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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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The Spottier Stow It All Bag With a Hidden Extra Feature!

I have just made yet another Stow it All Bag (…See More
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Karen posted a blog post

The Spottier Stow It All Bag With a Hidden Extra Feature!

I have just made yet another Stow it All Bag (…See More
Karen commented on the blog post 'A "Stow It All" Bag for a Good Cause!'
"Popped it in Chris's Bag Brag Tuesday, now into week 67!"
Sep 25
Patricia Graham commented on the blog post 'A "Stow It All" Bag for a Good Cause!'
"I really like your totes.  And your zipper application, and length, I need to learn. Patty"
Sep 25
A blog post by Karen was featured
Sep 25
Karen posted a blog post
Sep 25
Karen commented on Masko / StitchinSista's photo

Quilted accordion fold wallet

"Hi Masko, how about a link to your Etsy Shop as I like the look of that accordian purse pattern too if it is still available!  I tried a search but came up blank. (You can add it to your profile details too if you put it in as your BLOG URL.…"
Sep 24

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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:
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

Karen's Blog

The Spottier Stow It All Bag With a Hidden Extra Feature!

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

I have just made yet another Stow it All Bag (…


A "Stow It All" Bag for a Good Cause!

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 3:30pm 2 Comments



Practice Makes Perfect - Zip Tabs!

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

I am not scared of zippers any more, and after making some fun pencil cases for other people, I decided it was time to make myself some zipped pouches for my growing collection of chargers and cables.…


The Butterfly Sling Purse Pattern from Emmaline Bags

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 6:00pm 5 Comments

As I said in my last post, my mother-in-law has asked me to sew her a bag to replace her old one as she had broken the handle.  It was a small…


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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.

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.

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