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Karen
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Organise your Sewing Machine Needles!

Download pdf tutorial A4 or US Letter Size

Download pdf organizer pages A4 or US Letter Size (including new spare pocket page)

Link to free tutorial to make Binder Cover (download on that page)

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Karen commented on the blog post 'Notepad Organizers Sewing Project (PDF Pattern from DogUnderMyDesk)'
"Just bought 4 more pads and a selection of 3/4 inch elastic in 6 pretty colours, ready to make more!"
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Sue Smith commented on the blog post 'Notepad Organizers Sewing Project (PDF Pattern from DogUnderMyDesk)'
"Wow! I love this. I will make one soon. Thank you so much."
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Patricia commented on the blog post 'Notepad Organizers Sewing Project (PDF Pattern from DogUnderMyDesk)'
"love it"
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Brenda Garner commented on the blog post 'Sewing Machine Feet Storage'
"Great idea. Thanks for sharing. Brenda"
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Brenda Garner commented on the blog post 'Trapeze Blouse Sewing Project - McCalls Pattern #5881'
"I think I have this pattern. I will have to make this. Make it a long length like you did with pockets so I can put all my sewing things in it as I am going from table to table. Thanks for Sharing."
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Brenda Garner left a comment for Karen
"Thank you Karen. I am going to enjoy watching this website. Learning new ideas. I taught myself years ago. I love learning new things from anyone. Brenda"
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Profile Information

I am an awesome:
intermediate sewer
My sewing interests are:
handbags, garment, doll making, embroidery, hand sewing
I sew as a:
hobbyist
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
The brand(s) of my sewing machine(s):
Janome
I am interested in patterns such as:
ePatterns, Independents
My Blog URL:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntystitches/

Karen's Blog

Notepad Organizers Sewing Project (PDF Pattern from DogUnderMyDesk)

Posted on April 12, 2015 at 11:30am 3 Comments

I don't know about you, but I seem to have collected a vast selection of sewing patterns, both paper and in PDF formats.  Some of them I confess I don't know why I bought them, or when (if ever) I will get to use them. Others eventually come into use, when I suddenly decide I need something and have that light bulb moment "I've got a pattern for that!" and dig it out.…

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Trapeze Blouse Sewing Project - McCalls Pattern #5881

Posted on April 5, 2015 at 4:00pm 9 Comments

I bought this used pattern in a charity shop, as it reminds me of my favourite summer top. It's for a 'trapeze shaped blouse' in two lengths with front button fastening, five different neckline and collar variations and patch…

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Embroidered 'Summer Gypsy' Cushion from Bustle and Sew

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

My MIL will be 87 this birthday, and I decided to embroider her a cushion.  I had already bought this "Summer Gypsy Cushion" pattern…

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My Rustic Heirloom Embroidered Waistcoat

Posted on March 15, 2015 at 5:30pm 5 Comments

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Last year when I was learning about all the different kinds of sewing machine needles available, I came across the Wing or Hemstitch needle.  Never having heard of it, I did some research and found out this is used for Heirloom embroidery.  I also read that 'Machine Embroidery' means the computerised designs done by the specialist machines, but embroidery using a normal sewing machine is referred to…

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At 11:06pm on April 14, 2015, Brenda Garner said…

Thank you Karen. I am going to enjoy watching this website. Learning new ideas. I taught myself years ago. I love learning new things from anyone.

Brenda

At 3:01am on April 14, 2015, Dorcas Colon said…

Thank you.

At 10:40am on April 5, 2015, joyce egan said…
Thank you for your warm welcome and adding me to your group. I hope to be seeing a lot of new things here. Thank you again. sincerely. Joyce.
At 7:49am on March 29, 2015, Anne Coombs said…
Hi Karen thanks for the welcome.... Love your website and tutorials. Kind regards Anne
At 5:08pm on March 26, 2015, Andie McBee said…

Absolutely! Might be a while, but if it happens, I will.

At 4:22pm on March 26, 2015, Andie McBee said…

You're brilliant, thank you! Off to the cutting table...

At 12:34pm on March 26, 2015, Andie McBee said…

Thanks Karen! I joined hoping this was a pattern for subscribers http://sew-whats-new.com/photo/mini-quilt-interlaced-star

Is 'interlaced star' the name of this block?

At 3:36pm on March 25, 2015, Carolyn Montgomery said…
Thank you for the welcome. I'm trying to learn my way around. I don't know enough right now to ask any questions. I'm sure I'll have some soon. Thanks to your note I'll know where to go when I have a question.
Thanks again, Carolyn
At 8:28pm on March 15, 2015, Kim Curtis said…

I used to be on this site and had downloaded a lot of content related to my quilt work but I had to create a new account because I could not recover my previous sign on information. Are you a moderator?

At 7:09pm on March 15, 2015, Kim R Campos said…

Thank you so much Karen!

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