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Karen's Blog – August 2012 Archive (4)

Free Style Machine Embroidery with Poppy Treffry

I am starting a series of posts on The 'Sewing Purses, Totes & Bags' channel on "Ways to embellish your bag creations". One of the ways is using free motion machine embroidery.  Meet Poppy…


Added by Karen on August 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — 6 Comments

Love being in here, you are all so inspiring!

Well my friend at work wanted me to make an apron as a gift for her Dog Sitter - something with Poppies on it.  I looked through my stash and had nothing but busy patterns and clashing plains.  Then I was browsing the site and saw Gracie had posted a picture 'Apron for Neighbour', using a denim apron  …


Added by Karen on August 19, 2012 at 10:49am — No Comments

Continuously Binding!

My mother had several nice things from her Swedish sister-in-law, including an apron. My niece has it now and wears it all the time.  She asked me to copy it so she could have ‘one on, one in the wash’.  If she remembers to brings it with her next week, I will add a photo of it.  Before she took it away  last year I lay it out and drew round it then wrote on it that I had to add the seam allowances.  It was trimmed all round with bias binding – yards and yards of it! 

I remembered I…


Added by Karen on August 10, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

My weekend - How to get it all totally wrong & then getting something right!


Well I was given a book for Christmas "It's quilting Cats & Dogs" by Lynette Anderson and decided to have a go at the shoulder bag that combined patchwork and embroidery. …


Added by Karen on August 4, 2012 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

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