I am interested in purchasing patterned silk fabric, like the kind you see used in J Crew's kid's neck ties. Usually some kind of repeated pattern over a solid colored background. Kind of preppy looking. Does anyone know where you can get fabric like that? Is there some sort of secret underground network of suppliers in Italy or something? Thanks in advance!
I want to cut two hats in half and sew each half to the other (e.g. one half of the hat will be team A and the other half of the hat will be team B). How can I most effectively do this? [more inside]
My son's school has a "100th day of school" t-shirt project coming up, requiring 100 of something to be on the shirt. He's a kindergartener with fine-motor issues who suggests a Pac-Man theme. I'd like him to decorate the shirt himself or at least part of it. So, how should he get 100 colored dots in various pastel colors on a black or navy t-shirt? Ideally the dot-making wouldn't require a lot of grip strength or precision. (We adults will help with the Pac-Man, ghosts, and maze lines as needed.) Bonus points for washability, but that's not essential.
LA to DC Crafting - Fabric and Leather supply stores? [more inside]
I want to use bamboo fabric to sew a custom martial arts gi. Help me find fabric and plan this out. [more inside]
Is there a simpler way to sew a hem than how I'm doing it now? [more inside]
Looking for uses for small scraps of plain (not particularly pretty) fabric. [more inside]
I need a sewing machine; how much should I budget, where should I look, and what features should I be looking for? [more inside]
I'm looking for a velcro or a stretchy strap that's about as wide as a ski goggle strap, and I live in New York City. [more inside]
[sewingfilter] What is the best way to applique a piece of one t-shirt to another t-shirt? [more inside]
I'm looking for a project management/social networking site for fabric craftspeople, artisans and hobbyists (can include sewing, weaving, whatever) on the MyFolia model. In other words someplace on line where I can organize my projects and connect with other craftspeople. The forums just aren't working for me-- too much chat, not enough organizing.
I need to know if there is a particular word for this kind of brocade. I think it's a brocade. [more inside]
Wanted: tips or detailed instructions for making a belt (clothing) out of fabric, iron-on "waist maker" tape, needle, thread, "belting" strap material, and (probably) some hooks. I'm not 100% sure how to fold/sew the fabric around the tape, especially the ends. No luck with Google, and the package instructions are sparse. [more inside]