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How to Perfectly Match a Pocket Motif to a Background Panel

Wednesday, 03 April 2019 1:00

A perfect match might be difficult to find in the world of relationships, but in sewing: we have you covered! When you want a pocket's motif to precisely align with the panel on which it sits, all you need is a little extra fabric, some tissue paper, and those tracing skills you learned back in kindergarten. 

Ruffle Bunnies Appliquéd Kitchen Towels

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 1:00

These kitchen towel Ruffle Bunnies are ready to hop-to-it and help with your dish drying. Download our free appliqué templates to make a set for yourself as well as all your friends. As you know, bunnies have many friends and relations, so they like to have lots of company. We used a Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Bar bundle to cut out our cute bunny trio. These 5” x 10” pre-cuts are a FQS exclusive and were the perfect size for all three designs. You’re going to love the unique way we came up with to create the double ruffle, which is finished on all sides and doesn’t leave a visible seam allowance. It’s like magic, you might say a bit like pulling a rabbit out of a hat… if you aren’t too tired of the bun-bun metaphor yet! 

Sewing Thick Layers: Best Feet – Best Practices

Monday, 01 April 2019 1:00

DIY sewing projects are rarely just two layers of quilting weight cotton floating through your machine with ease. In garment construction, pattern pieces can come together from all angles, overlapping layers and seams. With three dimensional projects, like bags, fabric baskets or heavy cushions with piping; bulk and thickness are everywhere! Keeping seams straight, needles from breaking, and fabric moving evenly under the needle is challenging (read: can make you want to throw it all out the window). But with the right presser feet and accessories, an understanding of seam grading, and the patience to go slowly and carefully, you can sew like a pro through thick and thin. 

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Fast Fridays: Broomstick Tassels and Yarn Chubbies

Friday, 29 March 2019 1:00

We use traditional tassels often as a fun embellishment for linens, cushions, bags, and more. But in true Sew4Home fashion, we weren’t content to settle for traditional. So we have two unique tassel styles for you: the Broomstick Tassel with a sleek, floss-wrapped hanging loop, and the fantastical Yarn Chubbies, which we think look like fluffy little dancing dolls. It’s all part of our Fast Fridays series that is all about whipping up something wonderful in no time at all. 

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Easel Organizer for Sewing Room or Office

Thursday, 28 March 2019 1:00

The number one category of goals for just about everyone seems to be "organization." Here's a great project that can help tidy up the area right next to your trusty sewing machine. We've designed a handy organizer to sit on an easel stand where it can hold a few important items as well as act as a clipboard for instructions or patterns you may need to refer to while sewing. Of course, you could easily adapt it for your home or work office as well. It's always nice to add a bit of softness and color into that hard-edged office environment!

Cotton Thread Myths Busted: Guest Tutorial from Sulky America

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 1:00

One of the most common requests we receive is for help selecting the best thread for a project. The types from which you can choose can seem almost endless when you’re staring at the hundreds of pretty spools at your favorite retailer. We turned to our friends, Ellen March and Pamela Cox from Sulky America for some expert advice – particularly about cotton thread options. Read on for their insights and information as well as to find out which myths they’re bustin’. 

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On-The-Go Booster Seat in 2 Sizes and with a Carry Handle

Tuesday, 26 March 2019 1:00

Booster chairs are becoming more familiar in restaurants, but are still not commonplace. And if you and your kids like to visit friends and family who don't have children at home, you're unlikely to have many options other than the classic phone book to boost your child to table height. But wait a minute... who still has a big phone book?!! It's time to make your own portable booster seat in cute, wipe-clean oilcloth or laminated cotton with a sturdy yet lightweight foam core.

Round Handle Pleated Handbag

Monday, 25 March 2019 1:00

My mother had a handbag with pretty round handles that fascinated me as a child. They were like giant bracelets – smooth, continuous circles that held the body of the bag. If I were to see it now, that purse would probably seem quite average, but when you’re little, there are certain things which remain almost magical in your memory. Our Round Handle Pleated Handbag is a modern take on this nostalgic style. The upper pleats allow a smooth curve to form along the bottom. And by selecting an extra-large motif with a bold splash of color, it’s a striking fashion statement. You may just be creating a magical memory in the eyes of someone you know. 

Pillowcase with Closed Overlap Ends

Friday, 22 March 2019 1:00

You may have seen these type of pillowcases in luxury hotels or fancy spas. Rather than an open end, the pillow itself is enclosed in an overlap. We've had several emails asking how to create this type of finish in order to keep a stark white pillow from showing along the end of a pretty pillowcase. An envelope style closure also helps keep the pillow from slipping out the end. “Make it stay and hide it away.” Sew4Home’s got you… and your pillow covered. 

Elastic Waist Boho Short Skirt in Double Gauze

Thursday, 21 March 2019 1:00

It’s nudging towards warmer weather, which means it’s time to show a little leg! We have a flirty little fast and easy skirt that’s perfect for strolling along under blue and sunny skies. It features a waistband made from Dritz® Woven Jacquard Elastic that is so lovely, we created a unique construction for the top of the skirt. It allows the waistband to be fully exposed while keeping the fabric finished on all sides – all with a minimum of layering. Read on to get all the details. 

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