Karen
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  • Norwich, Norfolk
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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 posted a blog post

Sailor's Kit Bag Project

Last spring I made a Beach Bag for Sue using the Totes Ma Tote pattern by Emmaline Bags in this nautical print cotton canvas and Royal Blue cotton duck canvas.  It looked smart and carried quite a lot inside, and secured with a recessed zipper.When I saw her over Christmas she asked if I could make a bag for hubby to…See More
May 19
Karen commented on the blog post 'Sailor's Kit Bag Project'
"Okay Jo, the Body of the bag is 35" wide and 24" high, the Base is a 12" diameter circle.  I may go back and add the measurements to the post in case others want to have a go."
May 19
Jo A Holden commented on the blog post 'Sailor's Kit Bag Project'
"I don't have this pattern . Would it be possible to get the measurements of fabric cuts you used , so I can make this Jo Holden"
May 17
Karen posted a blog post

Sailor's Kit Bag Project

Last spring I made a Beach Bag for Sue using the Totes Ma Tote pattern by Emmaline Bags in this nautical print cotton canvas and Royal Blue cotton duck canvas.  It looked smart and carried quite a lot inside, and secured with a recessed zipper.When I saw her over Christmas she asked if I could make a bag for hubby to…See More
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Susan commented on the blog post 'The Necessary Clutch Wallet Project'
"I think it's gorgeous. The whole thing.  Smart to add the strap!"
Apr 19

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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

Karen's Blog

Sailor's Kit Bag Project

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

Last spring I made a Beach Bag for Sue using the Totes Ma Tote pattern by Emmaline Bags in this nautical print cotton canvas and Royal Blue cotton duck canvas.  It looked smart and carried quite a lot inside, and secured with a recessed zipper.

When I saw her over Christmas she asked if I could make…

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The Sunrise Saddle Bag Sewing Project

Posted on February 24, 2018 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

I had not made a bag for a while and decided to get my sewing mojo back by making something new out of my stash.  I chose the Sunrise Saddle Bag by Dog Under My Desk  as I like the curvy shape and knew Erin's instructions are always clear and detailed.…

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Recycled Denim Snazzy Slouch | Applique + Embroidery | Sewing Project

Posted on December 15, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Get the Snazzy Slouch Sewing ePattern and Supplies!

http://sew-whats-new.net/nams…

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At 3:18am on May 16, 2017, Alison Heath said…

Thanks Karen, I had no idea you had such a wonderful sewing environment set up, very pleased to be here

At 2:41am on August 24, 2016, Geraldine Young said…

Merci Karen, my French is far from perfect! Thanks for the welcome and looking forward to learning a lot more from peeps on the site!!

At 9:03am on July 6, 2016, Crystal Fritts said…

I did use the link, that is where I got my pattern from, but I did not see on there anywhere about how much material to use. Thank you so much!

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.

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