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CHRISTMAS APRONS and Free Pattern Download

Black Friday at

They have…


Added by Karen on November 24, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Making a ''Mal" costume (from Disney's "Descendants")

My great niece is going to a Halloween Party and wanted to dress up as one of the characters from the new Disney movie "Descendants" which tells the story of the children of the best known Fairy Tale characters. …


Added by Karen on October 30, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Crochet Panel to Beautiful Momento Cushion

A friend of mine lost her mother recently.  She had kept this small piece of her crochet work and asked me to use it to make a cushion.  As it was white I chose black …


Added by Karen on October 10, 2015 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Autumn Awesome-ness

It's all in the color!! Once again Moda fabric by Sandy Gervais have come through with a beautiful line of fabric. I created this quilt with one charm pack and one jelly a little yardage for the borders. Right now my hubby is upset because I took it to work to hang in my office!…


Added by Lynne Demeter on October 8, 2015 at 5:30am — 13 Comments

Viking Designer SE Sewing Machine Repair Costs!

I own a Viking Designer SE.  The computer went blank and I actually smelled smoke.  I got 2 quotes of $800 to replace 2 computer 'boards' + labor.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me.  That price is just way over the top, it seems.

Thank you for any input.

I miss my machine !


Added by cindy simone on October 7, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Help! Husqvarna Ruby Deluxe Thread Cutter in Wrong Position!

Help! My Ruby deluxe keeps jamming and I can't manually pull up my bobbin thread after threading my machine.

When I opened the thread plate to check for lint, the thread cutter is in the wrong place. The shuttle like unit that should tuck in on the left is on the center and the metal L-shaped arm arm in the back right in in a lowered position so it engaging with the bobbin case and the top thread is getting caught in the cutting groove on the arm so it can't pull back up to the…


Added by Susan Czerniewski on October 2, 2015 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Sewing with Real Suede - Boho Leather Fringe Bag


While browsing my favourite Bag Maker Blogs I came across this free tutorial by Samantha Hussey (At home with Mrs H) for SewMamaSew.  It's called the…


Added by Karen on October 2, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Joing group

Thank you for allowing me to join this group.

Added by Annette Danos on September 28, 2015 at 9:50am — No Comments

Sewing with Real Suede - Dragon Bag

A friend of ours gave me this stack of suede scraps left over from his hobby.  They are all different colours - blue, red, green, mauve, turquoise - and come in various sizes.  It smells great and is very supple.  I had been wondering what I could use them for, and came up with the idea of a…


Added by Karen on September 14, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Floral & Lace Bustier Dress ~ BurdaStyle 6/2015 112 Review



I’m playing catch up, trying to review my summer sewing before the Fall gets into full swing. It's Labor Day Weekend and the weather was amazing on Saturday when this photo was taken. What I have here…

Added by Renata on September 10, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Re-sizing a bag pattern (Stow-It-All by ChrisWDesigns)

My sister said she wanted a Stow-It-All (by ChrisWDesigns) exactly the same as this …


Added by Karen on August 25, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Flirty Twirl Dress VOGUE V1448 (DKNY)

It's been a great summer! I know it's not what you want to hear, but it's August already. The kids will be back in school before you know it. My summer has been a whirlwind from softball games to basketball. Let's just say I'm beat and finally getting my summer sewing completed.…


Added by Renata on August 19, 2015 at 12:57am — 2 Comments

Londa's EZ 3 to 5 Tiered Skirt

Nothing prettier than a tiered skirt for a lady ... or little girl! Here are my FREE directions - found at the FREE INFO page on my website. Just share - with my website as the source, and send me photos of what you create!

Pretty Quick & EZ IMHO.  …


Added by Londa Rohlfing on August 4, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments

'Hares' Embroidery and Applique Tote bag

Hare in Daisies by…


Added by Karen on July 30, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Hints for Sewing with Monofilament Thread

One of THE most fun things I do to embellish my clothing is to couch threads.  Read on for some super hints to couch without tears!

The 3 brands of Monofilament Thread I like and recommend are :

  1.  YLI - Wonder Invisible Thread (nylon on a cross wound small cone:  $4.20 for 1500 yards)
  2.   Superior Threads - …

Added by Londa Rohlfing on July 28, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Sewing with Faux Suede - 'City Slicker Advanced' (ChrisWDesigns)

When I made my City Slicker (Advanced)  I noticed in the instructions this picture of one Christine had made in faux suede.  I…


Added by Karen on July 22, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

2 Ready-Made T's + Embellishments - NEW Top!

 Armed with some favorite summer colors,  ready-made T'shirts in Lime and Aqua, I set out to 'play'..... But first, I cut the Lime T-shirt apart (I started with an XL), and RE-Cut it using my Londa's Terrific 'T Knit Top Pattern.  This great top-seller is available both PDF for those of you who can't wait, AND …


Added by Londa Rohlfing on July 11, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

EZ Swimsuit Cover-Up

I’m always on the look-out for quick & EZ garments to sew, and this one is SIMPLE<  SIMPE< SIMPLE!!!   

Fabric:  2 yards of 45″ (could be wider if desire and fabric comes wider) soft fabric.  The ‘Twist Wrap” I purchased ($10)  was a poly sheer print.

Simple strapped holes at each upper end...



Added by Londa Rohlfing on June 23, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

"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!…


Added by Karen on June 14, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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