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Karen's Blog – February 2013 Archive (5)

Broken Zipper? Don't throw it away, watch this!

Found this when I was looking at zippers - what a great invention!  …


Added by Karen on February 27, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Made myself a bed jacket!

We have a wood burner which heats up our radiators, which means it's not so warm in the mornings when it has just been idling all night.  I have tried sitting up in bed with my dressing gown on, but it was a nuisance because it was too long.   So I decided to make myself a proper Bed Jacket, just like my mum used to use, only hers was crocheted and mine would be fleece.…


Added by Karen on February 22, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Long term project - Re-lining a vintage faux leopardskin coat

The other half bought me this vintage faux leopard skin coat for my birthday last October.

It's a beautiful fabric,a  lovely shape and style, it's warm, and I love it......…


Added by Karen on February 19, 2013 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

Recycled jeans apron

Well as I said I had been given a load of jeans to recycle, and this time I decided to use the legs to make myself an apron.  I never know how much detail to put in, so here is quite a lot!


I fitted a new Jeans needle, chose my favourite Guttermanns Cotton thread No 5815 (because it is denim coloured) and fitted my walking foot because the jeans are…


Added by Karen on February 8, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Using up that denim shirt

A while ago I made this apron from the back of a man's denim shirt, and did freemotion embroidered Poppies on the pocket.  

That still left me the front of the shirt to use for something, and I decided on - another apron!  This would be…


Added by Karen on February 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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