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December 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Fur Coat Alteration

Hi All,

I need to learn how to work with fur.  Real Fur.  I have been involved in  Alterations for longer than I care to remember however I have never worked with Real Fur.  I have looked on the internet etc and I though perhaps some  one out there know of a text book or video etc that can help me  Thanks  mj

Added by Marijayne Favata on December 31, 2013 at 10:44am — 3 Comments

Sharing all I have learnt about rivets!

Rivet - Dictionary definition: 1. Nail or bolt for holding together metal places etc., its headless end being beaten out or pressed down after passing through two holes.  2. Verb, to Clinch (bolt); join or fasten with rivets; fix, make immovable.…


Added by Karen on December 29, 2013 at 2:25pm — 10 Comments

All About Denim

Reading in the Vogue patterns Magazine October/November 2013 all about Denim - as there seems to be so much 'out there in our sewing realm' lately about sewing  your own jeans.   Though I'm not personally inspired to spend my time doing this - my friend/assistant Carol always amazes me with her wonderfully-fitting, various color personally created jeans!  I admire it all - just no time in my 'to do' list to spend time on it.  However, the entire textile aspect of it all…


Added by Londa Rohlfing on December 18, 2013 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Recycled or Renovated? A New Look for an Old Tote Bag!

When my mother-in-law was in hospital I had to sort out feeding her cat, and found a shopping bag relegated to the back of the cat food cupboard.  It was a nice combo of tweed but it had seen better days.  I decided to give it a facelift!…


Added by Karen on December 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

More Campervans - Campervan Bunting!

When I delivered the Campervan Messenger Bag, cushion cover and pencil case I told my friend I still had a little bit of fabric left from the meter I bought.  She said as she was redecorating Daisy's bedroom with Campervans, could I make a new length of bunting to replace the floral "Sweet Dreams"…


Added by Karen on December 14, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Adorned Sweatshirt Jacket - Bobbin Work and Shelltucking

On this grey jacket, I did less embellishment (FAR less) than on the Chili Red Adorned Jacket. This jacket features creative use of sewing machine capabilities like Bobbin Work and creating a Shell-tucked edge. This jacket took approximately 8-10 hours to execute. I used the Brother Quattro 4 machine - on which…

Added by Londa Rohlfing on December 11, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

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