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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

Patchwork Christmas Tree Tutorial by TeresaDownUnder

 



Here's a scrap-buster project for all of you quilters out there!  You could…

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Added by Susan on November 18, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Crochet Panel to Beautiful Momento Cushion

A friend of mine lost her mother recently.  She had kept this small piece of her crochet work and asked me to use it to make a cushion.  As it was white I chose black velvet for the cushion.…

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Added by Karen on October 10, 2015 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Autumn Awesome-ness

It's all in the color!! Once again Moda fabric by Sandy Gervais have come through with a beautiful line of fabric. I created this quilt with one charm pack and one jelly roll...plus a little yardage for the borders. Right now my hubby is upset because I took it to work to hang in my office!…

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Added by Lynne Demeter on October 8, 2015 at 5:30am — 13 Comments

Floral & Lace Bustier Dress ~ BurdaStyle 6/2015 112 Review

FLORAL & LACE BUSTIER DRESS

HAPPY SEPTEMBER BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!…



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Added by Renata on September 10, 2015 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

'Hares' Embroidery and Applique Tote bag

Hare in Daisies by…

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Added by Karen on July 30, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

How Not to Sew a Lined Shoulder Tote Bag!

A couple of years ago I made this reversible shoulder tote for a friend.  I like a shoulder bag as it leaves my hands free, but I'm not bothered about it being reversible so long as it's lined.  I decided it was time to…

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Added by Karen on June 1, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

I've Finally Completed My Sewing PhD - The Pink Tulle Petticoat Project - Butterick 4788

Last year I had six Projects Half Done, and made a resolution to finish them all within the year.  I failed.  I only finished five of them, and left the oldest sewing project languishing in the…

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Added by Karen on April 21, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Summer Sewing for Sunny (and rainy) Days

Okay, it's Saturday, and that summer beach bonfire is not going to happen unless you can find something besides fleece and rubber boots to wear. Sound familiar?



Living in Southeast can be a big wardrobe hassle when the sun sneaks up on us. We love the weather, but our closets don't! So, why not do like our mothers taught us, and create or…

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Added by Susan on April 16, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Yoga Pants

I thought I would have a go at making Meg's Yoga Pants from her "Sewing with Knits - 5 Wardrobe Essential" Course.  I have had RTW knit pants in the past, and the…

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Added by Karen on March 8, 2015 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - Tunic Top

The Babydoll and …

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Added by Karen on February 22, 2015 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Sewing Garments with Knit Fabrics - The Surplice Dress

I was pleased with the results of my first experience sewing with knits, so I decided to get straight on with my next project, the Surplice Dress from Meg McElwee's Craftsy…

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Added by Karen on January 26, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Experiences Sewing Garments With Knit Fabrics - Surplice Dress and The BabyDoll

As I said in my last post I bought the book "Sew U Home Stretch" back in February 2010. I read it with great interest, and put it on my bookshelf where it has since gathered…

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Added by Karen on January 5, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Rosie Cross-body Bag in Faux Fur Fabric!

After making a couple of Glenda Convertible Clutches, I'm ready to try another pattern by Swoon.  In case you haven't come across them, Swoon Patterns;…

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Added by Karen on December 8, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

New Pattern Review BurdaStyle 7065

I hope you all had a wonderful week and I know you'll have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Lets take a look at this week's project. They all consist of the color black. It would seem that black and purple are my "go to" color. Below are the fabrics used for this project, along…

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Added by Renata on November 24, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Gave the First Glenda Bag a Makeover!

I showed my mother-in-law my first…

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Added by Karen on November 15, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

I've Made Another Glenda Bag! - by Swoon Patterns

Well I liked playing with my first Glenda so much I got straight back in the sewing room…

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Added by Karen on November 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Holiday Embroidered Fabric Gift Labels - DIY

The stocking advent panel includes six gift labels, and we decided to use them to for the advent calendars and stockings.  I'm adding all the details as you could skip the printed label and just make your own, cutting it 6" by 3".…

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Added by Karen on November 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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