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"Embroidered Memories" Cushion - Inspired by Brian Haggard's Book

I took this picture of my son a long time ago, but have always loved it.  So it seemed the ideal candidate for an Embroidered…

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Added by Karen on April 20, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Pineapple, (Pina) and Sewing

 

The weather has been awful in my part of the world for the past six weeks.  In an effort to create my own sense of "summer" I wanted to post something "tropical, exotic, warm", just to try to convince myself…

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Added by Susan on May 25, 2011 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

Hand Embroidering a Plain Knit Top: More Brian Haggard Inspiration!

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! (…

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Added by Karen on April 10, 2016 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Updates to Upcycled Silk Ribbon Embroidered Wool Bag - Foolproof Crazy Patchwork Projects

The trouble with being a sewer is sometimes you just can't leave things alone.  Here is the absolutely fabulous "…

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Added by Karen on March 31, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Hand Embroidered Denim Bag - Brian Haggard Style

I decided I needed another shopping bag, so  I opened up a donated pair of jeans and using my little but strong canvas bag as a pattern,cut the pieces…

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Added by Karen on March 10, 2016 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Easy Double Welt Pockets

Double Welt Buttonhole Pockets

New 'son' and Grandson in Wedding Vests with double welt buttonhole pockets.

New ‘son’ and Grandson in Wedding Vests with double welt buttonhole pockets.

Constructing classic double welt “buttonhole’  pockets is something I’ve perfected for myself over the…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on March 8, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Sewist in the Making: Aries

After sewing together the sides of this drawstring bag and discovering one side was an inch longer than the other, I wondered if anyone had come up with the idea of a game show called something like "Wear My Dare." In this show, new sewists would show their latest projects, and more experienced…

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Added by Sharon Maynard on February 28, 2016 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

Appliqued Aprons for the Boys + Sewing with Plaid Fabrics

My great nephews have grown out of their fire engine aprons, so I need to replace them with larger ones, reflecting their new interests!  …

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Added by Karen on February 16, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

Modesty Lining for Lace Top

Recently, my daughter needed a pretty lace top for her small, casual wedding.  After looking EVERYWHERE, even online and ordering only to be hugely disappointed in the quality, I started looking online for fabric, but then she found this pretty lace with a bit of lengthwise 'give' at her local JoAnn's Fabric Store.  A 'dive' into my Cream/White Box of knit fabric scraps yielded the perfect creamy knit for a lining and just enough (not an inch to spare!).  Here are the details on how…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on February 10, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Foolproof Crazy Quilt Project - Upcycled Wool Bag (Part Three) FINISHED!

Well I finished all the embroidery!  It's not exactly the same as…

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Added by Karen on February 6, 2016 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

How generous

It never ceases to amaze me, the generosity of people to share the fruits of their labours.  This needle storage book has obviously taken many hours to create and then to contruct.....and to share it is just an amazing deed of kindness.  Thank you so much for all of us that are not so technically disposed to creating such documents on their computers. You are truly a lady who is "Paying it forward". I wish you happiness in abundance. 

Added by Imogen McCready on February 7, 2016 at 8:13am — 1 Comment

A Sewist in The Making: Pisces

P stands for "Pisces" -- as well as for "Poof goes the pin cushion project when one fails to properly plan."

Two weeks or so ago, I watched Youtube videos in which sewists seemed to effortlessly create those cute, round pin cushions from scraps of various prints and colors. By Jove, if I could…

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Added by Sharon Maynard on February 7, 2016 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

Quilted Hassock HowTo's and Supplies

Now that I have completed TWO of these great HASSOCKS (Bolster, Tuffet - whatever you care to call them)as gifts for my dear adult children, I feel there are some details of the construction and design process which, in addition to the pattern I (kinda of) used, Auntie's Two "A New Take on a Tuffett", that will prove helpful.  BTW - I sell these great dense foam forms on my website (small:  14" hi x 12" diameter) or Large as I utilitzed:  (18" tall x 15" diameter).  They are definitely firm…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on January 7, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hand Embroidered "Summer Meadow"

I recently treated myself to a local workshop to create my own version of this lovely hand embroidered panel.  …

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Added by Karen on January 11, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Dog Bone Neck Pillow Tutorial + Free Pattern

Recently Judy brought her dad’s dilapidated neck bone pillow home, took it apart, made a pattern and sewed a new one for her mom. While making the pillow, she took pictures of each step so she could develop a tutorial to…

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Added by Susan on January 16, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Foolproof Crazy Quilt Project - Upcycled Wool Bag (Part Two)

At the end of part-one, I said I was ready to add stabilizer to the finished bag panel.  I…

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Added by Karen on January 18, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tame Your Bobbin Tales Securely

I found this excellent sewing tip and had to share it with you!  

Try cutting pieces of 7⁄8-inch transparent plastic tubing just wide enough to fit over your bobbin thread, but in between the bobbin casing sides.  You can get tubing (clear plastic hose) at the building supply or hardware stores. The tubing is inexpensive, is available by the foot or in 6-foot lengths which can be cut easily with scissors or a craft knife.…

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Added by Susan on January 19, 2012 at 6:00am — 18 Comments

Journey of A Sewist in the Making: Aquarius

Hurray! As a beginner sewist, I like my latest attempt, in all of its wonky glory, at quilting -- in this case, a fabric coaster large enough to hold a tea set. Who cares if no one needs a tea set fabric coaster? I made the coaster that size because I didn't feel like measuring fabric small enough to hold a mug. I like it because all the material came from my scrap heap. Last year, my husband spotted my heap, expressed a mixture of surprise and dismay, and extracted a promise that I would…

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Added by Sharon Maynard on January 24, 2016 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

His and Hers Pillow Covers - Gift Pillowcase Sewing Project & Sofa Pillows

One more gift done!  Family member requested for she and boyfriend to which I replied, "OK, but SOFA pillow covers."  However, I actually did make them to be regular bed pillow cases with just the snip of a few slip stitches, should this relationship come to the fulfillment of marriage.:)…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on December 22, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

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