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Machine Cross Stitch Placemats + Napkins

Machine Cross Stitch Placemats + Napkins

Download free embroidery designs to add delicate autumn leaves to table linens (and more). Learn two hemming techniques: narrow double-fold hem with diagonal point corners plus a wider hem with full mitered corners ...
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Compact Geo Pop Duffle

Compact Geo Pop Duffle

3-D is great when watching the latest super hero movie, but flat is friendlier for sewing. We've cleverly adapted the construction of this compact round duffle to allow you to do the majority of the steps with flat pieces ...
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Round Potholder with Front Petal Pocket

Round Potholder with Front Petal Pocket

This project is designed to throw you a few curves. No worries though, we’re talking about beautifully curving circles and semi-circles. A free pattern and notes on using a Circular Sewing Attachment make things quick and easy ...
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Button Up Neck Cowl

Button Up Neck Cowl

This warm-you-up neck cowl will get you through the wicked weather in style. It’s like a mini scarf that buttons around your neck. Ours is smooth flannel on the outside and soft luxury fleece on the inside. Toasty times two! ...
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Measuring Tape Neck Caddy

Measuring Tape Neck Caddy

Do you loop a tape measure around your neck while sewing? This design capitalizes on the habit, turning a measuring tape into a mini caddy. Scissors on one end and a pincushion on the other - or customize the tools to you! ...
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How to Make Bow Tie Bows

How to Make Bow Tie Bows

Ribbons and bows… is there anything happier?! Our friends at The Ribbon Retreat put together this fun Guest Tutorial showing you how to make bright and colorful bow tie bows in several styles, layers, and colors ...
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Canteen Style Bag in Wool + Corduroy

Canteen Style Bag in Wool + Corduroy

Bags come in all shapes and sizes, but this round canteen style is one of our favorites. It has such a great retro feel. You can pretend you're a Boy Scout or Girl Scout on a special outdoor expedition. Download the free pattern ...
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In-The-Hoop Embroidered Coasters

In-The-Hoop Embroidered Coasters

The technique is just as the name implies: the vast majority of the project, both sewing and embroidery, is done within an embroidery hoop. The elegant result is similar in rich color and complexity to a fine Jacquard ribbon ...
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All Weather Door Draft Guard

All Weather Door Draft Guard

Use these energy savers year ‘round. When old man winter is at the door, they keep heat in and drafts out. In the summer, they help keep cool air inside and heat and humidity outside. Good in smoky conditions too! ...
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Soup Bowl Cozy for Hot + Cold

Soup Bowl Cozy for Hot + Cold

One of our most popular patterns ever! Made with all natural fibers, these bowl wraps can go right into the microwave. But wait... there's more. They work just as well to protect your hands from too cold dishes, like ice cream ...
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Top 10 Designer Tips for Blending Colors and Prints

Top 10 Designer Tips for Blending Colors and Prints

Mastering the proper mixology of color and motif is something designers spend years perfecting. But there are basics everyone can use to create a fabulous look. We’ve collected our Top 10 Designer Tips to get you started ...
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Round Six-Pocket Bath Caddy

Round Six-Pocket Bath Caddy

Keep bath necessities handy in this cute, round organizer. It’s an excellent counter storage solution that can also be carried when need be. We paired a bright Oxford cloth exterior with a water resistant ripstop lining ...
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Patchwork Mug Rug

Patchwork Mug Rug

A mug rug is like a mini placemat with just the right amount of room for a mug and a few little treats. Ours features pretty patchwork on one side with custom embroidery (a free download) on the opposite side’s pocket and napkin ...
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Cotton Shopping Bags

Cotton Shopping Bags

Patterns for lightweight, flexible bags that can best replace plastic can be hard to find. Luckily, you're a clever sewing person and can make your own – with a little help from S4H. Ours are made from two layers of quilting cotton ...
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Plush Fleece Throw with Patchwork + Pom Pom Border

Plush Fleece Throw with Patchwork + Pom Pom Border

This plush throw is framed with patchwork and poms. Even if you've NEVER done any patchwork, you can make this beautiful blanket. Part of the fun is picking out the 72 border square, combining your favorite colors and patterns ...
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Hair Scrunchies with Optional Tie

Hair Scrunchies with Optional Tie

Scrunchies are super fast and fun and take just a tiny bit of fabric and elastic. Our scrunchies are done with a unique double-turn method that eliminates the hard center seam found in many other styles. A great gift idea! ...
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Learn About Fabric Weaves

Learn About Fabric Weaves

Though it’s hard to imagine, most fabric is still created on a loom – just as it was thousands of years ago! Technology makes the process much faster, but the basic principles are still the same. Learn about warp, weft, and more ...
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How to Install a Conventional Zipper

How to Install a Conventional Zipper

We love the look and functionality of zippers. But many of us are not crazy about installing them. To get good, you gotta jump in. Let’s start with a conventional zipper, where the fabric meets along the center of the zipper teeth ...
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How to Narrow Wide Webbing to Fit Small Hardware

How to Narrow Wide Webbing to Fit Small Hardware

Sometimes the perfect webbing or strapping you’ve selected for a project is simply too darn wide for the D-ring or Swivel Hook you really want/need to use. Try this quick trick to bring your wide webbing down to size ...
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Appliquéd Pin+Cut+Sew Pillow Trio

Appliquéd Pin+Cut+Sew Pillow Trio

Display your passion with this set of clever appliquéd pillows. They break down the craft into three easy step. Get free PDF downloads for each word and all the steps to create professional and precise appliqué ...
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