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Selvage Show Off… a new lanyard tutorial

Selvage Show Off… a new lanyard tutorial

If you had been at my house when my husband was putting the kids in the car to drive me to the airport for my flight to Quilt Market last week… you would have seen me sewing. Yup. Him putting the kids in the car and me still  sewing. I was remembering how silly I felt at my first Quilt Market (last year) because all of the more seasoned ‘marketeers’ had beautiful lanyards. I just had the rubber string that was free. And I didn’t want that to happen again.

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Free Scarf Neck Cardigan Pattern {I feel gorgeous!}

I can hardly believe what an amazing cardigan pattern this is – and it’s free! When I first wrote this blog review, Alicia’s company was called Paco Bean – It is now Swoon Patterns. And she now offers the Scarf Neck Cardigan Sewing Pattern for free. Read on for my review, tips, and the link to get it!

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Sewing three versions of a knit top and dress from Ottobre Design Magazine

What happens when you find a pattern that you love??? You make all versions of it, of course. Last month when the latest Ottobre Design came in the mail (women’s issue 5/2013), I was so intrigued by a raglan tee with shoulder darts. I’ve sewn lots and lots of raglan tees for my kids, and none of them had shoulder darts. I know that raglan patterns for woven fabrics usually have darts, but this was a knit. I just had to try it.