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Date: 1/21/10 8:53 PM

Two great videos showing how to make your own shoulder pads. Recognize the "stars"?

Part 1

Part 2

I love how Nancy takes the time to explain all the steps in clear detail.

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Date: 1/22/10 6:08 AM

Great well presented and demonstrated videos by Brian and Nancy. Sewliz thank you for sharing.

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Date: 1/22/10 7:33 AM

That's awesome you guys appreciated this video. Nancy really took her time practicing and getting this technique down before we filmed. Shoulder pads it seems are a lot easier to make yourself than try to find for retail sale... I was using my handheld camcorder to record the video so quality is as good as I could get.

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Date: 1/22/10 7:52 AM

A terrific presentation, Brian and Nancy !
Vonne

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Date: 1/22/10 8:37 AM

Just wondering about the finished size. Are they 1/2", 3/4", 1"? I watched the videos and printed off the templates and plan on making these. Thank you very much for all your hard work!

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Date: 1/22/10 9:30 AM

Oh, this is so timely, as I am making a jacket for DD. I'm going to make a bunch of these at once and stockpile them! Thank you, Brian & Nancy!!!!

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Date: 1/22/10 9:43 AM

Nancy, you are a natural teacher, very organized and very clear.

Brian, thank you for making this available.

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Date: 1/22/10 10:08 AM

I have looked in the garment district for good shoulder pads, and came up with huge things that are better suited to a man's shoulders than a narrow shouldered woman which I am. It's easy to make shoulder pads and Nancy shows you just how easy it is.

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Date: 1/22/10 4:35 PM

I'm so glad you found this video helpful -- Brian and I had quite a bit of fun filming it. The shoulder pads are 1/2" thick, and they're designed to fit a standard tailored jacket with set in sleeves. And I agree it's much easier to make your own shoulder pads than to try to track them down.

Here's the tip on the same topic.

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