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September 2010 Blog Posts (12)


I am looking for a really cute poncho pattern. I would like to make on for my daughter who is in a wheelchair. I was thinking something that could go over her and the wheelchair this winter will be very convienient for us both!
Any ideas?

Added by Karen West on September 30, 2010 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Color and Pattern Inspiration -- -- is a great site to browse for sewing and craft inspiration. It bills itself as a "creative community" where people share colors, palettes and patterns; it also covers recent color trends (find out the colors that dominate this fall's advertising!) and showcases every kind of colorful object you could imagine. Users have contributed more than a million different patterns, many amazing, as well as close… Continue

Added by Sara on September 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

serger help setting for a satin stitch hem

I need to do a satin stich serger hem... I need settings for my serger so I can do a wide satinstich hem on a project. I have a bernette 800 ( 4 thread. ) I would appreciate any help.I cannot locate any advise.No response from bernina website. Thanks ann smith

Added by ann m. smith on September 22, 2010 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

gymastic suit

I am sewing my grand daughters their suits for gymnastics. One of the fabrics I am working with is like a stretchy velor, and I haven't sewn with anything with a nap for so long, I can't remember if I should have the nap going down or up the garment????? Help please.... Mary

Added by Mary on September 21, 2010 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Booties by Lynn Roberts

Below are step-by-step instructions from Lynn Roberts (see her blog at on how to make these insanely cute baby booties. As she points out,

the pattern can also be adapted for great grown-up slipper booties!…


Added by Sara on September 21, 2010 at 11:50am — 12 Comments

A New Way to Cover a Table

Circle Tabletop Fabric Craft Project

By Pamela Acuff Posted March 30, 2010 on Women'

Tabletop Circle Fabric Craft Project

Photo: © Jeff McNamara

Here's a fun project for those who like decorated tables but don't…


Added by Sara on September 17, 2010 at 5:02pm — 4 Comments

Cool Skirt, Simple Pattern featured the pattern for this spiral flounce skirt "for girls who want to twirl." Apparently it's an easy pattern to follow, and it can be done in a variety of patterns and solids. I can't wait to try it for my four-year-old... and might even try it for myself!…


Added by Sara on September 16, 2010 at 12:15am — 5 Comments

I am half way done

I am almost finish with the dress that you guys commented on. This was fabric i had from my stash i decided to use that i know would work, But this is not the fabric i would use to do the true dress. I have to make a trip to the fabric strore to look around to see what i want too use. Also i did not add the rhinestone to it. I also have to do the hem …


Added by PattyCaSandra on September 12, 2010 at 9:35pm — 2 Comments

large school mat

MY granddaughter started pre-school. they ask for a large nap mat. Now I need to make a cover. Does anyone have the measurements for a 2 inch mat (pillowcase cover)

Added by Laine Latour on September 9, 2010 at 9:40am — No Comments


I've been working on minis for an empty wall in the office/ den. This is "Tree 'O Life" by Piece of Cake Designs. One of my previous quilts used orange and purple and I got alot of comments on how people liked that unlikely combo of colors. This combination of orange and turquoise has been another revelation: "Who knew!" My picture is crooked but the hanging is actally straight...taking photos is not something I'm very adept…


Added by Lynne Demeter on September 4, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments


This is my thrid entry trying to find out information about zippers. I am new to the website and is still trying for figure out where to put what! My question is exactly where do you start on the unlapped side of a lapped zipper? Is it in front of the zipper stop, behind it or beside it?

Added by Debra DeMills-Smith on September 2, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

Zipper confusion

I love lapped zippers because they completely hide the zipper, but there is a part of the construction I am not sure about. Exactly where do I start the unlapped (hope that is a word) portion of the zipper. Is it just above the zipper stop, below it, aligned with it....Where? I'm introducing my grandaugher to sewing and I want to make sure I give her sound advice as well as get the answer for myself.

Added by Debra DeMills-Smith on September 2, 2010 at 8:20am — 2 Comments

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