Category Archives: Ideas

Ideas for items, techniques, and so on

How Would You Gauge Buying Fabric by the Pound?

I saw this sign in the LA Fashion District at Michael Levine’s.

fabric by the pound sign

Fabric by the pound, eh? I’ve never thought of it that way. I have no way to relate because I’ve never measured my fabrics. I don’t know if this were a thrift part of the store, or what, but I’ll find out some time this week. Being an analytical type, though, I’ll need some frame of reference to judge value. I don’t know if pieces will be precut or not, but I probably won’t buy much if I don’t know how much a few yards might come to in price as I would have no idea of weight.

We’ll see, but if anybody has any good guidelines or suggestions, do share. Please post as comment or if you are in the guild, please send to Guild gmail. I’m having trouble with my personal Hotmail account. No access till I get home.

Fixing Zippers 101

by Faye Morrison

Ever been at your wits end when you discover your zipper no longer works on an otherwise perfectly good jacket, dress, purse, etc?

I discovered a great new video about a product called FixnZip this morning on YouTube but haven’t tried it out yet; but I’m definitely going to try and lay my hands on one.

Fixing jackets are the absolute worst!

Foam Toe Separators to Store Bobbins

I just saw this idea on Pinterest.

foam toe separators bobbins foam toe separators bobbins2

You can get the details here and here. Seems pretty easy and practical to me. I don’t give myself pedicures so I don’t have one of these handy to know how they work but perhaps someone in the Guild does.

I should go buy some to try, if nothing else just to see the person’s look at a guy buying these things, lol.