Autumn Jubilee Embroidery Sew Along

The Sew Along continues today with the addition of borders to our little project. This will use up more of our scraps, and give you an idea for a larger project as well. I have no end to Autumn inspired fabric scraps, LOL!! It is just a matter of choosing a bunch, then cutting 2-1/2-inch …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Finishing

At this point, the jacket is assembled, and the inside seams are covered. Today we'll get to the last finishing details. The edges of the jacket and sleeves need binding, and I began with the sleeves. I measured the total length needed, and made a binding exactly that length in a tube. I turned the …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Assembly and Fitting

This week we get to the part many sewing artists dread, assembly and fitting a garment. Truly, this isn't hard, as long as you take it one step at a time, and just go carefully. Don't rush trying to get done, that is when you make mistakes and get frustrated, especially when sewing in sleeves. …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Creating the Patchwork

This week we get started. For those who missed the previous posts, this sew along began with a trip to Macy's and the discovery that quilted patchwork was back in style. See my post Quilted Jackets Return to Fashion. Then, the McCalls Quilting September October 2022 issue featured Quilted Coats! That issue is available for …

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Quilted Jacket Sew Along – Selecting a Pattern

For our Quilted Jacket sew along, the first thing that needs to happen is selection of a pattern. So many future decisions depend on the jacket style, so let's talk about patterns this week, and we'll get started with the sew along next week. Full disclosure here, I am not an expert on jacket sewing. …

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Autumn About Town Purse Sew Along Finish

Today we finish up our Autumn About Town handbag. I am already getting comments from strangers as I carry this purse around town doing errands. I added a little lagniappe to it, and I'll show you that at the end of the post. When we left off, the sides of the bag were done. Did …

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Autumn About Town Sew Along Purse

We need a sew along for Autumn Jubilee, and this year I was inspired by a sew day with friends. We were chatting about things to sew that everyone can use, so while they were here, I got out my graph paper and a pencil. I drew a quick sketch with dimensions, then an idea …

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Autumn Jubilee Sew Along – Finishing the Bag

Are you having a fun time with Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020)?  I have to say that I am and I think you are, too!!  I have loved reading all the comments and kudos from you all, thank you so much!  Today is the finishing for the sew along Strip Pieced Embellished bag.  When we left off, …

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Autumn Jubilee Sew Along

For the sewists in our community, I hope you like this design that will take advantage of more than usual on your sewing machines.  The whole idea here is to stretch your abilities just a bit with a little more challenge, and you'll end up with a very usable project. (#AutumnJubilee2020) The sew along will …

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Autumn Jubilee Placemats Sew Along

The Autumn Jubilee Sew Along begins today with a fun project that will be immediately useful this season.  We'll be making placemats for the holidays, perfect for the Thanksgiving table or your kitchen table for everyday use all autumn.  This sew along will cover a 5 week period, with three posts publishing every other Friday …

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