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  • Cosplay

    Sewing Diamonds the Easy Way!

    By Kimberly Bucki

    CIRCUS HARLEQUIN PRINT QUILTING FOR COSTUMES Sewing Diamonds the Easy Way!   SUPPLIES OLFA 28mm Quick-Blade Change Rotary Cutter (RTY-1/C) OLFA Splash Navy 24″ x 36″ Double-Sided Rotary Mat (RM-MG/NBL) OLFA 6″ x 24″ Frosted Acrylic Ruler (QR-6X24) OLFA 5″ Precision Smooth Edge Scissors (SCS-4) Two colors of fabric of your choice (black and white…

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    Maker Series: Kimberly Bucki

    See Kimberly’s ‘Sewing Diamonds‘ tutorial that she used in the above costume!   In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, I’ve spent my entire life being creative. From drawing, to sewing, I spend most days working on new designs for my clothing company which features costumes…

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  • Clothing

    Maker Series: Piped Bias Binding

    By Joshua Duart

    This easy to make binding is a great trim for a variety of projects – quilting, home décor (think pillows), and my favorite usage – to add a finish on a costume! Once you’ve made it, you’ll never buy the pre-made kind again. Customize using any fabric you wish and the possibilities are endless. Great…

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    Maker Series – Joshua Duart

    Earlier this year a few of us from OLFA attended C2E2 (Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo) here in Chicago, and met some amazing and creative individuals. One of those people was Joshua Duart, or @Thranduart  as he’s known on Instagram. This summer as Josh begins another build we will be following along in our IG…

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    Maker Series – Kimber McGray & Mother’s Day Cards

    O: In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself: KM: I live in Carmel, IN – suburb of Indianapolis with my husband of 20 years and my 2 children – Andrew, 16 and Laura, 14. We have an overly active chocolate lab named Wrigley. If you can tell by the name of our dog,…

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    Maker Series – Jo Gick

    Week after week we tuned into NBC’s Making It series to watch all the craftiness unfold. Jo Gick always brought a smile and tons of color to her creations each week. We were thrilled to catch up with Jo and learn a bit more about her! Photo by Jackie Lindfors (Everydayness Photogaphy)   O: What…

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    Maker Series – Robert Mahar

    Were you hooked on NBC’s Making It like we were? Week after week we tuned in to see the challenges and how each maker took on those challenges. MAKING IT — “You Crafty” Episode 101 — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC) As you may have seen during our Summer Maker Series each maker has their own…

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    Maker Series – Wrapsesh & Vinyl Vixen Wraps

    We met Vinyl Vixen last summer when she tagged us on Instagram using one of our graphics knives. It’s always fun to see what new stuff they are up to each week. Just when you think the designs can’t get any better, they do! Energy, color and outgoing fun comes to mind when scrolling through…

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    Maker Series – Damien James Webb

    By OLFA Creates

    The next maker in our Summer Maker Series is 28 year old, self taught artist, Damien James Webb from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has a passion for model making and set design. Like the other makers we came across his account on social media. He had tagged us in a photo of our product he…

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    Maker Series – Remote Equipment

    Next in our Summer Maker Series is Philip de los Reyes, owner of a design consultancy with a focus on soft goods design and development. Philip is also the founder and owner of Remote Equipment out of Berkeley, CA. Remote Equipment is a gear company with a singular focus on making the best tools to…

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    Maker Series – Hollywood Seamstress aka Jessica Lawson

    As you may or may not know the rotary cutter was invented in 1979 and modernized the fabric and textile industry. The new cutter proved to reduce cutting time by half, or even more. It’s demonstrated capability to cut multiple layers of fabric – both heavy and lightweight – quickly and easily without pulling or…

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    Maker Series – Tomasz Biernat

    Welcome to the first in our Summer Maker Series. The intention of this series is to introduce you to makers from all different industries, and crafts, that use OLFA tools. The first in our series is Tomasz Biernat from Warsaw, Poland. We came across his work on Instagram and were awed. Born in Warsaw, Tomasz Biernat…

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