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Lil-Minx852 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Photographer
@00:06I didn't know you could get videos on here! o-o but ah thank!!! this is so helpful
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NobleCielPhantomhive Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@12:39ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! You have opened my eyes to new possibilities and cosplay's I couldn't even began to dream about. Thank you so much! ^ ^
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FreeFlyingAngel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@10:29O.O i did not know it was gonna be that dense it there any way to make a ruffle that's softer at the top then gradually flows into thick but slightly spread apart ruffles
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cutewolf44 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@05:42this is a fab film well done I'm going to try it BUT if i way the end down with pins i know what will happen i will move the fabric and pins will go every where because i can't go a day with out
knocking something over still fab fab film p.s where did you get the bat fabric if you don't mined me asking xoxo.
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xCountryBerryx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
@12:15Very informative and fun to watch! Thanks a bunch ^-^
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midorisumataro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
@09:35FFFF GENIUS!
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midorisumataro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
@08:09At first I was like
Whaaaaa?:iconsaysplz: :iconcerealguyplz:

But then I'm like 'Ohhhh.' when you got it to this part. THat helped a whole ton! DOnt be so nervous 'cause you're really good at sewing and this is a brilliant idea.
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Kuroi-Kiseki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
@12:07I once gathered an entire petticoat by hand. The bottom tier--it was 3 tiers total--was at about 24 feet long. It was a very lightweight muslin, but none the less, the basting didn't work so well for me so by the end of it I just sat there and did it by hand. Over. And over. And over. Until I thought it looked even enough and sewed it down.

If only I had this then.
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ListofRandom Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
@09:19I hate when I start to loose my glasses when I'm sewing.
My glasses have a habit of falling off my face making me crawl around blindly for them.

This video is so helpful! Thank you so much for all of your tutorials!
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
@01:07:giggle: Indeed! I just tend to think most people have dental floss on hand (or cheap to get ;P) but, really, any sort of cording like that will do :3
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww! I hope you can get yours fixed soon :hug: I know how bad it is to be without a machine that can do those things - my regular home machine is in the shop, and I have no idea when I'm going to get it back, which leaves me with my industrial (which thankfully does go backwards...) but no zig-zag :hug:

I just hope that, once your machine is back, you get to try it out! :glomp:
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PhantomCarnival Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
@00:10:D yay! Thank you!! :heart:
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AerithReborn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@09:05Funny you should comment... I just used your technique on a skirt I stitched up today ^^. I still have a problem distributing the gathers, but it was SO MUCH EASIER to do. My fingers weren't red and sore afterwards. Thank you so much for posting this little trick!

I'll be abusing this technique in the very near future... oh boy oh boy =D
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annesterling Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
@06:03I use sound effects for everything, too. It's really funny to hear. Sometimes I don't even think the sound matches what is really going on. XP
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Laerad Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
@10:50Genious ! I am so gonna use this technique to make tiered skirts !!
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
@02:17Hrm... I think it might be - my friend has a machine like that that she sews on, and was able to do this, but I'm not positive. I don't know what it is, but every time I try to do ruffles like that, I wind up snapping the threads, but it might be that I'm just too impatient to do it well ;P
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GIRS-taco-lady Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
WIP pictures are already up in my gallery, but sure ^_^
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LadyoftheFayth Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@06:56"God this is a lot of fabric"...
That was awesome.
This is very helpful, thank you so much.
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
@01:27Amazing the things you find out by accident, eh? ;P
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hear you on that one ;P
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PsifiGirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
really I though it was great.
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lmao: I found that out completely accidentally, and it works perfectly on most machines (I've done it on a cheaper Brother, cheaper Singer, expensive Janomie and an expensive Bernina) :giggle:
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
:highfive: I'm glad I'm not the only one - in school, I got all the projects with huge amounts of ruffles (or, later on, trim :faint:) because I loved tacking it on things :D
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elvenalassea Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@07:50Gah! Fabric attack!! X3 And I totally agree with making noises when you sew/put fabric together
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hehe, the ruffle foot is usually this crazy giant thing that clips onto the machine, but they really work well - if you have one, give it a shot! :glomp:
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taeliac Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
@05:34I know ;P But, I just wanted to get the damned thing done! And, I couldn't break to wait for someone to get around, simply because the stupid thing has to be done NOW :lmao:
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I have film privileges!! :mwahaha:

Okay, now that that is out of my system, here is a tutorial I did a few days ago, after reading a news article about the new film categories. I'm still working on my wedding stuff, and thought, "hey, there won't be another time I'm for sure working on a ruffle, so I should try to film what to do and make a tutorial."

And I did.

Please forgive a few things:

:pointr: 1. My voice. I hate how it sounds.

:pointr: 2. My nervous twitches in the second half. I know, I have a lot of them - if you know me, be amazed that I even had the guts to film this, because I hate being in front of people. If you've seen my panels at conventions, you'll notice that I'm like this all the time.

:pointr: 3. That it's so long. I don't know how to cut the size down, or cut out stuff. I just set up the camera (took a good 10 minutes to get the tripod set up right each time), and hit the button, and started talking. If you're really annoyed at the time, the first part is what you'll really need to know, the rest (last 10 minutes or so) is just stuff you can figure out yourself.

:pointr: 4. That I ramble. A lot. I didn't have a script - hell, I didn't have an idea of what I was going to do until just a minute or three before I actually hit the record button.

:pointr: 5. If something goes out of sync - I was looking at the preview thing in iMovie, and when in fullscreen mode, the second half is off of sync or something, but when I moved it back down to a smaller version, it was fine... I don't get it, and I'm so sorry if it looks like poo... I have never, ever done anything with film before, so I'm a total n00b!

Random note:
I'm not going to walk you through everything step by step - this should be enough information to get you to make a ruffle for anything you might need; please don't ask to film how to make the fabric piece (it's a god-awful long rectangle, with finished edges) or the petticoat it's on - some day, I might, but right now, no time for that, I'm sorry.

My goal : to give you the techniques to do what you want to do, not hold your hand through it all :D

Anywho, I'm sorry again about my voice, editing, and whatnot. But, I hope you learn something from this, and if you use the tutorial, please let me know! I appreciate it every time someone shows me a piece one of my tutorials helped out with, I really, really do!

:star: Do not repost, redistribute, or claim as your own! :star:
2008 Samantha Lemieux - Taeliac Studio Cosplay - BeAnime.com
Made entirely on my Kodak camera + iMovie (my savior)
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:iconlauhmalfoy:
LauhMalfoy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is SO HELPFUL! I saw a bunch of videos and post about HOW to make a petticoat but something still wasn't totally right. I finally found your tutorials and now I think I'm ready enough to do this :D Thank you ^^
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:iconlil-minx852:
Lil-Minx852 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013   Photographer
@00:06I didn't know you could get videos on here! o-o but ah thank!!! this is so helpful
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Artisticman16 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I enjoyed this video I hope you make more
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:iconpeacherine:
Peacherine Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THANK YOU! I already have made tons of ruffle using the parallel threads way, but like you said, one always breaks or something! It's such a nightmare! This method seems so much more reliable since the heavier cotton gets the stress of pulling, not the tiny threads.

I'm about to make a really short petticoat/ruffly skirt using your tutorial, so I'm glad I could find this video. Thank you for posting so many wonderful things! :meow:
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NobleCielPhantomhive Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Filmographer
@12:39ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! You have opened my eyes to new possibilities and cosplay's I couldn't even began to dream about. Thank you so much! ^ ^
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:iconfreeflyingangel:
FreeFlyingAngel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@10:29O.O i did not know it was gonna be that dense it there any way to make a ruffle that's softer at the top then gradually flows into thick but slightly spread apart ruffles
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Kawaii-Yurri-Shrine Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@12:38I love this, I've taken basic sewing lessons... is it hard to make cosplay?
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cutewolf44 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@10:25i agree completely rock on taeliac.
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cutewolf44 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@05:42this is a fab film well done I'm going to try it BUT if i way the end down with pins i know what will happen i will move the fabric and pins will go every where because i can't go a day with out
knocking something over still fab fab film p.s where did you get the bat fabric if you don't mined me asking xoxo.
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xCountryBerryx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
@12:15Very informative and fun to watch! Thanks a bunch ^-^
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midorisumataro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
@12:33I enjoyed it and now my sewing project will be so much easier OTL.
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midorisumataro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
@09:35FFFF GENIUS!
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:iconmidorisumataro:
midorisumataro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
@08:09At first I was like
Whaaaaa?:iconsaysplz: :iconcerealguyplz:

But then I'm like 'Ohhhh.' when you got it to this part. THat helped a whole ton! DOnt be so nervous 'cause you're really good at sewing and this is a brilliant idea.
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Kuroi-Kiseki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
@12:07I once gathered an entire petticoat by hand. The bottom tier--it was 3 tiers total--was at about 24 feet long. It was a very lightweight muslin, but none the less, the basting didn't work so well for me so by the end of it I just sat there and did it by hand. Over. And over. And over. Until I thought it looked even enough and sewed it down.

If only I had this then.
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SuperWeaselPrincess Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE YOU!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! YOU JUST MADE MY LIFE AND COSPLAY A MILLION TIMES EASIER!!
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ListofRandom Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
@09:19I hate when I start to loose my glasses when I'm sewing.
My glasses have a habit of falling off my face making me crawl around blindly for them.

This video is so helpful! Thank you so much for all of your tutorials!
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HarraArial Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
@01:07I should add: Fishing line also works for this sort of ruffling. (Although I'll admit, ruffling in any form is a pain in the backside.)
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taeliac Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
@01:07:giggle: Indeed! I just tend to think most people have dental floss on hand (or cheap to get ;P) but, really, any sort of cording like that will do :3
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dahliaichi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
@12:38I Loved your tutorial!!
Thank you so much!
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
@12:38Hooray! I'm happy to hear it :3
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musicismylyf720 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Wait...thats for a wedding!? Thats so cool! Oh and the video was great, thanks. My skirts don't look like crap anymore xD
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: Yep - the petticoat for my wedding dress :giggle: [link]

I'm very happy to have helped, even a bit :glomp:
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RedphoenixII Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
WOW! I allways have trouble with ruffels. Pulling the two threads, and breaking at least one. or I get tangled up in one :S
Your way loosk soooo much easier. cant wait to try it out :)
many thanks!
p.s. liking your skirt in teh video :)
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RedphoenixII Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
@12:38WOW! I allways have trouble with ruffels. Pulling the two threads, and breaking at least one. or I get tangled up in one :S
Your way loosk soooo much easier. cant wait to try it out :)
many thanks!
p.s. liking your skirt in teh video :)
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Elnamis Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is great! I've been looking for video tutorials for sewing for a while now to help me learn to sew. This is a great help!!!
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:glomp: I'm happy to hear it! I'm trying to do more video tutorials, but I have a rather large collection of one's I've made for various techniques that may help you out!

If you're new to sewing, I recommend picking up a simple, "1 hour dress" pattern, or something like that, to get the hang of it ;P And, the best book I've ever used for sewing (when I get stuck, or need to figure something out, or just plain forget how to do something) is this one: [link]

:glomp: And, if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help how I can - I may be slow to respond to notes, but I try to help when I can :D
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Elnamis Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks so much! That will help temendously!
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Elnamis Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@12:38This is awesome! I'm jut now toying with the notion of teaching myself sewing, and this is a great help! Thank you!!! :hug:
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
@12:38You totally should! It's rather fun (and, if you hate it, don't completely write it off - I hated sewing for most of my life when my mother tried to teach me, and it took until I was 18 or so before it actually "clicked," despite my mother trying to teach me every year or so ;P)
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Elnamis Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@12:38ha ha ha! I don' think I'll hate it. Its just more of a matter of not getting too frustrated with myself and finding some good beginner's sources. I can do simple hand stitching fairly well, but I really want to learn how to use sewing machines and patterns.
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rocket-child Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
@12:38do you have a picture of the finished dress?
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
@12:38Unfortunately, I didn't remember to take a picture of just the petticoat, but you can kind of see it here : [link] : and it's what's holding my wedding dress slightly poofy : [link] :D
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rocket-child Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
@12:38that must have been an awesome wedding
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
@12:38:giggle: We like to think so, even if family didn't like it much ;P
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MarieyLeFou Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010   Interface Designer
Wow, I've never thought about zig-zagging before! Thanks. I always make ruffles by stuffing the fabric right under the needle (euh... if you know what I meant), but I had to do that for five (or something) times, because it wouldn't hold for very long =p
Thanks!
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oooh! I know exactly what you're talking about :giggle: I've done it that way, too, but this gets you major amounts of ruffles :giggle:
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MarieyLeFou Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010   Interface Designer
@12:38Wow, I've never thought about zig-zagging before! thanks. I always make ruffles by stuffing the fabric right under the needle (euh... if you know what I meant), but I had to do that for five (or something) times beause it wouldn't hold for very long :P
Thanks!
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hatakesasha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Student
@12:38i think i'm just going to ruffle something for shitsandgiggles now.
THANKSMAN!
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
@12:38Totally do it!! DOOOO EEEEEETTTT!

Put ruffles on everything :giggle:
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eternal-song Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
@12:38wow, very helpful. :worship:
thanks for this tutorial, I've always thought of ruffles with dread, but this is a lot better. and now i know what to do with that crochet cotton in my basement :XD:
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
@12:38:giggle: I'm very happy to hear it - you definitely shouldn't be too afraid of the huge ruffles o' doom any more! :glomp:
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eternal-song Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
@12:38wow, very helpful. :worship:
thanks for this tutorial, I've always thought of ruffles with dread, but this is a lot better. and now i know what to do with that crochet cotton in my basement :XD:
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TheBestButter Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
one question... you can put videos on deviantart!
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah! It's under film - I believe you still have to apply, and they are very strict on what you can and can't post (including what you can use and what you can't, in terms of copyright material/music and stuff like that) but you definitely can! There are some utterly amazing animators here, you should check it out!
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deathcabforkiwi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
@09:17"So... As I loose my glasses~"

Haha I have the same issue all the time. xP
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:lmao: I'm happy it's not just me, then! Cuz sometimes, I wonder ;P
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i-am-under-the-sink Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
@07:40FABRIC ATTACK! :D great tut! I wish my sewing machine wasn't busted so I could try this out (I am currently using my grandma's old one that can't do a zig zag stitch, or go backwards :( ) again, really awesome tut : )
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww! I hope you can get yours fixed soon :hug: I know how bad it is to be without a machine that can do those things - my regular home machine is in the shop, and I have no idea when I'm going to get it back, which leaves me with my industrial (which thankfully does go backwards...) but no zig-zag :hug:

I just hope that, once your machine is back, you get to try it out! :glomp:
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Vivacci Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
@12:38Just curious, since I'm a super fashion noob, what do you do with the thread at the end of the enormous zigzag stitch to keep it from falling apart?
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:icontaeliac:
taeliac Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
@12:38I'm not exactly sure what you mean ^^; Eventually, it gets sewn down to whatever you are making the huge ruffle for, and (ideally) you should remove the crochet cotton to remove the bulk, but otherwise, it's just the sewing it down that holds it in place - if the other end has a habit of sliding out when you try to gather it up, I think I show how I secure it around a pin, but it's basically a figure 8 around a regular pin to just keep it from being lost in the madness :D
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