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In my last video I said I didn’t like floral fabrics. Well that was a lie :), I do love floral. It’s just that floral patterns are already busy. When you make a dress it will definitely be loud. I don’t have a…Continue
I like reading the garment sewers blogs and looking at the indie patterns. When I found myself repeatedly going back and looking at …Continue
Added by Karen on May 25, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
One of my nieces asked if I could recover her old Laundry Bin for her. She had removed the old tatty one and was left with a wooden frame with flimsy balsa wood…Continue
"What are the Irregulars?" I hear you ask. Well, it's someone who likes to post the occasional blog, without having to commit to a regular one, because I read this article...
Last year I had six Projects Half Done, and made a resolution to finish them all within the year. I failed. I only finished five of them,…Continue
Added by Karen on April 21, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Okay, it's Saturday, and that summer beach bonfire is not going to happen unless you can find something besides fleece and rubber boots to wear. Sound familiar?
Living in Southeast can be a big wardrobe hassle when the sun sneaks up on us. We love the weather, but our closets don't! So, why not do like our mothers taught us, and create or…
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.…Continue
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…Continue
My MIL will be 87 this birthday, and I decided to embroider her a cushion. I had already bought this "Summer Gypsy Cushion" pattern…Continue
Added by Karen on March 22, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…
Added by Angela L on February 17, 2015 at 10:19pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Angela L on February 16, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Back in April 2014 I made my final version of the Sewing Machine Needle Organizer, and posted it I included all the…Continue
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…Continue