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Modesty Lining for Lace Top

Recently, my daughter needed a pretty lace top for her small, casual wedding.  After looking EVERYWHERE, even online and ordering only to be hugely disappointed in the quality, I started looking online for fabric, but then she found this pretty lace with a bit of lengthwise 'give' at her local JoAnn's Fabric Store.  A 'dive' into my Cream/White Box of knit fabric scraps yielded the perfect creamy knit for a lining and just enough (not an inch to spare!).  Here are the details on how…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on February 10, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

A Sewist in The Making: Pisces

P stands for "Pisces" -- as well as for "Poof goes the pin cushion project when one fails to properly plan."

Two weeks or so ago, I watched Youtube videos in which sewists seemed to effortlessly create those cute, round pin cushions from scraps of various prints and colors. By Jove, if I could…

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Added by Sharon Maynard on February 7, 2016 at 5:55pm — 2 Comments

How generous

It never ceases to amaze me, the generosity of people to share the fruits of their labours.  This needle storage book has obviously taken many hours to create and then to contruct.....and to share it is just an amazing deed of kindness.  Thank you so much for all of us that are not so technically disposed to creating such documents on their computers. You are truly a lady who is "Paying it forward". I wish you happiness in abundance. 

Added by Imogen McCready on February 7, 2016 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

Foolproof Crazy Quilt Project - Upcycled Wool Bag (Part Three) FINISHED!

Well I finished all the embroidery!  It's not exactly the same as…

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Added by Karen on February 6, 2016 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

"Luv Letters" Project

This project offers three stuffed letter pillows with optional piping or fringes. This project could be used as a wall hanging as well. Perfect for a little girls room! The project download is offered by Butterick.

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Added by Susan on January 31, 2016 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Journey of A Sewist in the Making: Aquarius

Hurray! As a beginner sewist, I like my latest attempt, in all of its wonky glory, at quilting -- in this case, a fabric coaster large enough to hold a tea set. Who cares if no one needs a tea set fabric coaster? I made the coaster that size because I didn't feel like measuring fabric small enough to hold a mug. I like it because all the material came from my scrap heap. Last year, my husband spotted my heap, expressed a mixture of surprise and dismay, and extracted a promise that I would…

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Added by Sharon Maynard on January 24, 2016 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Upcycled Sewing with Sweaters

Sweater Make-Over Sewing Project 

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The Way I Do It…….. 

OK, this doesn’t mean it is the ONLY way – but after YEARS of creative sewing, designing, observing and teaching . . . I’m convinced that the process I share below is the best way (at least for me) to sew, be the ‘boss’ and have to have FUN while…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on January 19, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Foolproof Crazy Quilt Project - Upcycled Wool Bag (Part Two)

At the end of part-one, I said I was ready to add stabilizer to the finished bag panel.  I…

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Added by Karen on January 18, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Journey of A Sewist-in-the-Making: Capricorn

At least, I like to think that eventually, I will be able to cut a straight line and sew one, to boot. I've tried to follow those guide lines on the sewing plate. If sewing a zigzag, meandering line is an improvement over a line that slants toward a 45 degree angle, then I'm on the right track for sewing a straight line. The experienced fabric artists in the group probably think 'That isn't possible.' Alas! Where there is a will, there is a crooked way.

What has my lack of skill have…

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Added by Sharon Maynard on January 16, 2016 at 4:41pm — 2 Comments

Dog Bone Neck Pillow Tutorial + Free Pattern

Recently Judy brought her dad’s dilapidated neck bone pillow home, took it apart, made a pattern and sewed a new one for her mom. While making the pillow, she took pictures of each step so she could develop a tutorial to…

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Added by Susan on January 16, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Foolproof Crazy Quilt Project - Upcycled Wool Bag (Part 1)

I got a lovely surprise for Christmas, a copy of this e-book called "…

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Added by Karen on January 11, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Hand Embroidered "Summer Meadow"

I recently treated myself to a local workshop to create my own version of this lovely hand embroidered panel.  …

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Added by Karen on January 11, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Quilted Hassock HowTo's and Supplies

Now that I have completed TWO of these great HASSOCKS (Bolster, Tuffet - whatever you care to call them)as gifts for my dear adult children, I feel there are some details of the construction and design process which, in addition to the pattern I (kinda of) used, Auntie's Two "A New Take on a Tuffett", that will prove helpful.  BTW - I sell these great dense foam forms on my website (small:  14" hi x 12" diameter) or Large as I utilitzed:  (18" tall x 15" diameter).  They are definitely firm…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on January 7, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Snoop Shop for Creative Sewing Details

TSTfrntcover COMMENT to share where you go for your ideas - or if you just come up with them all on your own!  I find shopping gets my creative juices flowing, pics help save those ideas, and then they become my 'jumping off' platform.  On my 'TO DO' List for this week is to group/organize my snoop-shopping (which includes Pinterest, by the way!) …

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on January 4, 2016 at 11:17pm — No Comments

His and Hers Pillow Covers - Gift Pillowcase Sewing Project & Sofa Pillows

One more gift done!  Family member requested for she and boyfriend to which I replied, "OK, but SOFA pillow covers."  However, I actually did make them to be regular bed pillow cases with just the snip of a few slip stitches, should this relationship come to the fulfillment of marriage.:)…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on December 22, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

My Favourite Way to Make a Classic Shade

​Since I've always wanted to create my own home interior decisions I couldn't help the fact I was stuck with store options I was never happy with. Plus, the ones I happened to like were a bit expensive for what I thought I was buying. So, an year ago I decided to try out the sewing skills my grandma gave me when I was a 9-year-old. Well, it turned out they were pretty bad and I thought I'll never be good at that. 

Now, an year later, my skills are still too basic for…

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Added by Joanne Watson on December 12, 2015 at 8:19am — 1 Comment

Easy to Advanced Holiday Kitchen Sewing Projects

My own holiday sewing this year has been a complete flop.  Even though I see so much online and off (especially while shopping) that inspires me and I know darn well how easy some of it really is to sew together.  I wanted to round up some sewing projects for this Christmas and New Years for the kitchen.  

 

Sew here's what I gathered up for stitching…

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Added by Susan on December 3, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

CHRISTMAS APRONS and Free Pattern Download

Black Friday at Accuquilt.com

They have…

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Added by Karen on November 24, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Patchwork Christmas Tree Tutorial by TeresaDownUnder

 

Here's a…

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Added by Susan on November 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Making a ''Mal" costume (from Disney's "Descendants")

My great niece is going to a Halloween Party and wanted to dress up as one of the characters from the new Disney movie "Descendants" which tells the story of the children of the best known Fairy Tale characters. …

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Added by Karen on October 30, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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