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herringbonekid

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thanks gents.

Rudie, i'm often thinking: will i ever have stuff for sale ? and i'd like to one day, especially as i'm currently sick of my present job and would love to get into something else as i get older. as for the present moment, if someone offered me £1.5K to make them a suit i'd probably take them up on it.
 

Rudie

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Well, that's something to think about, then. I have wondered if you would accept an offer like that.
 

Qirrel

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thanks gents.

Rudie, i'm often thinking: will i ever have stuff for sale ? and i'd like to one day, especially as i'm currently sick of my present job and would love to get into something else as i get older. as for the present moment, if someone offered me £1.5K to make them a suit i'd probably take them up on it.

There are probably quite a number people out there willing to pay that sum. Even I, without much publicity (no effort at all, actually) have had a couple of people contact me, interested in paying around the $1000-mark for a suit.
 

Flat Foot Floey

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:eusa_clap Great suit and you come up with new ideas every time.
thanks Shangas. usually the last thing i've made is my favourite... not because it's better than earlier stuff, but because it probably has the features i'm most currently interested in.
Hah! I can imagine that. I often have this ideas and if I would be able to bring them to life I would be very happy abut it too.

i'd like to one day, especially as i'm currently sick of my present job and would love to get into something else as i get older. as for the present moment, if someone offered me £1.5K to make them a suit i'd probably take them up on it.
That's quite some news here. I am sure even at that price in £ you will find your costumers since the stuff you make is one of a kind.
 

Two Types

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To be honest, with people like Qirrel and HBK you could certainly be guaranteed to get exactly what you want and know that the tailor understood you and the look you were trying to achieve.
 

Qirrel

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Q, will you do a suit for that price if you find someone ready to pay ?

Sure I will. Even if at that price level it is half-charitable, considering the general price level in Norway. I am already living relatively comfortably on a student loan which puts me at about 30% of the median income (it isn't really an income, but still), so whatever money I can earn from what is really a hobby of mine is an added bonus.
 

Nick D

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HBK, great work as always, and I like the in-use photos. The mannequins are fine (wish I had one!), but it's nice to see the suit and the fabric in action.
 

Buddha

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Hey johnny those waist band trousers are great, hey how much woul it cost me if you make a couple of pants for me like that? How much fabric willI need? & how much would you charge to make them? Please let me know, cause I will be getting married with my wife this year by october 2/13, & would love to wear them. Thaks for your time. Buddha. Please contact me at buddhahood999@gmail.com
 

Shangas

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It is Winter here in Australia (yes we have winter here).

My UGG boot slippers have disintegrated into dust (literally) after just one year of use. This is the second pair of ugg boots which I have worn out, in two years. Despite the fact that I only wear them for five or six months in a 12-month cycle.

I refused to waste even more money buying more slippers that would doubtless go the same way as the previous two pairs, at exactly the same speed. So, using the busted slippers, I managed to fashion a pair of homemade ones for myself...



The buttons are purely decorative. A measuring miscalculation meant that I had extra fabric left over. So I pinched them and folded them down to make them fit better. Then, I sewed the buttons on to hide the thread. Originally they weren't going to have heels, but I decided that it might make them fit better, so I fashioned them out and sewed them on. They do what I need them to - Keep my feet warm, and be comfortable.

They're also excellent for sliding around on smooth floors. And they fit surprisingly well, considering this is the first time I've made shoes of any kind...
 
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jerryleetypes

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Indianapolis
I started making chainstitch embroidered patches. These were worked on my 1960's Singer 114w103 chainstitch embroidery machine.

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I started making chainstitch embroidered patches. These were worked on my 1960's Singer 114w103 chainstitch embroidery machine.

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Nice work, I often do a quick search for those machines as I'd like to do some military patches using chain stitch. Is it a difficult process? This thread will certainly prompt me to go forward with the idea after seeing your results. I'd appreciate any direction you could point me to get started.
Thanks, Sean
 

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