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Susan's Blog – May 2008 Archive (4)

Sewing Tips and Techniques

Sewing is really considered an art form since the works of talented hands can be made into beautiful pieces of clothing, home decor, beddings and many more. And with today's penchant to show off creativity via fashion, a renewed interest in sewing is seen.Learning how to sew takes time and effort. It may not be rocket science but a certain learning curve is definitely required. If you start a sewing project without even knowing the basics of sewing, then you are almost certain to fail in your… Continue

Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

A Sewing Table Can Save And Create Space

If you are a sewing enthusiast then you understand the importance of having a sewing table that makes your sewing work easy rather than being a hindrance and frustration.

There are a number of designs that you can consider to maximize the available space on your sewing table, including the U shape, L shape, or I shaped sewing tables. Space in the house is always at a premium. As a lover of sewing, it can feel like a luxury to find enough room to place a sewing table in the… Continue

Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A New Look With Simple Trimmings

Spring is in the air … Can you hear the tune in the back your head? Spring arrives with a whole lot of feelings and one of them is change, new look, new things. A new look can often simply be accomplished with adding some trimmings on our shirts, skirts, dresses or home decorating pieces.



A few things to keep in mind when working with trimmings:



• Look at what is in fashion (eg. Lace trimmings)



• Trimmings must be suitable to the fabric



• Less is… Continue

Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:28pm — No Comments

How to Make a Laptop Tote Bag

At its simplest, a laptop carrying case is little more than a padded tote bag. While it will require some careful cutting and thought out sewing procedures, it is a fairly easy project that a beginner could have success with.

Steps

  1. Select your materials.
  2. Launder and iron the fabrics to be used.
  3. Measure the laptop to be carried. The author used a…
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Added by Susan on May 15, 2008 at 7:18am — No Comments

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