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We’re Doing a FREE Sulky Webinar! How to Box Corners + NEW Bag Kit

Wednesday, 04 September 2019 1:00

We hope you can join us for our first ever Webinar. Our friends at Sulky invited us to be a part of their Sewing Online with Sulky series. On September 17th, Liz Johnson will be live online, teaching you how to make box corners. Read on to find out all the details and get the link to register. The Webinar is free and you can watch live on September 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET. It will also be recorded, so once registered, you can also watch on-demand whenever is convenient for you! 

Big, Beautiful Diaper Bag with Adjustable Strap & Lots of Pockets

Tuesday, 03 September 2019 1:00

Plenty of room, lots of pockets, PUL lining, adjustable strap... this diaper bag has it all. Plus, most importantly for a bag that's your constant companion for months: it's GREAT looking! In fact, it might be hard to give up this pretty bag once your baby has become a more compact traveller. We used a coordinated pair of twill-weight cottons. To this medium weight fabric, we added a fusible interfacing on all the main pieces, and the sides and bottom have the extra stability of fusible fleece. This bag is meant to stand up to heavy daily use! 

Roomy Canvas Weekender Duffle

Friday, 30 August 2019 1:00

This super-roomy duffle fills up to the brim then cinches down into a compact, easy-to-carry box shape. We added both carry handles as well as an adjustable shoulder strap. The strap can be completely detached, which makes the bag a good option for travel – no dangling strap to get caught on things. You’ve likely seen this classic style before. It reminded us of a vintage college sports duffle. Read on to see how we’ve demystified the steps to creating the zip-wrap-and-clip combo that gives the top of the duffle its signature silhouette. 

Congratulations to the 14 Winners from our 8 Latest Great Giveaways

Thursday, 29 August 2019 1:00

These last months have rushed by faster than a new seam ripper through fresh cotton. We finally found a moment to take stock of this year’s Great Giveaway winners. Wow! We’ve sent out prize packages to fourteen lucky Sew4Home followers from eight different promotions. As always, thanks to everyone who entered. Find out who, from where, won what! 

How to Make Adjustable Straps

Wednesday, 28 August 2019 1:00

Want to know the long and the short of this classic technique?! Making an adjustable strap can seem like a magic rope trick with all the weaving and threading this way and that. But, it’s really quite easy and makes the strap so much more useful. Lengthen to wear cross body, shorten for a shoulder strap or to hand carry. The technique also works great for instrument straps. We show you the all the steps, using handy Dritz hardware.

Coupon Clipper Wallet & Organizer

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 1:00

I am a coupon clipper; I even keep the ones that spit out like some sort of crazy jackpot with my grocery receipt. They all end up in a kitchen drawer, which is usually where they are when I really need them. If I do manage to remember to bring them to the store, it's so hard to find the one I need, I often just give up. Our solution is this pretty Coupon Organizer & Wallet. It has seven pockets so you can sort coupons, frequent shopper punch cards, gift cards, and more into specific sections. Now they will be easy to find, and therefore, easy to use. Never pay full price again!

Empire Waist Apron with Double Tier Skirt: Featuring Monkey Wrench by Tula Pink

Monday, 26 August 2019 1:00

Clean and simple is usually Design Rule #1. But that doesn’t mean you can’t build beauty with the right combination of several special details. This adorable apron features: an empire waist, pretty piping accents, a double layer skirt, bouncy poms, and a unique oval pocket. Making it extraordinary is our use of fabric from the latest collection by master designer, Tula Pink. Monkey Wrench ships in September 2019, which means there’s a whole lot of colorful motif mischief coming soon to your favorite in-store and online retailers. 

Fast Fridays: Hot Handle Sleeves

Friday, 23 August 2019 1:00

Hot pads and oven mitts are great, but sometimes can be overkill when all you need to do is protect your hand when holding a hot pan or pot handle while cooking. Time to downsize with a slip-on hot handle sleeve. Ours finishes, when bound, at approximately 3¼” x 6¼”, with the opening itself 2⅜” x 5¾”, which is designed to fit most standard cookware handles and is the same size as the options we found available from retail outlets. As always, we recommend testing the pattern against your handle of choice and increasing and decreasing as needed for your best fit.

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Speedy Button Sewing by Hand

Thursday, 22 August 2019 1:00

Buttons, whether functional or just decorative, are a favorite element on Sew4Home projects, but we know you start rolling your eyes when you think about having to break out the needle and thread to sew on button after button. For some reason, button-sewing is stuck in our psyche as a dreaded, time-consuming task. We’re here to tell you that it need not be true! Read on to learn our favorite, super speedy, five-step process to perfect buttons.

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