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Barbara Bateman
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Hi, I own and operate 'Barb's Sewing and Alterations' for almost 11 years. I enjoy the wide range of sewing I am asked to do. I sew anything from Carhart zippers to basic alterations, hems, repairs to simple upholstery and home decor to bridal.
My sewing interests are:
handbags, garment, home decor, upholstery, industrial
My sewing machine(s):
Singer commercial sewing machine
new Necchi
inexpensive serger
new blindstitch machine
very old Singer home machine
I am interested in patterns such as:
No preference

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Use fabric bags for wrapping Christmas gifts rather than paper!! $2.00 fabric, one hour, and 18 bags later!!!

Posted on December 13, 2009 at 11:50pm 3 Comments

Several years ago my daughter came home for Christmas and had all her gifts wrapped in cloth bags! What a great idea: No mess, nothing to go to landfill, reusable, easy to store, etc. So after Christmas I went to the fabric store and bought fabric for almost nothing and made bags. Well, each year since then I add a few more as I need different sizes and to replenish my supply. This year I also attached ribbon to them so now don't even have to search for a tie for the bag. Tonight I… Continue

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At 7:50am on August 24, 2009, Lynne Demeter said…
RE: Pinchushion & scissors falling in wastebasket. Now, don't think I'm being sarcastic but, I'd move the basket!! You can always pick up the scraps later. But if I lost my good scissors or my favorite pin cushion in the trash I'd be really upset. Happy Sewing...Lynne
 
 
 

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