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Member Since: 06/18/2009

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Re: Weight a Narrow Hem with Thread

This is marvelous and I will use them in my next fashion.

Re: Fashion Scarf How-to

In the last twenty years, I have been given 2 scarves as gifts and purchase one scarf. The one scarf I purchased on sale made out of silk I dyed. I make all my scarves and give scarves away as gifts. No woman or man can ever have enough scarves.
I also sell scarves in my business but not for $48.00 or $150.00. People feel the scarves should cost them $5.00 and try to bargain for less. They ask questions, did you make this scarf. All clothing is made by someone or the machine controlled by an individual. People either want to purchase my items are not but I go on because this is my retirement job. Back to my passion of sewing. I use no patterns only my head knowledge.
I have two businesses, one I sell handmade items and the other items I purchase wholesale and enhance them with crystals, rhinestones, etc.
You gave another edge on the scarf and that is great. I will eventually learn the roll hem because I purchased a serger.
Thanks for all the tips.

Re: A Little Bit of Lace

I have Burda patterns in English. I am making baby bibs and will use leftover lace for designs. I have some leftover lace for tablecloths and will use that to make see through blouses to sell. I do not plan on buying any lace. I will use the lace leftovers and serger to make handkerchiefs to sell to church ladies. For the next 3 months I plan to sew up using my stash and recycle pieces .

Re: Project Runway All Stars: "Finale Part 1"

I initially I wanted to see Anthony, Austin and Rami but that didn't work. Anthony had stepped up his game but I enjoyed his personality and attitude. Rami has his own style and out the box, I like his inspiration and ideas. So now I want Austin to win, he has personality, spirit and out the box thinking abilities. I like his style and his on the road show. I hope he wins.

Re: Video: Two Techniques for Edges

This is great. I will have to practice on some quilt corners instead of using binding tape.

Re: MAGAZINE GIVEAWAY: The April/May 2012 issue of Threads magazine!

I love the newsletters and especially the two lessons on creating your own bias tape and sewing snaps.

Re: Why are pincushions frequently made to resemble tomatoes?

My only pin cushion is a red tomato because it is large and colorful to see. I tried the wrist pin cushion but its smaller. I am not getting an award for beauty so I will continue using my red tomato.

Re: How to Use Pins the Right Way

This is a good technique for pins and keeping them. I have misplaced so many pins in the last two months.

Re: McCall's patterns for your fabric stash

I admit I have a lot of stash. I learn to sew at home from my mother and used the machine when she wasn't using her sewing machine. We were not poor but there were seven children and mom and dad. Luckily I am the only girl that learned to sew. My sisters can not sew a button. My brothers probably can sew buttons.
I liked the fact my mom could sew because my clothes stood out and were different. She wanted to be an fashion designer but opportunities were not there for an Kentuckian. She sew parachutes during the wartime.
I took a class in middle school to advance my sewing skills and received a D because they were only sewing aprons, no dresses, pants, coats like I was accustomed to sewing. It was plain boring. I never sewed a pillow until 5 years ago.
Anyway, I only purchase fabric when its on sale or at the fabric warehouse but I able to put out and sew.

I sewn a black halter evening dress using boning. That was my first time and wore it in a fashion show but my career was teaching.
I am now retired and use my talent for manufacturing products on a small scale. This is my second career.
My basement flooded in November, patterns gone but fabric saved because they were in rubber made bins. We need to sew and keep it going and use up our stash because fabrics can dry rot.

Re: Sew Vintage with The 1912 Project

I have sewn several vintage pieces and would be interested in participating in this event. I love history and retired fromtry. teaching in that indus

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

I desire to win this book to create and ndesign my own wardrobes using corture strategies. This book details the proper procedures to update wardrobes and upcycle items for improvement.

I am motivated by all designs and programs that allow people to sew with differenct options.