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November 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Apron Christmas Presents

Well I have been busy making some more Adult sized aprons to be Christmas presents.



Added by Karen on November 30, 2012 at 9:17am — No Comments

Free Holiday Mitten Ornament Pattern

These sweet little mitten ornaments make great little gifts or gift toppers, and can be embellished with leftover buttons or a little embroidery. Step-by-step instructions for making mitten ornaments.

Click for the free pattern and Flickr set with…


Added by Susan on November 29, 2012 at 7:23am — 14 Comments

Winter Wonderland Trees

Create your own winter wonderland with the help of colorful thrift threads. Perfect for old plaid patterns or sweaters long forgotten, these holiday trees are guaranteed to spruce up any room. Group them together for your own fun-filled forest, or space them out to add a pop of color throughout the house.

Make these decorations using old sweater from Savers, out right out of your collection of old sweaters.…


Added by Susan on November 25, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Londa's EZ Pleating w/o Marking

Londa’s EZ Pleating w/o Marking

I’m creating a wedding gown for a very special young woman…and in the ‘designing’ progression, she decided she wanted the skirt ‘more poufy’.  Well…that was AFTER I’d already hemmed the Silk Taffeta skirt which is an under layer for a georgette crepe overskirt.  Sew…of COURSE it was then too short!  She had the idea of a pleated addition to…


Added by Londa Rohlfing on November 21, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

How I Made My Own Fabric!

I went on a workshop last Sunday at my local patchwork/quilting/sewing shop "Sew Creative" in Wroxham.  It was on creating a new fabric from scraps.


We fused Bondaweb to a piece of backing fabric, and removed the paper backing.  I chose…


Added by Karen on November 20, 2012 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

How to Emboss Velvet With a Rubber Stamp

With the holidays fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about gifts for the holidays! Velvet is a popular fabric around the holidays and there is a really fun project you can make with velvet and rubber stamps. It is super easy and a lot of fun!…


Added by Susan on November 14, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

Using Narrow Elastic in Fashion Sewing

Greeting fellow sewers!

My brand new article, 'Using Narrow Elastic in Fashion Sewing' has just been published.  In my article, guide and FREE online fashion sewing video tutorial, I’d like to demonstrate for you some of the benefits of using narrow elastic in fashion sewing.  Narrow elastic is a great way to add both form and function to a garment or sewing project.  Used as both a decorative feature (using the elasticity to create dramatic effects) or as a…


Added by Colleen G Lea on November 9, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

My White Elephant! + Learn Applique Skills

A few years ago I had a stall at a Craft Fair and filled it with my aprons for kids.  I had four sizes and did applique pictures on the pockets to suit boys, girls and both.  They sold well, but one has been hanging around ever since, my elephant!



Added by Karen on November 4, 2012 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

The Undercover Crate Tutorial

A spiffy way to jazz up your crates, totes, or boxes! This excellent tutorial by Laura Gunn is applicable to a storage crate with these dimensions: 10.5 inches high, 13.75 inches wide, and 15.25 inches long.

what you need:…


Added by Susan on November 2, 2012 at 1:00am — 7 Comments

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