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I am an awesome:
I love to sew, crafting ,walking , reading and many other passtimes. I especially enjoy the internet and looking at all the sewing and crafting sites!
My sewing interests are:
garment, home decor, quilting
My sewing machine(s):
I have a singer straight sew zigzag stiche and a singer serger.
I am interested in patterns such as:
I have no real preference.

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sewing with velvet or velveteen

Posted on December 9, 2010 at 10:47pm 3 Comments

Hi Everyone

I have a question about sewing with velvet. What is the trick to sewing it, I tried making a small toiletry bag

but when sewing the seams either the top piece of fabric or the bottom piece would shift so that at the end of the seam there would be an overhang of fabric. There must be a trick to sewing it?

Festive Fabric Envelopes from Table Runners

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

I just finished making two fabric envelopes to send my moms and mom-in-laws gifts in. I went to the dollar store and purchased a table runner that came to a point on both ends and had a tassle. I cut both ends in a length that when folded in half would hold a card and then folded the tassled pointed end over as the flap and voila! A… Continue

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At 6:11pm on January 24, 2011, Sharon Stearns said…
Oh!  OK I have done one but just stitched them to monkey, never thought of taking it right through the monkey!! Sometimes I just don't think!
At 7:36pm on January 23, 2011, Birdie said…
Hi Sharon. About the monkey's arms, If I remember correctly, I folded the fabric under and sewed them onto the body, up close to the neck area then I used cross stitch thread from one arm to the other, through the body and pulled it tightly . Hope that helps! It's been so log since I did him, I'm afraid that's all I remember. It was the only one I'd ever done like that.
At 5:06am on July 13, 2010, Anita Edmonds said…
I think so, Sharon. It's a Julie McCullough pattern; you can look on her website, Magic Threads, or try Dollmaker's Journey. Or just google "Julie McCullough gargoyle pattern" and see what you come up with.
At 9:57pm on January 21, 2010, Birdie said…
Hi Sharon! Thanks for the friendship : ) Have a great night!

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