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

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  1. ivey_family

    ivey_family Mouseketeer

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    Hi Erin,

    I have a PE-770 and the Eclipse hoops. I find them extremely useful because I do lots of 4x4 stuff (those charms I made, for example) and onesies. I also like having a second 5x7 so I can have the next shirt hooped and ready while one is on the machine. I hooped two at the same time the other day when I made the dragon shirts. I've only used the multi-positional (5x12) hoop once on a shirt for my husband. You probably know, you can't do a larger design, but you can add words or do two designs next to each other if you have software to split the design. I've never used that tiny circle hoop.

    Hope that helps! And congrats on the new machine! Pics??

    Regards,
    C.
     
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  3. nannye

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    Hey, it's Nova in Hamilton. just take the 403 in, it shouldn't bee too bad for you. An hour to an hour and a half I think. The guy you want to talk to is Shawn. I'm pretty sure he is the owner. I was pretty impressed with him. I feel better about taking it in to him. Doesn't take too long either, he said maybe 2 days.
     
  4. PurpleEars

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    I am sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. I can't wait to see pictures of projects using the designs you bought!

    I hope your grandson will decide to wear grandma's handiwork soon!

    Great job on the shirts and thank you for sharing your experience with solving your "bird nest" problem. I imagine someone will find it useful!

    I hope your house will sell quickly. I can't wait to see pictures of the costume!

    Thank you for sharing your granddaugther's journey in the last year with us Nini. It is heart breaking to hear all the pain and surgeries she went through, and will have to face as she continues to grow. I hope your family will have a wonderful time at Disney and at the beach. I am sure everyone deserves a nice time off.

    Wow! Congratulations on the new machine! Please share pictures of it!

    I remember Ottawa Street in Hamilton being a fabric district (my mother-in-law and I used to go there as a girls' trip when we lived in London). They had more upholstery type fabric than quilting or fashion fabric though.
     
  5. nannye

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    Hi,
    Yes it is definitely still more upholstery I think, and some shops that I don't go in to lol, but there is a big fabricland, and other stores that sell quilting and fashion now. Probably 4 or 5 that I can think of that we went to today which had a decent assortment of quilting/fashion fabric.
     
  6. disneychic2

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    Those shirts are adorable! Love that they picked out their fabric. Thanks for the tip on the stabilizer. My thread kept breaking yesterday and i took things apart to see if there was something inside, but didn't see anything. Maybe I'll take another look.

    Oh how sad. And how hard it must be to watch such a little one have to go through all that! Thanks for sharing. Don't think your post is too long. We want to keep updated and some of us...me...had no clue what had been going on since I've only been active on here for a year or so. Sounds like she has a great attitude!:goodvibes

    Congrats on the shared new machine! That was a great idea. I know you'll put it to good use! It's also great you found a person to service your 770 that you trust. :thumbsup2 Can't wait to see some things you make.
     
  7. NiniMorris

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    I'm really running late and need to get off this computer and get the family up for church services...and I forgot to grab the quote...


    I have used that tiny little round hoop to hoop tiny little new born onesies, ribbons and socks!

    I think it might have been last year there was a freebie design somewhere of the peeps chicks...and I put them on some ribbon and socks for my grand princess for Easter...of course, she was not feeling herself so she didn't actually wear them...but her doll did!


    Nini
     
  8. nannye

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    Embroidery people, where are your fave sites to get Disney Appliquees?

    I have frou frou, lynnie pinnie, kenziemac sites bookmarked, but I'm looking for more Disney sites.

    Thanks
     
  9. VBAndrea

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    QUESTION

    Does anyone have an over the door ironing board? I would really like one to save space in my sewing/laundry/kitty bath room but I am worried that they might all be too flimsy for my needs. If you have one please let me know your thoughts.

    And also, irons were discussed a while back -- does anyone remember how long ago? I'd like to go back and reread that section b/c tomorrow I will be able to afford a new iron.

    I am finally hoping to be able to sew some this week. I'm really in the mood to sew again and I think it''s still going to be too cold for my spring yard work (that desperately needs to get done) so I am hoping to accomplish finishing a skirt and shirt for dd and working on a BG.

    LIZ: loved your collection of skirts!

    GOTEAMWOOD (Sorry, I know your name but I'm drawing a blank): that is the cutest pic of your boys in their ST Pats shirt!

    DIANE: Adorable dress!

    And there are a million others but I am seriously headed upstairs now to do some laundry and then get sewing!
     
  10. goteamwood

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    Justpeachyapplique has some Mickey heads and is having a sale today, glitzy stitches (both on etsy and on the web), bows and clothes (have to email for access to characters), divas doodles, sweet peas place (also have to email for access) and right now appliqué ave is closing and has the whole collection for $10, includes a variety of Mickey heads and some other character like doc mcstuffins, yo Gabba Gabba, etc.

    I'm sure there are others I am forgetting off the top of my head.

    Thanks! I used to have an over-door, when my laundry room had a door... I thought it was fine, but it was about 2/3 length of a standard ironing board. I might get one again for space constraints.

    I also got a new iron recently it was from amazon and had great reviews, it's black and decker digital advantage. It's working well. My old iron wasps very inconsistent. That one was the cheapest one I could get when I was in college, the new one was around $40 I think.

    Jen
     
  11. hey_jude

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    Hi Andrea - looks like the iron discussion started with the last post (#2880) on page 192.

    I got a great deal (about 2/3 off) on a Shark X-Tended Steam Burst iron a couple years ago. I like that it heats up in seconds but it is much heavier than the Black & Decker ones that I had before.

    Good luck!

    Judy
     
  12. dianemom2

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    How exciting about the new sewing machine. I am sure that you will just love it! Also it is great that you found somebody trustworthy to repair/service your PE770.



    The tiny little hoop is great for little girl's socks. I have only done a few but I think they turn out adorable when you do a little design and then add some ruffles or ribbons to match a dress. So cute with tiny little maryjanes!

    I also like Glitzystitches and I have several from Just Peachy. I am a little bit peeved with Just Peachy though because a few of her designs didn't download right. I tried to contact her at least twice and she never responded. Glitzystitches always responds very promptly and is extremely nice. I'm not crazy about Diva's Doodles, Bows and Clothes and Sweet Peas Place. The designs are cute but usually have very narrow satin stitches and also tons of thread changes that seem unnecessary.

    I keep a regular ironing board in my sewing room because it gets so much use and I also often use it as my cutting counter too. I have an over the door ironing board in my laundry room. It isn't very stable and I don't really care for it. Also, we've had issues a couple of times when I have had the hot iron on it and somebody tried to open the door.

    I just adore my Sunbeam iron. It is better than the expensive Rowenta iron that I bought. I think it was called the Sunbeam Burst of Steam?????

    I am going to check ou the Applique Avenue sale. Have you used her designs? How did they stitch out?


    On Friday I put in a bid on ebay on a used Pfaff Coverlock machine. It was a super low bid (like less than 1/2 of what they generally sell for) so I never thought I would win, but I did. So now I have a Pfaff Coverlock machine on the way to my house. It is missing the power cord and foot control so I will have to order those. I can't get them until I see the shape of the plug connection. Since I already have a very nice serger, my plan is to leave this one set up to do the coverstitch. It gets very nice reviews. I am on the hunt for a reasonably priced binding foot attachment for it. The binding foot looks awesome!
     
  13. hey_jude

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    Those are the ones I have bookmarked as well. I seem to recall that there are others where you need to email the designer for the specific Disney designs (i.e. they have them but don't advertise them on their sites). I'd also like to know if there are others that I'm missing!
     
  14. cogero

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    I also like cute by Kira, digital by design on Facebook.
     
  15. disneychic2

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    Yay for winning the bid on the new machine!!:banana: I'm so serger illiterate, all I use mine for is to finish my raw edges. I don't even know what you mean by coverstitch! I don't even know what I don't know. You know?:rotfl:

    I would love to do something on little girl's socks. I'm a bit intimidated about something like that until I get a little more practice under my belt. Sorry for the tease about getting some designs for 80% off. I haven't stitched any of them out yet, but at 40cents and 80cents, I decided to take a chance. It was Applique Momma who had the sale. Nothing Disney, though. Here's a link where I found her: http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/Specials.aspx
     
  16. goteamwood

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    VTU on Facebook (Very Truly Yours I think?) Is a group you need approval for, I haven't every bought anything but it looks like a good princess selection. I don't do much with princesses. ;)
    I also got a bunch of stuff from Nobbie Neez which is a FB one you "friend" and she has specials that are limited to the first 3 who respond type thing. I have gotten a bunch from her, she had a deal with a boutique CD with a TON of designs on it, but I can't say I was thrilled with the way they stitch. I have had a TON of issues with them, I had an elmo I used that was so thick with the satin stitch it was making the machine thump and shimmy something awful, I just bought Heathresue's elmo and haven't looked back.


    Congrats on the new machine. I very nearly bought myself an Innovis 4000d last night on ebay then I realized that even though it was a great price I don't actually have that money so I resisted. And my hubby isn't ob board with upgrading my machine since it is only a little more than 6 months old. (but 4.7 million stitches!)

    I used the Applique Ave "Boo" when I made my friend's Monsters inc shirt: [​IMG]
    And I just recently stitched out the mickey head with the split red/black with the buttons and I really liked that. The others I have not tried.

    I am sorry about your issues with just peachy. I use a lot of her stuff in my etsy shop and have been happy with the way it stitches out. I like the wider satin stitch. I belong to a group appliqué herald on facebook which I think she helps administer and have gotten good responses through there. I know she just moved recently and was without internet access for a couple weeks.

    Here is today's project before I take my embroidery machine in for service (it's fine but I feel like it needs maintenance. I have almost 5 Million stitches and Just got it in July.) These are Easter/Trip to Sunny Florida presents for my boys.The East fits as shorts I had done before captain america fully stitched out! Hulk's hair was all fill stitch too so it took forever. My boys are almost obsessed with superheroes as they are with Disney so they are going to LOVE these sets. And even though Easter is at the end of the trip I am just going to give them to them early so they can actually wear them when it is warm because who knows if/when it will ever warm up here in Chicago!

    [​IMG]

    And this is a fun birthday set I made for a friend's twin daughters. She wanted them to go together, but one daughter is really into princesses and the other spiderman. So I used doc mcstuffins pigtails from lynnie pinnie on just peachy's spiderman and girly-ed it up with pink cupcakes to match her sister. I think it is cute and fun and I hope the little spiderman-loving girl loves it.

    [​IMG]

    Now time to start packing for our trip, we leave Wednesday morning, driving to Alabama first to see my husband's cousin, then on to Orlando to see a friend (and breakfast at 'Ohana on Saturday!) before ultimately on to an island near Ft. Meyers my father in law lives that sells itself as an island without a beach. W/ two 3-year-olds. Should be interesting. Oh and I am told he has fire ants and poison ivy in his yard. Yikes!
     
  17. nannye

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    Is anyone on FB and on the Disney Destash page? I'm trying to find it but coming up empty, if you could PM me a link I would so appreciate.
     
  18. thomtas

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    Sorry I haven't been back on to update on my sewing machine, life got super busy and my new pain and inflammation meds are throwing me for a loop (feel like I had a lobotomy!).

    Sooooo....went to my grandpa's house to find my grandmother's sewing machine and other items and it was crazy! Some stuff in the guest room, some tucked in closets, some stuff in her previous craft room in piles, stacks, shelves, and then some in the attic!!! There was nothing together and I have a sewing machine that I think is missing parts?!? :confused3 So I convinced hubby I needed a new machine to learn on and then once I understand a machine I can figure out the old machine and I'll use it too. :thumbsup2

    So I ordered and now have a Brother CS6000i :cool1:. I have used some spare fabric to play with it but haven't really worked on it too much. Need more scrap fabric to practice stitching on. I will try to take a pic and post it tomorrow, still need to name her. And the Brother PE770 is on sale on Amazon right now and I think I've convinced hubby to let me buy her (taxes came and we have been building our savings so I have the cash available, he doesn't need a new gun, LOL)...I really really want to be able to embroider on fabrics!!! :) So a trip to a fabric store is in order for fabric and thread for my first project!!!! :hyper:

    What would you ladies recommend as a good beginner project for a complete sewing novice? I am so thankful I found this group and now will have a new hobby! I am as always in awe of everyone's work! :worship:

    Sorry so long of a post! Hope everyone has a great week :goodvibes
     
  19. PurpleEars

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    That's good to know, though my odds of going there again is quite small.

    I don't have any suggestions for ironing board or iron, but I am happy to hear that you are getting back to sewing!

    Thanks for the info about these other options for applique, though it may be bad for my wallet! :rotfl:

    Congratulations on the machine! I am sure you are very excited! Please post a picture when you get it!

    Great job on the clothes you made today. I am sure you are very excited about your trip. I hope you will have a great time at 'Ohana - we have only been there for dinner.

    I am glad that you got your machine. I am sure you will have lots of fun creating with it. Please post a picture when you get a chance!
     
  20. nannye

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    Thanks, will post below

    I really need to get more sewing time. I really do sew instead of JUST buy stuff lol.

    Thanks!

    Thanks. I wondered about a couple of my just peachy's as I was going through them and cataloging.

    Thanks!
     
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