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Pattern Review 7/13/15 2:04 PM
No Pattern Used - on line tutorial Color Block Tote
Pattern Description: Simple reversible tote bag. Pattern Sizing:n/a Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes, except for my design changes. Were the instructions easy to follow?super easy: tote bag tutorial What did you particularly like or... more...
Notion Review 6/30/15 9:57 AM
Other - Brightec LightViewPRO super magnifier with 60 LEDs floor lamp, adjustable height
Last week I had attempted to stitch in the ditch a facing on a sheer fabric garment, and was unhappy with the result. Anticipating what a bear it was going to be to pick out the stitches, I decided that it was time to invest in a good magnifying floor lamp. Found this one on Amazon, great reviews, a... more...
Pattern Review 6/29/15 3:28 PM
Simplicity - 1318 Misses' Kimono Jackets
Pattern Description: Kimono style jacket/top in different lengths and two hem treatments Pattern Sizing:S - XXL; I made M, View B Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes Were the instructions easy to follow? yes, except hem did not work fo... more...
Pattern Review 6/14/15 0:06 AM
Simplicity - 1806 Misses Top
Taking to heart comments by other reviewers, I decided to plunge in and conquer the View E top. I cut an 18 at the shoulders with an FBA on the princess seam, grading out to a 24 at the hem. I omitted the CF seam, and cut the collar on the bias. French seams gave a neat finish on the inside, princes... more...
Sewing Tip 6/10/15 12:27 PM
Fusing appliques to fabric
Quick method I use for fusing appliques: sew fusible interfacing to the applique right sides together, stitching just outside perimeter of design. Trim edges, then slash center of interfacing only, leaving applique intact, being careful not to extend cut all the way out to stitching line. Turn the ... more...

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