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Featured Blog Posts – June 2013 Archive (4)

Finished Cushion Covers

Been sewing outdoor furniture cushion covers for customers.  Here are a few of my 

latest ones.…


Added by Ags on June 24, 2013 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Making Piping for Customer's Cushion Covers


Cutting, piecing, sewing, 36 yds of piping.  In my best pirate voice, " it down, stitch it around, 35 yds of piping on the floor..."

I've sewn a lot over the years but I've never done piping before and it's very time consuming, especially on a project this size.  I cut and pieced the fabric the "old school" way but have since now found a…


Added by Ags on June 20, 2013 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Bag Pattern Obsession!

I don't know where the time has gone!  

I still haven't removed the lining from my faux leopardskin coat, and I have already accumulated a new pile of rather nice wool skirts (donated by my MIL) and yet another pile of denim jeans for recycling.


So I have plenty of fabric to use, and I also have a…


Added by Karen on June 18, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Sewing For Little Girls

These are the two outfits I made for the girls last weekend.

All I did for the skirt was double up the girls waist measurements and add the lengths I wanted the skirts to be. Sophia's was approx 44 x 9 and the second layer was 44*15.

For the waistband, I took the girls measurement and added about 2.5-3 inches to the waist measurement. Please note the waistband is made of ribbing, which is very stretchy. When all is said and done you'll end up with a rectangle and for…


Added by Renata on June 1, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

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