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Kimono Style Belted Wrap

Kimono Style Belted Wrap

If you are brand new to garment sewing, this is a great first project. You’ll get to learn about and apply facings, make a simple square sleeve, create a self-belt with belt loops, and get some fussy cutting practice ...
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Heart Shaped Sachets

These fragrant sachets can hang in a closet, hook on a doorknob, or slip into the lingerie drawer. They have a taller, tapered shape reminiscent of sachets spotted in French boutiques. We made ours with charm squares and scraps ...
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Grommets & Rivets Starburst Bag

Grommets & Rivets Starburst Bag

Hardware is usually categorized on the functional side of sewing. For this project, we moved hardware into the fashionable category; grommets/eyelets and rivets create a striking starburst design on the bag's front ...
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Fitted Crib Sheet in Cozy Fleece

Fitted Crib Sheet in Cozy Fleece

Cotton sheets are crisp and clean and launder beautifully, but they can feel cool on baby's cheeks. Sometimes it's nice to switch up to a soft fleece to help your little one drift off to dreamland in warm and cozy comfort ...
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Pretty Spring Flower Pins

Pretty Spring Flower Pins

The fresh blooms of Spring are always an inspiration. Celebrate by creating your own custom flower to wear on your jacket, in your hair, or pinned to your bag. Go bold and showy or soft and subtle – just like nature itself ...
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Drawstring Bonnet Basket

Drawstring Bonnet Basket

Structured on the bottom, soft on the top. The walls and base use a combo of fusible foam and rigid interfacing to form a perfect round shape. The drawstring top is soft and flexible, creating a billowy cap to cover the contents ...
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Pillowcase with Decorative Pleated Cuff

Pillowcase with Decorative Pleated Cuff

This is a very fast and easy project, and new pillowcases are a great way to freshen bed linens. Have fun selecting three pretty prints for each pillowcase: one for the body, one for the narrow flange, and one for the pleated cuff ...
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Mom's Favorite Apron

Mom’s Favorite Apron

Close your eyes and imagine your mom, your grandma, maybe a favorite next door neighbor. The woman who was always wearing an apron as she bustled through her household chores. This pretty apron is designed on that memory ...
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The Quintessential Plaid Tote

The Quintessential Plaid Tote

It has all the traits needed to rocket to the top of the totes. Precision cutting – both straight and on the bias, piping accents, and corded handles are just a few of the styling particulars that give this bag its iconic appeal ...
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Sewing Misdemeanors to Avoid

Sewing Misdemeanors to Avoid

Our list of the top 20 sewing misdemeanors, the little no-nos and uh-ohs we all try to get away with when we think no one is looking. But this year, we're resolving to kick these bad habits to the curb. Which are you guilty of? ...
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Front Wrap-and-Tie Obi Belt

Front Wrap-and-Tie Obi Belt

These wide, tie-front belts can add a touch of bohemian style to your wardrobe. We used long quilting stitches to accent our fabric's design motifs, then placed a few pretty seed beads at focal points for texture. Great for scraps! ...
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Curved Top Canvas Zippered Pencil Case

Curved Top Canvas Zippered Pencil Case

Can you ever have too many zip pouches? We think not! This pretty curved design is long and narrow - a classic “pencil case” style perfect for its namesake utensils as well as make up, toiletries, notions, and more ...
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Quilted Front Flap Purse with Decorative Lock

Quilted Front Flap Purse with Decorative Lock

We used two cool closures for this pair of shoulder bags. One design, two looks. There’s a curving side gusset to add structure and a uniquely curved flap accented with piping. It’s all done with standard weight cottons! ...
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How to Make a Narrow Hem with a Neat Corner

How to Make a Narrow Hem with a Neat Corner

Making a narrow hem with a clean corner can be a challenge. Our go-to option, the one that earns our Sewing Survival Emblem, is a double-turn with a folded diagonal point corner: easy, tidy, and pretty from both sides ...
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The Walkabout Corduroy Backpack

The Walkabout Corduroy Backpack

So many great features on this backpack – from the wraparound zipper to the adjustable shoulder straps to the six handy pockets. Our signature step-by-step instructions and photos take you through each section in detail ...
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ColorBlock Poncho

ColorBlock Poncho

Made entirely from soft, smooth flannel, this stunning poncho has the weight and drape of wool but without any of the scratchiness, so it’s perfect to wear around your face and neck. We selected seven amazing herringbone colors ...
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Sewn Paper + Fabric Greeting Card

Sewn Paper + Fabric Greeting Card

Using your sewing machine to join paper and fabric is surprisingly easy. If you've never tried it yourself, this is a great first project: not too complicated, yet still a very pretty way to send a special Valentine greeting ...
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Adjustable Yoga Mat Strap Wrap

Adjustable Yoga Mat Strap Wrap

Look for an open space to create a calming, socially distant environment to practice your daily yoga and meditation. When you don’t need a full bag, this gorgeous strap wrap lets you sling a mat over your shoulder and go ...
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Quilted Yo-Yo Tote

Quilted Yo-Yo Tote

The front of a bag is a bit like a blank slate. We started with a gorgeous metallic linen, then added a quilted windowpane grid, and finally, arranged twelve tone-on-tone yo-yos as the perfect dimensional accent ...
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Knit Infinity Scarf

Knit Infinity Scarf

Infinity scarves are a trend that just keeps growing. You can find them in everything from chunky wools to to sheer voiles to this wide wrap in a sparkling knit. Finishes at apx. 86" x 12” - enough length for a double or triple loop ...
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