Dear Clever Chick, Help!

I have decided that when someone asks me a crafting question I am going to shamelessly reuse the conversation for a new section I’m calling “Dear Clever Chick”. Feel free to gasp in awe at my creativity. 

These are crafting questions and cooking conundrums, probably none of which I’ll be any actual help with. That would require competence and sobriety, neither of which I have. But, I’ll do my best, then copy and paste so I can get back to playing Farmville napping volunteering at the animal shelter.

Loyal Minion: hi clever chick (Editors Note: She really started it that way! I didn’t add that!) 

I don’t know if you as crafty with fabric as you are with everything else…. If you are I need your help. I have a lovely strapless swimsuit that I want to add straps to. It’s not staying up where it needs to be, so the straps need to be functional. Any ideas?

 Clever Chick: I think they sell bra straps at Hobby Lobby, and that’s what I would get to add onto it. Do you do much sewing? If not, I can help you. It should be pretty easy. You just want to make sure you attach them strongly.

Loyal Minion: Good tip. I’ll check out hobby lobby. I do sew but I don’t have a sewing machine to make it look proffesional. Do you have a sewing machine?

Clever Chick: You should probably hand sew those. My sewing machine is dead at the moment anyway. I’m pretty sure hobby lobby sells them, but if you have an old bra laying around, you could just take the ones off of it and use those.

Even with these vague, barely coherent instructions, she managed to complete the project, and look awesome in the finished product. You can add straps to swimsuits or tube tops using the same method. All you need is a needle and thread. Just sew the straps to the top more than you think you need to. Remember, those straps are keeping you from flashing the world, so it’s important to make sure they stay where you want them.

Got your own question or issue? You can ask on my facebook, and if I feel like it, and you buy me enough presents, I might help you out.

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January 31, 2012. Tags: , , , . Arts and Crafts.

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