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    I need to clear off my work space. But that is in the works.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

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    I'm certain rev's video will be fantastic, but I did have this video bookmarked for easy description of making a welt opening. Keep in mind this is for diapers so it is a big opening. You can use the same technique but make it smaller for a buttonhole. I find that when sewing buttonholes on easy to tear fabric it is best to have the welt fabric touching the button (welt should be tear resistant), so the folding up/down of the fabric before stitching parallel lines is actually well worth it.

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    I've used a short section of grossgrain (about 1 1/2") sewn to netting as the "patch". Worked well for me. Be sure to sear the ends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pag View Post
    I'm certain rev's video will be fantastic, but I did have this video bookmarked for easy description of making a welt opening. Keep in mind this is for diapers so it is a big opening. You can use the same technique but make it smaller for a buttonhole. I find that when sewing buttonholes on easy to tear fabric it is best to have the welt fabric touching the button (welt should be tear resistant), so the folding up/down of the fabric before stitching parallel lines is actually well worth it.

    Enough yammering - video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGJDEhEXZ74

    Welt pockets are much the same as a buttonhole. There are a couple of of differences largely based on size. I was not able to deal with her style... she drove me bonkers. But that's me. I also can't understand the use of a pocket in diapers. But again.... that's my problem. and it's been 17 years since diapers were a part of my life. Maybe grands... if they ever come along with explain that.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    I need to clear off my work space. But that is in the works.
    Great scott...who has a clear workspace? I thought that was a leveling ground for us all, that we never had adequate workspace...
    Who out there has adequate workspace, and why are you not kickin our butts in the DIY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelle the Camper View Post
    Great scott...who has a clear workspace? I thought that was a leveling ground for us all, that we never had adequate workspace...
    Who out there has adequate workspace, and why are you not kickin our butts in the DIY?
    I recently moved the office and the workroom. The work table is covered with all the stuff that should be on shelves. Sorry to disappoint you. I have pretty much all the gear I need. The last project I did was an Inverness Cloak (read Sherlock Holmes). But that's not hammock related so I haven't put pics up. I am going to make another one out of wool. But I need to get things straightened away.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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