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Old 07-14-2010, 07:59 PM   #1171
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I get the bulk of my Disney fabric at Walmart. I would also check e-bay and Joann fabrics.
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I tried Joanns today. Nothing. I'll have to take a look at the other places. Thanks. I wish someone would sell a pattern.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:59 PM   #1172
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I get the bulk of my Disney fabric at Walmart. I would also check e-bay and Joann fabrics.
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Our Walmarts no longer sell fabric. I don't like Walmart but now that they don't sell it, Hobby Lobby is my only choice here and their selection of Disney is very limited. I have to drive 30 minutes to go to Joanns or Hancocks.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:09 PM   #1173
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Home made using Iron on transfer paper that prints on our home ink jet printer.
You need 1/4 yard of fabric, iron interfacing, wide double fold bias tape, and a 3/8" dowel 8" long.

Pockets are 11" X 5 1/2"
Back is 32" X 8"


Cut out backing and pockets then iron on interfacing.
Sew bias tape on top of pocket
pleat once on each side and pin bottom of pocket so that it is 8" wide.
baste, then pin bias tape on bottom and sew on
Pin pockets on backing and sew bottom of pocket to backing
Pin and baste around entire outside of project.
Pin then sew bias tape around outside edge of whole fish extender
fold top over leaving room for you dowel at top and sew along the inside of bias tape down each side to secure.

I am not a professional! These are just my notes on how I made mine. Good luck!

Kudos to CQUICK for passing on the instructions to me! This is such a fun project!
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whew! only took me a wk but i've finally read all 77 pages of this thread! it only took to pg 75 to finally find someone from our mar 20 2011 cruise, lol! hi toescat!

i am helping coordinate our FE exchg and this thread has been so valuable, i've kept lots of "notes" lol! i may have to give every night of the cruise tho b/c even at 8 mos, 2 wks and ? days away (from toescat's ticker, lol!) i'm already shopping and keep coming up w/ more ideas that i "have" to do, lol!

so some q's about my personal FE...
i have been shopping to find fabric and just want to clarify what kind is best for durability. i can get flannel or cotton in the print i want but flannel wasn't on sale so didn't get either til i knew what was best.

for those that look "typical" i'm getting that i need something to make the pockets stiffer (can't think of what it's called) is there a variety of options for levels of rigidity? if so do i want the stiffest one?

also for the main part do i put this same stuff on the back of the fabric? i saw one poster mentioned putting batting between the layers. what has worked best for those of you who are experienced FE makers?



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I have had a lot of success using Iron on Interfacing. I buy it by the yard at Walmart or any local fabric store. Super easy to use! Cut it just a tad bit smaller than your pocket, iron it on the back side of your fabric and your done! My first FE is still the one I use and it has held up great!

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Old 07-17-2010, 07:55 PM   #1174
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I just finished making my FE, using the No-Sew instructions. I was challenged by the instructions, almost gave up, but persevered and I am so pleased with the result!


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Old 07-22-2010, 09:28 AM   #1175
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I finally finished making my FE, thanks to post #27. This was my first sewing project. I already know when I make the next for our cruise, what I would do differently. One of my problems was that I don't figure out how to pleat until 2nd out 4th pocket, but that's okay I tried my best. I will post a picture.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:21 PM   #1176
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Just beautiful! My mom just passed away, and I never learned how to sew from her. She made all of my formals for high school, dresses and fancy pillowcases for my daughter. Now I must take a class to learn how to sew as she gifted me her sewing machines...a regular machine, and an embroidery one. Time for me to find a pattern and try to make fun things like fish extenders to share with other DIS members on a future cruise (not enough time for me to do anything before our Aug 3, 2010 one.

Thanks for sharing the ones you have made...I am sure anyone that gets one is very appreciative!
I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. It was nice of her to leave her machines for you. I do have a suggestion. Check out the family forum and the disboutiquer thread. They will have you itching to sew and use the embroidery machine. Also check out youcanmakethis.com for patterns and sewing instruction short videos. It can become addicting too.
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:07 PM   #1177
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the ice cream cones were invitations the girls received for a meet and great ice cream social for girls their ages. It was a cute idea to make them as magnets and put them on the doors of the girls invited.
Love the idea of an Ice cream social for the kids, can you share a few details about it.
When was it during the curise
Where
Was it a pre planned like the adult meets


thanks, sound like fun and would love to do one with my ship mates and FE group
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:20 PM   #1178
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The last time I did any sewing was in grade 9 in home ec class - LOL!

I would have loved to make our own! I ended up buying one on ebay, it's not a custom made one, just a mickey wall hanger organizer, but it was $8 USD and FREE shipping anywhere! So I got it shipped to Canada for free (we're in Vancouver, BC)! I'll see if I can iron on or sew on our names to personalize it a bit.

I have a question about the pictures of people's room doors - do you bring your own decorations? Are they all magnetic? And - one picture had a whiteboard on it - did they put that up?

My packing list is getting longer!

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:32 PM   #1179
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I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. It was nice of her to leave her machines for you. I do have a suggestion. Check out the family forum and the disboutiquer thread. They will have you itching to sew and use the embroidery machine. Also check out youcanmakethis.com for patterns and sewing instruction short videos. It can become addicting too.
Thanks so much for your comments. I am hoping to get Dad through his battle with Lymphoma with great health on the other side so I can take the time to clean our my craft room (lovingly called the crap room by DH), and get the machines her to start playing. :-)
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:34 PM   #1180
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The last time I did any sewing was in grade 9 in home ec class - LOL!

I would have loved to make our own! I ended up buying one on ebay, it's not a custom made one, just a mickey wall hanger organizer, but it was $8 USD and FREE shipping anywhere! So I got it shipped to Canada for free (we're in Vancouver, BC)! I'll see if I can iron on or sew on our names to personalize it a bit.

I have a question about the pictures of people's room doors - do you bring your own decorations? Are they all magnetic? And - one picture had a whiteboard on it - did they put that up?

My packing list is getting longer!

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We add magnets to everything...magnets, whiteboard, even foam holiday decorations on our December 2009 cruise. If you forget magnets Guest Services can help with some. Magnets won't cause damange to the doors. Have fun...it's addicting! We love to decorate our door!
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Old 09-06-2010, 12:27 PM   #1181
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Getting ready to make my fish extender. What is a good length? Is there an avereage lenght? I don't want it touching all the way to floor. TIA
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Old 09-06-2010, 02:42 PM   #1182
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This thread helped me make my fish extender. It's not prefect but it did the job.

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I'm so lucky - my mom sews and she is going to make us one! She has made a LOT of them...so now the problem is figuring out what fabric/patches/etc. that I want (and my family wants!!). I'm halfway tempted to bring several....so that way I don't have to eliminate options!
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:12 AM   #1184
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Singer "Simple". I love to make them just for fun and usually give them away to Disboard familys that are on our ship.

Here are a few of my newest batch....






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Old 09-23-2010, 09:58 PM   #1185
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I got mine from ETSY seller Stitches N' Bows

She custom makes them to your liking; colors, embroidery right down to the trim. She is truely awesome.

I just ordered mine! I can't wait to see it when it comes!
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