Disboutiquers Part 29 Kids Disney Boutique / Customs Clothes psst..we sew ;-)

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  1. Jen7079

    Jen7079 Mouseketeer

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    I have been looking for used and I can't find any that are under $800 on my craigslist, is there saomewhere better to look?

    Jennifer
     
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  3. cogero

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    My first serger was a brother 1034d and I hated it i was always having a problem with it. My replacement was a Janome 11000dx and I adore it. It is a much better quality machine . It is also 3 times the price of the brother.

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  4. squirrel

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    That's where I found mine. I found one over a year ago for $50 and I didn't jump on getting it. A few months ago another one was on Craigslist and I called and said I was interested but wouldn't be able to get it until Sat. They didn't want to hold it for me that long so I called back and said I could make it in the evening on Friday. My dad had Friday off of work so he offered to go and get it as it was about 45 min away and he didn't want my mom and I driving in the dark with it raining.

    I haven't tried to do a rolled hem yet. The only thing I know is missing is one of the spool holders (so the thread doesn't spin). It doesn't seem to make much difference without the extra plastic piece.

    I don't think I have taken a photo to post yet. I had to wait until I bought a new computer as the old one had no memory (extremely low).
     
  5. squirrel

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    On Amazon there are quite a few that are in the $200-$400 range. Hopefully some others that have newer sergers will tell you what they have.

    Mine looks more like the Janome and Juki style with the knobs-not the lay in thread kind.
     
  6. dianemom2

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    I hope that they do the free dining. It is too bad that you didn't book the bounce back offer but if you didn't know what your plans would be, I guess it didn't make sense to book something. I'm hoping that they extend the room only discount code for a few more days. Right now we are arriving just after it ends.

    The rag quilt is adorable and I love the tissue holders. It is great to get a snow day and have lots of crafty fun.

    I just love my Bernina serger. It is a high quality machine. I also bought mine second hand. I didn't want to buy an inexpensive machine because I wanted it to last for years and years. I bought mine on ebay. It is a little riskier but there is a lot more to choose from. My Bernina does a beautiful stitch and I love to do rolled hems and lettuce edging. My friend with a Brother sergers said that mine is much quieter than hers is also.

    The quilt is beautiful! I love how you based it on the princess fabric. I'm sure that the mom must have appreciated such a lovely gift.

    As I said further up, check on ebay. I've bought two embroidery machines, a sewing machine and a serger on ebay. I only buy from sellers with a track record of selling sewing or embroidery machines. And they must have only positive feedback. If you pay through paypal, you have plenty of protection.
     
  7. Jen7079

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    That is good to know, I was looking at the Brother 1034d, but only because of the price. I don't mind spending more, but I want to be sure that I have to iykwim. I was looking at the babylocks, but I don't want to spend $2,500 if I don't have to.

    Off to check out Janomes.

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  8. Jen7079

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    [/QUOTE] I just love my Bernina serger. It is a high quality machine. I also bought mine second hand. I didn't want to buy an inexpensive machine because I wanted it to last for years and years. I bought mine on ebay. It is a little riskier but there is a lot more to choose from. My Bernina does a beautiful stitch and I love to do rolled hems and lettuce edging. My friend with a Brother sergers said that mine is much quieter than hers is also.



    As I said further up, check on ebay. I've bought two embroidery machines, a sewing machine and a serger on ebay. I only buy from sellers with a track record of selling sewing or embroidery machines. And they must have only positive feedback. If you pay through paypal, you have plenty of protection.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you I will go and check ebay.

    Does anyone have an opinion on Juki?

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  9. dianemom2

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    Are you talking about a new Juki or an old one? I played with the Juki machines at the Sewing Expo back on October. I was very impressed with the sewing machines. I didn't spend much time on the sergers. I understand that the sewing machines are an excellent value. Juki has had a great reputation as an industrial machine. I think they are working on expanding their use as sewing machines in the homes.

    This is similar to my serger but it is one model up:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bernina-130...538?pt=BI_Sewing_Machines&hash=item43b85e40c2
     
  10. Jen7079

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    Thanks! As I tend to forget auctions I went ahead and bid.
     
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    I am making wristlet key fobs for FE gifts for our upcoming cruises. :thumbsup2

    I bought 1.25" key hardware.

    Problem: I cannot find 1.25" webbing, ribbon, or twill tape. Ugggh. :confused3 Actually I found some on Amazon, but they wanted more for shipping and handling than the webbing cost.

    Any suggestions about what I can do to make these key fobs?

    TIA. All suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  13. SallyfromDE

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    The brother was okay, my foot lever broke after about a month. I now have a Janome and I love it!! Its so smooth and quiet. I don't remember the model.
     
  14. cogero

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    Why oh why am I having so many problems finding boy fabric I love for this next trip :(

    Nothing has been speaking to me.
     
  15. Jen7079

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    I have boys and we are taking my cousin's daughter with us in June and I was really excited to be able to sew cute stuff for a girl. I can't find any cute girl Disney fabric... When I am looking for boys all the girl stuff looks so cute, but now that I am able to buy the girl stuff it is all blah and overly busy..:rotfl2:
     
  16. disneychic2

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    What a beautiful quilt and I just know a lot of love went into it. Great job!

    So far so good. Sorry it's been a trial for you. Commercial patterns can be a bit problematic. Hope you can get it done on time. I'm sure it will be lovely once it's all done. Then you can breath a sigh of relief. Keep up the good work!

    I hear you! It's true of ready made clothing as well. Boys stuff just isn't doesn't seem to have the cool factor any more. Frustrating!
     
  17. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

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    Thanks for the compliments! I did love making it and they loved receiving it! :goodvibes
     
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    I usually put together commercial patterns with ease. It's the only kind I've done so far. It's coming along with a few issues but I think it looks great so far.

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    The rag quilt look great, I know she will love it !

    The other quilt is cute too.

    The clothes with the ruffle arms are cute but I LOVE the pants with all the scraps look at the bottom.

    I can't help anyone with a serger because I bought mine used and have not used it yet. :blush:
     
  19. goteamwood

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    I bought the 1034D based on good Amazon reviews and have been happy with it. I have only used it for a dozen or so projects, but I find it easy to use and easy to thread after I figured it out the first time. I signed up for an online class from Craftsy but haven't had time to even start it yet. :(

    Have you tried spoonflower.com? I had the same issue so I made my own: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1606588
    If you search "disney" you can see a lot of haunted-mansion inspired, and some other Disney-inspried fabrics. I sort of like the abstract references, like the geodesic Epcot-ish print.

    I think this looks amazing. But I read your blog post and it made me SO GLAD I have boys. I lost count of all those skirt layers!
     
  20. love to stitch

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    A beautiful quilt, I'm sure your friend will treasure it.

    That is a beautiful dress.
     
  21. dianemom2

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    Try signing up at Auctionsniper.com. I love using it. It makes buying things on auctions so simple. Plus you can't get carried away and overbid.

    Wow, looks just beautiful so far. I think the little girls is going to flip out when she sees it.

    Instead of making with with webbing, make your own straps with fabric lined with a heavy interfacing. That way you can use all kinds of cool Disney fabric. Also, did you try looking on Etsy? I found this right away:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/100410176/cotton-webbing-15-yards-of-125-medium

    Sorry you haven't found exactly what you have in mind. I usually buy what is on sale and then figure out what I want to make with it. I am just finishing up 12 pairs of boys' shorts and matching t-shirts. I hope to post some pictures this weekend.

    It looks awesome!
     

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