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Pattern Review Burda 6911

Hanging on to Summer?

Yes I said it, one last summer day in Wisconsin. It's not often to enjoy an amazing day like last Saturday! I took the opportunity to cut one last summer tee. I've already used this pattern a few weeks ago to create a dress, but that's for a another post.…

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Added by Renata on October 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

BurdaStyle Dress 5/2014 114B Pattern Review

BurdaStyle Mini-Dress Pattern Review May 2014 Issue:



I've been hard at it running up a storm but not  on the blog. I've clocked in about 33 miles this week and about…
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Added by Renata on September 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

A "Stow It All" Bag for a Good Cause!

MY LATEST STOW IT ALL!

After I made {…

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Added by Karen on September 24, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

More From My Hand Embroidery Craftsy Course + Plus a Knit Dress Refashion

I finally got on with the next Craftsy lesson in …

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Added by Karen on July 26, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

How I made my patchwork sewing bag

Mummy's Handsewn Patchwork Handbag

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…

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Added by Karen on May 30, 2014 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Quattro (Studio Kat Designs) - at last!

A couple of years ago I bought two patterns from Studio Kat Designs - the Quattro and the Lollapalooza - and shipped them over from the States.…

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Added by Karen on May 10, 2014 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

Sewing: Placing and Adjusting Darts

Darts are folds sewn into fabric to provide three-dimensional shaping to a garment. They are very frequently used to tailor the garment to the wearer's shape.

Darts are actually a simple wedge shape, that is made up with four basic components:…

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Added by Susan on April 1, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

"I Love My Campervan Bag, Can You Sew Me a Backpack?"

"I love my Campervan Bag, now can you make me a backpack?"

I replied "I don't know, I've…

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Added by Karen on March 8, 2014 at 5:30pm — 6 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

My new "improved" SEWING MACHINE NEEDLE ORGANIZER!

As you can see, my original Machine Needle Index is rather thick!…

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Added by Karen on February 28, 2014 at 4:00pm — 21 Comments

Scrapbusting! Water Bottle Carrier

 

I have been obsessed with interested in scrap/stash-busting ideas lately, which has added quite a few projects to my, already lengthy, list. One of the tutorials that I came across recently was this …

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Added by Angela L on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Sew a Valentine Babydoll Nightie + Cutting & Sealing Synthetic Fabrics - Free Tutorials

Joy from HowJoyful made this ruffled babydoll nightie out of leftover …

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Added by Susan on February 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Izzy & Ivy's Macy Giggles Dress - Sewing Pattern Review

 

So, while I wait (impatiently) for my fiberfill to arrive, I thought it would be a good idea to get started on sewing some birthday gifts for my niece.…

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Added by Angela L on January 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

How to Sew Pattern Weights - Free PDF + How To Arrange or Layout Sewing Pattern Pieces

We can make our own sewing pattern weights to keep our pattern paper laying flat on top of our fabric when we are cutting our sewing project out.  Scraps and rice make this project very…

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Added by Susan on January 24, 2014 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment

ZigZag Chevron Quilted Valentine Pillow - Free Tutorial by Nicole from Modern Handcraft

A modern Valentine sewing project for your home. The printed fabric is by…

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Added by Susan on January 20, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Re-lining a Vintage Faux Leopard-skin Coat - Part Two

It's been a few months now, (last September) and I thought I would share my progress with sewing the lining for my vintage faux fur leopard…

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Added by Karen on January 13, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Recycled or Renovated? A New Look for an Old Tote Bag!

When my mother-in-law was in hospital I had to sort out feeding her cat, and found a shopping bag relegated to the back of the cat food cupboard.  It was a nice combo of tweed but it had seen better days.  I decided to give it a facelift!…

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Added by Karen on December 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

Too cold to sew today...

Well it's cold and wet and dark and windy and that's my excuse fo not doing any sewing, my sewing room/conservatory is cold!…

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Added by Karen on October 10, 2013 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Jane Overshirt

Here is my latest completed project.  It is the Jane Overshirt by StyleArc.  It was my first venture with the Australian patterns and I have to say I'm very please with the outcome.  The sizing is right…

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Added by Denise Dickson on September 12, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Josy Clutch - Another 25% Bigger !

As I said, my sister liked the Josy I made and asked if I could make her one.  She wanted me to use the rest of the black and white houndstooth skirt we recycled for her 25% bigger Sherbert Bag if there was enough left.  There was.…

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Added by Karen on September 8, 2013 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

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