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Early Easter Frock



Exciting news! After 6 years of sewing from dress patterns, I havefinally figured out what "understitch" means. For years, I have been trying to decipher the vague instructions and obscure picture.…

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Added by Angela L on February 13, 2014 at 11:42am — 14 Comments

Fabric Flower Basket Tutorial



Maggie Makes developed this great tutorial which is just in time for Easter!



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Added by Susan on March 30, 2010 at 6:59am — 9 Comments

Sew So Easy Easter Bunnies, Chicks, and Eggs! Free Sewing Tutorials

 

These simple soft-toy style Easter chick and Easter bunny decorations sewn with calico and gingham fabrics, will cheer up your home during Easter celebrations every year.  These whimsical decorations are a great …

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Added by Susan on March 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

I'm in the mood for Easter sewing - finally!

  

I have for you today, a free Easter Bunny bag sewing pattern and tutorial, and a tutorial to show you how to make Easter carrots to put in the bag.  FUN!

 

I'm not typically excited by most holidays for some reason.  Maybe it's because my kids are now a lot older and I'm not inspired by classrooms, day care…

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Added by Susan on March 25, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

The Sunrise Saddle Bag Sewing Project

I had not made a bag for a while and decided to get my sewing mojo back by making something new out of my stash.  I chose the Sunrise Saddle Bag by Dog Under My Desk  as I like the curvy shape and knew Erin's instructions are always clear and detailed.…

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Added by Karen on February 24, 2018 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Irish Blessing Wall Hanging Applique Project

By Mary Wilkins



St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. With that in mind I made this little wallhanging to share with you. It makes a wonderful welcome to your home or a very thoughtful housewarming gift for someone else.



SUPPLIES:




14" square of plain cream colored fabric or muslin



14" square fabric for backing



14" square of batting



4 strips of co-ordinating fabric for binding each 2" wide…



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Added by Susan on March 5, 2009 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Recycled Denim Snazzy Slouch | Applique + Embroidery | Sewing Project

Get the Snazzy Slouch Sewing ePattern and Supplies!

http://sew-whats-new.net/nams…

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Added by Karen on December 15, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Vintage Style Bag - Pattern 4143 with Hand Embroidery

I needed a bag for carrying towels and a key for when I service the gardeners' toilet here on the Estate (Hoveton Hall Estate).  I didn't need a structured bag, I needed something light, so I went back to my vintage 70's bag pattern, Style 4143.  I always make it two inches shorter than the original pattern, as despite the picture (top left) it would not really fit over the shoulder comfortably…

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Added by Karen on November 7, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Need Viking #1+ software

I have a Husquvarna #1+ sewing/embroidery machine and purchased the Customizing Pro Customizing Embroidery System 5 to go with it.  Unfortunately I cannot find the software disc now.  But my computer with it on it may die some day since it is very old.  I would like to have a copy of the software so that I can install it on any new computer that I get.  Husqvarna has no copies.  Is there any way I can get one?  

Added by Shirley Hercules on October 5, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Need Help with Husqvarna Designer 1 Machine

Hello, we have the Husqvarna Designer 1 machine. We are looking for a copy of the disks  100 4 set disk.  If we can just get the files off each disk, in separate folders we can copy them onto disks.  We purchased this machine used and these disks were missing.

thank you,  Paul 

Added by paul roch on October 3, 2017 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

A Mabel Handbag Sewing Project with Extra Features!

After I made my first floral Mabel handbag, (free pattern from Swoon) I decided to follow up with another one.  This time I am using one of these great case handles I had bought, adding another divided slip pocket and bag feet.…

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Added by Karen on September 21, 2017 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

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 — 2 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

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