So, what are our little tailors and seamstresses up to tonight?What is everyone making? Comfy sewing thread go!
>>2621160Got a whole bunch of medium weight jersey I've been meaning to make some comfy leisure shorts out of but I can't bring myself to want to deal with the wrinkly as fuck super thin tissue paper pattern.
>>2621494do it! If this thread is still up when you do it, post results
I lost some weight, so I'm going to take my suits to the tailor to get altered
Why id camo fabric so expensive? Need to get started on my helmet cover project
>>2621807Check with Joanns and check their coupons. They almost always have like 40%
>>2621807If you have an army surplus place near you, try there. They sometimes have rolls of camo fabricn usually cheaper than joanns
>>2621824stack dem coupins
>>2621807>camo fabric>helmet cover projectGo to Good Will. There's gotta be some BDU pants or shirt there. Gonna be cheaper than fabric, already be broken in, and you'll stop some asshole from stealing honor.
I have a canvas (or some other kinda heavy fabric idk) backpack and I want to put some form of back support in it, since I couldn't find anything that wouldn't cost a kidney. What would be the easiest way to go about it? I was thinking making a frame of some light metal rods.
>>2622118What are you using the bag for? I'd recommend just getting an external pack frame if it doesn't need to be light or nice looking.
>>2622136I basically take it everywhere i go, but the main use is at college with a notebook, sometimes a laptop, and a lot of miscellaneous crap that folds the bottom and keeps jumping up and down. There are internal divisions, so an external frame that covers the bottom is my main focus, but if i'm already doing one why not just do both. All the external frames I found were either expensive (third world poor here) to the point that i could get a bag that solves this problem or is too big.thinking something like this and the rods stitched to it or pvc panels, whichever is easier.
>>2622083>>2621832>>2621824>>2621808Good ideas thanks
>>2622250Plastic or foamular boards can be had for cheap. Easy to work with too.
>>2621160this year i#ve done 2 complete rennaissance outfits completely by handmy fingers were literaly bleeding at the end from the thread slowly shaving away my skin
>>2622250I wouldn’t go with rods, they might start to hurt after a while. But if you take some foam and sew fabric around it tightly, you can get a pretty strong frame without using fully rigid parts.If you put a frame like in your pic, you won’t be able to stuff it into a tight space anymore. I have an Osprey backpack and they use a kind of curved tent pole to keep it in shape and upright, that could be an idea
>>2622250Maybe make a PVC pipe frame? Alternatively get fiberglass road markers and bend them to shape. Look up bushcraft pack frames and take inspiration from that.
>>2622392Nice job, doing it by hand gives you extra street cred you know.General supply question: Looking to get a rotary cutter and self healing mat, what's better for general purpose use, a 60mm or 45mm blade?
>>2622411For most cutting jobs, where you're cutting single or double layer fabric, the 45mm is fine. Like if you're making clothes. The 45mm is a little more maneuverable for small curves like necklines and armscyes. If you're a quilter and cutting multiple stacks of fabric for strip quilts, the 60mm is better. If you work with heavier fabrics like denim, canvas, or upholstery fabrics, go with the 60mm. I have both, for different fabrics.
>>2622392Get a thimble and leather fingertip grips. A pair of locking hemostats is great for helping pull a needle thru difficult or thick fabrics. If you're having to fight each stitch, you're probably using the wrong needle and/or the wrong thread for the job. Needles are cheap enough that you should toss the dull ones. Typically after about 8 hrs of sewing, you switch to a new needle.
Not sure if this is the right place to post but I'm not sure where else it would go.I'd like to make a wool beanie sorta like pic related with different camouflage patterns>Multicam and its variants>Woodland>etcI'm not sure where to start since I have no experience sewing or doing anything like this, I tried looking up sources for camouflage wool but I can't even find that.I'd like the wool to feel fluffy and not like a synthetic wrap is on top.
>>2622645For things like this, if you have a beanie already, the best thing to do is trace is on some paper and then use that pattern to make your cuts on your material. Sounds like you want it a bit dark, I suggest buying some basic chalk as well for this.
>>2622649Thanks, I thought about that.I'm wondering how to apply a camouflage pattern to wool though, if I have to dye it or if there's anyway to source wool in a pattern.I want to go with merino wool.
>>2622652Just stack it. Have the wool inside of it and then sew it together, make sure to sew it inside out and then pull, sometimes you have to hand stitch that last part
>>2622656I see what you mean, not sure if it would come out like >>2622645 though
>>2622325>>2622399>>2622405I appreciate the sugestions, thanks
>>2622652Normally you’d silk screen press it, or you buy camo fleece, or sacrifice a wool camo scarf. Not sure if you can find them in multicam tho since it’s not really a suitable pattern for wool
>>2622904>Not sure if you can find them in multicam tho since it’s not really a suitable pattern for woolHow come?But yeah you're probably right, I've checked several times and it doesn't seem like anyone carries multicam wool fabrics
>>2623024> How come?Nevermind I was confused with UCP. UCP uses these pixelated blocks that would look blurry on wool because of its long and thick fiber
Any tips for working with sequinned fabrics?
>>2624221I've legit heard it's a pain in the ass.
>>2624230Thanks Anon. I guess.
What’s a good way to make a cylinder ie attach a round bottom to a ‘tube’ of the same fabric? I know to cut the round bottom plus seam allowance and then attach it inside out to the cylindrical part but should I cut triangular notches in the bottom to prevent it from bulking up and won’t that leave me with tiny gaps once I turn it right side out
>>2625118Here's the basic idea: https://www.funkyfriendsfactory.com/blog/put-your-best-foot-forward-how-to-sew-perfect-plushie-feet/Sew first, notch afterwards. You can also baste after pinning, then sew, if the pins bother you. Just make sure you do the math to get the circumference of the cylinder bottom piece to match the circumference of the cylinder correctly. The seamlines must be the same length to avoid puckers.t. plushiemaker