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Kiki Polglase commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine Feet Storage'
"Absolutely brilliant, Karen - you've done it yet again ! Oh, how I wish I had your sort of creative brain ! x"
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Kay Adams commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine Feet Storage'
"Katie what a gppd idea to use the pill boxes.  I have three machines and have the feet all mixed up"
Beverly Pugh commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine Feet Storage'
"Thanks Karen, I will check that out."
katie commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine Feet Storage'
"I use those weekly  pill containers to hold my sewing feet. Also other small things like safety pins and  different needles, snaps and hook and eyes, thimbles.."
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beeash commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine Feet Storage'
"Very good idea!!"
Karen commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine Feet Storage'
"Hi Beverly Thank you, but I don't do anything special with my fabrics.  I have one cupboard with a shelf of plain and a shelf of patterned cottons arranged by colour, including clothing.  I have a big drawer of denim and corduroy…"
Beverly Pugh commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine Feet Storage'
"This is a great idea. You seem to have a lot of them. This might help me to know what feet do what. Do you have any ideas about storing fabric. I'm new to this and don't have much but I thought if I can start our organized it might be…"

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I am an awesome:
intermediate sewer
My sewing interests are:
handbags, garment, doll making, embroidery, hand sewing
I sew as a:
I am interested in learning how to:
a) actually use the stuff I have bought over the years, b) get more things right first time and c) fit more sewing into my day!
My sewing machine(s):
Domestic, Serger
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I am interested in patterns such as:
ePatterns, Independents

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A new look for my Wheelie (shopping bag on wheels)

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 8:43am 0 Comments

I know, shopping trolleys were just for old ladies when I was young, but when it snowed really badly I left the truck at home and walked to the shops for our groceries.  I bought this trolley then and it carried loads of stuff and spared my bad shoulder, and of course it's 'green' and eco-friendly, but oh so dull and…


Sewing Machine Feet Storage

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 3:00pm 11 Comments

I have gradually amassed quite a collection of different feet for my Janome.  To start off with they all fitted in this little wooden box.…


Make a Sewing Machine Needle Organizer - free tutorial

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

I recently designed myself an organiser to store packets of new needles, and partially used ones, in a way that easily showed what they were (as I always forget).  This is my third version, so I think it’s finally ready to share! …


How I made a loose cover for a ring binder

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

I bought an A5 ring binder to hold my latest Sewing Machine Needle Organizer

Unfortunately it is;…


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At 4:07pm on April 8, 2014, Beverly Pugh said…

I love your needle organizer. Have printed it now need to put it all together.

At 1:22am on March 4, 2014, Hafsa Khalid said…

Hello Karen

Thank you! Hehe, good luck for you PhD! I'm sure you'll pass with flying colors! =p

At 10:04pm on January 31, 2014, Tammy said…

Thank you Karen.  I am sure I will enjoy being in the company of people who enjoy what I do.

At 7:23am on September 25, 2013, Susan said…

✄ Thank you Karen W for all you do at SWN!   ✄

At 11:12pm on August 1, 2013, Janet Louise Thrams said…
Thank you. I looked up the book and it cost too much to buy just for the one pattern. So am going to try and figure it out. Do not know where the appliqué channel is. Thanks for the info. I really appreciated it.
At 8:43am on August 1, 2013, Janet Louise Thrams said…
Still can not figure out the size of the butterfly purse. Does it have inside pockets? Are there separate strips for the sides? Any info greatly appreciated!! Thank you!!
At 8:28am on August 1, 2013, Janet Louise Thrams said…
Thank you !
At 10:20am on July 29, 2013, Marisa Garcia said…

Hi Karen, thanks for visiting my blog! I'm glad you liked my needle case project. I will be waiting for your next jeans tote!

I love your creations!

Marisa from

At 5:38pm on July 16, 2013, Lady DancingWind said…

Thank-you Karen so much for the warm welcome!

At 4:44pm on April 5, 2013, Vincent Matthews said…

Thank you



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