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Title: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on June 06, 2018, 04:58:47 PM
Well since I do this a whole bunch and the intention is always that I eventually make a cosplay (or at least gain the skills to do so) I will post this. This is what I get up to when not drawing and wasting time.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1748/41909553364_c193146d80_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26Rpq7h) (https://flic.kr/p/26Rpq7h)

Mother and child purse set. I love making things cheaply and I have a bunch of free fabric I was given so I will make a bunch of these as gifts.
Need a craft section on this forum!! (let me know if there's a better place to post)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Hasith on June 07, 2018, 12:01:11 AM
I think you have posted in right section. loll

anyway these looks good. You should start a shop at etsy or shopify :D
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on June 07, 2018, 06:20:35 AM
thanks :)
now there's a thought, I never thought of selling them (there goes my manga career)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: legomaestro on June 07, 2018, 03:17:06 PM
Damn, as if you couldn't already do everything suuper haha. That looks legit as heck! I'd say definitely go for it with etsy. When I get my hands on extra cash I'd be sure to order something too.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 07, 2018, 04:24:32 PM
Yeah, once I get a little more experienced with my sewing machine and all it's little troublesome quirks, I've thought about making some stuff. I've had people compliment my drawstring bag that I carry everywhere and they're like "where did you buy it" and I'm like "my high school apparel class lol."
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on June 07, 2018, 05:44:57 PM
@lego haha well craft is my strong point lol art is what I am failing at which is why I do so much XD. I might try out Etsy at one point.

@mahlua I too have a kawaii draw-string bag i made as one of my earlier projects. Its still one of my best pieces of work :P
It PERFECTLY fitted my bluetooth speaker by pure accident lol
but yeah those sewing machines sure have their quirks :/

bragging continues

Glow in the dark shoelaces for the drawstring!!

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1726/28781138728_317c59c580_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KRhRPN) (https://flic.kr/p/KRhRPN)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1721/41754990215_9581e8a8a9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26BKeSp) (https://flic.kr/p/26BKeSp)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1725/42604553322_376aca9dba_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27UPtob) (https://flic.kr/p/27UPtob)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 07, 2018, 06:21:28 PM
OMG yaassss with the glow in the dark strings.
Mine is the kind you can wear on your back like to the gym and stuff.

(My sewing machine loves to change the tension even when I haven't moved the notch, specifically. And also hates baste stitching in particular.)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Robin Ryuu on June 07, 2018, 06:46:12 PM
Nice job on the bags. I lack any ability when it comes to fabric unlike my sister who made her own wedding dress lol.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on June 08, 2018, 06:09:04 AM
@mahlua mine also likes to change the tension from too little to too much with no warning :P yeah i figured you meant a large one. I generally stay small because of not having enough fabric T_T

@robin thanks. I think my mum made her own wedding dress actually :P Don't worry about ability, you just haven't learnt it yet :)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on June 20, 2018, 05:09:43 PM
broke my sewing machine on a zip lol. the timing is out so nothing is broken per se, but it doesnt work :P

did some book binding. half followed a tutorial from memory that i saw about a month ago :P
totally useful for making ones own manga or deathnotes etc :P
I've got big plans for this I must say
these are tiny A7 by the way. I only work small :P

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1829/42025771915_346c1b3cb2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/272F4Qp) (https://flic.kr/p/272F4Qp)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: MahluaandMilk on June 20, 2018, 06:52:35 PM
I also prefer to work small, haha. Sorry to hear about the sewing machine. I hope you can get it fixed or get a new one soon!
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on June 25, 2018, 04:42:15 PM
I've tried to fix it a couple of ways, not exhaustive yet, but trying to work back on drawing for a while as a main, so probably wont be fixed for at least a month now, but thanks. It was cheap to begin with, and a hand-me-down at that, so good as a starter but i'll probably buy a new one anyway in a year regardless.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on August 13, 2018, 05:02:43 PM
Fixed my sewing machine a couple of days ago. Turns out the bar which holds the needle and moves it up and down, the connection that drives it up and down had slipped because of the extra force when I went through a zip by accident, so I just had to loosen the screw and wiggle it back up to the right place, and tighten it back.

I could finally finish the second of these purses, and so the twins are finally reunited yaaaay :P

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/931/43971397902_d82805ff4e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29ZAUE3) (https://flic.kr/p/29ZAUE3)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on January 25, 2019, 04:40:12 PM
well thought I would post this
Ever heard of the "foil ball challenge"?
You scrunch up a whole roll of tin foil and hammer and beat it and sand it and polish it until you get this.
about 1.5 inches in diameter as I skimped on the foil XD

Spoiler
sitting on a little acrylic stand so it doesn't roll about :P

(https://i.imgur.com/mvBDk2C.jpg)

very fun and educational, will totally make a larger one some day.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: KeanFox on January 26, 2019, 03:09:43 AM
Is it heavy as it looks?
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on January 26, 2019, 03:32:17 AM
it doesn't feel light, but it's not heavy either, like a large ball bearing, but lighter. it's actual weight is 35g. I wouldnt want someone to throw it at me, thats for sure :P

edit: I started another one at double the weight, hopefully I'll get it even rounder and even shinier, as the first one was more of a test than a serious go.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on January 28, 2019, 05:55:47 PM
made a pair of travel chess boards this lunch break. small one is 10cm wide/long
was surprisingly easier than i thought, although a laser cutter is a nice asset at work :P
what's funny is i dont even like chess XD

(https://i.imgur.com/mas72Nc.jpg)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on October 03, 2019, 07:26:00 AM
One of my favourite quick creations so far - a 3D ball bearing maze. I have always loved steady hand games, and coordination games since I was young, and I simply love ball bearing mazes, or anything to do with ball bearings actually haha

This is a 7x7x5 grid maze, with a 4mm ball bearing.
I actually programmed a maze generator which was hella fun, so I don't have to spend a lot of time designing such a complex maze if I want to make another one. The algorithm is my own but I want to implement different algorithms because fun.
I just bought some smaller 2mm bearings off the internet to make a smaller maze, with more layers hopefully (maybe 10x10x10 I'm thinking)
Amongst other ideas I want to make a spherical maze (woah!!!), and a surface-only cube maze (not layers)
But I'll probably get bored quickly and move on XD

(https://i.imgur.com/9BBt5Jc.jpg)

Looking down it is pretty trippy to be honest but you do get used to it surprisingly :P
It is also incredibly difficult/annoying to solve, first time round it took me about 15-20 minutes to solve it.
(An advantage of having the computer design the maze is that you as a designer don't know it, and can have fun figuring it out)

(https://i.imgur.com/sqocePg.jpg)

I need a blog haha
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Coryn on October 05, 2019, 06:57:03 PM
God I used to have a bunch of those ball bearing maze pens as a kid. Drove me absolutely insane trying to get the thing from one end to another. I swear they weren't created to actually be solved, just to keep kids busy.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on October 06, 2019, 04:15:40 AM
Oh Yeahhhhhhh I had one of those!!!!
To be honest I've solved my cube about 5 times now and it's still a fluke when I do it haha
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: legomaestro on November 18, 2019, 07:04:53 PM
Well this took me a lot of ages to finally appreciate. Dude you made a ball bearing maze? Those also drove me crazy as a kid, but I loved them. Impressive work.

Do you still have the chess board pieces?! That'd be swell!
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: cometsan on November 18, 2019, 10:54:33 PM
Oh...another genius 9 y/o .

making completely out of the world stuff.
why am i here
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on November 19, 2019, 02:08:08 AM
@cometsan
I'm 26 lol
I do most of this stuff at work so I get training on the job.
There's no point feeling negative about what others can or can't do, it's about what do you want to do, and start doing it!

@lego
haha yeah I've loved ball bearing mazes since I was a kid, and I'd make marble runs around my room with whatever I could find when I was younger.
It's really fun to play with.
Yeah I still have 3 of the sets I made, I never finally completed the project as it was meant to have a lid, but I did create a version where the pieces are stored in trays in the sides of the board. I don't really like chess and I'm not really sure why I made it, I think it just sounded like a nice challenge at the time XD
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: cometsan on November 19, 2019, 07:39:14 AM
im so posistive

im basically 24 years more positive than you now.

i shd be more negative so i can be twelve again and beg to replace your positiion at work

u kno

disemploy you


u should sell this to yatube and become mattel no 2
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: legomaestro on November 19, 2019, 09:37:59 AM
Nani!? I thought you'd love Chess for some reason XD

Ah, also I'll be posting my stick bois soon. It occurs to me that I wanted to start on that a bit haha. Crafts for the win! Not long until we make our full body mecha suit cosplays eh, suuper?
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on November 19, 2019, 03:03:20 PM
I am totally for a full body mecha suit haha. I started trying to figure out a design several years ago and just gave up because of time constraints. When I get better at designing and drawing cool parts and stuff then it will finally be worth the time investment, methinks. I look forward to your sick bois XD
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on January 26, 2020, 02:20:51 PM
I made a couple of little units in my lunch break at work. I only get 30 minutes lunch so I have to work quickly haha.
The left one I gave to my boss and I keep the right one in my corner at work to put my 3d printed stuff in. Nothing cool yet but got anime things lined up in my head sort of. Incidentally the right one can stack with another one if I were to make it.

(https://i.imgur.com/jDVSmCG.jpg)(https://i.imgur.com/IGOTLwv.jpg)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on September 15, 2020, 02:08:01 AM
I made my own mask because obviously that was going to happen :P

For my first sewing project in like a year it came out OK. The pattern didn't quite fit my face so I wont wear it, but I'll definitely try another one soon. Looks the part tho :P

(https://i.imgur.com/78Czijg.jpg)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on October 16, 2020, 02:26:05 PM
Made some natural cordage with some wisteria branches. I noticed while cutting them down that the bark was super flexible and was peeling away rather than snapping, which hinted that the insides were perfect for making cordage.

The resulting cable was only about 3-4mm thick, but was so strong I couldn't break it by hand, and it could hold 15-20kg no problem which makes it the strongest natural cable I have made ever.

A few hours after making the cable I noticed some strange shrinkage maybe because of moisture being lost but it didn't seem to affect the strength of it. I'm going to try and make some more with dried out fibres to see if that makes a difference. I really want to spin some into thread and do some weaving on a loom but I have neither spinning wheel or loom so that's a pipe dream until I make the tools for it.

I'm going to try more advance processing like soaking it to see if I can get a more consistent result and method for making thinner thread/cable. Even individual fibres thinner than a cotton thread are resistant to breaking so I have high hopes for this.

(https://i.imgur.com/wsVNGji.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kfRE2Lr.jpg)
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: legomaestro on October 17, 2020, 05:46:10 PM
Damn that looks legit useable suuper. Where the heck did you learn to do that haha.

And dude the mask! I wanna make sooooome. Do you just google this stuff or do you work with your own intuition? Colour me impressed.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on October 20, 2020, 05:35:38 PM
Ahaha just YouTube videos!
I love working from scratch so working from nature is an automatic favourite, like making huts in the middle of the forest kind of thing (not done yet but would love to try :P)
Mostly I Google tutorials for everything I do but if I see there is a large variation with different tutorials then I just take all the information and make up my own mashed version XD

I like trying out simple craft projects, especially stuff that doesn't require anything specialist, so just paper, card and glue that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on November 01, 2020, 02:17:55 PM
Finally, finally, finally.
I made paper!!!!!
A6 was the size my method made.

(https://i.imgur.com/48xm3HQ.jpg)

Used pretty much the same method that's everywhere on Youtube, blended some scrap paper in water, tipped it into a bowl, and then used a deckle (a wannabe flat sieve) to scoop a layer out and then tip it on to felt to dry out. I used an oven at very low temperature because air drying can take days, so in 2 hours start to finish I had paper.

I actually made 2 batches and improved on the second batch hugely.
I don't really have a use for it but it's good to know that it can be done now.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: legomaestro on November 03, 2020, 04:36:38 PM
Of course you made paper suuper hahahaha. Man it's always cool to see what you're up to. My pa used to make firewood out of pulp paper so I know about that in general, but never seen them folded out neatly like that. Are they good to write on? I definitely have enough scrap to work with.

Man you really can make paper out of anything.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on November 04, 2020, 02:31:45 PM
well it helps using old paper as it's already processed fibres just waiting to be reused so in that sense it's quite easy. I'd love to make paper from scratch i.e. cutting down a tree XD

I was able to write on the paper fairly well, but overall the texture was closer to a tough sort of tissue rather than paper. The problem was that the paper was not getting compacted enough, and I did a second run today using a rolling pin to squash it and the result was a very good quality paper that I could write on with no problem.
The only large issue I have left is drying the paper, the oven works well but the paper distorts and doesn't remain flat. So it needs to be held flat while drying.
Also a bulk method would be nice to make more than just a few sheets an hour.

Here's two versions of paper with writing tests. Top is older tissue feel, bottom is much more paper feel. You can clearly see the texture difference too.
(https://i.imgur.com/kzr8pNz.jpg)

ahhh the logs from paper thing! I've been wanting to try that as well but I need to make a little press mold to make them. Hopefully before winter hits I'll manage it otherwise gotta wait until next winter to burn them haha

I'm after making a loom as well in other crafty business :P
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: legomaestro on November 05, 2020, 04:42:58 AM
xD And ah no i used the term wrong my parents just rolled them into balls and used it for fire, so no fancy log-shaped press.

And damn I thought the second one was a comparision with a regular sheet of A4 paper haha.
Title: Re: Suuper's Sewing and Crafts (Not quite cosplay yet)
Post by: Suuper-san on November 05, 2020, 06:08:59 AM
haha awesome glad you thought the quality looked good :P
ahhh cool paper balls :D
so they made them from paper pulp and then had to dry them out?
I've actually still got one drying on my shelf from the first batch of paper pulp I made lol