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When you are first learning to sew, everything is flat and straight. Easy peasy. As your skills evolve, you add in curves and corners, layers of different fabric and stabilizer options, and finally – you’re ready to enter another dimension. Don’t be afraid, it’s not the Twilight Zone® - we’re simply Sewing in 3D with
A classic fabric basket has endless uses. That means a classic round nested fabric basket set has endless uses x2! These beautiful Nesting Baskets are the fourth project in the SIY-Sew It Yourself!™ series we’re doing in partnership with Jaftex.  If you’re brand new to sewing, perhaps you're returning to sewing after a long hiatus,
Color coming your way! Our dramatic duffle has a soft, round shape and an easy going, shoulder sling style. Boho patchwork and ribbons adorn the outside, and we haven’t forgotten to add plenty of handy pockets on the inside. The stunning fabric is the new Fluent collection by Anna Maria Horner for FreeSpirit Fabrics.  S4H
Whatever you’re sewing, there are a lot of seams, edges, and layers happening in the background. If they haven’t been properly pressed along the way, your finished item will never have the crisp, smooth appearance that marks it as a professional looking project.  What’s the difference between pressing and ironing? They are often used interchangeably
With a slim silhouette and two deep pockets, this little pouch is a go-to accessory that can go-anywhere. We used two colors of waterproof canvas bound in fold-over elastic, and although you could certainly substitute a different fabric, we recommend staying with a mid-weight substrate, and the waterproof quality does further expand your go-anywhere possibilities. 
Keeping things on the straight and narrow just got a whole lot easier. The Janome Narrow Piping Foot is designed for piping with a cord diameter of about 3mm or less. It can be used to create beautiful narrow piping tape in your choice of custom fabric as well as to then attach that tape
A flat felled seam (also known as a welted seam) is a fabulous finish that looks good from both the front and back. The traditional way of creating this type of seam involves some rather precise trimming, folding, and pressing - picky work that can sometimes result in your fingertips getting awfully close to a
Sewing is rarely completely flat. More often than not, you’re working with layers, folds, and dimensional edges – especially in one of our favorite categories: Bags + Totes. The Janome Bi-Level Foot is precisely engineered to allow you to sew at a consistent width from the fold of a fabric.  The foot is split into

Wide wale corduroy is a top trend. Although it’s most often a choice in the garment category, we knew it would also make a gorgeous tote. We chose a solid ice white corduroy with bright cotton for the lining and striking webbing

THIS GIVEAWAY CLOSED AS OF 5/20/22. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. OUR LUCKY WINNER WAS: LUCILLE B. FROM FLORIDA  As a fitting complement to 2022, we recently rolled over to 22,000+ followers on Instagram! Adding this milestone to our already established Facebook and Pinterest platforms, then mixing in a growing YouTube channel, we’re feeling like
If you’ve been following along on our SIY-Sew It Yourself!™ adventures, you know there’s a lot going on behind the pretty pictures and easy instructions: from the fabric designers’ stories about how their collections come to be – to the careful steps we walk through here with the S4H team. Our goal has always been
It seems we’re always being told to, “Look at the big picture.” Solid advice, but sometimes… it’s the little stuff that’s more fun. As part of our S4H Tiny Trends of ’22, we took a look at some great little products available right now from our friends at Fat Quarter Shop. FQS truly has some

Whimsical Tula Pink fabric and eye-popping Tula webbing is paired with a solid faux suede for the upper trim and the clever front flap that covers deep, double front pockets. The lightly quilted texture keeps it fashionably fabulous.

Being able to clearly see what you’re working on is critical in sewing… truth be told, I think we can agree it’s critical to just about everything! Studies have shown good light is essential to overall well-being. If you or someone you know suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or clinical light deprivation, you understand
We’re very excited to be working with Jaftex, their four quilt-shop-only brands, and over 350 retailers across the U.S. and Canada as part of the SIY-Sew It Yourself!™ program. It’s all about creating beginner-friendly projects to keep new and returning sewers inspired and motivated. For us, one of the most unique opportunities about this program

We love the vintage vibe of this great back-to-school, dual carry tote. Thicker fabric + topstitching detail work together to provide a perfect blend of softness and stability, and to show off the power and precision of Janome machines.

Detailed fussy cutting and precise stitching create an apron that is truly one of a kind, taking full advantage of the amazing Curiouser and Curiouser collection by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics, based on Alice and all her Adventures.

Our Love That Fabric series has been on a bit of a hiatus, but we’re back… and it’s better than ever because the return of the series features an amazing giveaway of samples from all three featured collections. If you’re a S4H fan, you know we are the ultimate fabric enthusiasts. There are so many

What are you favorite hobbies? This Etsy Shop embroidery package features favorites from baking to sewing to social photo-ing, and more! Designs are split into separate components so you can mix and match your favorite Images and Days.

This cool carryall can be worn as a backpack, crossbody, or carried by hand. Study canvas is combined with bright sport nylon plus extra accents in the faux leather base, webbing, and mesh. Don’t worry; those zippers are easy.

Fabric weaving plus decorative stitching in the ditch packs a powerful color punch! Start with one 40-piece jelly roll bundle, and with clever seaming and slicing, end up with two different, yet completely coordinated 20” pillows.

Do you have a posh pup or dapper dog? Then she or he certainly deserves a new fashion accessory. We designed this fast and easy bandana with an adjustable casing that slips right onto your dog’s collar. Pattern in S, M + L.

Your sewing machine is probably the largest item in your sewing space. But it likes to surround itself with lots of little things. When you're sewing, you need easy access to these smaller items so you're not jumping up and down every few minutes to find what's needed. Our cute and clever Apron Style Sewing

If you are brand new to garment sewing, try out your wings with this project. Learn how to apply facings, make a simple square sleeve, create a self-belt with belt loops, and get some fussy cutting practice.

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