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Showing posts from February, 2012

Sewing on the Web

If you are looking for a great place to learn how to sew, the Internet offers tons of step-by-step instructions for the beginner to advanced sewing fanatic.  Burda Style offers tons of free patterns along with a huge on-line community where you can create your own wall and share your creations with people world wide.  Burda Videos    YouTube has tons of how-to videos as well as machine reviews by real people who sew every day. Sewing.Org has tons of free patterns, blogs, and even pictures of reader's sewing room. offers tons of articles, classes, blogs, and educational material that always gets my creative thoughts soaring. A great place for simply patters is   Wardrobe by Me . You can download them and print them right from your desk.  If you've ever been interested in Japanese sewing patterns look no further. This site is awesome Japanese Sewing Book Store . Have fun!

Martha Stewart Doll Patterns

I long time ago I discovered this pattern. There is really no creative limit with this pattern. I have slimmed down the legs and arms, and made the head separate from the body. I've also made some dolls and inserted pipe cleaners in the arms and legs to make them posable. Check out the patter at Martha Stewart's website . Also from Martha's web site is a fun and easy bunny pattern. Check it out !

New Sewing Machine

So, the other day I took my Brother 420 into the shop to be repaired because I shook  it like a baby when it seized up on a pair of pants I was making. I came away with a brand new Janome! I love it. For so long I've spent my money on so many red-headed step sister sewing machines, but this time I thought I would invest in a new machine and spend some money. At $1,499 the Janome Memory Craft 6500 is a bit of an investment, but once I got it home and got into all the feature I realized it was totally worth every penny! It weighs a ton and is built solid. It has a lot of stitches and comes with a huge extension table. It has an auto thread cutter, and two spool holders in the back which come in real handy when switching thread. I can tell it is a machine that I am going to have for years and years an years. Yea!