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Ohio USA
Member since, 9/22/04
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Sewing Tip 3/4/10 5:55 PM
Boxcutter/ Utility Knife As A Notion
I can't tell you how many times I have accidently cut several threads on the sides (not ends) of buttonholes using my seam ripper to cut them open. I have used a button hole chisel, but found an easier way (for me) to cut open button holes than using a chisel and block... I used a box cutter/ ut...more...
Store Review 2/6/10 12:13 PM
It never hit me that Ikea would be a great fabric source, but it is! At this location you can usually find great fabric for bags and home dec. Be sure to check the clearance section as well! Have you bought anything from this store? If yes were the prices competitive? Yes, they seem to always have ...more...
Sewing Tip 1/31/10 10:27 AM
Use Your Flatiron On Wide Bias Tape
I made my daughter a Simplicity nightgown pattern that called for you to iron the wide bias tape used flat. The garment took quite a bit of bias tape, and ironing all that tape flat was less that thrilling. I remember even burning myself doing it. Yesterday I made the gown again. This time an idea...more...
photo Sewing Machine Review 1/24/10 8:58 PM
Brother - CE5000 PRW
I bought this machine a year ago for the extra stitches that my old metal Singer and Electrogrand do not have. For this price, I did not expect much from this machine, and had planned to only use it occassionally for the extra stitches. Boy was I wrong! This machine has consistently done everythin...more...
Pattern Review 1/22/10 2:43 PM
Simplicity - 5333
Pattern Description: hats, scarf, ear warmers, mittens and pet coat for kids and adults. Pattern Sizing: kids XS-L and adults XS-XL. Pattern contains both kids and adult sizes. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes Were the instructions...more...
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I've been sewing on and off since 2004. I decided to learn after I broke my neck and pelvis in an accident and was laid up for quite some time recovering. I used to make most of my daughter's simpler ...more

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