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A new look for my Wheelie (shopping bag on wheels)

I know, shopping trolleys were just for old ladies when I was young, but when it snowed really badly I left the truck at home and walked to the shops for our groceries.  I bought this trolley then and it carried loads of stuff and spared my bad shoulder, and of course it's 'green' and eco-friendly, but oh so dull and…


Added by Karen on April 14, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments

Sewing Machine Feet Storage

I have gradually amassed quite a collection of different feet for my Janome.  To start off with they all fitted in this little wooden box.…


Added by Karen on April 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

new sewing machine

I tried my friends Bernina and it was love at first site, I got one for my birthday a few years ago, then i got the serger so EZ. good luck with whatever you choose and happy creativity!!!

Added by Dendy L. Seaton on April 2, 2014 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Make a Sewing Machine Needle Organizer - free tutorial

I recently designed myself an organiser to store packets of new needles, and partially used ones, in a way that easily showed what they were (as I always forget).  This is my third version, so I think it’s finally ready to share! …


Added by Karen on April 2, 2014 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

Looking for a new all-purpose sewing machine! Advice?

I was thinking of Pfaff Creative Sensation or Creative Performance - then heard about Brother Dreamweaver.  With my office machines (printers etc) brother has been awesome about help.  I have not been able to find many reviews, yet the machine seems to be state of the art.  Let me know your favorites - thanks! …

Inside Vogue Patterns: Tracy Reese V1397


Added by judy hessellund on April 2, 2014 at 10:00am — 22 Comments

Sewing, Placing and Adjusting Darts

Darts are folds…


Added by Susan on April 1, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

How I made a loose cover for a ring binder

I bought an A5 ring binder to hold my latest Sewing Machine Needle Organizer

Unfortunately it is;…


Added by Karen on March 29, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Completing my PhD in Sewing (Projects half Done!)

This year I only made one New Year's Resolution; to empty my workbasket of the jobs I had thrown in there to do "some time" before the year was up.  

So when I saw new member Hafsa Khalid's icon, I decided that would be my slogon for 2014!…

I'm working on my PhD in sewing (projects half done) machine embroidery design.


Added by Karen on March 20, 2014 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

"I Love My Campervan Bag, Can You Sew Me a Backpack?"

"I love my Campervan Bag, now can you make me a backpack?"

I replied "I don't know, I've…


Added by Karen on March 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Repairing ski pants

Has anyone repaired the slits made by the skiis on ski pant legs?  Sewing patches or using heat adhesive  doesn't seem like very likely solutions.  I did find a product called "Liquid Stitch".  Would this work with a layer of utility fabric on the wrong side of the outer fabric?  I would appreciate any suggestions.

Added by Roxanne on March 1, 2014 at 10:44am — 6 Comments


As you can see, my original…


Added by Karen on February 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 21 Comments

Scrapbusting! Water Bottle Carrier


I have been obsessed with interested in scrap/stash-busting ideas lately, which has added quite a few projects to my, already lengthy, list. One of the tutorials that I came across recently was this …


Added by Angela L on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Ombre Dutchman Lap or Nursery Quilt by V and Co.



Using a beautiful mix of ombre cottons designed…


Added by Susan on February 25, 2014 at 8:27am — 1 Comment

Girl's Reversible Wrap Dress

A few weeks ago, I found a tutorial online for a girl's reversible wrap dress. The instructions involve altering an existing a-line pattern. Usually, I have to pass on girl's…


Added by Angela L on February 20, 2014 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

Zipper here, zipper there, I put zippers everywhere!

I've been making zippered bags!

Campervan Pencil Case - front

It all started with making one with the scrap left from the Campervan Bag…


Added by Karen on February 17, 2014 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Ballerina Shoe DIY & Time for a little elegance

I just design this pattern and it is made in EU sizes 36 to 42. I plan to make a video too, but for now I have made photo instructions step by step with a lot of photos for three versions of this shoes. Enjoy in more photos here.…


Added by Lidija Miklavcic on February 14, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Early Easter Frock

Exciting news! After 6 years of sewing from dress patterns, I havefinally figured out what "understitch" means. For years, I have been trying to decipher the vague instructions and obscure picture.…


Added by Angela L on February 13, 2014 at 11:42am — 14 Comments

Lodna's Fly Front Zipper Application - with Talking Directions!



I have made this application FREE and utilized in social marketing to market the amazing value of my Talking Patterns™. 

For the talking instructions for this application, please go to this FREE Gallery:

There you will Find ALL the photographs AND my talking directions waiting for you!!!…


Added by Londa Rohlfing on February 12, 2014 at 3:22pm — No Comments

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