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Any endeavor that turns into a passion comes with its own set of terms, phrases, abbreviations, and secret handshakes. Well, maybe they don’t all have a secret handshake… maybe just a decoder ring. Sewing is no different, and although we do try to make sure we define the more unusual words we sometimes toss around, we can
When we moved to the country a few years ago, one of the first differences we noticed was the birds. In the city, there wasn't much in the way of bird diversity. You have pigeons, starlings and crows - not much else. But outside of tow, we're surrounded by a variety of feathered friends singing,
A pouf is the ottoman's casual cousin. Where an ottoman is all about traditional structure and tautness, a pouf is laid back and soft around the edges. Kind of like a sleek business suit versus your favorite pair of comfy sweats. We pushed the slouchy style even farther, taking a cue from poufs we spotted
I love buttons. Always have. In fact, although I don't recall much about the two-year-old phase of my life, I do remember my white sweater with the little duckie buttons. I can close my eyes and see his chubby yellow body and orange feet. I can even remember the feel of the raised, painted surface
We pick YOU to be our Valentine, and we’ve put together a sweet bundle of fabric and notions to say, “Thanks for being the best sewing and craft friends, fans, and followers on the Internet!” The red, pink, and gold color theme of our Giveaway bundle celebrates Valentine’s Day, but it’s a lovely color palette
Here at S4H, we believe one of the best ways to be happier is to surround yourself with home décor that makes you smile. Why are you smiling? Because you made it yourself! This colorful mini bolster is a great start to your happiness project. It looks quite fancy with its ruched center panel, piping
We just found out from our friends at Sulky that our Webinar and Bag Kits are still available, but just for a limited time! We originally did the Webinar live this past Fall as part of their Sewing Online with Sulky series. The live event was recorded and archived and is still available! Once registered,
If you’re like us, you love pockets. Pants, skirts, coats… if they don’t have pockets, forget it! So what better shape to turn into a handy holder? We created a unique pattern that allows the top of the pocket to curve outward, which fits so many more options than a traditional flat pocket. A large
We all love little cheats and hacks! Our super popular S4H Cheat Cards cover important, need-to-know sewing tips and/or techniques in a handy business card size: 2” wide x 3½” high. That’s small enough to tuck into your wallet or tack up on the bulletin board in your sewing room. All the individual Cheat Cards
Pull out your scrap stash for today's quick and easy project. Our Valentines mini gift bag set features burlap and ribbon accents and unique side ties. We added simple casings as our closure solution, and give you two looks for the ribbon ties. Cut your ribbon in half for matching petite side bows or thread
For sewing enthusiasts, getting through thick and thin has a whole different meaning, doesn’t it?! We have to be able to effectively stitch on a variety of fabric weights in order to take advantage of all the incredible project opportunities out there. For this gorgeous bucket duffle, we needed heavyweight power and precision, and we
When you're a kid, Valentine's Day is the perfect combination of giving and receiving. It's fun to plan and put together cards and treats for your friends and family; then it's a thrill to see what you get in return. The occasion is certainly auspicious enough to demand its own special carrying case. Ours is
This custom felt appliqué pillow features more twists and turns than a James Patterson mystery. We created a beautiful abstract flower design with a bit of a whimsical feel – perfect to render in the soft texture of a quality wool blend felt. If you are a beginner when it comes to appliqué, felt is

Louise is our super cute, super huggable ladybug – our most popular stuffable! Rather than traditional round spots on her wings, she sports ten pretty appliquéd white hearts. And, there’s a hidden heart on her chest, proving she’s filled with love through and through.

All the little critters come out in the Spring. Our fox, squirrel, and hedgehog machine embroidery designs are ready to apply to our towel pattern, other kitchen linens, the front of a tote bag, or even adorning a cozy sweatshirt or a child’s overall bib. Exclusively in our Etsy Shop.

Mary Poppins had a spoonful of sugar to work her magic on room organization. You have your sewing machine and this project for super cute storage bins. Our round fabric baskets make picking up and putting away much more fun and colorful. The foundation fabric is a classic canvas in a solid color.The accent fabrics
You are a Maker! You create beautiful things with your own two hands. The medium in which you work may be different: from flour and salt to flowers and soil to floral print fabric and seams; but your dedication to expressing yourself is the same. Our Maker’s Apron is designed to hold whichever tools you

Create a square pillow with an embroidered peace symbol and a coordinating rectangular pillow with the word PEACE embroidered in a gorgeous floral flourish. Our custom embroidery designs are offered as free file downloads.

It’s a digital world out there, and in this world lives a whole lot of cords and accessories and add-ons and jump drives… and, and, and! Keeping track of everything, especially when you need to bring your digital devices with you to work or play, can be a challenge. We created our pretty Tech Rollup
There are so many great little tools for sewing. But you can't take advantage of them if you can't find them! Our sewing spaces can quickly start to look like the famous kitchen "junk drawer" – a jumbled mess of stuff. How many times have you bought new supplies because you've misplaced the originals? I

You might not be traveling far at the moment, but a handsome tote is a wonderful addition to your collection any day! 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
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
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
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