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jbsew

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Michigan USA
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Sewing Tip 3/1/09 2:59 PM
elastic "tails"
Just a quick trick I use when inserting elastic. I measure the elastic per the instructions and mark with washable marker leaving 1" tails on either side. The length is then 2" longer than needed. Having the 'tails" makes it so much easier to sew the ends securely at the casing edge. Simply line ...more...
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photo Notion Review 3/1/09 2:48 PM
Fiskars - Donna Dewberry quilting ruller 18 1/2" x 3 1/2"
What is this notion used for? It is used for cutting with a rotary cutter. This has become my favorite ruler. It has a color coded 1/2" guide on 2 sides. At first I wasn't sure if I would use it much, but now I grab it first. It has been great for cutting out all those measurements for bias tape...more...
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Pattern Review 3/1/09 2:40 PM
Amy Butler - AB038SH Sun Surf Halter
Pattern Description: halter top with key hole neckline and self fabric ties Pattern Sizing: girl's xs -large Women's xs-3x 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 What did you particularly like ...more...
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Pattern Review 2/28/09 4:51 PM
Jalie - 2794 Sweetheart Top
Pattern Description: "top with sweetheart neckline, gathering at bust, neckline bands and choice of 3/4 or cap sleeve Pattern Sizing:girl's 2 to women's 22 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 ...more...
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Pattern Review 2/21/09 2:44 PM
Jalie - 2806 Scoopneck tops with ruching or
Pattern Description: "women's banded scoop neck tops with ruching or gathered fold over at center front. optional wide hem band. Sleeveless or with choice of tulip or 3/4 sleeves" Pattern Sizing: girl's 2 through women's 22 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were...more...
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