For tiny treasures, holiday treats, gift cards, and more, our Vinyl Pouch Trio is a wonderful “green gift wrap” solution. Use them now to add some handmade cachet to this year’s gift giving. Recipients can re-use them later to hold business cards, as a mini wallet or turn the Large pouch into a travel toiletry bag. Dritz snaps and D-Rings make them extra flexible. The Large pouch finishes at 8” x 6” with a gusseted bottom. The Medium and Small pouches fold flat to 6” x 4” and 4” x 3”.
At Sew4Home, we save all the beautiful ribbon scraps from our projects, which gives us a great stash to pull from for projects like these beautiful bookmarks. Most of our samples were made using the gorgeous jacquard ribbon from our friends at Renaissance Ribbons. Because of their intricate designs and rich colors, jacquard ribbons are ideal for making bookmarks. Many kinds of ribbon, however, would be suitable; you may have just what you need in your stash. Velveteen ribbons with vintage rhinestone embellishments make beautiful bookmarks and require no sewing. Grosgrain ribbons in school or team colors are a fun way to personalize, plus you can embellish with custom mascot charms and beads. Fast Fridays are all about whipping out something wonderful in no time at all. These ribbon bookmarks are very quick and easy to make. Do a bunch at once so you'll have plenty for gift giving.
Elegant but with just a touch of whimsy, our cinched evening bag miniaturizes the classic bucket shape. We selected two of the most popular special occasion fabrics: velvet and silk – in particular, a Royal Velvet with a gorgeous drape and Silk Dupioni with its wonderfully crisp, slightly textured finish. We use ribbon as both a bright accent on the exterior and a striking drawcord to create the softly gathered top.
Star Light, Star Bright. Make your wish upon these pretty stars of the holiday season. Our decorative pillows come in three sizes and three mix-and-match styles. Each size comes with a free pattern download. They look great as a set but would also be striking as the featured "shaped" pillow against more traditional squares and rectangles.
These boxed floor cushions, with their piping and tufted buttons, are a home décor classic. But many otherwise hearty sewists shy away from attempting the style because it's three-dimensional. But if you're only willing to attempt flat projects, you're missing all kinds of fun. Floor cushions make great extra seating for holiday gatherings and game nights, so we knew we had to make more than one. We selected big, bold prints in non-traditional colors and patterns to make a festive stack of four so they work great through the holidays and beyond. Then, we added a clever harness to bundle them together, making it easy to carry the whole stack from room to room. The harness also works to keep the stack stable when used as a handy foot rest.
Nearly every sewing machine has at least a few decorative stitch options. Most of our Janome studio machines have dozens and dozens. These stitches are like tiny pieces of thread art; it’s hard to believe a single threaded needle can produce such an intricate design. Even though we love them, we often forget to use them, but they are an easy solution to take a simple surface from ordinary to special in the blink of an eye. We created a traditional linen placemat, added eight tiny tucks for texture plus 15 lines of decorative stitching in sparkling metallic thread. Bring a little bling to your holiday table!
Our mini warming pads feature a great-to-grip jelly bean shape. Heat in a microwave for 20-30 seconds to deliver up to 30 minutes of soothing heat. Perfect for pockets! A clever thumb loop helps make sure the beans don’t budge when slipped inside a coat or sweater pocket. This is an excellent ScrapBusters project or use up some of your favorite 5” charm square pre-cuts. We offer a downloadable pattern in three sizes plus a set of super cute tags.
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Sew4Home! It’s a glorious day for family, friends, and food. But if you’re searching for an excuse to sneak out of the room before Uncle Tony starts into his annual holiday re-cap of the new traffic cones he’s added to his already burgeoning collection, why not browse for a bit on Sew4Home? We’ve compiled a few things that raise our “attitude of gratitude” here in the world of sewing and craft. Read on, and leave us a comment about what you’re thankful for!
The humble bow is actually a clever kind of knot. We learn about it early in order to keep our shoes on our feet. From there, it begins to shed its utilitarian beginnings, becoming fashionable as a hair ornament or impressive as a package topper. Today, we’ve kicked it up another notch, creating a luxurious bow pillow in faux fur to pretty up your bed or glamorize your sofa. This is Sew4Home, so you can be confident this elegant accent is also easy.
I've worn glasses since I was about eight years old, which means I have absolutely no memory of what it is like to wake up and be able to see across the room. It also means, I'm a big fan of eyeglass cases because it's the best way I've found to keep track of my eyeglasses or sunglasses. Plus, it protects them when I need to toss a pair of into my bag. This fast and easy project would also make a perfect gift or a craft fair/boutique item to sell. I say this since everyone I showed my sample to wanted to keep it!