Kate Muller wrote:Have you considered adding repairs like replacing a zipper, snaps, or other fastening hardware.
Kate Muller wrote:On your list of recycled fabric I would add sheets and towels. Top sheets are a great source of fabric for quilt backs, curtains, liners and other uses. Old towels can be used instead of new cotton batting in some projects.
Kate Muller wrote:Also keep in mind every sewing machine is different and not all of them require regular oiling as part of the cleaning process. Please check the owners manual!
Kate Muller wrote:A seam ripper is a must have tool. They are not only used to remove stitches but they are also used to open button holes.
Altering a piece of clothing to fit beyond a hem. It is a great way to make used/vintage clothing usable. Anything from redoing a bust line, taking in a jacket, or letting out a waist band are all really useful to know.
I would add repairing a damaged sweater is another great skill I wish I had learned when I was younger.
Replacing the elastic or drawstring in something is another repair for your list.
I would also suggest a more defined list for those that are vegan or in my case allergic to lanolin and natural oils in other animal based fibers. Felting is out of the question for me due to allergies. Knitting is a lot harder to learn using cotton or bamboo than wool and wool blend yarns. Maybe have a do certain number of each list.
Also your suggestion of making a shirt as a sewing project should have a few perimeters. A sleeveless top is a vastly different project than making a button down dress shirt.
Kate Downham wrote:Would making a sheepskin or goatskin rug belong in the textiles PEP?
Kate Downham wrote:
Is the cot mattress an essential part at this level or an option? Not everyone would use a cot mattress. Maybe making any mattress from cot size upwards would be better? And would making buckwheat hull mattresses from an open your eyes kit count?
Kate Downham wrote:How long does it take you to knit a long sleeve sweater?
I remember it being a long process for me just to make children's sweaters in 12-14 ply wool, but I worked in small amounts each day so can't figure out how long it would have taken if I'd sat down and made it from start to finish. Maybe it's time for me to make more : )
Kate Downham wrote:Cot mattress in Australia means baby/toddler mattress. If measurements are included in the BB it will help people to know how big to make it.
This badge is very exciting, lots of new skills to learn : )
The mattress is very much Paul's thing.
- Knit or crochet a adult hat (1 point)
- Knit or crochet a baby hat (0.5 points
Kate Muller wrote:Another idea for weaving projects is a rag rug. I have seen videos of them being made on simple wooden frames and hula hoops. They can be made out of any type of fabric and a good use for old T shirts.
Judith Pi wrote:For the sewing list I can also think of "family cloth" (a substitute for toilet paper for No.1s for ladies) and handkerchiefs. Not very difficult, but saves on resources. Easily made from old shirts, towels, bed linen etc., ideally softer cotton like flannel.
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:
I have a question: I am doing textile handcrafts since many years. So I already have my materials and tools. I have a large bag filled with old clothes, sheets, etc. to use for future projects. Does this count for BB (badge bit)? Or do I have to start collecting more???
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