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Hi! I'm bluediscord, and I've been making jewelry for about a year. Since I started crafting, I've created over thirty different bracelets, necklaces, and rings, and I hope to make many more!
When I first started crafting, I wasted a lot of money buying the wrong materials. Due to my inexperience and unfamiliarity with the terminology, I felt overwhelmed by the numerous guides and tutorials on the internet and the seeming lack of agreement in their suggestions for which materials and tools to purchase. My aim is to help aspiring jewelry-makers avoid some of the mistakes I made, and hopefully avoid wasting money on unsuitable purchases.
Due to budget limits, I only bought the minimum necessary set of tools and used standard tools to compensate for what I lacked in my tool set. While some of my purchases were extraordinarily useful, others did not work as I'd imagined or wanted. In thi
Basics for Sewing with Felt
This will cover the very basics of what you will need and the process for sewing projects.
1. Needles and Pins: It is a good idea to have well cared for needles and pins. I don’t often use pins myself but I keep some on hand just in case I need them. I also make sure to keep them either in their containers or a good pin cousin to keep them in peek shape.
2. Scissors: It’s important to have a good pair of scissors that you use only on fabrics and thread. Often scissors that are used on paper will dull quickly. Keeping them sharp helps prevent damaging the felt as you cut.
3. Pens and Markers: You will want pens and markers that will mark easily. If you have to press too hard on a fabric it will catch and drag the fibers. Also consider using fabric pens and a white fabric marker for darker materials.
4. Stuffing: If you intend to stuff an item you will want to stick to poly-fil or oth