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I've been a latex crafter for over 10 years. Love to create new things and share designs. Constantly working to push myself in new directions and create pieces that are both attractive and street-wearable.

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Halloween is coming.. what are you making?

Posted on: Nov 11th 2016 10:37:34 am

Wow - that's an amazing outfit!  Did you make the leggings from metallic-black...

Latex Thigh Highs

Posted on: May 7th 2014 10:16:45 pm

I've had luck by cutting apart a tight fitting sock and working backwards from...

Latex clothing patterns

Posted on: Oct 22nd 2013 10:15:03 pm

Sewingpatterns.com usually has a lot to choose from.  A quick search resulted...

Thinner for rubber cement

Posted on: Mar 11th 2013 9:36:00 am

If you are using MJTrends solvent adhesive they recently added a thinner for the...

Latex shine

Posted on: Feb 13th 2013 8:32:45 pm

Typically you would only shine the outside of the garment.  It is safe to use...

ironing vinyl fabric

Posted on: Nov 9th 2012 8:18:27 pm

Ironing: You can iron vinyl on low heat to get wrinkles out - just be very very...

metals that are safe to use with latex

Posted on: Nov 9th 2012 8:01:30 pm

Stainless steal is safe to use with latex.   Copper and nickel will definitely...

waterproof latex adhesive

Posted on: Nov 9th 2012 7:56:27 pm

MJTrends sells a waterproof latex adhesive...

pattern for high neck

Posted on: Nov 9th 2012 7:52:12 pm

I would look for a wetsuit pattern.  They typically fit tight and have a high...

Boning / shaping cleavage

Posted on: Nov 9th 2012 7:49:12 pm

From the picture you included it looks like there is some serious boning and support...

gluing latex trim

Posted on: Nov 9th 2012 7:41:53 pm

Are you using adhesive on both the trim and the target garment?  I have...

adhesive for latex

Posted on: Nov 2nd 2012 3:15:10 pm

MJTrends has 2 types of glue for latex to latex...

Gluing glitter to latex

Posted on: Jun 22nd 2012 8:19:16 pm

You can buy glitter that comes in a spray can.  You spray it and it comes out...

Shrink wrapping vinyl fabric

Posted on: Jun 22nd 2012 8:16:40 pm

It's unclear from your description what you\'re trying to do.  Do you have an...

Best material for a vest

Posted on: Jun 22nd 2012 8:11:53 pm

Based on your description I would go with patent vinyl.  It\'s got a very high...

Test fabric for latex

Posted on: Jun 22nd 2012 8:10:41 pm

Any 4-way stretch material that you can pick up on the cheap.  The amount of...

Latex in public

Posted on: Feb 4th 2012 8:34:48 pm

I have convinced my partner to wear latex in public by going out wih a latex pencil...

Stretch vinyl

Posted on: Feb 4th 2012 8:09:47 pm

The 4-way stretch vinyl is in stock.  You can view the amount in stock on the...

Gluing latex to vinyl

Posted on: Jan 3rd 2012 10:24:30 pm

Technically you can glue any substrate to any other kind of substrate especially if...

Vinyl adhesive

Posted on: Jan 3rd 2012 10:22:01 pm

The vinyl adhesive has no latex in it.  It will flex with the material and does...

1980s latex

Posted on: Dec 28th 2011 7:47:23 pm

I've never seen a vinyl garment with melted seams or baby powder used to keep it...

latex and zippers

Posted on: Dec 6th 2011 7:11:11 pm

What type of glue did you use?  After you applied a few coats of glue to the...

Powder on latex sheeting

Posted on: Nov 18th 2011 9:42:58 am

The white streaks are most likely talcum powder.  The powder is used to keep...

latex gauge for summer dress

Posted on: Apr 20th 2011 9:07:45 am

I'd recommend anything from .30mm to .50mm.  As a beginner you'll find the...

Gluing zipper ends

Posted on: Apr 20th 2011 9:03:22 am

I've had similar problems and the best way I've found to solve it is to use a tiny...

Beginner questions

Posted on: Apr 20th 2011 8:48:41 am

You can\'t fit a latex garment using latex.  If you need to perform a fitting...

latex hem

Posted on: Nov 10th 2010 12:46:34 pm

The way I\'ve seen professional latex garments made and the way that I\'ve always...

Adhering latex to matte vinyl

Posted on: Nov 10th 2010 12:32:55 pm

I want to create a top that has an open back.  The front will be made from the...

writing on latex

Posted on: Nov 10th 2010 12:19:26 pm

Honestly I didn\'t test the area.  I just tried to be as gentle as...

Painting 4-way stretch vinyl

Posted on: Aug 27th 2010 10:24:47 am

Is it possible to paint the 4-way stretch vinyl?  I\'d like to add some custom...

New stretch vinyl colors

Posted on: Aug 27th 2010 6:55:04 am

Purple is one of the initial colors that we plan on adding.  We also anticipate...

Careful cutting

Posted on: Aug 22nd 2010 11:01:34 pm

The most frequent issue that causes a rip next to a seam is a nick that occurred...

Stretch vinyl fabric

Posted on: May 3rd 2010 9:53:08 am

4-way stretch pvc is a great choice for a catsuit.  You should not have any...

latex sheeting glue

Posted on: Apr 6th 2010 6:43:23 am

Use a flat fell seam and either of our latex sheeting glue will result in a bond...

Motorcycle seat

Posted on: Feb 15th 2010 10:08:10 am

I would recommend that you checkout the snakeskin...

Snakeskin for trim

Posted on: Feb 6th 2010 9:17:38 pm

Yes, you could use the black and bronze faux snakeskin for swimwear trim.  It...

Glue for latex sheeting

Posted on: Jan 6th 2010 6:35:06 pm

The ammonia based glue is not flammable as it is water based.  Yes, you can...

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