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Featured Blog Posts – February 2012 Archive (11)

Ready Steady Serging!

So this weekend I made the glasses case from Georgie Merlot's book.  I had to trace the template then put that in the scanner to enlarge it 301%. The template was in the middle of the page and too awkward to get on my machine.  Otherwise it went surprisingly well, just 3 seams and it was done!…


Added by Karen on February 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Simplicity 2337 :- The Ms. Brown Dress

Here it is, my review of Simplicity 2337. It's late but it's finally up and hope you agree with my that this is a rockin' dress. Its a short review as I'm getting ready for work.


Fabric: Brown Linen (Approx 2 1/4 yard x $8)

Pattern: Simplicity 2337 ( 99 cents)

Notion: Buttons $2.75

Year: 2011

Time to complete: 1 week (Life is busy)



Added by Renata on February 27, 2012 at 7:30am — 3 Comments


It's been a little bit since I have posted here as I have been very BUZZZYYYY sewing several projects all at once.

I had to…


Added by Shannon on February 26, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Fancy the Market?

Who doesn't fancy a great flea market? Especially one that comes in the colours, textures and alluring shapes of Denyse Schmidt's fabric range Flea Market Fancy.  This fantastic range has been partially reprinted and re-coloured and is now called the New Legacy Reprint.  I can't tell you how excited I am by this.  I was one of those (and yes there are some of…


Added by Karen Pior on February 25, 2012 at 6:12am — No Comments

Back to work...

Well going back to work in the morning after a 2 week vacation. Have had a good vacation except for being sick for part of it. Got my new embroidery machine.. which I finally figured out how to download and save patterns on..!!! Have had a wonderful time playing with it.  Also got some scrub tops made for work and naturally they have embroidery on them...  Won't I be just the cutest thing at work..!!!  LOL..!!! Organized the sewing room . And got sewing patterns to make my grand daughter…


Added by Rhonda Jones on February 17, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Useful Sewing Books on My Bookshelf

I thought I would start a list of books I've got on my shelf I would recommend to others.



Added by Karen on February 17, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Organizing My Sewing Room

Well I'm not really big on blogging but going to give it a try here. I decided today to get my sewing room better organized so it will be easier to use my embroidery machine while sewing. I hope to start a quilt for my granddaughter Addison soon. I just have to make a final decision on what pattern to use.  First I was going to do a…


Added by Rhonda Jones on February 16, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Burda 2011 122B Blouse

Here's the review of  "I Love My Garden Top" an experience with Burda Style Pattern.


Fabric: Floral Voile (Approx 1 yard x $6)

Pattern: Burda Style Magazine $7.90/53 patterns = 0.14 per pattern

Year: 2011

Style #: 122 B

Time to complete: 2 hours

First worn: February…


Added by Renata on February 15, 2012 at 2:20am — 4 Comments

Book Review: 10 Secrets of the LaidBack Knitters - A Guide to Holistic Knitting, Yarn and Life - by Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza

Who doesn't love books, books and more books?  Of course, there are some strange individuals who don't, but other than teenage boys with too much energy to be still enough to read (!!), I don't know any. If you are like me you have lots of books on your shelves and are always seeing more that look too good to miss out on.  With this in mind I have decided to do some reviewing of craft books to give you at least one book junkie's insight into whether or not a…


Added by Karen Pior on February 8, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Dallas Fashion Designer Turns $500, One Sewing Machine into Multimillion Dollar International Business

Abi Ferrin Designs Grows 400% Last Year, Offers Fun, Versatile Styles that Help Women Look and Feel Fabulous No Matter What the Day Brings

DALLAS, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- When Dallas native Abi Ferrin launched her fashion design business in 2006 with $500, a single sewing machine and a mission--to help women overcome the notion they must suffer in uncomfortable clothes in the name of…


Added by Susan on February 3, 2012 at 9:20am — No Comments

Sew sick :(

Hello everyone, :) I recently joined your great group, and got a renewed need to dust off my sewing machines. I haven't done much lately, then stumbled on your site and saw all the lovely projects everyone is working on and really had to uncover my machines. :) however.... Before I could make my first stitch I caught a devilish virus, :( so I am stuck in bed feeling sorry for myself lol i am spending all my time catching up with all the great projects and how to's you have on the site. Keep up… Continue

Added by Pauline Philpott on February 1, 2012 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

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