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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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Linda Griffin left a comment for Karen
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Jun 22
Karen commented on Susan's photo

Big Foot - Pedal Rest ePattern

"Hi Charlotte (and welcome to SWN)  That link takes you to her Craftsy Shop 'Pure joy Patterns'.  It works okay for me, but try using this link Big Foot, or failing that go to the Craftsy website and put 'Big Foot…"
Jun 22
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Quilted blue plant & vase applique wallhanging

"Always love your warm and vivid colours!"
Jun 16
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Hand and machine embroidery
Jun 16
Karen posted a blog post

"Let's Celebrate with Cake" Hand Embroidery and Applique

I was in the mood for some more embroidery, so I sorted through my pattern collection and came across this one for a fabric picture by Bustle & Sew.  As I have a friend who bakes cakes for the local tea rooms and special occasions, this one struck a chord!Having…See More
Jun 16
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"Let's Celebrate with Cake"

Embroidered picture using applique, hand and free motion machine…
Jun 16
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Jun 16

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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
The brand(s) of my sewing machine(s):
I am interested in patterns such as:
ePatterns, Independents
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Karen's Blog

"Let's Celebrate with Cake" Hand Embroidery and Applique

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

I was in the mood for some more embroidery, so I sorted through my pattern collection and came across this one for a fabric picture by Bustle & Sew.  As I have a friend who bakes cakes for the local tea rooms and special occasions, this one struck a chord!…


Sewing With Silk - a Simple Pillowcase + Free Tutorial

Posted on June 8, 2015 at 9:30am 4 Comments

My cousin Amanda …


How Not to Sew a Lined Shoulder Tote Bag!

Posted on June 1, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

A couple of years ago I made this reversible shoulder tote for a friend.  I like a shoulder bag as it leaves my hands free, but I'm not bothered about it being reversible so long as it's lined.  …


The Malvarosa Dress Project (Pauline Alice Sewing Patterns)

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments

I like reading the garment sewers blogs and looking at the indie patterns.  When I found myself repeatedly going back and looking at …


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At 7:38pm on June 22, 2015, Linda Griffin said…

Thank you.

At 4:06pm on June 13, 2015, Pam said…
Thank you.
At 9:05am on May 18, 2015, Tricia Hardin said…

Thank you, Karen. I've been a lurking member for a few years, but just created a profile last night. I tried to upload photos of my work, but couldn't figure it out b4 bedtime. I will give it another shot asap, but heading off to work for now - have a wonderful day!

At 8:18pm on May 8, 2015, Carol A Balchin said…

thank you for the Welcome, Karen.    I really like your sire.  the summer is coming on Fast which means we will be gone RVing to visit family and friends. but in between I will keep checking your site and will contribute if I can.  hugs, Carol Balchin

At 5:29pm on May 1, 2015, Ginger Hardin said…

Thank you!! Having fun looking around in, checking it all out. Ginger

At 1:22pm on April 29, 2015, christine porter said…
Thank you Karen!!
At 1:24am on April 26, 2015, Brenda Garner said…
I sure will. I am going to start sorting everything out in in my sewing room and put things together.
At 5:50pm on April 24, 2015, Dorcas Colon said…

Thank you! I do love to browse here and see all the wonderful projects.

At 4:15pm on April 24, 2015, HEATHER R BRUINS said…

Thanks Karen.. Checking it all out

At 12:19am on April 24, 2015, Brenda Garner said…
Love the sewing needle organizer. Going to do that. I have them all over the sewing room.

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