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Sure-Fit Designs?

Has anyone used Sure-Fit Designs Kits?   If yes are they any good?  And what level "sewist" would you recommend them for?

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Added by Patricia George-Lezama on July 22, 2018 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Half Moon from the Lunar Collection (chriswdesigns)

I have been admiring the many versions of The Lunar Collection by Chris W Designs for quite a while, and eventually decided to try the medium sized Half Moon version to see how I got on with it as it's a big bag and looked like a long sew.…

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Added by Karen on July 18, 2018 at 6:00pm — No Comments

A Dog Lover's Bag - A Glenda Convertible Clutch!

I bought a load of fabrics when I went to visit my cousin last March, and decided it was time to start using some of it.  The first fabric I want to use is this dog print cotton duck canvas fabric by Peter Horton Textiles.…

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Added by Karen on June 23, 2018 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by Karen on April 26, 2018 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

HELP PLEASE!

I am replacing the elastic on 3 king sized fitted sheets for a friend.  What I need to know and cannot find anywhere is how much elastic do I need to thread through the casing?  All of the elastic is worn and stretched out.  I am bleary eyed from searching on google for this information. I need to put this elastic ALL THE WAY AROUND THE SHEETS.  NOT JUST THE CORNERS.  The woman I am doing this for wants the…

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Added by Sandra Hender on April 5, 2018 at 2:17pm — 2 Comments

Denim Sewing Guidelines - Five Tips



More denim sewing techniques and projects at SWN:…

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Added by Susan on March 16, 2018 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

News: Local Orlando Artists’ Work to be Exhibited at International Modern Quilt Show

Excerpt - Piecing it all together

by Jessica Bryce Young

February 21, 2018

"Among those in the know, quilting has shaken off its once-fusty…

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Added by Susan on March 6, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

The Sunrise Saddle Bag Sewing Project

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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Added by Karen on February 24, 2018 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

RAG QUILTING

i am new to quilting and love rag quilts . they are easy and mistake forgiving.  I was wondering if your site had a community for rag QUILTERS.  I looked but did not see one,. thank  you Mary Anne Poskitt

Added by mary on January 18, 2018 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Recycled Denim Snazzy Slouch | Applique + Embroidery | Sewing Project

Get the Snazzy Slouch Sewing ePattern and Supplies!

http://sew-whats-new.net/nams…

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Added by Karen on December 15, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

My Garment in Altered Couture Magazine!

My mail today was pretty exciting!  I opened an advance copy of Altered Couture Magazine that contains my up-cycled top as a feature article!  This Stampington magazine is ‘The Ultimate Guide for Artwear Enthusiasts” – which, I suppose I have become since this is my absolutely FAVORITE type of creative sewing.

Altered Couture Featured Article

The 2 piece knit top from…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on November 23, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

Vintage Style Bag - Pattern 4143 with Hand Embroidery

I needed a bag for carrying towels and a key for when I service the gardeners' toilet here on the Estate (Hoveton Hall Estate).  I didn't need a structured bag, I needed something light, so I went back to my vintage 70's bag pattern, Style 4143.  I always make it two inches shorter than the original pattern, as despite the picture (top left) it would not really fit over the shoulder comfortably…

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Added by Karen on November 7, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Need Viking #1+ software

I have a Husquvarna #1+ sewing/embroidery machine and purchased the Customizing Pro Customizing Embroidery System 5 to go with it.  Unfortunately I cannot find the software disc now.  But my computer with it on it may die some day since it is very old.  I would like to have a copy of the software so that I can install it on any new computer that I get.  Husqvarna has no copies.  Is there any way I can get one?  

Added by Shirley Hercules on October 5, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Need Help with Husqvarna Designer 1 Machine

Hello, we have the Husqvarna Designer 1 machine. We are looking for a copy of the disks  100 4 set disk.  If we can just get the files off each disk, in separate folders we can copy them onto disks.  We purchased this machine used and these disks were missing.

thank you,  Paul 

Added by paul roch on October 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

A Mabel Handbag Sewing Project with Extra Features!

After I made my first floral Mabel handbag, (free pattern from Swoon) I decided to follow up with another one.  This time I am using one of these great case handles I had bought, adding another divided slip pocket and bag feet.…

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Added by Karen on September 21, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Baby Onesie Trim & Applique

Check out my final trimmed and sewn ‘Onesie’ for granddaughter Kenzie’s Aug. 7 birthday!  It’s been ‘in process’ for some time since we live 7 hours away.  Of course you’ll get to see it ‘all together’ on the beautiful model, but we’ll both just have to wait.

Today, I finished the Onesie – and I must say, I think it’s pretty darned cute – but it will be even cuter on our baby!…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on July 28, 2017 at 4:57pm — 2 Comments

Fiona's Freeway Bag and Cork Fabric!

Christine has issued a new Easy Street pattern called Fiona's Freeway which has the option of adding accents in cork or vinyl.  As I have been curious to try cork fabric I decided this was one I had to make!…

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Added by Karen on July 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Floral Swoon Mabel Handbag for a Summer Wedding

I bought this dress for my niece's wedding in July, it was just so pretty I couldn't resist it!  Then I realised I didn't have a bag to go with it!  Can you believe it, all the bags I've made, and I have nothing small, pretty and floral!…

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Added by Karen on July 10, 2017 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

The Gizmo Garage Bag Sewing Project

After I made these cushions for my new florist friend, she asked me to make her a bag. She wanted one big enough to carry her laptop and paperwork when she went to visit brides to discuss wedding flowers, with her logo on it.  …

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Added by Karen on June 29, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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