stitch witchery on corduroy?

I don't have a sewing machine, but would like to make something simple with corduroy fabric. just wondering if stitch witchery would work on the corduroy, as I have plenty of it :)

Asked by a.nony.mouse 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

has anybody build a stitch welder?

 i want to replace the batteries of my power tool and stitch the batteries together.

Asked by rickyt 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

how do i mount a cross stitch?

Asked by jillwinton 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How can I add color to a jpeg image and create a cross stitch/ embroidery pattern for it?

I have a pen and ink drawing in a jpg format that i would like to cross stitch. I would like to cross stitch it with colors. How can I make it colored and create a pattern to cross stitch it?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Where does a double crochet and half double corchet stitch start/end?

I recently picked up crocheting, and ran into the issue that I do not know where a HDC or DC stitch starts or ends. I have a pattern I'm working on that has a piece that is mostly HDC from the top to the bottom. Once the part is done, you have to do a single stitch around the entire part. Issue is: I don't know where to pick up to get a stitch on a half double crochet. I know it's a touch confusing, but I don't know how else to explain it. Hopefully it makes enough sense. Thanks in advance! 

Asked by DoctorWoo 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Unstitching the back of a new coat? Answered

I recently bought a long coat and it has a small stitch at the back at the bottom region. I was wondering if I am supposed to cut the small stitch to open the flap it holds shut. Please help

Asked by The Science Guy 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

sewing basics

I probably know more about sewing as far as hands on, visual stuff, but lack vocabulary. As such, a verbal, or wordy description doesn't help me much. Is there a good site for novices to learn more? Or are there specific -ibles for those of us who don't know a ball point needle from an inseam?

Posted by Toga_Dan 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Best thread for stitching and sewing leather? Answered

It has been recommended by many leather experts to use a strong thread for stitching or sewing leather. Would someone please inform me of the right or best thread to use? Thank you very much!

Asked by blkhawk 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago

does anyone know how to make a mock cobra weave?

Hello i've been wanting to make a paracord belt i use paracord often and i am good at knots but i just cant seem to wrap my head around it since its suppose to unravel easily i've been searching online but i have not found anything useful any help is very much appreciated. im not looking for a regular cobra weave but the mock cobra looks like this

Asked by aritoner 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

how to do a double stitched seam? or any strong seam, bcuz i want to make a 6x6" squares for bean bag toss game?

I understand first start off with a simple stitch with a seam allowance from the cut edge like a 1/4 inch. The part that confuses me is that u have to run another stitch but either it goes higher or below the first simple stitch? I dont know this. And how much room to leave of leftover trim?? and i look-uped and they said the second stitch should be 1/8 of an inch from the first stitch. which leaves me again to the same question. or will a zig-zag stitch be stronger then 2 running stitches? Pictures would be great for me to see how a double stitch would look like...

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Can I print on Aida Cross Stitch fabric with my inkjet printer?

I want to use my printer to print cross stitich patterns on fabric

Asked by bloweryhb 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How do I sew or stitch a patch onto a t-shirt? Answered

I'd like to know how to sew or stitch a patch onto a t-shirt. There is an instructable but I'm not sure what technique to use.

Asked by EPL 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I actually attach the button band to the sweater. What stitch should I use to sew it on?

I know how to knit the garter stitch button band...but what stitch should i use to actually sew it to the cardigan (stockinette) sweater?

Asked by pookie17 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

My stitches (Don't look if you don't like blood or messy pics!)

I got hurt pretty bad :P Sunday January something, I cut myself with a knife soooo... lol here's some pics .

Posted by Vynash 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How to crochet, a beginners anything?

I believe I have the matierials, two needles, (about 1/4 inch thick, came with a crochet set, the instructions major suck...) and alot of yarn. (Camo yarn, If anyone is interested.) What can I do, as a beginner, to start a basic crochet...row? column? stitch? project? I dont know what you'd call it... Is there any way to crocket aroung something, like that instructable about a pink gun cozy?

Asked by PKTraceur 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

DIY/Open-Source multicamera sensor module build??

I'm trying to figure out how to DIY a multisensor camera similar to "". Using multiple camera modules to take a picture then stitch them together to create a higher quality photo. I can't seem to find anything close enough except for multiplexing raspberry pi camera modules and I want to stitch the images together. I don't want to be limited to using just raspberry pi in case it's not powerful or fast enough to stitch multiple images into one.

Asked by Shawn Nguyen 2 months ago

Hyundai FHSM-702PLU249739 sewing machine (66 stitch) user manual

There are loads of messages on the net from people who've lost or never had the instructions for the Hyundai FHSM-702PLU249739 sewing machine. They are not downloadable anywhere that I've found. So here's a copy (pdf attached). Hope it helps.

Posted by LDW 5 years ago

does anyone know how to make Scrump,Lilo's doll from Lilo and Stitch?

If possible,I need to know what type of material I should use and measurements......

Asked by fullmetalA 9 years ago

Video Game Craft Patterns

Sprite Stitch is a neat blog devoted to turning classic video game scenes and characters into cross-stitch patterns. Since that just means gridding them out and picking suitable colors, it's also a great resource for all sorts of projects: knitting, mosaics, or even LED art. Who doesn't want a Pac-Man scarf, a Super Mario Brothers tiled shower, or a glowing wall of Space Invaders?Bookmark this one for future use. I'll be referencing it when we redo our bathrooms.

Posted by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Why does it hate me?! (plus an actual question)

I'm trying to make something for an instructable but my sewing machine must be out to get me! The zig-zag stitch will not work and just ends up as a straight line. I was sewing it like that for a while and it worked but then on the bottom the tread from the top kept getting all bunched up. It will also skip stitches and generally is trying to make me mad. I've tried changing the stitch length and width and type and adjusting the tension but it still won't work right! What might be the problem with it?

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

What is the best way to repair a Jeep soft top with stitches coming undone?

I have a '97 Jeep soft top. Some of the seams that see a lot of bending when I put the top down are beginning to come unstitched. This is an aftermarket Bestop OEM replacement. Are there any problems I need to avoid? Can I just use a strong needle and good thread to fix this before my top begins to flap in the wind?

Asked by toolmatt 9 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Does anyone know of an instructable about how to sew automotive upholstery? you know the double stitching and all? Answered

I would like to learn how to stitch my own auto interior.  Like a lamborghini quality job. Id love to save 5 to 10 thousand dollars and learn how to do it myself. Id like my interior to look like this one (see photo).

Asked by ydeardorff 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How to add stiches to the outside edges of an Amaerican Flag so it will last longer at high speeds?

I need to be able to drive while fling the American Flag and the flag of the Branch of service of the Veteran we are escorting. The Flags don't last very long as the wind wipps them and causes them to fry along the edges. What type of stitch or other idea could I use to prevent the material from starting to fry. Once I have enough stitches in the edges I have been told that using "super Glue" along the stitches helps prevent the material from starting. Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Asked by jim_mcelroy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Webcam (Logitech QuickCam communicateSTX) How can I install without software? (not wireless)

I have a webcam (as above) but the disc is missing so I want help to install it please. I want to use it as is and also to show my counted cross-stitch patterns on screen to make it easier to find and count the stitches. The patterns are very small print. Thank's in advance.

Asked by craftyv 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Anyone know of a good panorama autostitch software (Mac)? Answered

I have taken a lot of panoramas as of late, and ive not gotten around to stitching them together. I am looking for a good panorama autostich software, mac compatible, and preferable in my price limit (free). Just something to stich together a few 360s and the odd 4 pic pana. :) Thanks! -Astroboy907

Asked by astroboy907 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Machine sewing a patchwork quilt together

I am making a patchwork quilt for an art project and want to machine sew the squares together. I do not want them hemming, I would prefer to have the stitches visable and the square edges butting up to eachother. I understand this would not be as neat and tidy but this is how i want it. Does anyone know a machine stitch that would work well for this? Thanks x

Asked by rmarcroft 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to sew stretch fabric without a serger?

There are quite a few sewing projects that I want to try, but they all use stretch fabric, which I've never worked with before. We have a sewing machine with about 10/12 stitch options but I don't think it can take double needles. Would a zig zag stitch work? Or would I need to use something else as well?

Asked by tang6567 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I cover a knee on a dog to keep her from licking stitches?

I dont want to use a cone. It was suggested I use a long sleeved tshirt, but I dont know how to make it stay on. It always slips down or rides up

Asked by mmmont1970 9 years ago

Sexy Black w/Red Contrast Stitching Pencil Skirt! For Sale!!

Hey check out my pencil skirt slideshow! This skirt looks so hott on, but when i made it i was ten pounds lighter, never even got to wear it out! Soooo, now i have to get rid of it! I have it for sale on;=listing&product;_id=636541 check it out! its womens pant size 0-2 equivelant, its a nice mid-weight stretch cotton with a wider waistband. Theres 2 zippers in the back one at the top and one at the bottom to control 'hobble'. It sits slightly higher on the waist and the dark red contrast stitching at the hem and around the zippers really makes it pop!

Posted by mistresscroft69 9 years ago

I'm trying to make a sail with tarpaulin. What can i use to sew and/or glue the tarps together? Answered

I'm trying to put together two polyethylene tarps together for a makeshift sail i'm working on. I've looked at some spray adhesives but I've never used them before an am not sure how much i can trust them. What are some spray adhesives i could use? I'm looking for something that is extremely strong and waterproof (i'd be great if it's UV resistant too). I'm thinking i'll also hand stitch it too just to add extra strength - any advise there?  Thanks

Asked by Aaron Cole 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

awesome mario bookmark!

Well this took a very very long time to make! It was mainly because of the blue background. This will be the one and only bookmark I EVER make =) enjoy the pics and remember it took me a MONTH to finish!!!

Posted by tarzioo 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do I sew on a crest?

I need to sew (by hand) a crest onto my son's Karate uniform (Gi). I don't know any fancy stitches, but I need to make it "invisible" and strong. Any suggestions?

Asked by bridgethill 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

FS Machine Embroidered Quilt Labels

I do custom machine embroidered quilt labels.  If interested, please email me and I will send all information. Thanks Karen The jump stitches you see are not sent out that way.

Posted by karenchi 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Been a long time...

I'm back.  I've got some projects that I'd like to post but it's going to take a while to do so.  It's hard to take good pics of a tiny crochet hook, thick thread, and the minute stitches that you just created!  I think I'll just take pictures of the bigger version, the stitches are the same either way.  As for the other project, I think I bit off more than I could chew so I need a new approach or to actually come up with the math equation for something I just wing without thinking...  Lots of problems to solve! Shy Silver Leaf

Posted by shysilverleaf 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

can I glue nylon sheets instead of sewing?

I want to make a tarp but don't want to stitch the waterproof (pu coated) nylon. Has anyone tried glue or welding with a hot domestic iron?

Asked by stillalive 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How do I sew / repair chair that is split along a seam?

Chair is split along a seam where a cushion meets.  What type of stitch hols firmly?  I plan to hand sew this with upholstery thread.

Asked by pgarland 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

why do i get a stich while running?

I've googled it and one says the liver is heavy and forces down, others say this and that. what is the real reason why you get a stitch? and what is the best way to stop it while running?

Asked by NuclearGreyhound 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Print screen button on keyboard for video capture? Answered

I know there is software for this, but could using a 555 timer and a print screen button on your keyboard make a video capture device? Separate images would be stored, but software could stitch this together.

Asked by knexpert1700 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Lump on back of head?

I busted the back of my head open an a coffee table an it has left a knot. Im afraid of what it is. I shouldve went to get stitches but didnt. I wonder if it just growed back wrong or its something serios. Help? What should I do?

Asked by littlebritches16 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How can I make roller blinds.

Hi, Can I get an instructable on how to make simple window blinds/shades. One piece of fabric stitched top an bottom but how do i do the pulley thing. I know it can be purchased but that's no fun. TIA

Posted by kberry_78 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

DIY Tripod Carry bag

Hi. Does any of you knows of a way to how to make a sturdy tripod carry bag ? I tried to look to buy one, but either it's way too expensive, too small for the tripod or it's not sturdy enough (padding and/or stitching). Any ideas, recommendations or suggestions ? Thanks to answer

Posted by monks19 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Sewing Machine Retrofit

Just ran across this blog post by someone who has altered his sewing machine for significantly improved performance, and several modes of operation. I particularly love the mode where the needle follows the pedal, up, or down.  You basically make one stitch at at time each time you press the foot pedal.  Want!

Posted by rachel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Wetsuit for 5 year old With fins/paddles

My nephew was born with severely clubbed feet, and lobster hands. After several surgeries he has ended up with with above the knee amputations, and tri-fingers with a very strong grasp. He receives intensive therapy and support, so he gets all the recreation he needs, plus occupational therapy. Well, he was recently introduced to a swimming pool and loves it. unfortunately, because of his amputations, he buoyancy is all screwed up. I would like to take a wet suit, and modify it to include a hard silicone leg prosthesis, and swim fins, and gloves that fit his fingers, with webbing, similar to what long distance endurance swimmers and navy seals use. I figure I can use off the shelf neoprene for the wet suit, and take very good measurements for the gloves. I have made patterns for outfits before, so I can layout the pieces, and have my wife or mother stitch them together. (they are great with sewing machines) For Bouyancy, I was toying with the idea of air bags made from cordura nylon and fillable from the outside with air attachment nozzles, and stitched inside the legs. They would be surrounded by hard plastic similar to the shape of his prosthetic legs he is getting used to. The torso of the wet suit would be stitched to the legs, so when his torso grew, I would cut along the seam, replace the torso as needed. Anything you guys think I am missing? I will start posting sketches and renderings as I get started on this project...

Posted by Lightcutter 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

My Custom Converse Shoes

My purple and black with white contrast-stitching custom Converse shoes showed up yesterday. Check them out as I try out my new treadmill desk (Instructable forthcoming...). Converse is an advertiser on Instructables, but I thought the custom shoes were cool enough (and actually the creative on their ads, too) that I bought a pair irrespective of any business relationship.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Sea urchins inspire pencil-tip sculptures

Sculptor Jen Maestre's super-cool sculptures reportedly were initially inspired by sea urchins. The artist takes colored pencis, saws the sharpened tips off, and drills a hole through each one individually so they can be stitched together. Talk about dangerous art!'''Link''' via the Daily Mail

Posted by Lithium Rain 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

The Most Useful Machine, Air-Quality Balloons, Bookshelf Bed

The Most Useful Machine Air-Quality Balloons Bookshelf Bed Camera Bean Bag Ten Green Coffee Table Stretch Chainmaille Bracelet Steampunk Bristlebot Ice Cream Pops Cute Pillowcase Shirt Folding Solar Panel Wallbots The Confuzzle PVC Rotor Blades Stitch and Glue Kayak Kentucky Fried WTF

Posted by randofo 8 years ago

Gun Purse

I couldn't help but post this. The Persuader is a purse designed by James Piatt to look like a gun. He writes: "For the girl on the move the Pursuader features a handy cell phone compartment in the clip. Constructed by interlocking laser cut leather this handbag has no stitching. This is a combination of old-world craftsmanship and high technology. Create the look no one can refuse."For the woman in your life who has everything! - via Craft: - via geekologie - Link.

Posted by lebowski 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago