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Notepad Organizers Sewing Project (PDF Pattern from DogUnderMyDesk)

I don't know about you, but I seem to have collected a vast selection of sewing patterns, both paper and in PDF formats.  Some of them I confess I don't know why I bought them, or when (if ever) I will get to use them. Others eventually come into use, when I suddenly decide I need something and have that light bulb moment "I've got a pattern for that!" and dig it out.…

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Added by Karen on April 12, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Trapeze Blouse Sewing Project - McCalls Pattern #5881

I bought this used pattern in a charity shop, as it reminds me of my favourite summer top. It's for a 'trapeze shaped blouse' in two lengths with front button fastening, five different neckline and collar variations and patch…

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Added by Karen on April 5, 2015 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

Embroidered 'Summer Gypsy' Cushion from Bustle and Sew

My MIL will be 87 this birthday, and I decided to embroider her a cushion.  I had already bought this "Summer Gypsy Cushion" pattern…

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

My Rustic Heirloom Embroidered Waistcoat

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Last year when I was learning about all the different kinds of sewing machine needles available, I came across the Wing or Hemstitch needle.  Never having heard of it, I did some research and found out this is used for Heirloom embroidery.  I also read that 'Machine Embroidery' means the computerised designs done by the specialist machines, but embroidery using a normal sewing machine is referred to…

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Added by Karen on March 15, 2015 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Yoga Pants

I thought I would have a go at making Meg's Yoga Pants from her "Sewing with Knits - 5 Wardrobe Essential" Course.  I have had RTW knit pants in the past, and the…

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Added by Karen on March 8, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Circle Maxi from a Flat Sheet



I got it in to my head the other day that I would love a long circle skirt. I blame YouTube for their "recommended" section that often lures me in to wasting hours on videos that I didn't plan to watch. It's shameful how much time I lose on that site.... 

Anyway, there was a lady that demonstrated how to turn a…

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Added by Angela L on March 2, 2015 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

The City Slicker Bag by ChrisWDesigns - Advanced Sewing Pattern

The last pattern released for the 2014 Bag of the Month Club last June was…

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Added by Karen on March 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Seamstress/Inventor: Help Kick Start "BONUS HAND"

Help build US Factory and make something useful better.  BONUS HAND is a start-up manufacturer who wants to produce Sewgrip® using the highest quality materials for a more durable and longer lasting craft glove.…

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Added by Gail Romiti on February 26, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Tunic Top

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Added by Karen on February 22, 2015 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Fast & Easy Fabric Bins



I promise that this is the final project that I'm doing for my sewing class! At the last minute, I decided that I needed some fabric bins to hold shears, rulers, fabric markers, etc.. that go on the sewing tables. After several hours of searching sewing sites for a good tutorial, I came across some simple instructions…

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Added by Angela L on February 17, 2015 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Wrist Pin Cushions



Once I finished my pressing boards from earlier this week, I decided that the kids in my sewing classes needed pin cushions. After scouring the internet for fun ideas that I could sew in bulk, I eventually realized…

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Added by Angela L on February 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sewing Machine Needle Organiser - Update!

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

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Added by Karen on February 12, 2015 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

DIY Press/Ironing Boards - Stashbusting!

Thanks to the children's sewing class that I instruct, there has been a lot of stash-busting going on this week! The class will be contributing to the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge this month, and I have been doing crazy prep work…

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Added by Angela L on February 11, 2015 at 12:54pm — 2 Comments

Elastic Thread Techniques: Bobbin and Chain Looper

Preparing for both my new DVD set on sewing knits, ‘STRETCHING YOUR KNIT SEWING KNOW-HOW‘ AND a new episode for It’s Sew Easy Series 900 on Elastic Thread, I’ve learned even MORE since my last post!  Below is a chambray (woven) peasant-type top I designed.  It features cover hems…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on February 11, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments

Valentine's Day - Love Ewe Cushion!

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…

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Added by Karen on February 8, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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

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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Added by Karen on January 28, 2015 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - The Surplice Dress

I was pleased with the results of my first experience sewing with knits, so I decided to get straight on with my next project,…

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Added by Karen on January 26, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Imperial Sewing Machine Model

So I picked up this baby for $30 dollars at a local value village when I thought my Kenmore had bitten the dust. Turns out I was just using a shoddy bobbin with a but on it the was almost invisible to the baked eye. So I found an old rusty one that worked perfectly. Lately I've sewn a bit of leather on my Kenmore but I'm worried I might tire the motor. So I. My online searching for a leather sewing machine I remembered I had a couple of old spares laying around that…

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Added by Erin Alison MacKay on January 17, 2015 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Sewing garments with knit fabrics - The Babydoll

My first knit garment is going to be my version of this Babydoll dress from the book Sew U Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin.  I made the…

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Added by Karen on January 12, 2015 at 7:33am — No Comments

New Experiences Sewing Garments With Knit Fabrics - Surplice Dress and The BabyDoll

As I said in my last post I bought the book "Sew U Home Stretch" back in February 2010. I read it with great interest, and put it on my bookshelf where it has since gathered…

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Added by Karen on January 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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