Karen
  • Female
  • Norwich, Norfolk
  • United Kingdom
Share

Karen's Friends

  • Santi Brouwer
  • John Swiss
  • Imogen McCready
  • Lynda Crawford
  • Dawn Haigler
  • Fran Braggs
  • coreen dooley
  • Kay Rose
  • Janet Wehrer
  • Sigmapi Iworld
  • Donna Babylon
  • Dawn Sobieski
  • Lee dulaney
  • Cari Reed
  • Marie
 

Karen's Page

Organise your Sewing Machine Needles!

Download pdf tutorial A4 or US Letter Size

Download pdf organizer pages A4 or US Letter Size (including new spare pocket page)

Link to free tutorial to make Binder Cover (download on that page)

Latest Activity

Susan commented on the blog post 'The Necessary Clutch Wallet Project'
"I think it's gorgeous. The whole thing.  Smart to add the strap!"
16 hours ago
Karen posted a blog post
16 hours ago
Karen commented on the blog post 'The Necessary Clutch Wallet Project'
"Unfortunately foam stabiliser would be too bulky. Something like Lazy Girl’s Stiff Stuff would have worked though but as it was my first attempt I stuck to the directions. Anyway, it’s not bad, just not as perfect as I wanted!"
Tuesday
serita commented on the blog post 'The Necessary Clutch Wallet Project'
"maybe the foam stablizers (soft and stable) would help stiffen your wallet."
Tuesday
A blog post by Karen was featured
Monday
Susan liked Karen's blog post The Necessary Clutch Wallet Project
Monday
Karen posted a blog post
Monday
Karen commented on the blog post 'HELP PLEASE!'
"If it was me I would measure enough to go round all four sides and buy that amount, then fit it in and shorten it to your desired fit. As Susan says, you would only cut off about a quarter at most, and as it isn’t expensive and the bit you cut…"
Apr 11

Karen's Sewing Photos

  • Add Sewing Photos
  • View All

Profile Information

I am an awesome:
intermediate sewer
My sewing interests are:
handbags, garment, doll making, embroidery, hand sewing
I sew as a:
hobbyist
I am interested in learning how to:
a) actually use the stuff I have bought over the years, b) get more things right first time and c) fit more sewing into my day!
My sewing machine(s):
Domestic, Serger
The brand(s) of my sewing machine(s):
Janome
I am interested in patterns such as:
ePatterns, Independents
My Blog URL:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/auntystitches/

Karen's Blog

The Sunrise Saddle Bag Sewing Project

Posted on February 24, 2018 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

I had not made a bag for a while and decided to get my sewing mojo back by making something new out of my stash.  I chose the Sunrise Saddle Bag by Dog Under My Desk  as I like the curvy shape and knew Erin's instructions are always clear and detailed.…

Continue

Recycled Denim Snazzy Slouch | Applique + Embroidery | Sewing Project

Posted on December 15, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Get the Snazzy Slouch Sewing ePattern and Supplies!

http://sew-whats-new.net/nams…

Continue

Vintage Style Bag - Pattern 4143 with Hand Embroidery

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 10:00am 1 Comment

I needed a bag for carrying towels and a key for when I service the gardeners' toilet here on the Estate (Hoveton Hall Estate).  I didn't need a structured bag, I needed something light, so I went back to my vintage 70's bag pattern, Style 4143.  I always make it two inches shorter than the original pattern, as despite the picture (top left) it would not really fit over the shoulder comfortably…

Continue

Comment Wall (110 comments)

You need to be a member of Sew, What's New? to add comments!

Join Sew, What's New?

At 3:18am on May 16, 2017, Alison Heath said…

Thanks Karen, I had no idea you had such a wonderful sewing environment set up, very pleased to be here

At 2:41am on August 24, 2016, Geraldine Young said…

Merci Karen, my French is far from perfect! Thanks for the welcome and looking forward to learning a lot more from peeps on the site!!

At 9:03am on July 6, 2016, Crystal Fritts said…

I did use the link, that is where I got my pattern from, but I did not see on there anywhere about how much material to use. Thank you so much!

At 4:22pm on March 1, 2016, Sharon Maynard said…

I can't get over those bags! I absolutely love your bags.

At 3:19pm on February 8, 2016, Sharon Maynard said…

I just saw the pin cushion tutorial. Thank you! I am going to try and follow the instructions without using a pattern -- I'm not much for patterns, but I do like to freestyle stuff (which probably explains why my projects turn out as they do!)  

At 10:32am on January 23, 2016, SH said…
No that is not correct. I may have misunderstood the question.
At 1:13pm on January 16, 2016, Sharon Maynard said…

Thank you for the tip on posting the link to my blog.I love the bags shown in your photo section!!! Learning how to make bags is on my "things to learn" list. Right  now, I'm still leaning how to cut straight lines for quilts (I'm not joking about this). I hope to sew well enough to be able to create fabric coasters for tea sets for gifts and swaps.

At 3:32pm on August 28, 2015, Leslie Hinton said…

how can we report spam/phishing

At 8:50am on August 22, 2015, Pam keith said…

Thank you Karen. I'm looking forward to expanding my knowledge and this site looks like it will help quit a bit.

At 2:34pm on August 21, 2015, Dawn Haigler said…
Thank you very much for the warm welcome. I'm looking forward to exploring & discovering all your site has to offer.

Karen's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All
 
 
 

Sponsors

ADVERTISE

Accuquilt Go! Cutter

© 2018   Created by Sara.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service