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July 1, 2014

From Susan — I’m a Little Biased

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 8:09 am

I finally used my new sewing machine and I love it.  Love, love, love.  It is a dream machine.  Yes, there is some getting used to, but it is set up like my other machine in many ways, so it is not completely foreign.

I bought fabric to make a work dress.  I use the pattern often, so each time I try to change things up a bit so the dresses aren’t identical.  With this new version, I decided to use bias tape to finish the neck and armholes edges.  I needed a bias tape maker of a size I did not own and could not find.

The internet came to the rescue!!  DIY Bias Seam Tape Maker!!  It really works!  I already had a super long needle and cranked out my own little package of perfect seam tape.

I hope to have this bad boy wrapped up to wear next week.  OTOH, my knitting is stalled.  🙂  Call it the summer doldrums…


  1. What a fabulous method – it almost makes me wish I still sewed. Love the batik print fabric, I hope you post a photo when it’s finished.

    Comment by Pru — July 1, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

  2. What brand was your other machine?

    Comment by Arlene — July 1, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

  3. Yay! Congratulations on your bravery! My first project was a table napkin, so you were lots braver.

    Comment by Joanna — July 1, 2014 @ 9:37 pm

  4. Über, über, über cool!

    Comment by Catherine S. — July 1, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

  5. The fabric is beautiful! Hope we get to see the dress. The bias tape method? Get out! That is just too great. Thanks! Of course we knew you would love your new machine – your hubby has such good taste 🙂

    Comment by annie — July 3, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

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