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Susan's Blog – December 2010 Archive (5)

French Seams Tutorial

Some of you may have heard of "French Seams" but didn't really know what they were or how they differed from regular seams. We've talked about french seams on SWN before.


Kathleen of Grosgrain Fabulous tells us not to be intimidated just because they're called 'french'. They are actually quite simple. Learn how to do a french seam with Kathleen's great video…
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Added by Susan on December 7, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Poinsetta Decorative Pillow Tutorial



Christie from "A Lemon Squeezy Home" developed this tutorial based on a Pottery Barn pillow for a fraction of the cost. She picked up a couple of fabric poinsettia's at Wal-Mart for a buck a piece, and a package or two of bells, and… Continue

Added by Susan on December 6, 2010 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

How To Laminate Your Fabric



There are many laminated fabrics and oilcloths available from retailers but you can also laminate your own with a clear iron on vinyl. After a long absence, this Heat N Bond Vinyl product has now been re-stocked in the Haby Goddess online store.



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Added by Susan on December 3, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

What Smartphone Makers Can Learn From the Sewing Machine Patent War - WSJ BLOG

The smartphone market is highly lucrative, has many competing players, and involves countless patents. In other words, it’s a recipe for lawsuits. In the last month alone, Microsoft lobbed a suit at Motorola, who in turn sued Apple. Nokia and HTC both have sued Apple, and Apple has sued both Nokia and HTC.

The web of competing claims on smartphone technology might seem a uniquely 21st-century problem. But according to legal scholar Adam Mossoff, the smartphone woes are reminiscent of a… Continue

Added by Susan on December 2, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

Make Baby Booties with Nonskid Soles - Free Pattern



A complete tutorial by Dorothy of "Come What May & Love It" demonstrating how to make these baby booties! By clicking on this link to download the pattern, you can download and print it on a normal 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. This is for a

size medium, which seems to fit a baby who's not quite a year yet.… Continue

Added by Susan on December 1, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

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