Seattle, Washington, UM

I have been sewing and crafting since I was 6 years old, and needed to provide my Barbie dolls with a pretty trash can, and some simple fashions hand-stitched out of fabric scraps. I have done custom designs for almost 30 years, and I now have available to anyone that sews my own independent pattern line under the name paradiso designs by cheryl kuczek. The patterns consist of the best in handbag designs for a custom and professional look. I also sell my designs on esty and my flickr page. I hope to have clothing patterns by this summer. I have been teaching for 2 years and hope to spread the gospel of sewing to everyone that wants to learn, young and old.

craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, gifts, home decorating, jewelry making, knitting, paper crafts, quilting, restyle, sewing, stamping

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Member Since: 03/03/2009

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Behind the Design Curtain: How Did I Design That Market Bag?

A year ago, I was developing some nifty projects for a summer sewing camp. Since a law had just been passed requiring stores to charge a fee for grocery bags, I dreamed up a grocery bag pattern. Creating your own bag is cool, especially if the bag can be customized. Here's what I did.

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My goodness Jennifer!!! Yes you have done it again. This sounds very cool, and I love the way you write too. I cannot wait to get my hands on it, snuggle on my couch, and dig in and read away! Thank-you for your inspiration!