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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
Squares in a square in a frame! It sounds fancy, but it’s really very easy – even if you’re brand new to patchwork. We all love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with tackling a challenge, but for many of us, turning around a fun little project in no time at all is the kind
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’re excited to debut a brand new partnership with Jaftex, their four quilt-shop-only brands, and over 350 retailers across the U.S. and Canada. The program is designed to keep new and returning sewers inspired and motivated. A record-breaking number of people pulled out sewing machines over the last 12-18 months to power through DIY face

We love the vintage vibe of this dual carry tote.Thicker fabric and topstitching detail work together to provide a perfect blend of softness and stability, and to show off the power and precision of our Janome studio 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

This Etsy Shop embroidery package features some favorite hobbies: 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 a dapper dog? Then she or he certainly deserves a new spring wardrobe, including one of our fun dog bandanas. We’ve come up with a super fast and easy option that has an adjustable casing so you can slip this fashion accessory right onto your dog’s collar. Our
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.

Holiday fancy: precision decorative stitching runs across the apron’s bodice and forms the “strings” for the skirt’s sparkling ornament appliqués that augment the apron’s empire waist, piping accents, and wide sash ties.

Looking at something from different angles is a smart approach for most things in life. It’s also the idea behind the 3-in-1 Series we developed with our friends and sponsor, Janome America. This Series shows one project done three ways on three different machines. The first apron in the series: Easy Elegance debuted this past

This pretty apron shows off a number of fun embellishments and sewing techniques. And it’s one of THREE different looks built on a basic design that features an empire waist, piping accents, patch pockets, and wide sash ties.

Who says functional can't also be fabulous?! This generously-sized tote is a perfect carryall for everything from daily chores to weekend getaways. The popular pattern originally debuted “way back when” on the S4H site and was then updated to be featured in our debut Bags & Totes book. We’ve now brought it back, making it
It’s the little things that can make a big difference! You might not give your sewing pins a second thought, simply reaching for them in your pincushion or pin tray where they’re clustered together without much rhyme or reason. But these little bits of steel and plastic have a big job. They’re responsible for holding

One bag done three ways! It’s fun to see how a basic bag can evolve. This is the third version of our Trio, featuring straight line quilting across the upper panels, plus an adjustable, detachable strap and zippered front pocket.

Our Bright Spot Tote series shows one bag project done 3 ways on three different machines. Our basic big, bold design finishes at a generous 16” x 16” x 7” with clean lines and layered structure accented with precise topstitching.

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