Black Rock Shooter

ciciascloset:

Yesterday I was having a lot of problems with my bobbin tension because I bought some new bobbins that don’t fit the same way the other’s fit (even though they’re both 15 >.>) so have a little interactive guide on how to troubleshoot tension problems. 

I’ll go a step further and tell you that you can change the tension on the bobbin (this is only on some machines that have a bobbin case) by tightening or loosening the screw on the bobbin case. The “Screw driver” that your using is the one the machine came with, My Brother back at Uni actually has one that looks like a screw driver and not a plate. However the plate is better in my opinion. 

Just make sure that if you’re making it looser you don’t make it so loose that the things comes apart. If it does sweep the area thoroughly grab some magnets and see if the magnets can pick it up.

The top image is from this site

~Aphrames’ Invisible Zipper Tutorial~

aphrames:

Hi kids~!! Today I will be explaining how to put in an invisible zipper into a side seam.  ((Or whatever seam, I mean its into a seam… it doesn’t matter where the seam is… okay I’ll stop…))  Zippers come with these instructions, but sometimes I find it easier to have someone else explain it.

Here is our final outcome~

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Things that we will need: Fabric, zipper, pins, iron, needle and thread for hand sewing, sewing machine with a zipper foot and seam ripper.

First step is to pin the right sides of our fabric together.

Next we are going to bast stitch the seam that we are going to put the zipper on closed.  It is important to note that if your zipper is not going to take up the entire seam, you should stitch the ends that are not to open with the zipper like normal.  Only bast stitch the parts of the seam that are going to open with the zipper.

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We are then going to iron the basted seam open like we would a  normal seam.

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Now, we lay the zipper into the seam and pin it into place.  The key is to keep the teeth of the zipper right on top of the basted seam.

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Next, take your needle and thread and hand bast the zipper into place.  I’ve heard some people use masking tape instead but that seems hella weird to me and leaves sticky on my seam… so yeah, no thanks.

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Now that the zipper is held into place with our hand stitching, we can remove the pins so that our sewing machine doesn’t run into more problems than we need.

Make sure that your sewing machine is outfitted with a zipper foot.  This way we make sure we can sew as close to the zipper teeth as possible and make it look neat.  ((The foot on the left is the regular foot on my sewing machine, the one on the right is my zipper foot.))

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Now it’s time to stitch in our zipper.  Stitch from the top ((right side up)) about 1/4 inch away from the seam that was basted ((and that is the teeth of the zipper)).

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Remove the hand basting…

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… and the basting between the seams.

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Now we have our zipper stitched into place~

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To finish the top and bottom seams just turn over and stitch like normal.

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tags → #zippers 

mommashaus:

Slim Fursuit Feet Paw Tutorial. Just finished a second set of feet paws for Halla because my first set isn’t very comfortable for a lot of walking. These feet are significantly smaller than my first set and they have flat shoe bottoms instead of raised silicon paw pads. I do not wish to go any more specific with my process, but I thought having a few photos could be helpful to those seeking to make slim outdoor feet.

tags → #furries 

I’ll be on hiatus for while ;a; my laptop is broken and it might a bit before I can get it fixed OTL

instructables:

How to make a Leather Pauldron (or Spaulder) by The Rambler

tags → #armor #leather 
pokemonmasterkimba:

I’ve always hated doing shoe and boot covers until my friend introduced me to this method. Turns out it’s not very well known how to do it! So I decided to take some photos while I did my most recent ones and make a tutorial for others to use. This tutorial can be used for socks, shoe covers, spats, custom boots, and anything else you can think of!
I’m only covering how to make the pattern, not how to sew it because I feel like that part is pretty straight forward.
Here we go~
Skill level required: beginnerTime: ~1hrMaterials:  -shoes  -saran wrap - tape -pen -paper scissors -ruler -butcher paper - a body - a friend!(not required, but VERY helpful!)
Here are your supplies! I used blue tape because it’s what I had lying around, but I would suggest packers tape. It’s a lot easier.

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pokemonmasterkimba:

I’ve always hated doing shoe and boot covers until my friend introduced me to this method. Turns out it’s not very well known how to do it! So I decided to take some photos while I did my most recent ones and make a tutorial for others to use. This tutorial can be used for socks, shoe covers, spats, custom boots, and anything else you can think of!

I’m only covering how to make the pattern, not how to sew it because I feel like that part is pretty straight forward.

Here we go~

Skill level required: beginner
Time: ~1hr
Materials:
-shoes
-saran wrap
- tape
-pen
-paper scissors
-ruler
-butcher paper
- a body
- a friend!(not required, but VERY helpful!)

Here are your supplies! I used blue tape because it’s what I had lying around, but I would suggest packers tape. It’s a lot easier.

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tags → #shoes 

cypheroftyr:

feministbatwoman:

jancola:

How I made scale mail out of faux leather, in case anyone finds this useful.  I used the same method for Morrigan’s camisole except that one I sewed instead of stapled.

Instructions are in the captions.

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oh my god…cosplay game too strong.

not-mikasa:

In regard to this post, I thought I would help you guys out by posting this! :D Enjoy and use as you’d like! Feel free to save it or send it to your friends.

(Source: spooky-ackerman)

tags → #snk #ref 

samhawke:

How To Turn Craft Foam Into Leather

(Or not really but close enough. Also a side order of armour.)

I picked up this technique from this tutorial years ago, then adapted it further. You can use it to imitate leather, and with a few changes also to make thin armour parts, such as Vincent Valentine’s gauntlet as in the last picture. It won’t really work for thicker armour; there are plenty of tutorials on how to make EVA foam armour to be found online.

Back to fakey leather; you need the standard 2mm craft foam/fun foam/EVA foam/foam of many names, white glue, a brush, shoe polish, mod podge/podgy glue and a sponge.

You want to have most of the shaping and decorating done before you start. For example, for Athos’ pauldron I had already glued the three layers of the main piece and the fleur de lis shield together (UHU glue works well, all purpose glue is also okay), but had left the two upper strips and the straps separate to be attached after everything was done.

It is also easiest to do any embossing when the pieces are still flat. Foam won’t take an awful lot of detail, but with some patience the results can work quite well. You can use paper embossing tools for this, but make sure that the point isn’t too sharp or it will tear the foam. The back of a knife also works. My favourite tool for it so far is actually a letter opener. Drag across the foam for the first shallow line (it will spring back a bit) and repeat as many times as necessary without cutting the foam.

One layer of craft foam isn’t very strong by itself, so you either want to have at least two layers glued together or a single layer backed with fabric. If the final result includes stitching, definitely attach fabric or the thread may pull right through the foam. Cover the back of the foam piece with white glue, then smooth fabric onto it. Use cotton or linen (not synthetics), so that the glue can come through the fabric. When it is dry, cut the fabric along the edges of the foam, then brush another layer of white glue on the fabric. This makes sure that the fabric is firmly stuck and that the edges won’t fray.

(If you want to imitate metal armour, dilute the white glue a bit with water for the first couple of layers covering the whole piece; the fabric backing as well as the front and sides of the foam. This allows the glue to saturate the foam. Follow that with a few layers of undiluted glue, letting it dry in between layers until it’s stiff enough. The end result can be spray painted.)

Most importantly, when you glue layers of foam or foam and fabric together make sure that it dries in the shape it’s supposed to be. For Athos’ vambrace I wrapped a towel around a bottle to have something roughly the shape of my upper arm and then tied the pauldron around it while the glue between the layers was drying. Once it is dry, it will hold its shape. You do not need to heat the foam to do this! Heating it is inadvisable since foam is somewhat toxic. Foam is also a little stretchy, so you can carefully stretch it for an extra curve. Glueing fabric to it will help it hold its shape.

This is the point where I added battle damage to Athos’ pauldron by cutting grooves out of the top layer of foam with a stanley knife. The knife needs to be very sharp to prevent ragged edges, so use a new blade.

Now for actually making it look like leather! Rub several layers of shoe polish onto the foam, letting it dry between layers. The resulting colour depends on the colour of the foam and the polish. Use black foam and brown polish for dark brown ‘leather’, white or grey foam for lighter shades and so on (the Gondorian vambrace in the picture before last was made using white foam for the top layer and black foam for the bottom layer).

Then use a sponge to brush a layer of mod podge onto it. Mod podge is a glue varnish used for decoupage and is water resistant when it is dry. Two or three layers will do, and for a smooth finish dilute the mod podge with a little water for the last layer. Leave it to dry thoroughly. It will remain a little tacky, which can be solved by smoothing a little talcum powder onto the surface carefully. This also removes a bit of the shine, for a slightly more worn look.

Finally, assemble the piece, sew the bits that have to be sewn, paint decoration etc. As a general tip, if you want to make an object that looks like leather, treat it like leather! Add stitching, add metal grommets and so on. That goes a long way in making it look convincing.

tags → #leather 

The Perks of Folding Worbla

tiffanythe:

image …instead of “sandwiching” it.

New entry!