Mhm she subjected to use a aluminum inside so its lighter I used that and Sculpey UltraLight its bit expencvie 8$ but giant bag I made like 9 pairs horns ears ext ext but is super light durable can be drilled and floats on water :3 cause regular Sculpey is very heavy alone.
Thank you so much!
I have to admit, I had an early start. My mother showed me how to use a sewing machine when I was five. She used to make my clothes, so when I was little I had 5 different outfits with the same fabric. Pink with white hearts gets boring quickly! lol I owe it prettymuch all to her ♥
That's too bad... Honestly, you can get yourself a cheap sewing machine and just play around with it. That's basically what I've been doing for all these years. When I get discouraged I try something else, but I always come back. It takes time, but it's like anything else. There are also sewing classes out there! If you really want to make costumes, there are ways!!
You could also find someone to make them for you...
you're right! My mother does have a sewing machine...i think..but if she does i can learn with that! i know i have a lot of useless fabric as well so i'll have lots to learn with! Thank you for that idea! i'll get my own sewing machine and start on my cosplay outfit for next years Anime Expo! i can do that easy! thank you!
HA! there you go! You don't even have to buy one. I also suggest testing different things:
1- Sewing in (duh) a straight line BUT with different tensions / stitch lengths. The tension knob is very important as it can completely f#$* up all your work if not set properly. If you don't have the manual for the machine, look it up online to find it. It can be quite useful. At the different stitch lengths gently pull the two pieces of scrap apart, look at how visible the stitch is from the "right" side.
2- Sewing in a curve. Sew two pieces of scrap together in a C-shape. Flip it over and check out what it looks like. Try sewing in different shapes - V, U, etc and check out the result.
3- Sewing on different fabrics. Notice the difference between the knits etc. Some come apart more easily so you may have to do a zig zap on the inside edge to reduce fraying.
4- Sew a pillow. For real. Try sewing buttons onto it, if you feel brave - put in a zipper. Sew on some trim! Go nuts!
5- Go to a fabric store, find an easy sewing pattern. There are patterns like "Kwik-Sew", "It's So Easy" (by Simplicity) and "Sewing for Dummies" (series) which are easier to begin with. Start out with stuff like that to get used to using patterns. Those have the easiest instructions. Stay the heck away from Burda, and Vogue, they're practically in latin / undecypherable.
If you need any more advise, let me know, I'd be glad to help!!
Gasp! thank you! i remember sewing a stuffed animal in 8th grade but that was well, 8th grade! XD i think all of this will help me learn how to make my costume! i'll put up some pictures when i get done with it! XD