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Karen's Blog – January 2014 Archive (5)

Finished the new lining for my vintage faux leopardskin coat!

I’ve finally finished re-lining my faux leopard skin coat!   It has turned out okay, but it was a case of two steps forward, one step back, or in other words lots of unpicking and doing it again!…


Added by Karen on January 29, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Let's talk about being organized....

I enjoyed looking at Susan's post Sewing Room + Office Space = Clever combinations  and then I went on You Tube and browsed a few more people showing off their Sewing Rooms, to see if I could pick up any new tips.  The problem…


Added by Karen on January 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

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…


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

Made my own Sewing Machine Needle Organizer and Index!

So as I said in my last post, I was very impressed with The Needle Index and wanted something similar for my Machine Needles.  It was a labour of love, but I have done it!…


Added by Karen on January 5, 2014 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

I've been learning about and sorting out my hand sewing needles!

When people know you sew, they say "I thought you might be able to use this" about all sorts of things.  I was recently given an old sewing box.  It was full of cards of darning wool, vintage wooden cotton reels and lots and lots of needles!…


Added by Karen on January 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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