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April 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Recycled Denim Waistcoat - and hand embroidery!

As I have finished 5 of my 6 PhD targets I thought I could afford the time to make something else!

I wanted to make myself a long waistcoat with pockets (none of my clothes…


Added by Karen on April 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

A new look for my Wheelie (shopping bag on wheels)

I know, shopping trolleys were just for old ladies when I was young, but when it snowed really badly I left the truck at home and walked to the shops for our groceries.  I bought this trolley then and it carried loads of stuff and spared my bad shoulder, and of course it's 'green' and eco-friendly, but oh so dull and…


Added by Karen on April 14, 2014 at 8:43am — 5 Comments

Sewing Machine Feet Storage

I have gradually amassed quite a collection of different feet for my Janome.  To start off with they all fitted in this little wooden box.  Trouble is, every time I wanted one I had to dig out the box and tip…


Added by Karen on April 10, 2014 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

new sewing machine

I tried my friends Bernina and it was love at first site, I got one for my birthday a few years ago, then i got the serger so EZ. good luck with whatever you choose and happy creativity!!!

Added by Dendy L. Seaton on April 2, 2014 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Make a Sewing Machine Needle Organizer - free tutorial

I recently designed myself an organiser to store packets of new needles, and partially used ones, in a way that easily showed what they were (as I always forget).  This is my third version, so I think it’s finally ready to share! …


Added by Karen on April 2, 2014 at 6:30pm — 18 Comments

Looking for a new all-purpose sewing machine! Advice?

I was thinking of Pfaff Creative Sensation or Creative Performance - then heard about Brother Dreamweaver.  With my office machines (printers etc) brother has been awesome about help.  I have not been able to find many reviews, yet the machine seems to be state of the art.  Let me know your favorites - thanks! …

Inside Vogue Patterns: Tracy Reese V1397


Added by judy hessellund on April 2, 2014 at 10:00am — 23 Comments

Sewing: Placing and Adjusting Darts

Darts are folds sewn into fabric to provide three-dimensional shaping to a garment. They are very frequently used to tailor the garment to the wearer's shape.

Darts are actually a simple wedge shape, that is made up with four basic components:…


Added by Susan on April 1, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

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