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Featured Blog Posts – March 2010 Archive (13)

Lily Bowl and Plate Tutorial

Lily Bowl and Plate Tutorial

A Scrap Challenge Entry from Michele Made Me entry for the all-Canadian …


Added by Susan on March 31, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Fabric Flower Basket Tutorial

Maggie Makes developed this great tutorial which is just in time for Easter!



Added by Susan on March 30, 2010 at 6:59am — 9 Comments

Aerlinn Bear Patterns Sponsors SWN's Give-Away - March 29 - April 2

March 29 - April 2 Toolbar Give-Away Details…

Added by Susan on March 29, 2010 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

Wedding dress bustle

I am trying to find directions on how to do a traditional bustle on a wedding dress. Just one pull up the middle to

shorten the train. The back of the dress and train has a lot of detail and we want it to show. I have lookd for videos on how to do this and all they show is someone pulling the tain up but no instructions on how to sew it and make it stay!!! Could anyone help?!

Added by Teresa Jolly on March 25, 2010 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Tutorial: Make Sewable Material by Recycling Dry Cleaning Bags

Debi Tullier sent this tutorial in and I thought it was interesting. This tutorial explains how to fuse plastic with other decorative materials safely with an iron and teflon pressing sheets. The author, creates bags and dog clothing with the fused material. I'm sure that you could make many more things such as… Continue

Added by Susan on March 23, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

"A Pin for Every Purpose"

Although they are among the tiniest of sewing tools, pins have very important jobs.

Pins may be the tiniest of sewing tools, but they take on big, important jobs. They hold pattern pieces in place, anchor seam allowances as you sew, fit fabric on the body, and secure all sorts of squirmy trims, delicate sequins, and miniscule beads. If, like many of us, you take for granted the pins that pepper your pincushion, I urge you to take a good hard look—from head to… Continue

Added by Susan on March 22, 2010 at 10:20am — 3 Comments

Whimsy Couture Sponsors SWN's Give-Away Contest - March 22-26th

March 22-26 Toolbar Give-Away Details…


Added by Susan on March 22, 2010 at 5:00am — No Comments

Spiral Eye makes easy work of threading a sewing needle

Considering that sewing is supposedly a relaxing pastime, isn’t it odd that the very first step in the process – threading the…

Added by Susan on March 17, 2010 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

Tranquility Trail

I finished this great wallhanging today! Well, it still needs to be quilted, but I'll do that soon. This design was offered by Moda Fabrics and I used their line of Tranquility fabrics. It has so much movement and color. You can find that pattern here: It…


Added by Lynne Demeter on March 14, 2010 at 8:28pm — 17 Comments

Make Pajama Pants!

what you need:

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Added by Susan on March 13, 2010 at 6:41am — No Comments

Panty Tutorial: How to Sew Underwear

This tutorial by Sarah Seitz will take you, step by step, through the process of creating underwear that fit you perfectly and look great too.… Continue

Added by Susan on March 11, 2010 at 7:26am — 8 Comments

Hope Project Website

I got a surprising response about my therapy Raggedies, some wanting to make their own for donating, so I thought it would be a neat idea to start a blog dedicated to therapy dolls. If you're familiar with the Toy Society, it would be similar to that only you aren't dropping dolls off randomly of course! …


Added by Birdie on March 10, 2010 at 2:54pm — 6 Comments

Didn't Get the Borrowed Machine...Got Something Better!

In celebration of our 16th wedding anniversary, my dear and sweet husband told me to forget the borrowed machine and go buy one for myself. After a long day of shopping...I am lucky to have dealers for Bernina, Viking, and Janome all in the same town...I came home really wanting a Bernina but unable to fit what I wanted into our budget. Being a little frustrated and disappointed, I prayed for some guidance. Lo and behold, I happened upon an ad (I love craigslist!) that had just been posted…


Added by Larri on March 4, 2010 at 7:35am — 8 Comments

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