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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

Best Sewing and Quilting Apps of 2014

“The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art,” said John Lasseter, principal creative advisor of Walt Disney Imagineering and Pixar.  …

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Added by Sookie Lioncourt on December 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

My Christmas Stow-it-All (ChrisWDesigns)

My pretty pink bag was lovely for the summer, but it looks pale and wan now.  As I absolutely love the…

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Added by Karen on December 19, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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