothes normally, but if you want to be extra sure to get no shrinkage, then wash it on hot and dry it on hot. After that, whatever you sew will stay the same size forever. Buy extra fabric to account for the shrinkage--there are guides out there that will tell you how much % you can expect the fabric to shrink based on its fiber content. The pic you posted looks like it's some sort of cotton/linen blend, maybe even rayon. Those fabrics are all great and breathable, and as long as you don't shove your clothes into your dresser and you hang it up in the closet instead, I'm not sure why you should worry about wrinkles too much. My advice for loose t-shirt style is to stay away from polyester as much as possible if you are using a woven (no stretch) (like your pic) and not a knit (stretch). Check out the apparel section of the largest Jew Ann Fabrics in your area, or even better check out a fabric warehouse--you want to go in person if you are new to choosing fabrics, because you're not going to know what to look for online. If you like linen and cotton: go for it. Like I said, the wrinkling is only a concern if you leave your clothes in a pile; even for travelling, just roll it in your case, and you're fine.
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>>2417191
If you're planning to deconstruct an existing shirt, make sure to add an extra 1/2" of fabric to all the edges and an extra 1" or so for the bottom and sleeve hems. You're also going to want to learn how to do a proper facing or bias-tape method for the neck edge, which might not be as intuitive when you look at the deconstructed pieces. Hope that helps!
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>>2417213
Oh yeah look at that: it isn't just the piece on the back that is coming off, but the whole edge along the binding as well. Yeah... I think you'll have to rip the binding out completely. Leave the backing fabric alone (just trim away the parts that are flagging off), but put a new piece of fabric on the back. Pin it everywhere, and then quilt following the stitching quilt lines on the front. Then put new bias tape on all sides. So basically you have to do all the quilting process again but the quilt-top and batting are taken care of. Fun project!
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>>2417683
Monofilament thread.
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>>2418261
Anon, this is great! And inspirational. I need to re-cover my computer chair so bad...
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>>2418395
That is actually really good, congratz
whats the fucking idea behind a quilt anyway?
Is it just sewing different fabrics together?
how hard is to get those patterns fitting just right?
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>>2418430
Yeah, so, I kind of think that quilting is for crazy people. Us quilters get a bunch of big pieces of fabric, we cut it into lots of tiny pieces of fabric, and then we sew it into a big piece of fabric again... XD Idk it's so relaxing though, and it looks so neat. One of a kind, noone else is going to use those fabrics in that exact same way other than you. That diagonal-stripe quilted cover was quite difficult to get aligned, because sewing on a bias like that just sort of makes the fabric want to stretch where you don't want it to. It worked out though!
Here's another quilted pillow cover I did... "cathedral windows" is what this style is called.
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>>2418434
Mas that's really good too, those trims with the background gave it an amazing look, and I bet feel too.
So how does a basic one work, do you need a sort of canvas behind to hold everything together?
Does a regular machine work for this? As if so, don't the joining parts stick out on the back side?
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>>2418450
The cathedral windows is something special; for a regular quilt, you don't usually put a "canvas" behind it. You just attach the pieces in a certain order until you have the "quilt top". Then you make a "sandwich" with the quilt top "bun" right on top of the fluffy batting "ham" and that on top of the solid backing fabric "other half of the bun". Then that gets all quilted together with the squiggly lines and whatnot all over the place. Then you trim and put the bias tape around the edges. So the back is a completely different fabric than the front... Have you never seen a quilt before?
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>>2418454
Yeah, I'm unsure of when, but mostly the bed covering ones, and not much of the more elaborate ones, it does feel like a thing I haven't seen in forever though.But that does sound interesting, I like the artistry look, maybe I'll try making something later.
Is this doable with a regular sewing machine? And if I'm getting that right first you sew all the pieces of the bun together right? And only joined the top and bottom buns and sewing the edge trims?
Oh and also, is it ok to use some lower quality, or thinner type a textile for the puzzled layer? as usually we don't get to find so many varied stamps on textiles otherwise.
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Im tired of paying the clothing jew money to give to the chinese. i have never picked up a needle. anyone got any youtubers or other resources they can recommend to get started. my wife has a sewing machine.
inb4
>make your wife do it
no, men do everything better. if i am given a choice between a male tailor and a female tailor, im going to pick the male every time. same thing goes for chef and everything else trade wise.
thanks anons
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>>2418464
Oh yeah you totally use a regular sewing machine to piece together the "puzzle layer". You can make a quilt out of any comfy fabric, even a bunch of t-shirts. You don't even have to use a fabric with a pattern on it; lots of people make solid-colored quilts that look really nice. And then once you're done with your quilt top, it can sort of become a bear to shove it through the regular machine to quilt all of the layers of the "sandwich" together. So just take it really slow and be patient. I know some ladies who just pass the quilt top, batting, and backing fabric on to a long-arm quilt shop and just have them put it through the long-arm quilt machine-- but that is very pricey. Looks amazing though.
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>>2418476
>on to a long-arm quilt shop
No clue on what that is or I could find this around here.
On another note, do you sew the three layer only around the edges and leave the middle of the interior, sort of loosy, or do you you sew around the middle too.
I have an overlock machine that I guess could do the work of joining all the layers together quite nicely, even though it sounds like it could be a bit too thick.
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>>2418484
This is a longarm quilting machine. They are many tens of thousands of dollars, so I don't own one, but old ladies make a business out of quilting other people's quilts, so it pays itself back that way. They usually charge a couple hundred dollars to quilt that sandwich together for you--and I'm not even sure if they put the bias binding around the edge when they are done either, maybe that is a separate fee. The sewing machine probably has a bigger hole in it to shove all of the blanket material than the overlock machine does. And I guess if you are just quilting straight lines, it doesn't really matter which machine you use--but the regular sewing machine will make finer lines than the overlock machine. And you can get a freehand foot or a walking foot for the regular sewing machine that really helps to not bunch up all of the fabric layers when you are quilting it--which is actually pretty important. Most machines even drop the feed dogs when using a quilting foot, so yeah I'd say the overlock machine would be at a disadvantage there. I've never tried quilting on an overlock machine anyway.
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>>2418499
Oh I see, this is a big boy machine, more likely used for sewing more industrial like blankets. The overlock would be to just join the layers at the edges, it has more kick as so to speak.
But I guess on smaller scale for a pillow or cushion it could be easier to do, or to just leaving them loose.

Picture is something my great aunt made with spare leftovers from other stuff. What I'm thinking is this could be something useful to do with left overs as well.
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>>2418511
That's an awesome lollipops pillow! And yeah, quilting makes great use of scraps.
Overlocking the edges is a great idea, for sure. I even have a tablecloth that is quilted on the top (without batting or a backing or anything), and all of the pieces are overlocked together--so the back of it is "finished" without fraying edges.
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>>2418551
Ho and btw, I almost forgot about this, but are bias cuts required even when talking about straight edges?
I thought mostly important in curved cuts like in neck hole or sleeve
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>>2418581
Well technically if it's for binding a rectangular quilt or whatever, then no, you don't really need a strip cut on the bias to bind it. I guess I usually cut the strip on the bias when I make the tape for quilts so that the pattern on the fabric is at an angle and more interesting that way. But you're right, it can just be straight cut fabric for a quilt.
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>>2418434
Damn that's a cool design, I only know half square triangles currently, 2nd quilt ever anon here

I made this for my mom and stupidly did not get a picture after I put the binding on
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>>2418484
at this point, Google is your friend

quilting refers to sewing the pieces in the sandwich together, think quilted toilet paper, everything else is sewing
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>>2418419
oh thank god someone can help me, i appreciate any advice

i think this may be an example of self binding backing? do you think i am able to save the backing piece with this method or does it all have to do?
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>>2419450
That quilt is amazing! Nice work!
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>>2419466
Yeah it's difficult to tell from the pics if it is self-binded or if the binding was just made out of the same material as the backing... Cause it's all coming apart... If it were my project, I wouldn't worry about doing a self-binding with the backing. I'd quilt a new backing piece on over the back, and then I'd just wrap a brand new bias tape around the edges.



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