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Baby Onesie Trim & Applique

Check out my final trimmed and sewn ‘Onesie’ for granddaughter Kenzie’s Aug. 7 birthday!  It’s been ‘in process’ for some time since we live 7 hours away.  Of course you’ll get to see it ‘all together’ on the beautiful model, but we’ll both just have to wait.

Today, I finished the Onesie – and I must say, I think it’s pretty darned cute – but it will be even cuter on our baby!…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on July 28, 2017 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Fiona's Freeway Bag and Cork Fabric!

Christine has issued a new Easy Street pattern called Fiona's Freeway which has the option of adding accents in cork or vinyl.  As I have been curious to try cork fabric I decided this was one I had to make!…

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Added by Karen on July 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Floral Swoon Mabel Handbag for a Summer Wedding

I bought this dress for my niece's wedding in July, it was just so pretty I couldn't resist it!  Then I realised I didn't have a bag to go with it!  Can you believe it, all the bags I've made, and I have nothing small, pretty and floral!…

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Added by Karen on July 10, 2017 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Sew Amazing DIY Vest From a T-shirt - Upcycle

OK – Transforming a T into this cascading vest tickled my brain!   Cruising on Pinterest for upcycle fashion ideas for my upcoming Kids Fashion Sewing Camp, I came upon the photo seen at the left in the image above.  Since I lost a night’s sleep on this, let me explain…

HOW THIS WORKS:

  1. The…
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Added by Londa Rohlfing on June 15, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Appliqued Summer on the Beach Cushion!



Last year I made this Memories Cushion for myself, inspired by Brian Haggard's book "Embroidered Memories".  The…

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Added by Karen on June 14, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Convertible Bag Without Convertible Bits!

I bought this bag pattern a while ago as a possibility for a friend, but she never got back to me to have it made so I decided to make it for myself.   When I was getting bored one day,…

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Added by Karen on May 28, 2017 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Coordinating Travel Bag Project

My niece asked if I could make her a bag to fit on top of her new wheeled suitcase and I remembered the Take-off Tote sewing pattern by Erin of Dog Under My Desk.  We checked the size to make sure it would fit on the top of her wheeled case, and then went shopping for fabric.…

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Added by Karen on May 28, 2017 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Quilting, $3.5 billion industry, seeing bolder colors, bling and recycled-bottle batting

Gone are the days when quilting was only a cottage industry!

By Carma Wadley



"Quilting is certainly an art — an art, a craft, a hobby, a pastime, an outlet for creativity, even a form of therapy. But in today's world it is also an industry..."

To read the rest of this article and see more beautiful photos please…

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Added by Susan on May 26, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments

How to Use a Twin Needle | Free Sewing Tutorial from Domenica Tootell

This week I've been been busy redoing my tutorial for how to use a twin needle (also know as a double needle).

I've got a full video twin needle tutorial as well as a photo tutorial with clear photos so I am hoping to be as clear as possible with the instructions and help others be successful with using a twin needle on their sewing machine. …

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Added by Dommy T on May 18, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

How to do a Ladder Stitch - Free Sewing Tutorial from Domenica Tootell

Hi everyone. This is my first post here so I hope I'm doing this correctly!

I wanted to share with you all one of my recent tutorials that has been very popular. It's a video tutorial all about how to do a ladder stitch, which is also know as an invisible stitch or hidden stitch. 

This has been a very valuable stitch to me as it has enabled…

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Added by Dommy T on May 10, 2017 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Totes Ma Tote Nautical Beach Bag ⛵

I've got a couple of commissions to sew for people going on holiday, this is the first one, a beach bag for May, using the …

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Added by Karen on May 1, 2017 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

Oliso Smart Iron Products - Comments on the Oliso® TG1600 Pro

 

As modern and traditional quilters and garment sewers, we at Sew What's New prefer to use Oliso Smart Irons for pressing our sewing and quilting projects every day.  In…

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Added by Susan on March 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Floral Applique Cushions

A new florist opened up locally (Flowers at the Forge ) and supplied a lovely basket arrangement for MIL's Mother's Day present.  We got talking and I showed her…

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Added by Karen on April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Tiger Lily Appliqued Cushion Cover - Embroidery, Patchwork, and the Frill of Gathering!

For the last couple of years I have made an embroidered cushion for my MIL's birthday present. The first one was a pattern I bought from bustleandsew.com but had problems with the sizing both the pattern and…

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Added by Karen on April 9, 2017 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Easter Bunting Tutorial and Downloads

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Added by Karen on April 2, 2017 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Slouchy Recycled Denim Sewing Machine Cover & Accessory Storage

Back in 2012 I made these covers for my sewing machine and …

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Added by Karen on March 12, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Hot and Spicy Block - Quilt as You Go with Joel Dewberry Fabric

Modern Quilt Block on Vintage Brother Sewing Machine

I intend to use this block as the front of a bag. What kind of bag - I have no idea yet. The fabrics are from Joel Dewberry, and I think there is an orphan strip from a Spring Zing Batiks strip pack in there. I used a scrap of …

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Added by Susan on March 1, 2017 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Vintage Silk Memories Cushions

I've had another request for some Memory Cushions, using a vintage silk Wedding Dress, and a satin and lace Christening Gown.  The dress was made by the bride (now aged 100) from parachute silk after World War II.  The Christening Gown she made out of her daughter's Wedding Dress for her…

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Added by Karen on February 21, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

My Pattern Tester Bag for ChrisWDesigns "Ellen's Esplanade"

I was moaning about the dreary weather when I got an e-mail that brightened my day. Christine asked me to be a tester for her latest Easy Street Pattern "Ellen's Esplanade". It can be sewn from quilt weight cottons or combined with…

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Added by Karen on February 16, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Sewing Machine Feet Storage

I have gradually amassed quite a collection of different feet for my Janome.  To start off with they all fitted in this little wooden box.…

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Added by Karen on April 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

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