Fabric welding, no sew, hf/rf welding

Howdy folks, I've got a question that I hope someone might be able to help me with.  I'm interesting in creating a way to "weld" fabric together.  Basically taking two pieces of fabric, using heat, pressure and "glue" attach them together.  Think of Nike footwear and there sewless uppers. Anyone out there done anything like this DIY style?  I've got a number of projects that I could create from it. Thanks in advance, TOM

Posted by thmsbender 6 years ago


Using Old Upholstery Fabric

I have recently gotten hundreds of upholstery fabic samples. Each sample is about the size of a placemat. I think I could do something really cool with them but not sure what. Any ideas?

Posted by dorcaslee 7 years ago


fabric glue and gore-tex?

Greetings all, I just aquired a rather expensive hat,however, being the kind of person who reads instructables on a regular schedule, I want to improve it by adding several pieces of velcro, that I may attach various useful or decorative objects to it.I don't wish to sew it because,A: I'm terrible at sewing.B: the hat has an inner lining, and I don't want to attach both layers together.so this leaves glue, I was wondering if there were any experts on here with knowledge of fabrics and fabric glue.what kinds are there?what kind should I use?will fabric glue makegore-tex melt? catch fire? acquire magic powers and cause amphibians to sing?

Posted by srunner 9 years ago


Ordering Custom Textiles

Hey everyone. I'm trying to recreate the vest from Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I know it sounds strange, but I really want that vest. I've been obsessing over it for a long time. Now, I look at the vest on display, and I can't decide if it's a knitted vest or made out of fabric, like sewn together. It looks like it has an elastic band around the waist and a black collar, so I think it might be sewn. But I can't get that fabric anywhere. Is there any way to order custom textiles that ISN'T Spoonflower.com? I don't want printed textiles, but something woven.  Can someone point me in the right direction? I have no idea where to even look, mostly because I don't know the terminology. THANKS!! -Max

Posted by Super Cameraman 7 years ago


how to hang fabric

What is a simple way to hang fabric from bedroom ceiling?

Posted by pvt 10 years ago


inexpensive conductive fabric

Any suggestions on how to get or make relatively inexpensive conductive fabric?I'm considering a project that would use soft-switches like these, but much larger. But the Shieldit Super that's linked to in places can get real expensive real fast at $7 / ft. Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated!T

Posted by t0nes 9 years ago


Gluing and weatherproofing fabric on painted metal?

I'm getting a cargo trike soon that I'm going to heavily customize (picture of model linked, but mine is new) Thing is, I don't want the usual spray job on the cargo trunk that I'm going to do on the rest of my trike. I want prints on the outer cargo trunk, and I was wondering if it is feasible to spray adhesive some fabric on, and then clear coat it a few times? I'm wondering if anybody know if the fabric would stay on and if it'd be weatherproof? (I'm from the tropics so it's rain, shine, mud and humidity) Also, do I have to prepare the metal beforehand? Scuffing etc Thanks in advance for helping out~

Posted by maruneko 8 years ago


projecting images onto fabric or membrane

I Have a BIG project that I need help on! I have to fill a pavilion with images and other information on the Moon. I have to have this done for a festival and I have less than a month. I want to project images of the moon either static or moving onto loose hanging fabric around the pavilion. I saw a remarkable Cirque de Soleil traveling venue (see photo below) where they projected images on to translucent fabric which allowed the performers behind the projected images to appear to interact with them. This interaction is not necessary for my use but it was fascinating. (I have no idea how they accomplished this or how much that equipment costs) I will be most grateful for any and all suggestions that can help me with this project! Blessings to you all!

Posted by addinar 9 years ago


Patchwork fabric paving concept.

On Freshome, via NOTCOT; Juliana Santacruz Herrera decided the streets of Paris were too gloomy and needed a little fresh touch. With these in mind she came up with the concept of decorating the potholes of the city using colorful strips of fabric. These were placed randomly in shallow breaks and cracks, creating a fun and colorful change in the landscape. The artist’s visual intervention brings a happy touch to the gray streets of Paris and creates a fun and appealing contrast with the dark cement. But what if we were to take this idea further? If you like how this photos look, perhaps you could use them as a source of inspiration when it comes to patching up your own courtyard, patio and so on. Sounds practical? So, how could it be made (reasonably) practical? Maybe a pourable clear or translucent resin?  What do you think?

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


String experts please help!

First time poster sorry if do something incorrectly! Anyone who knows a great deal about string I need some help! It needs to have certain qualities. 1.  <5mm diameter. 2. Does not stretch. 3. Can be compressed to a smaller diameter. 4. Returns to size when decompressed. 5. Maintains shape after repeated compression/decompression. I am currently using oval shoelace which works perfectly save for one flaw, after a short time it "breaks in" and loses its sponginess, no longer returning to it's normal size if compressed then decompressed. The compression comes from two parallel lines of shoelace being twisted together until wound tightly then untwisted fully and re-twisted in the opposite direction, this process will continue through the life of the device. The shoelace starts excellently but then quickly degrades over time. I need to accomplish the same effect with no degradation of the sponginess of the string, or greatly reduced. Any method or material suggestions are greatly appreciated! 

Posted by saronson 2 years ago


Glow in the dark fabric

I dunno if u've seen the glow graffiti but it think its an awesome idea but not worth $50 http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/lights/b5ba/i just wanna take some fabric or canvas and make it glow in the dark... anyone know how i can do this?

Posted by orsinichris 9 years ago


Does anybody know how to replace fabric on a sewing basket/box?

I want a really pretty sewing BASKET (I could do a plastic box kind too). ....but I really don't like the lame fabric prints on them...except one at walmart that has peacock feathers ...its ok...but it's defective. I would really like to know how to take one apart and replace the fabric. I would just buy one and try it but I dont have the money to buy one and possibly mess it up or not be able to put it back together. Right now because of my budget Im not able to do that. Thank you for time. Leah :)

Posted by angelleah1981 4 years ago


Somebody please do this one. How to replace fabric on a sewing basket/box.

I want a really pretty sewing BASKET (I could do a plastic box kind too). ....but I really don't like the lame fabric prints on them...except one at walmart that has peacock feathers ...its ok...but it's defective. I would really like to know how to take one apart and replace the fabric. I would just buy one and try it but I dont have the money to buy one and possibly mess it up or not be able to put it back together. Right now because of my budget Im not able to do that. Thank you for time. Leah :)

Posted by angelleah1981 4 years ago


Braided Wool Rug materials

I have the "ingredients" to make a great braided recycled wool rug: for years I saved wool fabric, bought wool slacks and skirts at Goodwill, etc, then cut them into strips, sewed them together, and pressed them into beautiful balls of wool, all ready to braid into a medium-sized (I think) rug. I didn't feel like doing the braiding part, so I tried finger crochet with the wool. That also works, but it will make a smaller rug (think several door mats). Still no motivation to finish this great recycled project. So, all this prepared fabric could be yours! You could also knit thick, cozy wool slippers. No instructions included for any of these projects; feel free to write your own instructable. Colors include navy blues, lighter blues and grays with a little red thrown in here and there. 11 balls total. Name your price, and pay actual ground shipping.

Posted by karenelisam 9 years ago


RoBot Gets E-textiled. First Ever Interactive Bot on Fabric

Just thought some of you, may enjoy this.My little Tribute to I'bles.com.I know I'm going to get good use out of this shirt now. It has already proven itself as a valid power checking device. I may even mod it into a joule theif.Oh RoBot friend of mine, you'll follow me to the end of time. Your glowing light ye shall thus shed, upon my darkened task ahead.I hope you like it.RoBot Gets E-textiled.

Posted by Lftndbt 9 years ago


Suggestions for recycling boat sails

A friend of mine had some old boat sails that he was throwing away and I ended up claiming them. Now I've been thinking about a project to use them in, but I'm pretty much hitting a wall. I've considered making a teepee, bags, even clothes but none of those sound appealing so I was hoping for some inspiration.

Posted by antagonizer 3 years ago


Spray On Clothing, fabric in a can?

Anybody have ideas for DIY spray on/paint on clothing/fabric along the lines of fabrican? Even a fabric that would be impossible to wash or even take off the model without destroying would be a cool start. It could be used for visualizing dress sculptures or something along those lines, at the very least.

Posted by wefoundamy 6 years ago


Recycling fabric into fillingmaterial. Can it be done? And how?

Hi there, This is something I've been wondering about and maybe you'd like to share any ideas on the topic. Thing is this: There's two things I use a lot: Fabric and fillingmaterial. I mostly use Fiberfill for the best results. It's smooth, springy, soft and light. Great stuff. However for big projects it's costly. Now I also use A LOT of cheap fabric. After cutting it a lot of spare pieces remain. The bigger ones I can still use but the tiny bits (like in the picture) I throw away because I have no use for them. And I feel bad about it, because it seems so wastefull. I hate wasting things. So what I'm thinking is this: is there a way to grind the spare pieces of fabric into filling material? Offcourse, I could just take all those spare pieces and use them as filling materials as they are, but as they lack the springyness (not sure if this is an actual word, sorry if not :) of Fiberfill, the result is bumpy and heavy and you'll need a LOT. Now there is a cheaper alternative for fiberfill, I think they take foam matresses and pulverize them. It's a bit springy but still heavy and extremely messy to work with. Now for those spare bits of fabric: - What would be used to grind them? - Is there a way to somehow bind them, so it becomes a substance simmilar to fiberfill? Like gelatine, but for non-edible purposes? (grind'em, bind'em) I have no idea if this can be done (at home) but if you have any ideas I'd be happy to hear them. I think a lot of people would be happy with an inexpensive, recyclable filling material!! Material for a great instructable if you ask me :D

Posted by Tigermouse 4 years ago


Corset making

Does anyone know how to get more views on etsy? I make corsets and theatrical clothing and I don't get a lot of views. Thanks! Amneh http://www.etsy.com/shop/amneh << That's my site if that helps with the advice! 

Posted by amnehxentrix 7 years ago


Recycling gets sexy with the recycled bikini

Victoria's Secret has introduced a bikini top that's made from recycled polyster and spandex. It's pretty significant in its utter insignificance. Finally, a luxury item can use recycled materials and I hope that we see more companies doing this, but there's only a few square inches of material there. And can they do it without having to make it literally green? It all reads like more of a publicity ploy than any real movement towards sustainability.Patagonia has been using recycled materials for several years and have been making real progress in putting their money where their mouth is. Will others please start following in their footsteps please? Lots of others? link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Biocouture: grow your own clothes.

Every so often, a bit of cutting edge science makes you sit back and think; This is so simple! Why didn't they think of this earlier? Instead of using animal parts, or plant fibres, BioCouture aims, ultimately, to grow entire garments in a vat. Right now, they grow mats of bacteria and yeast in a bath of nutrients, which spin mats of cellulose fibres that can be shaped into garments, resulting in a material dubbed "vegetable leather". The use of the material is limited - it cannot be worn in the rain, and it decomposes like any other vegetable matter, but the original team of artists have turned their idea over to "proper" scientists, who are working to modify the final product to be hydrophobic and longer lasting.  Until then, the garments they produce are unique, and transient, since they can end their useful lives on the compost heap. In the mean time, this is stuff grown in bath tubs - any Maker with a spare room and a biological leaning could be producing this stuff themselves. There's a patch for the first member to grow their own Robot t-shirt ;-)

Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago


Survey for personal fabrication

I am doing a short survey on personal fabrication envisioning a future where things are made to order. Please participate in this survey and provide feedback to improve the survey. The survey link is shown below- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18SDwD7EK_wzyIPEL4e71U8fMA3GHM-nfdWt052mM-R8/viewform

Posted by 3dgeek 3 years ago


Survey for personal fabrication

I am doing a short survey on personal fabrication envisioning a future where things are made to order. Please participate in this survey and provide feedback to improve the survey. The survey link is shown below- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18SDwD7EK_wzyIPEL4e71U8fMA3GHM-nfdWt052mM-R8/viewform

Posted by 3dgeek 3 years ago


Steel Fabrication Resources

I'm building pedals, a control stick, and collective lever for a helicopter simulator. They need to be extremely robust. I'm looking for resources for perforated steel plate, ball bearings, etc. that I could build my own (think oversize erector set) or a steel fabricator that could create pieces to my specification.

Posted by davedev 8 years ago


Fabrication Companies?

Lets say I have an idea and it would be extremely difficult to make myself so I want a company to do it for me.  Does any such company exist and if so, what are they called?

Posted by Ethanal 8 years ago


Vintage Pillowcase Challege at Handmade Parade

Got some pillowcases hiding in your closet that probably count as "vintage" by now? Handmade Parade is hosting a Vintage Pillowcase Challenge. Refashion one vintage standard-size pillowcase into something fantastic and submit a tutorial by February 15th, and you'll be in the running to win a gift certificate for one of three great online fabric stores.(And hey, an instructable would be the perfect format for submitting a tutorial, eh? Just email a link to your instructable to the submissions email address at Handmade Parade.) Contest rules, from Claire at Handmade Parade:1. Submissions must be received no later than February 15th and no earlier than January 15th.2. You can only use one standard sized pillowcase (not king) and it should be a vintage piece.3. Please email your entries to handmade_parade@yahoo.comEach entry will be judged by a panel of amazingly talented judges (the list of whom will be posted as we get closer to the 15th) who will be looking for the most creative and fabulous 'entry.'Handmade Parade's Vintage Pillowcase Challenge

Posted by reno_dakota 10 years ago


Digital Sewing Patterns?

Hello! I have an idea for a Halloween costume that involves using a service like Spoonflower to create custom fabric to make into a suit. However the design isn't just an all-over design that I can just lay the sewing pattern over and cut out, but instead relies on me being able to make a custom design specifically for each piece of the suit pattern. Basically, I want to do something along these lines, only for something larger like a man's suit. I'm trying to find a digital sewing pattern or template that I could open in Photoshop so I could design each piece of the pattern the way I want it, but either I'm really bad at searching for stuff on the internet, or this sorta stuff is super rare/doesn't exist. I could buy a pattern for the sort of suit I'm looking for, but I'm not sure how I would be able to scan or otherwise transfer that pattern into the computer in an accurate way. I'm afraid I will scan the pieces in poorly and end up with an unusable pattern by the time I'm done. So I suppose my question is: Does anybody know if there are any patterns available in a digital format somewhere online either for free or for purchase? And failing that, does anybody know a reliable way of digitizing a pattern that will insure that the measurements won't be screwed up in the process? Thanks!

Posted by korybing 8 years ago


Call to arms: malleable interface creation!

Hello! My name is Luiz Gustavo, and I'm a brazilian design student. First of all, this is my very first post at this space, and I'm very very open to hear whatever critics or opinion of everyone. My hardware & electronics knowledge is very limited, so I'm opening the whole creation of the following project to whoever is interested in co-creating it with me. As part of my ongoing graduation project, I want to create a malleable interface using textiles. The idea is pretty simple. I want to create an open-source hybrid object, a digital raw data generator, consisted of a highly malleable interface that is capable of being folded, twisted and adjusted to the will of its user: an interface as simple and soft as a piece of silk fabric. The data generated must give the current state (deformation and positioning) of the malleable object to a digital output in realtime. The malleable object has to be modular, as well as a little stretchable. I really want to create something that can be remounted, modified, and used in different kind of contexts - not so only as my main purpose at the creation of an experimental art installation I've been working on as my graduation project. At this website I've posted a larger description of my intentions with this interface, as well as a first draft of it: http://theinstrumentproject.tumblr.com/ I'm not quite sure how's that going to be done, what have already been done in this area, what kinds of open hardware I can use, sensors and so on. I'm really starting this research right now, but it would help a lot to at least hear some possibilities from anyone. I'm very very open to hear any kind of contribution! Thanks! [= Best regards, Luiz Gustavo. (lgguts@gmail.com).

Posted by lgguts 6 years ago


One Step Closer to Personal Fabrication

Http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?vertical=TOOL&pid;=00921754000&adCell;=P3&BV;_UseBVCookie=YesFeelings?It's not a real fabricator.... but perhaps this means manufacturer's know we want these things?

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


Fabric spray paint

Has anyone used this stuff before? I found some at autozone and it would be awesome to custom color old couches.

Posted by bronevaya 11 years ago


Maker Faire Demo: how to create conductive fabrics

I'll be demonstrating how to make fashionable functional conductive fabrics, thread and yarn at the Maker Faire Craft Booth on Sunday 23 May at 1 p.m.  For more info please see my website. Please come by and say hello!

Posted by Lynne Bruning 8 years ago


Solar Cell Frame?

I am trying to make a somewhat portable solar panel with (3) 3 1/4" x 6" solar cells mounted on a durable fabric, but what I'm wondering is how to mount them. I am thinking of using glass super glue to mount the cells on or sandwitched between two peices of glass and having that sit in a plastic frame to be riveted on the fabric. what I want and haven't been able to find is a low profile license plate type plastic frame that would fit the glass perfectly. I only want to spend around $1 per frame, so custom isn't going to cut it. Does anyone have an idea of a plastic or even aluminum frame that would fit these specifications? Thanks!

Posted by tinstructable 7 years ago


Baby Quilt Kit, Tummy Time Quilt Kit, I Spy Quilt Kit

I have some kits to make the baby quilt featured in my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Tummy-Time-Baby-Quilt/The kit is $15 and includes all the blocks and border fabric, backing fabric, cotton all-natural batting, and printed instructions -- everything but the thread, needle, and sewing machine! There are some choices for backing fabric (yellow print, aqua print, purple print, etc.). The finished quilt measures about 36x36". The fabrics shown are the fabrics you will be getting; the only differences will be the color of backing fabric (on the back side of the quilt).Shipping: Choose either flat-rate priority mail or actual parcel post to your location (probably $5-10).

Posted by karenelisam 9 years ago


Solar Capillary Irrigation

I was thinking: If you used a post hole digger and made 2' or 3' holes throughout the garden, then dropped an old pant leg or other scrap fabric down the hole, filled it up with soil while leaving some fabric exposed above the soil, covered the fabric with an inverted clear plastic or glass bowl, would this draw enough moisture through the fabric to irrigate the plants near the bowl? I'm thinking the sun would heat things up for condensation on the glass which would drip down the sides to the soil while capillary action would draw deep soil moisture through the fabric to the surface where garden plant root zones are. Anybody try this before?

Posted by robbtoberfest 11 years ago


Electrochromic polymers (color changing fabrics) help!!!

Hey guys, i just joined the forums. I have a question i really want to ask. Is there a type of fabric that can change color (a desired color) by running a current through it. Like i want it to be red and then blue then another color? Or is there a way you can make a coating on the fabric that can change color by diffusing a colored light through it? My ultimate project is to make shoes that change color to match you clothing. Something that fits every occasion. 

Posted by xredvortex 6 years ago


uStreaming Tuesday night eTextile Hackerspace Meetings

Starting tonight at 8:08PM I'll be hosting the global eTextile hackerspace meetings! Log on to uStream to chat, ask questions and banter ideas with the innovators, trend setters and wide-eyed novices.  Meet your colleagues, see their spaces and share resources.  I'd say help build the 'community'  and find your 'tribe', but that's hippy talk and I'm a scientist at heart. Do it tonight so you can say 'Back in the day when the very first episode aired on uStream we talked about....." because even back then you were so in th eknow. lbruning uStream channel Tuesdays 8:08PM or 20:08 Denver time Calendar of upcoming schedule of giveaways, guests and locations. Tonight we will be starting at the beginning with eTextile paraphernalia you should have in your tool kit, work bench and sewing kit. Watch the video so you'll be prepared to share your ideas tonight. 29 March I'll giveaway a 1 year membership to Instructables Pro! 5 April its Live from New York with Despina and Zack of Studio 5050 Log in - I'll be looking for you!

Posted by Lynne Bruning 7 years ago


Inflatable Fabrics

Out of curiosity - does anyone know what kind of fabric is used for inflatable structures... like inflatable kites? At the same time -- how is it sewn to hold pressure? I'm curious because earlier I was thinking why inflatable tents (for say: camping) are not too common. I mean, it seems like a good idea. No poles and such to worry about -- just inflate and go. Any thoughts?

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


Need idea for fabrication contest

Anyone got any ideas for the fabrication contest currently going on? Something simple that can be done in a few days... I have drawn blanks so far in terms of ideas. Any ideas would be great, but just an fyi, I am interested in arduino, apple, and have an iphone (accesories?). Just not sure what to make I have access to multiple mills (Techo X3, multiple HAAS models, etc), as well as a rather large (36x24 bed space if I remember right) laser cutter.

Posted by astroboy907 5 years ago


Medium weight quilting Fabric

Hello Everyone, I'm new to this type of project but I was looking to make a knife roll for a friend who will be starting culinary school soon. The one she bought for school is kind of dumpy and while it does the job we had found some great looking roll up ones online they were just kind of expensive. So i figured I could make her one for half the cost. It all seems doable. The wall I'm running into is the majority of my sewing experience has been stitching hems for Halloween costumes so my familiarity with fabric types is minimal at best. I wanted to make her a roll out of a fabric with a print on it and and finally finding the right one, at a good price point, I find myself worried the quality of the fabric may not be what I'm looking for. Basically what I found was described as "medium-weight quilting fabric 100% cotton" another one was called "broadcloth." I, however, have no idea what they are. The majority of no leather knife rolls we did find were made of canvas so I was hoping to make one of similar durability. To sum it all up I'm just wondering if this "medium-weight quilting fabric" is anything like twill, canvas, linen or musslin. I feel like those fabrics, especially the first two, would be quite durable for some like a chefs knife problem is the pattern I'm looking for isn't on those types of fabrics. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Posted by geekluve 8 months ago


Laser Cutting Fabric

I study product design and I'm designing a home craft laser cutter machine, I was hoping anyone who has experimented with laser cutting fabric/ clothing/accessories could share what tips they found made the process easier or the problems that occurred whilst doing this. I would appreciate if you could help me with a few questions  I have :) What did you use to keep the fabric straight whilst laser cutting? What would be the best material to put in between the fabric to prevent cutting through for example both sides of a t shirt, plastic sheet or cardboard or.. ? Would you find it beneficial if you could have a small machine to cut out smaller sized fabric to attach for dresses, tops etc of for accessories? If there is any aspect of the process that you think would benefit from being made simpler what would it be? Thank you for your time Any feedback would be much appreciated Kelly-Ann Moore Staffordshire University Student

Posted by kelly569 4 years ago


Carbon Fiber over Fiberglass for fabric

When making a composite anything, what is the advantage of having carbon fiber instead of normal fiberglass? I was wondering because at US composites, the carbon fiber is almost 9 times more expensive that the fiberglass.

Posted by Ferrite 11 years ago


restoring ovalia egg chair

I am trying to restore an original thor larsen ovalia egg chair for my game room.  i have stripped out all of the old worn out fabric from the interior down to the bare rough fiberglass.  i'm trying to adhere fabric to this rough fiberglass using spray adhesives with little success so far.  i have tried using 3m super 77 adhesive and also misty foam and fabric adhesive.  my test piece of fabric pulled off easily after letting the adhesive set up for over 24 hours.  i'm wondering if anyone has some ideas on this process of adhering fabric to fiberglass that i may be missing.  i've looked for info on restoring a piece like this one and have come up short so far.  so any info or ideas of things to try would be welcome. thanks!

Posted by cej0 6 years ago


Outside lounge chair

We have an outdoor lounge chair used for sunbathing. The one we have has a metal frame with fabric stretched across. Recently the fabric part ripped, leaving the chair unusable. It kind of looks like the one in the photo, except on ours, the fabric on the 'back' of the chair is separate from the fabric on the 'body' of the chair. http://www.egoparis.com/user-data/product/fullImage/2/296aef16f7e8d00ef7be21cf418335ae.jpg (Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to post an image. :P) Surely there is an instructable teaching how to make an outdoor lounge/sunbathing chair, though I couldn't find one. Anyone know of one or know how I can fix the old chair?

Posted by minderbinder 8 years ago


MacBook Pro Case fix-up

So, I made this case last year in July-ish, It used to be a Speck(™) Fitted Case. The old fabric was white plaid but it was getting discolored, so I decided to be creative and take an old shirt of mine that didn't fit and cut it to the shape of the MacBook Pro case. I then peeled off the old fabric and placed the shirt on the case, and I bought Fabric Spray Glue from Michaels and sprayed the shirt till it stayed immobile and flat to the case. I then used a razor to cut off tattered pieces but now the glue wears off on the edges and the fabric isn't as stretchy anymore because I cut so much off the shirt.  I was wondering if anyone had any good tips for a nice "guy-styled" trim to put around the case to cover up the annoying saggy fabric? The material on this case already has black studs all over. 

Posted by Feross26 5 years ago


Improvised sensors-crowd interaction with fabric switches which projected images responds to - best way to do this ? Any ideas?????Please - desperate...

Please help, I am desperate to find out as much info from basic to advanced, of anything that will allow me to project a moving image and have square fabric patches approx 5 x 5 inches, 7 x 7 cm. sqaure. and on the pressing of these switches, I have found the great pages on switches in fabric tech here - exc.. but still desperately need - as in yesterday - to locate a plan or instructable for the building of a responsive projection, a projection displayed on a community hall which allows the audience to interact with elements of the image. Please help. Many thanks. ... Dappar Dan 

Posted by DappaDan 7 years ago


Call for Entry

Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver, Colorado, is pleased to invite national and international artists who incorporate digital fabrication methods such as 3D printing, Laser cutting/etching, Plasma cutting or CNC Routing in their art making, to submit work for a juried exhibit; DIGITAL DIMENSION. Please note that "digital fabrication" does NOT include such processes as digital print or gicleè. The exhibition will open August 29th and run through September 26th. To download the show prospectus and entry form, please go to: http://www.nizaknollgallery.com/call-for-entries.html

Posted by jenga55 3 years ago


Quilt Magic Kits- Foam boards with laser cut designs, patterns & fabric - Great craft !

Great for gift-giving or a quick, lightweight and easy-to-make craft day! Great for kids and adults. Kits range from size 6" x 6" to about 15 1/2" to 15 1/2"  some odd sizes such as 9" x 19" as well.  There is something for everyone. Prices range from $11 to $33 Check out the many designs available and email me at :  nosewcrafts@yahoo.com   for a free brochure! It's just trace, cut & tuck. It's like paint by number but with fabric instead of paint! Full written and illustrated instructions come with every kit. Kits are available for lesser cost without the fabric if you already have plenty of your own! Check out my website at  http://www.no-sewcrafts.com

Posted by nosewcrafts 6 years ago


How To Get What You Want

Holy Lo, it's the Mecca of All Things Soft-Tech. Stretch sensors. Knit stretch sensors. Soldering conductive thread. Soldering conductive fabric (why hadn't I thought of that yet?). Fabric switches. Workshops, workshops, workshops! Solar tshirts, piano tshirts, fabric sensors, and, gobs of INSTRUCTABLES from user Plusea and mikamika. WooHoo!Check out stuff you know, stuff you don't know, and stuff you never thought about all in one easy place! How to Get What You Want.Go!Now!Thanks Hannah and Mika!

Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago


Baby Bootie Contest - Win a Singer Sewing Machine!

CRAFT is currently running their Michael Miller Baby Bootie Contest. Enter a super cute and unique design and you could win the Singer Curvy Sewing Machine, a $100 Gift Certificate to Repro Depot Fabrics, and a feature on Craftzine.com. Runners Up will receive a Michael Miller Fabrics Fat Quarter Bundle and a $20 Gift Certificate to Repro Depot Fabrics.The contest is currently open and runs until June 18. To enter you just submit your pics to the Flickr group and you're off to the races. Contest page

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago


Fabricating advice (Knuckle dusters)

I want to create some knuckle dusters, heavy duty ones that could pack a punch (I will not be hurting anyone, just for fun and martial arts self-defence :-P). However I have almost no metalworking tools such as a welder, drill press, bandsaw (or other electric saw that cuts metal). The tools I do have are: Mitre saw Normal drill (Variable speed) Hacksaws Scroll/fret saw Table saws Sanders, planers, circular saws. Heavy duty desk vices Any tips would be greatly appreciated. They dont need to look amazing, I like 'rustic' weapons (Like 'improvised' weapons).

Posted by Hiyadudez 5 years ago