Amethyst Angel's Bookstore Have you ever wanted to create nice, professional-looking props and costume armor, but were afraid that you'd have to spend a ton of money on materials or learn to work with dangerous tools and chemicals? Well, fear no more! Amethyst Angel, award-winning cosplayer and tutorial author has written a primer detailing her armor and propmaking methods, developed over years of practice and experimentation and incorporating many easy-to-learn skills. You CAN create realistic-looking and impressive costume armor and props using simple tools and durable, lightweight materials like styrene, craft foam, wonderflex and paper mache. These books will show you how! Photos and Text by Teresa Dietzinger. Each book contains hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations detailing every step of my armor and propmaking process! *Setting up a project workspace *Information on tools and materials and where to buy them. c. 2007-8 by Teresa Dietzinger Visit her Prop Blog Today!
DIY Custom Fabric Labels Custom clothing labels using iron-on transfers (©2005, www.grumperina.com. Updated September 13th, 2010. Information and images contained within this tutorial are copyrighted and cannot be used for any unintended purposes without my explicit permission. E-mail me.) Many people have asked how I make these adorable and completely customized labels for my handknits: It's simple, cheap, creative, and allows me to put the recipient's name, fabric content, care instructions, and even a little cartoon on the label! Click here to proceed with the tutorial: You will need: - inkjet printer - iron (no steam!) - satin ribbon, 5/8" - 1/2" wide, or whatever is suitable for your project - anti-fraying liquid (Fray Check , Fray Block, etc.) - iron-on transfers, whichever are suitable for your printer. Let's get started! You will need to design your label using graphic software. Follow the instructions on your iron-on transfers. You can reuse the same iron-on transfer paper over and over again. Ta da! All done!
Axis Powers Hetalia-Spain Cosplay Wig FREESHIPPING style:Axis Powers Hetalia-Edward Cosplay Wig material:100% Kanekalon fibercolor:Dark Brown length:short notice:*This Wig is made of Kanekalon fiber.This wig is on an adjustable net-cap. So it can fit most head sizes.(up to 60cm head circumference)*The wigs in the picture has been styled with a wig comb. =care instructions=Brush the wig gently.Wash in cold water with shampoo and wash gently. To avoids the sunlight perpendicular incidence, please take care of the place which very soon illuminates. *This Wig is made of Kanekalon fiber, it CANNOT resist high temperature.Please DONOT use electric driers , irons, or any hot instruments. new, unworn My goal is to make sure you are a happy customer and pleasant shopping with us If you have any questions, please ask us. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. =About items= =Shipping Terms= We only ship to the confirmed address provided by PayPal. =Shiping Cost= We are glad to offer combine shipping.
How To Sew Darts - Coletterie For beginners, sewing darts tends to seem like a complicated step. I know that I was confused about getting a straight line and ending right at the point. Double pointed darts seemed even more confusing. Straight Dart Straight darts have only one point with dart legs along the edge of the pattern. 1. 2. 3. Curved Dart Curved darts are often used around the bust as they can be very flattering. 1. 2. 3. Double Point Dart Double point darts tend to be found on dresses with simple lines. 1. 2. 3. 4. APH Short Spain Cosplay Brown Wig Place bid Review and confirm your bid Bid confirmation d h m s day hour hours FREE shipping See item description (Approximately ##1##) (Enter ##1## or more) (Enter more than ##1##) Your max bid: Increase max bid Confirm bid Cancel Change bid Close , you've been outbid. , you're the highest bidder on this item. , you're the first bidder. , you're currently the high bidder, but you're close to getting outbid. , this auction is almost over and you're currently the high bidder. , you're the high bidder, but the reserve price hasn't been met. Please enter your bid again. Please enter a valid number as the bid price. Enter an amount that is equal or greater than the minimum bid required. Maximum bids can't be lowered once they're submitted. Your bid is greater than or equal to the Buy It Now price.
Old Sewing Machine Maintenance According to the old Singer parts lists, that big spokey wheel on the end of your vintage Singer is the balance wheel. According to most folks who use a vintage Singer it’s the handwheel, so it’s the handwheel as far as we’re concerned here, and we’ll be looking at its removal and replacement, with a bit of a detour on the way. But why, pray, would anyone want to take the thing off? Well, you could be taking a machine apart because it’s in a disgusting state and cleaning it will be so much easier if you take off some of its bits. Or maybe you want to change the handwheel for a different one? “The clutch?” Well, the clutch is what lives behind that big chromed knob in the middle of your handwheel, and without the clutch your machine would be nowhere near as user-friendly as it is. That upping-and-downing is the motion, which you stop by unscrewing the stop motion clamp screw when you want to wind a bobbin. As you take the chromed knob off, one of two things will happen.
Cloth Doll Making Fabrics Aprox. 4" x 6" swatches of 16 fabrics including, Muslin***, Osnaburg, Raw Silk, Dolskin, Deersuede and Craft Velour. Easy reference for color selection and texture. Free Pattern Fitting Series Pattern Fitting Series I am presenting a pattern fitting series entitled "My Approach to Successful Pattern Fitting". This series is written and produced solely by myself and all of the content is offered from my experience in the Fashion Industry and tailored to appeal to a DIY Sewist/Sewer. I hope that if you've had a difficult time with fitting yourself in the past that you will find my information helpful. If you'd like to read my opening post about the series I'm currently writing it's here. Free Patterns and tutorials I thought it would be a good idea if we had a unique thread for free patterns and tutorials. I tried hard to find patterns/instructions for the most requested items, like hakama, kimono and traditional japanese clothing. Sewing tutorials: Leena's pattern drafting and sewing tutorials: Making Your Own Patterns From Existing Free Burda patterns: Free simplicity pattern download: click on the pop up window when the page is loaded tutorials to make a pleated skirt: Free kimono pattern + other patterns (japanese):
Gather A Ruffle Without Pulling A Thread I enjoy using center-gathered strips to use as a ruffle embellishment (often called a "Euro-Ruffle"). The ruffled strip on the top pictured above is for my little friend Julianna, age 3, but I have used this same technique with narrow ruffles around necklines or sleeves on adult garments. The ways to use this embellishment are limited only by your imagination. In this tutorial, I will show you how to make a center ruffled strip, without having to pull any gathering threads! You can click each photo to enlarge it, then click the << BACK button of your browser to return to this page. First, start with a strip of woven or knit fabric. The top pictured above was embellished with 1-3/4" strips of woven fabric that have been finished like this-- Since the strips will be gathered, you may need to start with more than one strip so that it will be long enough. After stitching them together as shown above, trim off the the excess "triangle", leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Labels: Sewing Tutorials
hetalia: England and America Revolutionary cosplay breakdown Hey it's Independence Day, so I wanted to do something revolutionary. Since I can't really write or draw, I wanted to write up some historical documentation for the outfits antieden and I did in case anyone else would like to use the information to make their own outfits. While I will try and mention both the historical way of doing the costumes as well as the "short-cut" way, I will definitely be leaning more towards the historical and people can simplify as they see fit. I also want to say that most of this information has been acquired from online and library research. nightblink pointed out to me, the English were FAR more specific about their uniforms (the Colonists were lucky to GET uniforms). Now before we get into specifics, let's go over some general things. antieden favored what was in the design. Also realize that since you are working with historical clothing, the fit of the clothes are completely different than what you might be used to. X-posted to hetalia_cosplay and