New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by The14thDr, Sep 19, 2015, 04:54 pm
Quote from: The14thDr on Feb 22, 2018, 01:31 pm(I'm open to literally any suggestions for ways I can avoid the stitching but still stop the holes from fraying in the wash )
Quote from: galacticprobe on Feb 22, 2018, 04:30 pm(Of course, if you've got the money to spare, Magnoli Clothiers has a replica "Holey Jumper" for $350 US, which, from what I've heard, is less than half the cost of the original. Still pricy, though.)
Quote from: Davros Skaro on Feb 22, 2018, 10:17 pmDepending on what it's made of, you could melt/burn the edges of the holes!
Quote from: galacticprobe on Feb 22, 2018, 04:30 pmWell, I've heard some people say that clear nail polish works well to stop stocking from running. Maybe that would work on the jumper as well. It might also give the look of the holes being stitched. The model glue you get in the tube might also work like the nail polish, though I don't know how much it would spread or how stiff it would be.
Quote from: Davros Skaro on Feb 22, 2018, 10:17 pmDepending on what [the jumper] is made of, you could melt/burn the edges of the holes!
Quote from: galacticprobe on Feb 23, 2018, 04:15 amGreat idea, Chris! A soldering iron would be perfect for a job like that as the point is controllable just like using a pencil. The outcome could go one of two ways, however:- If the material is acrylic (or anything synthetic), then a soldering iron would melt the edges and "cauterize" the holes so they wouldn't fray; the edges would be stiff like they would be using that tube model glue, but they wouldn't fray and from normal viewing distances would look like the edges were sewn;- If the material is cotton or wool, then a soldering iron would just burn the edges and make the holes larger. (I've never known anything made from natural fibers to melt and "weld" at the ends; it only smolders and turns black and crusty, and then breaks away when something brushes against the crusty bits.)
Quote from: russellsuthern on May 20, 2018, 05:13 pmYou really sewed around each one of those holes individually?! Wow!I take my hat off to you.There's no way I'd have that level of patience...