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Ian 2011 Halloween

"He's a real star, and the costume is very effective."
19 hours ago
Karen commented on the blog post 'Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Tunic Top'
"Hi Katie - I can wear it without a t-shirt, but I'm not keen on the feel of the fabric against my skin as it's rather syntheticy and nylonesque!"
19 hours ago
Karen commented on the blog post 'Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Tunic Top'
"Hi Mary - yes, I'm new to sewing with knits but I am enjoying the experience.  I am more of a tunic top and jeans person than a dress or skirt nowadays, and I NEED pockets!"
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katie commented on the blog post 'Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Tunic Top'
"If you decide to wear it with out the T-Shirt you could add lingerie straps to the shoulder seams, to prevent them from slipping."
mary commented on the blog post 'Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Tunic Top'
"Thanks you gave me some ideas on finishing the tunic I am making. I just love sewing with knits"
Karen commented on the blog post 'Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Tunic Top'
"Thanks Carol, I've ordered some more stretch jersey to play with as I'm enjoying it so much!"
Carol Skilling commented on the blog post 'Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Tunic Top'
"Very nice job"
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The Babydoll and the Surplice DressI'm on a roll sewing with knits now, so I'm looking to try a…See More

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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

Sewing Machine Needle Organiser - Update!

Posted on February 12, 2015 at 2:00am 1 Comment

Back in April 2014 I made my final version of the Sewing Machine Needle Organizer, and posted it  I included all the…


Valentine's Day - Love Ewe Cushion!

Posted on February 8, 2015 at 10:30am 1 Comment

It's Valentines Day soon, and I thought I would make a little something to mark the occasion this year.  I remembered downloading this pattern for the "Love Ewe" cushion from Helen at Bustle…


Bag of the Month Club - January - The Companion Carpet Bag

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 6:00pm 3 Comments

I joined the Bag of the Month Club back in December, for the bargain price of $35, and looked forward to having 6 bag patterns to try out over the next 6 months. …


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At 10:14pm on February 20, 2015, Carol Skilling said…

Thanks for the welcome, Karen.  Very nice of you. 

At 10:16pm on February 17, 2015, Angela L said…

Hi Karen! I don't know what is going on with my Wrist Pin Cushion post. It was approved and published, but then I had to edit it, and now it is waiting for approval again. I have another blog post that I am submitting today, so hopefully that will push it through.

At 10:36am on February 16, 2015, Marie said…


Your welcome is a pleasure . I don't use to be connected with peope whom speak french on the web, so great thanks to do that!

Have a nice day!

At 4:23pm on February 15, 2015, GurleyGirl said…

Thanks for the welcome.  Sorry didn't get back to you sooner but had an unexpected Hospital visit.   Thanks again for the warm welcome.

At 1:49am on February 13, 2015, Griet said…

Thanks Karen for your generous "Welcome". My name sounds unusual, but it actually comes form "Gretchen". It is the Afrikaans version. I am sure I'll enjoy this site.


At 12:57pm on February 12, 2015, Trish Fink said…

Thank you. Really enjoying your site and all of the good things in it!

At 3:23am on February 12, 2015, Jackie said…

Hi Karen, It's Jackie (from Lafayette, LA) ... printing pages for my binder as we speak!!

At 1:05pm on February 7, 2015, cyndi said…

Thank you. Nice to find a place for sewers. There are few of us these days.

At 7:47pm on January 30, 2015, Shannon Walsh Senz said…

Thank you!  I came to it because there was a post on Pinterest for a pattern called "Bapron" a baby apron style bib.  But I haven't been able to find the pattern. Can you help?

At 2:36pm on January 30, 2015, Carol Skilling said…

Thanks for the nice welcome, Karen.  It means a lot!

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