A warm-you-up neck cowl can get you through wicked weather in style. It’s like a mini scarf that buttons around your neck. Ours is smooth flannel on the outside and soft luxury fleece on the inside. Toasty times two!
Napkins are a great project for beginning sewers and an excellent way for anyone to practice hemming. Adding a simple fabric border kicks them up a notch, and the clever beaded ties are a cute alternative to place cards.
This project is designed to throw you a few curves. No worries though, we’re talking about beautifully curving circles and semi-circles. A free pattern and notes on using a Circular Sewing Attachment make things quick and easy.
Pain in the neck?! One of these fast and easy neck pillows is great for proppin’ your noggin for reading, napping and more. They have the perfect contour and softness to cradle your head and neck in comfort. A great gift idea.
Soothing spa-style eye pillows are a wonderfully calming gift. Each one uses just small amounts of fabric plus a bit of trim. We opted for fun, colorful cottons. You could also choose luxury fabrics, like satin or silk.
This apron is one of our most popular ever. The free downloadable pattern allows you to cut the main front and back of the apron as single pieces. We love the retro style of the sweetheart neckline and mini-sweet pockets.
Fast and easy. Soft and cuddly. Isn’t that what we all want in a toasty throw to ward off winter’s chills?! Our luxury plush blanket features a velvet binding, which allows you to take the rich softness all the way to the edge.
For tiny treasures, holiday treats or gift cards, this clear-view trio is a “green gift wrap” solution for the holidays. Recipients can re-use them later for business cards, as a mini wallet or turn the Large pouch into a toiletry bag.
With their intricate designs and rich colors, jacquard ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons are ideal for making these bookmarks. Simple charms and bits of vintage jewelry, like an old pendant, add the finishing touches. Great gift idea!
Perfect for holiday parties: an elegant cinched evening bag in a mini bucket shape. We used two of the most popular special occasion fabrics: velvet with a gorgeous drape and silk dupioni with its crisp, slightly textured finish.
Star Light, Star Bright. Make a wish upon these pretty stars of the holiday season. Our decorative pillows come in three sizes and three mix-and-match styles, each with a free pattern download. Use individually or as a set.
These floor cushions, with their piping and tufted buttons, are a home décor classic. We added a clever harness to bundle them together. Carry the stack from room to room or keep the tower stable when used as a comfy foot rest.
Pretty stitching takes a simple surface from ordinary to special in the blink of an eye. These traditional linen placemats include eight tiny tucks for texture plus 15 lines of decorative stitching in sparkling metallic thread.
Perfect for pockets! 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. A clever thumb loop helps hold them in place.
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…
Our luxurious bow pillow can pretty up your bed or glamorize your sofa. Hesitant to work with faux fur? It’s really quite easy and particularly forgiving thanks to the deep pile that conceals any less-than-perfect stitching.
A soft case keeps track of eyeglasses and protects them when tossed into a larger bag. This fast and easy project can be made with scraps. We used a piece of classic Pendleton wool and added a cool leather + bead fob.
For the holidays and beyond, these classic zip pouches – with brilliant colors and detailed embroidery, are sweet as a set or individually. Get the instructions as well as the three custom machine embroidery designs in our Etsy shop.
One of our most popular project categories is the Zip Pouch, because you simply cannot have too many in a variety of sizes and styles. Here we combine pretty cotton at the top with a see-through bottom in flexible vinyl.
The clink of ice swirling in glasses, card tables in the living room, cut crystal bowls of white mints with green centers, ashtrays… yes, there were lots of…
A bed runner is a decorative throw for the foot of the bed that helps protect a fancier full-size quilt or bedspread. Sit on it or stretch out and place your feet on it. We used ours to show off some pretty patchwork and quilting.
So many great features on this backpack – from the wraparound zipper to the adjustable shoulder straps to the six handy pockets. Our signature step-by-step instructions and photos take you through each section in detail.
Facings along both sides of the bib are made into casings, then threaded through with an extra-long tie that acts a continuous drawstring, creating both the adjustable neck loop as well as the wraparound waist ties.
Display your passion with this set of clever appliquéd pillows. They break down the craft into three easy steps. Get free PDF downloads for each word and instructions to create professional, precise appliqué.
Learn to achieve tip top topstitching and enviable edgestitching. For embellishment or assembly, stitching visible from the right side is an important detail and its precision can make or break the final outcome of your project.
A pretty patchwork panel meets an old softie fleece panel; they fall in love and become inseparable. That’s the true tale of this beautiful lap blanket. Cute and cuddly – the perfect pair. Love the yarn bows at each intersection!
Go Hands Free! We put a number of Janome specialty presser feet to work to handle thicker layers, piping application, and seam finishing. Using the right foot for the job always makes a project faster, easier + more professional.
There’s nothing like a freshly warmed tortilla or flatbread. But, keeping things warm from the oven or stove to the table can be a challenge. Our microwaveable warmer is a great solution. Just close the flap and zap.
Learn our tips for using a pair of standard hemostats to quickly, easily, and smoothly turn tiny ties. Once turned, we also show you how a thin piece of cardboard is the perfect template jig for pressing the tie flat and even.
The front of a bag is a bit like a blank slate. We started with a gorgeous metallic linen, then added a quilted windowpane grid, and finally, arranged twelve tone-on-tone yo-yos as the perfect dimensional accent.
It’s a fact: the nightstand is always covered with stuff without a square inch of space to spare. Solution: our pretty bedside caddy that can hold everything you need within arm’s reach. Where you want it – when you need it.
If you’re used to table linens being long and narrow, take a look at the Table Throw – also known as a Table Square. Ours finishes at a generous 50” x 50” and is a showcase for a bold patchwork design in gorgeous linen.
A wonderful present for the foodies on your gift list who love to share their homemade treats. Our wrap-it-up design includes a handy loop to clip a pot holder and an inside pocket for a serving utensil.
Narrow and thin, but big enough to hold the tallest of Rieslings and the roundest of Champagnes. Carabiners are the perfect size and shape for the handles. Turn a host/hostess gift of wine into two presents in one.
The unique binding is created from a patchworked panel. Piece together skinny scraps side by side, then cut bias strips from the assembled fabric panel. Includes links to full tutorials on both making and attaching bias binding.
Tall and slim, this handsome messenger bag is a casual, fun style that’s perfect for everyday and anywhere you need to go. It works well for either guys or gals. An exclusive PDF pattern bundle in our Etsy shop.
Scrunchies are super fast and fun and take just a tiny bit of fabric and elastic. Ours are done with a unique double-turn method that eliminates the hard center seam found in many other styles. Pretty with or without a tie.
Who loves pillows? We love pillows! Actually, we think it’s safe to say that everyone loves pillows. How could you not? They’re soft and pretty, and their flat…
Two colors, two fabrics, one awesome look. We love being able to give you the inspiration and instructions to make your own beautiful bags for a fraction of the hundreds of dollars listed on designer price tags.
Sometimes the perfect webbing or strapping you’ve selected for a project is simply too darn wide for the D-ring or Swivel Hook you really want/need to use. Try this quick trick to bring your wide webbing down to size.
This tone-on-tone floor cushion falls into the Pouf category but without the super-soft structure that’s traditional. Instead, it features a form-fitting upholstery style cover with clean, modern lines. Time to put your feet up.