The New Year is in full swing, which means many of us are dusting off our resolutions to “get organized!” We have a full week of projects you can make to pack, stash, and store your stuff, kicking off with these cute curved zipper cases. We’ve asked it before and we’ll ask it again: "Can you ever have too many zip pouches in various shapes and sizes?" We think not!
Our trio of travel necessities can be made as a matched set or you can create each one individually. Start off your set with this roomy, hold-everything tote. We chose two coordinating canvas prints in tones of oatmeal and rose – a color combination that works year ‘round. And, why rely on designer logos when you can be your own brand? A subtle bit of gorgeous embroidery is the finishing touch that really makes a project your own.
Warm up to the new year with one of our ultra cozy flannel and faux sherpa scarves. Sherpa is one of the “it” fabrics for cold weather accessories, and today’s faux fur and fleece sherpa options make it both easy and economical to add this thick and bundle-y texture to your winter warm-up projects. We paired our sherpa fleece with another perennial winter favorite: plaid flannel. The bouncy finishing touch are the jumbo poms at each end of the scarf, because fluffy pom poms make everything a little bit happier.
You can't sit and sew home décor projects all day long. Sometimes you need an exercise break ... but not a break from style. We paired a décor weight exterior with a standard weight cotton lining, both in vibrant colors and prints. Then we calmly meditated on the easiest instructions with the most stylish details. The result guarantees good karma for all who tote this tote to class.
The ultimate softness of luxury plush fabric originally hit the scene as an ideal choice for bundling up babies. We doubled the cozy quotient of ours by mixing the Shannon Dimple Cuddle with an extra soft flannel. You'll love this blanket's easy binding. It's formed by wrapping the larger flannel backing square around to the front and over the Cuddle square to create a wide, continuous border. We also show you a clever way to stitch the rick rack in place for a perfect reveal along each edge and into the corners.
Everyone who loves Mary Engelbreit raise your hand! You’re in good company; this creative woman has been stealing our hearts with her adorable designs for decades. And now: ribbons! We are thrilled our friends at Renaissance Ribbons are now offering Mary Engelbreit ribbons. We designed a sweet little girl’s apron to feature their latest Over The Rainbow Ribbon Pack. Our pattern and cuts are detailed in small, medium, and large sizes.
When the temperature dips or the wind flies, can chapped lips be far behind? This time of year, it can be difficult to keep your lips moist and protected from the elements. Your best defense is a good offense: constant swipes from your trusty tube of lip balm. I don't know about you, but I have tons of tubes of lip balm, however, there's never one nearby when I need it. So I end up buying another! Our mini key ring pouches are a Sew4Home Classic, and they make a perfect fast and easy gift for yourself as well as all your chap-lipped friends. They're also an awesome ScrapBusters project. Make several of these adorable key ring lip balm holders so you always have your favorite tubes on hand... and can stop buying more than you need.
For yourself or as a gift, this shoulder bag is the ideal blend of two cool weather wardrobe staples: soft plaid flannel and crisp denim. The bag’s slight teardrop shape and soft construction gives it a signature slouch that’s as everyday-comfortable as your favorite flannel shirt and jeans. Plaid continues as a hot fashion topic in fashion this year.
In honor of the new year and the new decade, we've put together our list of the top twenty sewing misdemeanors 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. True, the sewing police aren't going to haul us away for these minor infractions, but they are the little no-nos and uh-ohs that should go the way of last year's fake dirty jeans (really... you'd pay for that?!) Which of these are you guilty of? What other ones would you add?
Let’s all raise a New Year’s Eve glass to our Top 9 Projects of 2019! It’s always hard to limit the number of articles to highlight each year, but even as an entire decade hovers in the rear view mirror, we know you’re unlikely to be interested in a Top 100 list to wade through. Instead, we’ve compiled a mini list to jog your memory and invite some new inspiration for a project you might have missed the first time around.