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Featured Blog Posts – December 2010 Archive (13)

Tutu Tutorial


Hi, everyone here is a tutorial for a tutu I made for my three year old daughter to attend ballet class., It's easy quick and a very forgiving project.


You will need:

  • 1 m of white tulle
  • 1 m of pink tulle
  • 1,25 m of pink biais
  • 1,50 m of white ribbon that is a least o.5 mm width less than your…

Added by Chicnjoy on December 17, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments


This blog is dedicated to all the dolls I have and to all the doll lovers alike. My doll is wearing some of the clothes I have made for her and in time I will add other dolls and their clothes. This is one of a few past time hobbies for me and I like to see  little girls faces light up when they play and enquire…


Added by Miss Creative on December 17, 2010 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Sewing a Way of Life?

I am new to this social website. I must say I have found it to be quite positive. In my profile I mention some of my history, but I would like to share with you (like minded artists) my dream. I used to think my only dream was to start my business, but I have come to the point in my decision that it is more than just a business. Some may have a business as a mere moneymaker, and others to use their…


Added by Carolina G's Sew Exceptional on December 12, 2010 at 11:06am — 12 Comments

Irish Themed Quilt

Hi, Just thought I'd mention a bit about the Irish Themed Quilt I have just finished. It was made for a friend to give her father for Christmas (so no pressure for time there then!!)

I got some beautiful brilliant white and some lovely emerald green fabrics from the Chilworth Quilt Festival as well as the perfect shade of black/brown fat quarter for the guinness glass.

Shamrock shaped buttons, assorted green squares, football…


Added by Judith Mercer on December 11, 2010 at 5:45pm — 3 Comments

Bias Tape Tutorial

Don't be afraid of the big bad Bias! I used to be and then found a great way to make it easily. I want to share it with you.

Bias tape takes a good bit of fabric, but it's still less expensive than buying the pre-packaged kind. In my estimate and experience, you can make approximately 5-6 yards of bias tape form 1 yard of fabric.

Okay, let's begin.

Step #1

Lay your fabric on a flat surface. Open the fabric…


Added by Angee Barbe on December 10, 2010 at 1:57pm — 24 Comments

Case for the TAG Reading System

This is a bag I made for keeping the books, cord, Pen and everything for the Leapster TAG reading system that we're giving our grandson (5 years old) for Christmas.

Gee - can you tell they live in the Indianapolis area?…


Added by Londa Rohlfing on December 8, 2010 at 10:21pm — 2 Comments

Christmas Apron

Kitchen Aprons are coming back in style with some pretty incredible designs and creative styles. I thought I would try my hand at one today for a neighbor and I must say I do like the way it came out. The original pattern I used was found at…


Added by Shannon on December 7, 2010 at 6:17pm — 3 Comments

French Seams Tutorial

Some of you may have heard of "French Seams" but didn't really know what they were or how they differed from regular seams. We've talked about french seams on SWN before.

Kathleen of Grosgrain Fabulous tells us not to be intimidated just because they're called 'french'. They are actually quite simple. Learn how to do a french seam with Kathleen's great video…

Added by Susan on December 7, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Poinsetta Decorative Pillow Tutorial

Christie from "A Lemon Squeezy Home" developed this tutorial based on a Pottery Barn pillow for a fraction of the cost. She picked up a couple of fabric poinsettia's at Wal-Mart for a buck a piece, and a package or two of bells, and… Continue

Added by Susan on December 6, 2010 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

ASG Gift Exchange #1

Here is an apron I made for an ASG gift exchange today. I

have 2 confessions: 1) I have become obsessed with aprons; 2) I utilized a lot of the tips posted by Londa a few days ago.

Description:Simplicity 3752, a variety of aprons…


Added by Gloria Allender on December 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

My journey so far

Hi, I'm a relative newcomer to this quilting lark, and even newer-newcomer to blogging!! Although, of course, I have heard of both, up to now its only quilting I've actually done.

I attended a Quillow Course at a shop in Colchester, which, due to circumstances beyond my control, I couldn't complete. I did the first 3 lessons, for which I was really grateful for the stuff I was shown, but the quilting bug had bitten me. I was hooked, and armed with very…

Added by Judith Mercer on December 4, 2010 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

How To Laminate Your Fabric

There are many laminated fabrics and oilcloths available from retailers but you can also laminate your own with a clear iron on vinyl. After a long absence, this Heat N Bond Vinyl product has now been re-stocked in the Haby Goddess online store.


Added by Susan on December 3, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Make Baby Booties with Nonskid Soles - Free Pattern

A complete tutorial by Dorothy of "Come What May & Love It" demonstrating how to make these baby booties! By clicking on this link to download the pattern, you can download and print it on a normal 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. This is for a

size medium, which seems to fit a baby who's not quite a year yet.… Continue

Added by Susan on December 1, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

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