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Featured Blog Posts – July 2011 Archive (11)

PERFECT HEM EVERY TIME

To create a straight hem every time I run a straight stitch along the whole end. This works great for curves also so don't be intimidated by those curves.…
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Added by Shannon on July 31, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments

Fashionable Crafts: Works of art that are 'sew' different

 

Putting the normally genteel art of embroidery and lively contemporary artist Louise Gardiner in the same sentence doesn’t make much sense – until you see her quirky work.



Louise is a pioneer of her unique free machine embroidery style which involves letting your imagination and sewing machine run away…

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Added by Susan on July 29, 2011 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Nicole Mallalieu is Reaping What She Sews



To say Nicole Mallalieu is a creative type is something of an understatement. The founder of her own design company …

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Added by Susan on July 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Hawaiian Blue Summer Dress - How To



This style is a very fast and easy dress to make. Its perfect for any occasion or just to wear around the house or over a bathing suit.  You can make it as long or as short as you…
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Added by Shannon on July 27, 2011 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Peek-a-boo Drawstring Toy Sack Tutorial

Source: tonicoward.blogspot.com via…

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Added by Susan on July 15, 2011 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

Memory Pillow - My First!

This is the one pillow I made for my niece, A memory pillow, After this was done, I could see where I could have done things differently, Yet, have to admit I did a good job!  Where my niece was so happy, she has this pillow which now sits on her bed.…

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Added by Patricia on July 13, 2011 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

Tutorial: Setting Eyelets

Vintage Threads demonstrates how she embellishes her sewing projects using eyelets.  

You can buy eyelets (also known as grommets) at most sewing retailers in a

variety of sizes and metals, as well as colors.  

Most of the time the retailer also offers the tool needed to set the eyelets as well, it's…

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Added by Susan on July 13, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Londa's Baby Alyssa Ensemble

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on July 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Baby pants and shoes

 

I found a free pattern for these cute baby pants and shoes on Needles and Spatula's. I made them for a special little guy that will be making his grand entrance soon. 

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Added by Laurie M on July 7, 2011 at 12:00am — 10 Comments

Child's sewing machine?

Hi,

Does anyone have suggestions of the best machine for a child to start learning to sew?  She is 6 but has sewn some with me and now she wants a machine for her birthday.  Some of the small machines do not have good reviews.  Please share any suggestions.  Thanks.

Mary

 

Added by Mary Ebert on July 6, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Paper Pieced Canadian Flag Pattern

Happy Canada day!  The center motif of this paper pieced wall hanging is based on the classic 9-patch maple leaf block turned on point and translated into a small foundation pieced block.  Click here for the pattern.  To learn how to paper piece, go to a Free Paper Piecing…

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Added by Susan on July 1, 2011 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

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