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januarypaula

Casa Grande, AZ, US
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craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, knitting, sewing

Member Since: 05/10/2009


recent comments

Re: Win a One-Year Threads Insider Membership!

I just re-subscribed to the magazine and Insider, but it is a bit much to lay out at one time. Winning a year of Insider would really be nice because I really do enjoy all the wonderful sewing information that you share with your readers. (I really do wish it was shared for free, so those who can't afford to purchase the subscriptions, but are eager to learn the techniques, would be able to.)

Re: Book Giveaway "The Colette Sewing Handbook"

It would be wonderful to win this book and be able to improve my sewing skills.

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 1-4

This would certainly appeal to the perfectionist in me!! And Louise Cutting is quite simply "the best." To actually SEE how to do the different techniques would be so very very helpful and so much better than trying to learn from a book. All good reasons for desiring to have this set of DVDs.


Re: How to Use Pins the Right Way

When I was young and learning to sew, my mother always placed her pins perpendicular to the seams, even if she didn't know why. Then somewhere along the line someone told me that pins should be placed paralell to the seam and directly on the seamline, which I've been doing ever since. I can now see WHY my mother's method was the far better one and I will be returning to my former ways. Thanks so much for all your very informative articles. your advice.

I agree with KarenazW and would enjoy an article on transferring patterns to fabric.

Thanks also to all the other accomplished seamstresses' tidbits of information--many good ideas among them.
Paula

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Sweet Stitches from the Heart"

How I would love a book on embroidery!! I did a little of it many many years ago, but would love this book to give me the encouragement to do embroidery on things I make now. That would be so exciting for me!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Sweet Stitches from the Heart"

How I would love a book on embroidery!! I did a little of it many many years ago, but would love this book to give me the encouragement to do embroidery on things I make now. That would be so exciting for me!

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Threads Magazine Archive, 1985-2011

How I would love to have this DVD. How much easier it would be to search for that elusive item I remember reading, and even ones I don't remember reading! It certainly would save an awful lot of time in today's time-crunched society. How desirable it would be to own this.

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

When I was young bras made one look like she had two cones on her chest. And, oh, those girdles we wore to hold up our stockings and firm up our rear ends! I'm so glad fashion has relaxed over the years to today's more comfortable way of dressing.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Girl's World" by Jennifer Paganelli

I not only have one granddaughter, I have five! They are all beautiful girls with so much love to give. They range in age from 2 years to 9 years old. If grandma makes something, it's very special. Our 2-year-old just loves to pull her "nanna skirt" on and off as she pleases!! This book would be just wonderful with 5 girls to sew for.

Re: 3 Neat Edge Finishes for the Sleeveless Styles of Summer

I love all three of these ideas, but have two questions. I, too, am wondering about the baby hem: If the first turn of the fabric is on the seam line, won't the second turn make the armhole larger than originally intended? And, what kind of fabric was used in the reinforsed buttonhole demo? At first I thought it was a searsucker, but when looking at the close-ups more carefully I don't think it is. Where was it purchased?

Re: Book Giveaway: Easy Guide to Sewing

It's been quite a while since I've done any sewing for myself, so this book sounds like it would be just what I need to rebuild my confidence, especially when it comes to making things fit properly and sewing with knit fabrics, which I love to wear. I would love to have this book to get me back to sewing for myself.