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Yarnapalosa Entries

Here are our two entries for the Yarnapalosa Event. The top is a cowl knitted with 16 stitches on a size 15 needle. It took two skeins of yarn, thus the two colors. I added an accent made from the … Continue reading

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UFO Plan of Attack

Spending summers at our lake cabin keeps me away from my sewing room. I have my old Kenmore sewing machine here ( a present when I graduated from college). This year I brought up my serger and dome of my … Continue reading

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Start with Craftsy — and you’ll be Hooked!

My favorite way to take a sewing class is in-person with Jane!  When that is not possible, I turn to Craftsy. I was introduced to Craftsy with a banner ad on some website I was visiting.  I signed up for … Continue reading

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Embossed Alphabet

A quick gift has always been either a pillowcase that is embroidered with a name or a monogrammed towel. These Embossed letters make a perfect monogram. I put 2 layers I water soluble stabilizer on the bottom with Solvy on … Continue reading

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Striking Effect with Black and White

Advanced Embroidery Designs. Free Projects and Ideas. Black-and-white quilted tote with embroidery. This is a free project sheet for a very striking black-and-white tote.  The idea could be made as is or embroidered with another design, but using the “shades … Continue reading

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Making Big Patterns out of Little Pattern Guides

As I thought, I had been to one of these seminars before; but still learned some things.  They use the Lutterloh® System.  This system takes two measurements — bust and hip, to enlarge a tiny pattern onto a larger pattern … Continue reading

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Accentuate, Hide, and Fake! The Keys to Dressing to Look Fabulous!

Have you ever poured over pattern books and magazines to find the perfect style to sew or buy?  You find that cute, stylish outfit; sew it up, put it on, stand in front of the mirror, and say, “What was … Continue reading

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The Math of Pattern-Making

Neue Seite 2 – FASHION UNLIMITED, INC. It’s all about the Math!  Watch this video.  It tells about how your body parts are mathematically related!  Then, it applies this to pattern making.  This is the Lutterloh System, but I remember … Continue reading

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Wild Ginger Software has Free Accessory-Making Program

Wild Ginger  has a free download program called “Wild Things!” that lets you make patterns for hats, wraps, belts, bags, footwear, and pockets.  It has a wonderful complete sewing guide for all the patterns you can create.  So, why not … Continue reading

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Revival of the Website

Some of you will remember that this site was active about three years ago. Well, I think it is time to bring it back. I will put some of the old projects back out, but will always have something new, … Continue reading

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