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November 2010 Blog Posts (44)

Gorgeous Antique Sewing Machine Collection



A new clothing store opened in Manhattan earlier this year, and its decor features little more than antique sewing machines. It's gorgeous! The store is All Saints Co. Ltd., a clothing company based in London. It's not clear why they chose sewing machines as the main decor motif, but... they sure are beautiful! Take a look:





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Added by Sara on November 15, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Festive Fabric Envelopes Challenge



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Added by Susan on November 15, 2010 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Doggy Diaper and Belly Band

Do you have a pattern for a doggy diaper or belly band? I would really like to make some for my boys and one for my girlfriends female, but I can not find a pattern anywhere. I would love to see it here.

Added by Ines Sousa on November 12, 2010 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

THOSE HOLIDAY GIFTS

MY MOM ALWAYS HAD A CROCHET HOOK IN HER HAND ALSO. THANKFULLY, I HAVE A HOUSEFUL OF LOVINGLY PREPARED GIFTS SHE LEFT BEHIND. I ALSO LOVE TO MAKE GIFTS FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS BUT SINCE I DON'T DO CROCHET I QUILT. WHILE MAKING EACH QUILT I REALLY DO THINK OF THE LOVE THE RECEPIENT WILL FEEL AND THE JOY THEY'LL HAVE USING THE QUILT. IT'S SORT OF ROUGH WHEN I FIND OUT THE QUILTS HAVE BEEN RELEGATED TO THE BACK OF THE LINEN CLOSET OR ON THE DAY BED FOR THE DOG TO USE. BUT I STILL GO ON AND TRY TO… Continue

Added by Carolyn Gaydon on November 12, 2010 at 6:46am — 2 Comments

Playful Partridge Ornament Pattern & Tutorial

Four partridges


"Four Partridges"




Here is a… Continue

Added by Susan on November 12, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Productive days!

As I sit here on the couch watching college football, digesting turkey and talking to y'all.......I reflect!

I hit the floor running at 6:30 am. I could have slept in today because of the holiday, but no.........I got my usual wake up call from the kitchen with my 14 year old rummaging around the pantry looking for breakfast. Suprising, I wasn't even upset about this unstoppable hunt for food. I was excited about what was on my own…

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Added by Angee Barbe on November 11, 2010 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Apron & Napkins

Here is the apron I just finished, along with some Fall napkins I whipped up.

The blue accent fabric on the apron is called Falling Coffee Beans, I think. It is just small coffee beans sprinkled on the blue background. The pattern is the Vintage Style Apron from Sew4Home.com. It is unique because of the way the ties attach to the apron…

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Added by Gloria Allender on November 11, 2010 at 1:29pm — 5 Comments

A 2nd Blog?

I have a blog here. And up till now I've chosen to ignore the blog capabilities here at Sew-Whats-New. But I've changed my mind. I'm going to try to keep both blogs updated.We'll see how it goes.

Added by Gloria Allender on November 11, 2010 at 9:40am — 2 Comments

Holiday Gifts

It's time to take a trip down memory lane........come on now, bear with me. It may be a little sad, but it's worth it.

First off, this is a dedication to my loving mom and what she taught me. I wish I had only known sooner the impact she and her crafting adventures had on me and expressed that to her. Unfortunately, I did not get the chance because she went to be with our Lord last November. She is missed!

Now, let's travel. I remember my mom was huge into…

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Added by Angee Barbe on November 10, 2010 at 9:24pm — 14 Comments

Make a Fabric Poppy for Veterans Day

Here's a quick tutorial on how to make a fabric poppy pin for Veteran's Day by Cheryl of

Fiber Arts & Quilting blog.



You will need:


- needle and thread black buttons or beads

- scraps of red fabric 10 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide

- a pin back with holes to sew through


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Added by Susan on November 10, 2010 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Dishtowel Makeover Tutorials

Dishtowel makeovers. When I saw these tutorials that

Maya @ Sew Chic & Unique shared, I wanted to share them with you too. My dishtowels are looking kinda... well, they are really blah! I am sew going to do this today! What was I thinking when I picked up those *white* kitchen towels at the kitchen accessory store anyway...

well, I did get a smoking deal. I'll spruce them up with …

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Added by Susan on November 10, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

The Finish Line

Why is it so hard to stop in the middle of a project?

Maybe it's the fear of not finishing it. Maybe it's the anticipation of seeing it complete. Or, maybe it's because we just love to sew that much!

I prefer to think it's because I love to sew that much. However, I'm plagued by this 'finish line' phenomenon with other activities too.....cleaning, painting, organizing, cooking, etc.

Is it really a bad thing? I mean, lots of tasks…

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Added by Angee Barbe on November 9, 2010 at 6:26pm — 6 Comments

Super Easy Removable Pillow Cover Tutorial by Sparkle Power

Candace at Sparkle Power posted this easy removable pillow cover tutorial. These covers make washing a breeze. I agree with Candace, it's nice to simply be able to slip the cover off and replace it with another when you're ready for a new look. If you have kids, grandkids, pets, the ability to wash the covers is appealing. You could even make them out of holiday fabric and change them with each of the holidays throughout the year.… Continue

Added by Susan on November 9, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

progress

well last week i started a waistcoat in this beautiful pink chinese embroidered satin (which i picked up for only 4 quid!).ive never used fabric like this before,and ive gota say,its not easy to sew into curves!
so far i have only done the front pannels,as i havent yet got some similar contrasting fabric.


no pictures yet but im working on it.
i can only sew a couple of days a week as im still working full time and staying with my other half most of the…
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Added by hollie on November 8, 2010 at 7:49pm — 3 Comments

More Fabric....................40%, is a good deal or not?

Call me crazy.....okay, probably most people do.....but I just can't seem to pass up a 40% coupon at Joann's! IT IS, truely, crazy......because the discount only applies to non-sale items and most items in that store are on Sale. The items that aren't on sale are usually the ones that are way out of my budget anyway...........and yet........I can't help myself.

I'm beginning to wonder if I should start FBA (Fabric Buyers Anonymous). We could all meet at the discount fabric…

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Added by Angee Barbe on November 8, 2010 at 3:59pm — 4 Comments

Pattern storage

I do a little of everything when I store my patterns. First I cut what pieces I need. Then I take a quart size ziplock. I just put all of it neatly in the ziploc. Including any extra instructions I may note for my self. Mark on front with a permanent marker.(size, who it is for etc.) I have shoe boxes that I organize them in and I had put up a shelf in a closet. Sounds like a lot to do but it sure does work. I can tell you where every piece of any thing is my craft room. I love it when it is… Continue

Added by Kathy Pederson on November 8, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Just a little about me...

Hello everybody....



I'm new here and I guess this is just an introduction....



My name is Wendy. I am 39 yrs old and live in Goa India....



I am mom to 3 girls (9 yrs, 7 yrs-almost, & 2 months). Besides this, I hold a full time job (a stressful one at that).



I currently live with my parents & younger sister as my husband & I have seperated & he does not support us....



As you can imagine life is a bit tough these days, and finances can… Continue

Added by Wendy Ann Edwina DCunha on November 6, 2010 at 4:55am — 3 Comments

Girl's baby quilt - Fancy blocks -

I have wanted to make a quilt for my

etsy shop for long time, but thanks to my customers, I had busy for quilting service for a while.





The last week, I had quite loose schedule, and this quilt was created! :D …







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Added by Emi Shimosato (Kyoko) on November 4, 2010 at 9:00am — 18 Comments

Great Outdoors Fishing Vest - Free Sewing Pattern

A free pdf sewing pattern to sew fishing vests!  A friend of mine wrote today asking me if I knew of a pattern for one as her husband goes fishing in Florida pretty much year round, and she was hoping to make him one for Christmas. So I did some snooping online and found…

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Added by Susan on November 4, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Sew a Bagsket

This is a great project for your scraps! I can think of so many different ways to use this nifty bag that Suzanne of Foofanagle has created. I may try one myself to give to my stepdaughter to carry her soccer gear in, and make it out of soccer…

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Added by Susan on November 3, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

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