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Just ONE more sewing machine … a review of the Janome HD3000

I used my Janome 3160QDC (my baby) during my last bag making session.  It worked well with a Jeans needle, but there was an "oh oh" moment when my machine was going through a few particularly thick layers of fabric and fleece and it made a strange "whirring" noise.  I backed off, stopped pushing it so… Continue reading Just ONE more sewing machine … a review of the Janome HD3000

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What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

And I'm certainly not one to waste recycled denim!  So let's make another bag.  This one is not quite big enough to hold my iPad, not like the last one I made.  This one seemed to go together quicker too!  Perhaps it wasn't as "fancy" or perhaps I'm actually getting used to throwing them together?!?… Continue reading What can I say? I still had some denim strips left!

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How to sew a recycled denim handbag. Part 2

Back again!  To recap last week's post ... I wanted to make myself a 100% recycled denim bag, using denim strips like those bags I saw on Pinterest.  Last week I cut up my denim jeans, pieced and sewed the strips together and fused on the interfacing for my outer bag walls.  I sewed the… Continue reading How to sew a recycled denim handbag. Part 2

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How to sew a recycled denim handbag.

I was trying to think of an eye-catching, mysterious title for my blog post.  I couldn't.  I have too been immersed in bag making lately - sewing creatively, instead of blogging creatively!   The only other handbags I've made I posted about here and here.  I made one of them for my sister - she's seems… Continue reading How to sew a recycled denim handbag.

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My DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER COPY is done… but…

I haven't got any photos yet.  Sorry!  🙁 I just finished hand sewing and ironing my top and my skirt but I'm not going to have a chance to take photos for a couple of days.  I'm going out of town again.  But I promise as soon as I get back I will take some… Continue reading My DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER COPY is done… but…