yes-jessie-it-wasnt-the-cat  asked:

Hi Fabrickind! I was wondering, I'm planning on doing a 07 cosplay from Mystic Messenger but I don't really know how to do the yellow fabric patches on his jacket. I'm also not really sure about how to get the large stitches on the fabric circles themselves. I'm more than a little stuck with this and would really love any advice. Thank you so much!

Hello there!

For these patches, applique is the way to go. I’d get a sweatshirt knit (as the garment appears to be a sweatshirt), which you might even be able to get away with not hemming. If you want the edges turned under, press them under a small amount with a bit of double-sided fusible between the layers, and iron in place. 

I’m reading this as simply being topstitched in place on a machine. You’ll need to either not close up the sleeve and underarm seam or open it up if it is a finished jacket (such as a storebought one), and using a bit of your fusible, iron the patches in place so that they stay while you sew. They make water-soluble fusible meant for applique work where you can wash it away and prevent it from changing the texture of your finished garment (or quilt – these are often used in quilting, and may be in the quilting section of your local fabric store). A spray-on temporary adhesive would also work, or a lot of pins if you are very careful. 

Once the applique is where you want it, sew about 1/4″ away from the edge (using the edge of your presser foot as a guide may also work) with a straight stitch, or with a stretch stitch if your machine has one, or a narrow zigzag with a wide stitch length, so that it appears as close to a straight stitch as possible while still retaining some stretch. You can get the visible stitching look by using a grey thread that matches the jacket itself, not the patches. 

You can also do a satin stitch applique in the gold color, and the edge of the satin stitch will create the visible line, but that’s not how I’m reading this artwork.

If you wanted visible cartoony stitches, I’d recommend sewing it normally and using embroidery thread by hand for the decorative stitches, but that’s also not how I’m reading this artwork (unless there’s another reference with that kind of look).

I hope that helps! Good luck :]

Fabrickind / Q&A Staff

bookwormchocaholic  asked:

Trope prompt list: arranged marriage for Rumbelle. ;)

Ooooh. This is one of my favorite trope and one I’ve never been able to plot, because Rumple always slips away from such deals. But since it was asked, I guess we’d start with that?

Twenty years ago…

Ogres attack Avonlea. As a last resource, the king decides to ask for the Dark One’s help and sends him a letter offering their most precious treasure in exchange for his power: their gold.

Rumpelstiltskin, being the kind of man who cannot let a chance to see a nobleman beg go unremarked, presents himself at the Avonlea castle and proceeds to merrily mock them for daring to offer gold to the spinner of gold. But since he is a merciful soul… deep down… (giggly sniggers), he has decided to give them a chance. Give him a good reason for the Dark One to exert himself in their favor, and - cue deep bow - he will be glad to help them.

Any reason at all.

Any? At all?


Enter the lady of the land.

“The history books claim you drove the ogres away from the Marchlands.”

Rumpelstiltskin scoffs, never liking the reminder of those days. “The stories also claim I eat children for dinner.” A glance down to the lady’s growing belly. “Are you offering?”

Every man in the room steps forward - starting with the lady’s husband - but she raises a hand to stop them.

“Colette,” the king mutters, nerves on an edge.

She squares her shoulders and pretends a dozen grown men didn’t just almost commit suicide. “I said history books, sir. Not nursery tales to scare the little ones into good behavior.”

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This weeks Colour Collective was Sweet Potato.  I’ve had a story that I’ve been trying to figure out concerning a little pumpkin patch kid.  He has no friends because hes different, so he decides to build himself one.   But its not easy. 

TT : I requested Dirk to assist me in the process of creating a ‘blog’ on the website tumblr.

TT : It’s an experiment conducted both on myself and the humans there, as well with an obvious gathering of various data.

TT : Your compliance would be appreciated.

  • Betty: Is it just me, or did the temperature drop like it does in horror movies?
  • Jughead: It's just the icy chill of the dead.
  • Me: SHUT UP, Jughead STOP being so DRAMATIC for the love of--
  • Jughead: *whispers* The horror, the horror! *directly INTO BETTY'S EAR RIGHT BEFORE HE NEARLY PUSHES HER TOWARDS THE CREEPY GRANDMA*