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Re: [Icehouse] DIY Cloth Chessboard

  • From"Laurie J. Rich" <knitmeapony@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 24 Oct 2006 08:45:44 -0500
I've actually found the little hand-held sewing machines aren't
half-bad for small crafts like this -- don't get a kid's toy, get the
'real' version, and don't sew much more than a few hems with it -- but
it'll do until you get a bigger machine or get comfortable with hand

On 10/23/06, TheLoneGoldfish <thelonegoldfish@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yeah, I'm going to have to look into a cheap sewing machine (or use someone
else's). The iron on stitching is terrible for the loop part of drawstring
bags (it gets stiff).

The bags work well enough, but they don't really seal very well.


On 10/23/06, Elliott C. Evans <eeyore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Evan P. wrote:
> > *I put them together using iron-on stitching called stitch-witchery...
> > hence why it's weak in places. (I don't have a sewing machine, so the
> > lady at the fabric place suggested it).
> I know hand sewing is a pain (I try to avoid it as much as I can),
> but it's not really that hard and will be more durable than the
> iron-on stuff. Now that it's all put together, it will be even
> easier to run a row of stitches up each seam by hand.
> --
> Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans
> eeyore@xxxxxxxx
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