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Organise your Sewing Machine Needles!

Free tutorial for the Organizer

(includes download to print the pages)

Free tutorial for the binder cover

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Karen commented on the blog post 'Back to "Sherbet" Bag'
"Hi Betty - glad you like them.  I have been asked to make another one by someone who has been admiring my sister's black, pink and houndstooth one, so I may have another for my Sherbet Gallery soon!"
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Quilted Vintage Christmas Stocking

Retro-engineered from a vintage family keepsake, quilted, fully lined with turnback cuff and hanging loop. Hand embroidered label on linen with backing to match lining.…
Dec 11
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Reindeer Cushion (from free Bustle & Sew Tote pattern)

Made myself a festive cushion cover using the free Reindeer Pattern from Bustle & Sew. Blogged here;
Dec 11
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Brenda J. Moore commented on the blog post 'Rosie Cross-body Bag in Faux Fur Fabric!'
"Loving this one completely!  I have a variety of faux-furs and have been trying to figure what else to do with some of them.  This is totally ROCKIN' the HILLBIILY!  "
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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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Rosie Cross-body Bag in Faux Fur Fabric!

Posted on December 8, 2014 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

After making a couple of Glenda Convertible Clutches, I'm ready to try another pattern by Swoon.  In case you haven't come across them, Swoon Patterns;…


Gave the First Glenda Bag a Makeover!

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

I showed my mother-in-law my first…


I've Made Another Glenda Bag! - by Swoon Patterns

Posted on November 13, 2014 at 4:00pm 4 Comments

Well I liked playing with my first Glenda so much I got straight back in the sewing room…


My First Glenda Handbag - Pattern by Swoon Patterns

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

I've been busy looking at fabric and bag patterns recently, and have some new ones to try!  A friend of mine has wanted me to make her a bag with animal print and denim for some time and I found Velboa fabric in …


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At 5:24pm on October 22, 2014, Beverly Pugh said…

Hi Karen,

No I have not got it done. Have just had to much going on to start it. I plan on getting to it soon. I will let you know how it goes.

At 8:52am on October 17, 2014, carol leibee said…

I found my online classes -- they were through Craftsy instead of this site. Thanks for your offer!


At 3:46am on August 20, 2014, Philippa Mulcuck said…

Thank you.  I am a slow sewer so I won't be bombarding you with pictures of completed stuff lol!

At 4:37pm on August 8, 2014, Norma Jean McCoin said…

Thank you very much about the ribbon insertion lace.  Have been looking for that answer for two years and now I can shop and get some to add to great grand-daughters outfits when needed.  Again Thanks!

At 12:03pm on June 17, 2014, Margareth said…

Thanks for asking Karen! I made a second one for myself (gifted the first one) and made a few changes. I omitted one layer - it was rather hard sewing through all these layers the first time. I also sewn the front ' kangaroo' pocket shut, again one less layer!

At 10:54pm on May 17, 2014, Jean Paternoster said…

Thank you. I have just printed the instructions.

At 7:23am on May 9, 2014, Hafsa Khalid said…

Offend me?! =O Oh come on!!! I'm glad you liked my icon and wanted to use it!! =))

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.


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