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Karen's Blog – June 2012 Archive (4)

Today I learnt how to do free motion machine embroidery!

When I first heard about free motion embroidery I was still at school.  Unfortunately my Elna Lotus could not drop it's feed dogs I gave up on that dream. Then a few months ago I picked up Poppy Treffry's book "Free & Easy Stitch Style" in the library, and just loved her stuff.  I then realised my new Janome DC3050 could drop it's…


Added by Karen on June 22, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

I have treated myself to 2 Charlie's Aunt Patterns by Emma Brennan! (See Bag Pattern Gallery in Sewing purses channel)

I bought them from at 16.18 and received them at 16.25!  I downloaded them, and printed out The Poachers Bag (16 pages).

I did the front page on glossy photo paper so I got the full benefit…


Added by Karen on June 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

My favourite Bag Patterns by Designers

Although I am happy to convert a pair of jeans or a skirt to a bag, the rest of the time I prefer to use a pattern.  In my search for the ‘ideal’ bag I have come across some very talented ladies from far and wide, and I want to introduce them to you.   I am going to start with a home grown talent here in the U.K.

Emma Brennan…


Added by Karen on June 7, 2012 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Bags of Bunting

Well I have been quiet because I have been making some special occasion bunting ready for a craft fair this weekend.  This one is "Congratulations"…


Added by Karen on June 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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