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Pattern Review 7/19/15 7:33 AM
Self Drafted Pattern - 7032-1009 Zippered cosmetics bags
Update: Have made 3 more cosmetics bags, trying to perfect the "zippered corners," so they would look crisp after turning the bag. I should probably say up front that I made the bags with heavier fabric, larger needles and heavier nylon thread, but if you use lighter weight fabric and perhaps a sm... more...
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Pattern Review 7/9/15 1:15 PM
Self Drafted Pattern - 7032-1008 Leather chair cushions
Background The seat cushions were made with leather for my step daughter. As an animal lover, I don't work with leather. But since she and her husband had already purchased leather and didn't know what to do with it, I agreed to help. There are lots of different kinds of straight chair seats, so... more...
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Pattern Review 7/8/15 11:05 PM
No Pattern Used - Cylindrical pillow
Pattern Description: Cylindrical throw pillows. I was guided by the tutorial below, although I sometimes went my own way: http://do-it-yourselfdesign.blogspot.com/2013/11/how-to-sew-custom-bolster-cushion-cover.html Pattern Sizing: The finished form: 17 1/2 inches long by 7 1/2 inches in diamet... more...
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Pattern Review 7/8/15 6:10 PM
Other - Pattern weights
Pattern Description: Pattern weights you sew and fill with heavy B B's. Pattern Sizing: Each weight measures about 2 1/2 inches square. I started with 3 1/2 inch squares, but after sewing and adding the B B's, the squares got fatter but not as wide, as odd as that may sound. Were the instruct... more...
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Pattern Review 7/8/15 4:40 PM
Other - Anti-ouch pouch
I'm trying to figure out how to get the photos right side up. Pattern Description: A cushion for women who have had breast surgery. It can be worn in public, because it looks like a handbag or tote. Pattern Sizing: The instructions include one larger measurement for a larger woman. I made th... more...
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My name is Joanne; Penelope was our cat. Knit tops are mainly what I sew, because 1) They're comfortable and 2) Easier to sew (for me); 3) I get to put my serger and coverstitch machine to good... more

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