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photo Notion Review 3/8/14 3:20 AM
Dritz - Quilting Basket Gold Eye Betweens
What is this notion used for? Hand sewing, quilting The website says these are "Short needles with small round eyes for quilting and detailed handwork." Did you get your money's worth after the purchase? No. I bought these when I lost my last gold eye sharp needles. These needles have gold eyes, b... more...
Notion Review 3/8/14 3:28 AM
Clover - Desk Needle Threader
What is this notion used for? Threading hand sewing needles. The back of the package says it is not designed for round eye or embroidery/tapestry eye needles. It is designed to be used only with oval eye needles ONLY. While it is considerably bulkier than the little wire threaders, it is not a la... more...
Store Review 3/8/14 6:06 PM
Richard the Thread
Richard the Thread is a specialty shop for notions and materials used in making corsets and period costumes. They sell stuff I've never seen in any sewing store that I've been in, though I've heard of many of the items and I might have seen photos of some of them. The usual clientele are theater c... more...
Class Review 1/22/14 10:22 PM
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Class Description from the website: Learn to read between the lines of any sewing pattern as instructor Gail Yellen teaches you 40 essential techniques that every sewer should know! The secret is in the details! Join instructor Gail Yellen as she shares her best tips and tricks to refine your sewin... more...
Pattern Review 6/12/12 8:34 AM
Vogue Patterns - 1157 Tracy Reese Dress
This pattern is now out of print. It was a new release when I started working on it. It is rated Average difficulty by Vogue. I rated this pattern Difficult, for Advanced Sewers because of the fitting issues involved. It was not especially difficult to sew, but it does have a lot of pieces and it... more...

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