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Thread Zentangle

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I love to SEW!  I love ZENtangle!  SEW what better way to PLAY then SEWing ZENtanlges!!  I have been having fun with my Janome MC15000.  It has a world of amazing designs.  I have been trying to do a project for a Janome Club where we can




Zentangle a sweatshirt and make into a jacket. What better way to learn new stitches, play with machine and get a wear it art project to show off to friends. This project is currently in the works. Stay tuned for the finished project!

Up-cycle Cassette Case to Business Card Holder or Cell Phone Stand

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This is an AWESOME way to up-cycle those old, unused cassette cases - make business card holders.  All you really need is duck tape and a small embellishment to decorate it.  In under 15 minutes you have an order business card holder or cell stand.






Sew Much Fun with my Janome MC15000

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For anyone out there that wants to do a project using a circular attachment you should try this pattern Store & Go Zipper Case by Crossroads.  It's a fun and functional pattern.  Play with your decorative stitches and circular attachment plus best of all make a project in about 2 hours!  GREAT gift idea too. Happy SEWING!


Fabric Basket - Fast, Fun and FUNctional!

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I did the project for Kid's Kamp and the kid's loved it.  I continue to teach it and I have a designer in the making that is hand making her Christmas presents and the "Fabric Basic" is one of her FAVORITES!!  How touching to give something made by her hands and with SEW much love!  You will see TJ Designs soon!!


Future Designer - Mariah

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Mariah is SEW fun to teach because she is such an inspiration!  Just a few project she complete at her last lesson!


Memory Pillows Keep Love Ones Close at HEART

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I think Memory Pillows or Memory Bears help keep memories of your loved one alive and close at heart.  Finished 14 memory pillows! They are going to bring JOY and TEARS to the recipient.  What a WONDERFUL gift!










Kid's Kamp November 2015

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I love teaching kid's because they inspire me, they think outside the BOX and they are SEW creative. This months kid's kamp I taught an easy "Sewing Accessory Bag/Zippered Pouch".  The kid's loved it.  You start with a 12"x12" square of 2 contrasting fabrics, a piece of thin batting same size and a 16" coil zipper.  That's all it take.  This is an EASY PEASY pattern.  A GREAT group of kids.  I'm SEW happy that First Stitches offers a class for the kiddo's!!








Easy Scrub Hat

I have had a lot of request to clarify my instructions for my pattern "Easy Scrub Hat".  I hope this video is helpful.

Adorable Purse from a Skirt

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This is a great way to refashion those dresses or skirts that no longer fit.  Contrast fabric I used old jeans!

Tapestry Backpack from Sample pieces

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This is a FANTASTIC re-purpose idea for the fabric sample swatches from your local furniture or interior design shop.  It makes a perfect one-of-a-kind cinch up backpack.  Great project for kids!





Vintage Style Jessica McClintock Wedding Dress

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This beautiful Jessica McClintock Wedding Dress & Veil - just lovely! Size 8.





Singer Featherweight 221 - What an amazing machine!

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I love my Singer Featherweight 221 - it makes the most perfect straight stitch!  Best for quilting!

Round Attachment on My MC15000

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Talk about some FUN!  Using the round attachment on my MC15000 to make the circular stitching "SEW" easy.  Add a zipper to only half of the circle and there you have a fun, fast & functional zippered pouch!  It is embellished with free motion quilting!

Fabric Baskets - SEW EASY

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Easy fabric basket from one yard of fabric!

Embroidered Pillow & Blanket

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Embroidered Pillow & Blanket on a soft fleece!