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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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Stow it All - 15% smaller - front view

This one is for my sister, she wanted blues for the summer, and I managed to get an emmalinebags.com Heart-Shaped twist lock here in the u.k. from bobbingirl.co.uk. The fabrics are from alwaysknitting and stitching.co.uk For how to reduce the…
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Monday
Karen commented on the blog post 'A new look for my Wheelie (shopping bag on wheels)'
"I never worried about adding the lining and it has seen a lot of use in the years since I made it."
Jun 15
Dana Jean Miller commented on the blog post 'A new look for my Wheelie (shopping bag on wheels)'
"You can still construct your lining pockets and all, place industrial velcro at the top, place velcro inside your wheelie just below the drawstring casing and attach the lining.  This would make the lining removable for washing should it be…"
Jun 15
2 blog posts by Karen were featured
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May 25
A blog post by Karen was featured

The 241 Tote in Recycled Fur, Corduroy, and Denim

A friend of mine had a friend who had inherited her mother's mink coat, and had it cut down into a gilet by a furrier.  They gave her the leftover scraps, and she wondered if I could use them to make her a bag.  I said I probably could.  A week or so later I received the bag of fur pieces. There was just one large piece from a…See More
May 24

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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:
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

Alterations and Cardigans

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 2:12am 0 Comments

A few years ago a friend of mine asked me to do some alterations for her.  She teaches ballet to students at our local university, and they bought her a hooded sweatshirt and a black tshirt with ballet decals. She appreciated the thought, but not the style!  She wanted to know if I could alter them so the hoodie opened down the front, and do something with the t-shirt.  You can read the post I did …

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The 241 Tote in Recycled Fur, Corduroy, and Denim

Posted on May 22, 2016 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

A friend of mine had a friend who had inherited her mother's mink coat, and had it cut down into a gilet by a furrier.  They gave her the leftover scraps, and she wondered if I could use them to make her a bag.  I said I probably could.  A…

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Recycling - Covering a Cardboard Sewing Room Storage Tub

Posted on May 13, 2016 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

My other half had a delivery a couple of weeks ago, and it came in this lovely big cardboard tub. He agreed I could have it for my sewing room, and I decided I should cover it to smarten it up.…

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The Cosmo Convertible Bag Pattern from StudioKat Designs

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 6:00pm 3 Comments

My niece happened to mention her favourite bag was falling apart, so we discussed what she wanted - a…

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At 4:22pm on March 1, 2016, Sharon Maynard said…

I can't get over those bags! I absolutely love your bags.

At 3:19pm on February 8, 2016, Sharon Maynard said…

I just saw the pin cushion tutorial. Thank you! I am going to try and follow the instructions without using a pattern -- I'm not much for patterns, but I do like to freestyle stuff (which probably explains why my projects turn out as they do!)  

At 10:32am on January 23, 2016, SH said…
No that is not correct. I may have misunderstood the question.
At 1:13pm on January 16, 2016, Sharon Maynard said…

Thank you for the tip on posting the link to my blog.I love the bags shown in your photo section!!! Learning how to make bags is on my "things to learn" list. Right  now, I'm still leaning how to cut straight lines for quilts (I'm not joking about this). I hope to sew well enough to be able to create fabric coasters for tea sets for gifts and swaps.

At 3:32pm on August 28, 2015, Leslie Hinton said…

how can we report spam/phishing

At 8:50am on August 22, 2015, Pam keith said…

Thank you Karen. I'm looking forward to expanding my knowledge and this site looks like it will help quit a bit.

At 2:34pm on August 21, 2015, Dawn Haigler said…
Thank you very much for the warm welcome. I'm looking forward to exploring & discovering all your site has to offer.
At 11:56am on August 10, 2015, Tricia Hardin said…

Will do, thank you so much!

At 9:46am on August 4, 2015, Fran Braggs said…
Thx much Karen, for the welcome!
At 8:49pm on August 3, 2015, Judy Russell said…

Thank you Karen, I've got it now. 

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