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April 2012 Blog Posts (8)

"A goodie two shoes with plenty of soul"


29 Apr, 2012 02:00 AM

It started as a simple act of kindness.  Chrissy Kerin had been sewing cloth dolls as a hobby, as presents for family and friends.  But when she decided to offer a custom-made doll as a charity donation, things escalated rather…


Added by Susan on April 28, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Rockin' Romper Sewing Tutorial

I have been sewing along with Project Run and Play and for their sportswear challenge I did a cute linen romper with ruffles for my Tiny Girl. I had a couple requests for a tutorial, so here it is....complete with awful pictures and Hot Mess Mommy Seamstress moments.

The Rockin'…


Added by Karen McSpadden on April 24, 2012 at 9:51am — No Comments

Why sewing is slow and expensive

by Kathleen Fasanella 

"Sewing itself is very fast so why does it take so long to get finished product out the door and why does it cost so much? As I mentioned in my book, you can have a…


Added by Susan on April 21, 2012 at 7:31pm — 2 Comments

Having Trouble

I love to see the projects but for the past week or so, every time I try to open the link (which used to come open in the emails and now doesn't) I lose my IE and the computer crashes. I thought it was something in my laptop, but just now I have my work computer open at the same time and the same thing happened.


Help! I need your inspiration


Nancy in NJ

BTW tried to connect w/FIOS and also a T1 line - same issue


Added by Nancy on April 17, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Brocade Fabric Facts & Features

Swiss Couture Brocade Light Blue 54" Wide

Brocade is a class of richly decorative shuttle-woven…


Added by Susan on April 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Six Things You Need To Consider When Buying A Stream Iron - by Colleen Lea

Getting Hot And Bothered!

A steam iron is just a steam iron! Isn’t it?  The honest answer is NO!  A steam iron is just about as an important choice at the time of purchase, as it is when buying your sewing machine.  Both are composite and crucial in completing sewing projects to a high and professional standard.  If you’ve been a reader of Fashion Sewing…


Added by Susan on April 10, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments

How to Use Vintage Embroidered Fabric Scraps for Embellishments

By DENA FISHBEIN - Scripps Howard News Service 

I'm always on the lookout for lovely bits of fabric, lace and embroidery when I'm at a flea market. I have a big linen closet that is no longer used for linens; it now houses all of my precious bits of fabric finds. I like to buy single napkins that are beautifully embroidered and dish towels…


Added by Susan on April 10, 2012 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Bias guides

Can anyone help I watched a tutorial on cutting your pattern correctly on the bias and the lady used what looked like weighted arrows. Can anybody tell me what the correct name for them and where I could find some?

Added by Karon Larry on April 4, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

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