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May 2008 Blog Posts (8)

VID * Recycled Fashion Trends and Style Suprises

Spring Showers in your area ?

Be a recycled fashion trendsetter and wear a recycled rain poncho;

you will stand out in the downpour fashionably. we promise.

this vid also talks a lil about making your own Prom or Special Occasion Frock, recycled chic !

it's so reassuring to see the youth taking up the recycled fashion trend, and making it theirs.

spend a lil time in your closet and re-create your own… Continue

Added by Ausetkmt on May 26, 2008 at 11:59pm — 1 Comment

Sewing Tips and Techniques

Sewing is really considered an art form since the works of talented hands can be made into beautiful pieces of clothing, home decor, beddings and many more. And with today's penchant to show off creativity via fashion, a renewed interest in sewing is seen.Learning how to sew takes time and effort. It may not be rocket science but a certain learning curve is definitely required. If you start a sewing project without even knowing the basics of sewing, then you are almost certain to fail in your… Continue

Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:46pm — 2 Comments

A Sewing Table Can Save And Create Space

If you are a sewing enthusiast then you understand the importance of having a sewing table that makes your sewing work easy rather than being a hindrance and frustration.

There are a number of designs that you can consider to maximize the available space on your sewing table, including the U shape, L shape, or I shaped sewing tables. Space in the house is always at a premium. As a lover of sewing, it can feel like a luxury to find enough room to place a sewing table in the… Continue

Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A New Look With Simple Trimmings

Spring is in the air … Can you hear the tune in the back your head? Spring arrives with a whole lot of feelings and one of them is change, new look, new things. A new look can often simply be accomplished with adding some trimmings on our shirts, skirts, dresses or home decorating pieces.

A few things to keep in mind when working with trimmings:

• Look at what is in fashion (eg. Lace trimmings)

• Trimmings must be suitable to the fabric

• Less is… Continue

Added by Susan on May 19, 2008 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Hello to all!!

My name is Amy and I am soo glad I found this site! I received my sewing start in grade 10, when I couldn't take PE. My mom showed me how to use her machine the night before my first class and I fell in love with it! Over the years, I've made lots of shirts, skirts and pants, even a bathing suit once. A couple of years ago, my mom bought me a machine for Christmas, thinking that I would use it to sew clothes and do some mending. Boy, was she wrong! She had just gotten into quilting herself and… Continue

Added by AprilFire on May 16, 2008 at 10:54am — No Comments

How to Make a Laptop Tote Bag

At its simplest, a laptop carrying case is little more than a padded tote bag. While it will require some careful cutting and thought out sewing procedures, it is a fairly easy project that a beginner could have success with.


  1. Select your materials.
  2. Launder and iron the fabrics to be used.
  3. Measure the laptop to be carried. The author used a…

Added by Susan on May 15, 2008 at 7:18am — No Comments

Have you seen any UFO's lately?

I seem to start one every week.

The one in my profile picture is one I took a class for, so I could finish a quilt, and this one still isn't done! The flower ring in the middle is supposed to have 4 flowers on it, but she taught us an appliqué technique that I didn't like, so left it as is. There will be "stitch in the ditch" quilting around the stars and along the lines in the log cabin blocks; right now, just the blocks are outlined. It should be hung, but I use it as a throw. It… Continue

Added by AprilFire on May 13, 2008 at 11:17am — No Comments

Vintage and Antique linens

I have never done the blog thing before but there is always a first time for everything. I collect vintage and antique linens, for the most part because they are so beautiful and then there are the rescue items, the pillowcase, sheet, dresser scarf or whatever that hasn't been taken care of but has the most wonderful embroidery or lace, crochet, etc. I have found some things for pennies and added to my collection. Oh yea and the clothing, I also collect vintage clothing, Victorian, Edwardian,… Continue

Added by Debora McFearin as VintageNeedle on May 8, 2008 at 11:59pm — 3 Comments

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