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I bought this course with Steffani Lincecum a while ago, and finally felt ready to try it. The item I am going to rub off is a simple sleeveless blouse, with a box pleat in the centre of…Continue
I have to admit, I'm not much of a Halloween gal but my daughters friend, who's birthday is in October, LOVES it so I just had to make her something themed for her special day. I designed a door hanging (there is a small gromet in the sock portion) or it can be propped up on her desk. She loved it and so do I.
At the end of summer, I was left with a pile of perfectly fine, well fitting almost new Tshirts of my daughter. These Tshirts would work perfectly except that they were all half-sleeved. "They would be too short by next summer...if only they had sleeves..." I found myself thinking. And then I realized, adding sleeves won't be that hard, after all I…Continue
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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…Continue
I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace again last October. One of the stalls I visited was "Ragged Life" where I met Elspeth Jackson the owner. She kindly signed a copy of her book "Rag Rugs, Pillows and More" for me and we chatted about the Rya Rug I had made back in the 70's and the rising popularity of "Rag Rugging".…Continue
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An elegant, versatile, and simple pattern available at no charge to download and offered by Colette Patterns. Inspired by the 60's era, this pattern is just two pattern pieces plus…Continue
I bought a load of fabrics when I went to visit my cousin last March, and decided it was time to start using some of it. The first fabric I want to use is this dog print cotton duck canvas fabric by Peter Horton Textiles.…Continue
Last spring I made a Beach Bag for Sue using the Totes Ma Tote pattern by Emmaline Bags in this nautical print cotton canvas and Royal Blue cotton duck canvas. It looked smart and carried quite a lot inside, and secured with a recessed zipper.
When I saw her over Christmas she asked if I could make a bag for hubby to carry. They liked the idea of something like the…Continue
Hello everybody! I am new to this site and thought the best way to introduce myself is to show you some of my work and tell you a little more about my passion for textiles. I fell into dye quite by accident in the early 1990's and have been making hand made textiles in one form or another ever since. For me, it is an absolutely magical experience when you appraoch a piece of blank fabric and you know you can turn it into whatever you want to! I have… Continue
I am replacing the elastic on 3 king sized fitted sheets for a friend. What I need to know and cannot find anywhere is how much elastic do I need to thread through the casing? All of the elastic is worn and stretched out. I am bleary eyed from searching on google for this information. I need to put this elastic ALL THE WAY AROUND THE SHEETS. NOT JUST THE CORNERS. The woman I am doing this for wants the…Continue
Excerpt - Piecing it all together
by Jessica Bryce Young
February 21, 2018
"Among those in the know, quilting has shaken off its once-fusty image.
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I was given a plain purple knit top and decided it would be improved by adding some hand embroidery. It worked well last time I tried it! (Embroidering on…Continue
If you want to work from home, you will soon find out that paid home employment is very hard to find. How about starting your own business from home? If you are good at sewing, you could use your skills to start your own home based sewing business. There are all kinds of sewing from tailoring to delicate embroidery and most of them can be used as the basis for an enjoyable and profitable home based business.
In the past, home sewing work consisted mainly of women at home…
In my last post I showed you my Embroidery Workbag, and Suzy asked if I had made it. I replied I had, and here is how.
My mother collected fabric scraps for years, planning to make a quilt one day. They included bits from dressmaking by my sister and I as well as recycled garments and bought…Continue
I came to the start realization that there are far too few aprons in the world. I've deciede to take this problem head on and begun apron construction. Like most the things I make there was no pattern for these. I Love making things from scratch freeform.
But what good is an apron if it isn't reversible or doesn't have large pockets? :D…Continue
Added by Bunneah Munkeah on May 2, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments