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Featured Blog Posts – June 2012 Archive (11)

City Girl Summer Cardigan Refashion Tutorial

City Girl Cardigan tutorial

I sew clothes all the time...for my daughter.For me? Not so much. Even simple repairs like sewing on a button, or hemming a pair of pants languish for months in my unfinished pile, before they get to…


Added by camomma on June 26, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Design - giving yourself PERMISSION to change your mind!

I was designing a new, simple jacket this last week and wanted to share a bit of that process.  No surprise - it is another jacket on a comfy sweatshirt base.  Whenever I clean out my closet, garments and accessories get 'evaluated' for re-purposing in creative ways.  That was exactly what happened with this square (33'') fringed scarf which I've had - FOREVER - but rarely worn. …


Added by Londa Rohlfing on June 25, 2012 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Making a Bride Happy

I would like to share what I did with a purchased bridal dress for a woman who was 3 feet tall.

 Not only is this woman the height of 3 feet she was born with a disability, she only has one arm with only one finger.  She came into the store I work for looking for a bridal dress.  The consultant that was helping her called me out to the floor to assist with the choice and also to see if I could do the alteration.  As it turned out she bought a dress that was one of the largest…


Added by Ann Phaneuf on June 25, 2012 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Tutorial - Stitch your own Recycled Medal Ribbon Fabric


Ok I lied,  a couple more medal ribbon posts for you.…


Added by Ruby Murray on June 23, 2012 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

Help Help Help Pfaff software needed

Does anyone have the Pfaff VIP Customizing software that they are will to part with?  Or even the Pfaff Creative 3D Suite that they would like to sell.  I have lost the dongle for my VIP Customizing software and because of it, I am unable to work with my embroidery machine...I do some personally created embroidered blankets and use the embroidery part of my machine for doing most of the quilting on my projects...I am helpless with out it...

Added by Patricia Sutton on June 20, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments

I have treated myself to 2 Charlie's Aunt Patterns by Emma Brennan! (See Bag Pattern Gallery in Sewing purses channel)

I bought them from at 16.18 and received them at 16.25!  I downloaded them, and printed out The Poachers Bag (16 pages).

I did the front page on glossy photo paper so I got the full benefit…


Added by Karen on June 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Recycling Medal Ribbons - Brit Chic Wall Art


Added by Ruby Murray on June 14, 2012 at 1:16pm — 7 Comments

How do I find instructions to post pictures?

   I would like to upload some pictures of my latest projects but I have no idea how to start. Is there a place on our site with step by step insructions? I have been off for a long time, at least it seems like it, so many wonderful ideas and things that we all want to share.  I wrote an update as to what I am doing and didn't know what to push, did not want it on any social sites so I clicked share,…


Added by Fran(grami) on June 13, 2012 at 8:44pm — 4 Comments

How do I start purchasing wholesale fabric?

I have been thinking of starting my own sewing business but retail fabric is getting expensive, even when it's on sale.  Can anyone point me in the right direction on where to start?   I found a post a few months ago on this issue but can seem to find it.



Added by Marianne Posler on June 13, 2012 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

Modern She Made - a Flickr Swap - What the Postman Delivered

The final stage of the Modern She Made Flickr Swap is the receiving of lovely goodies in the mail.  Being (usually) an international participant generally means a longer wait.  And so you wait, hoping everyday that today is the day the postman has a package just for you.  And then - yippee - it arrives.  And it was sooooo worth the wait.…


Added by Karen Pior on June 10, 2012 at 9:19pm — 1 Comment

Bags of Bunting

Well I have been quiet because I have been making some special occasion bunting ready for a craft fair this weekend.  This one is "Congratulations"…


Added by Karen on June 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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