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

At Sew4Home, we save all the beautiful ribbon scraps from our projects, which gives us a great stash to pull from for projects like these beautiful bookmarks. Most of our samples were made using the gorgeous jacquard ribbon from our friends at Renaissance Ribbons. Because of their intricate designs and rich colors, jacquard ribbons are
The most basic of box bottom bags becomes a top-notch Halloween Treat Bag thanks to three Frightful Faces made from Dritz Products and Notions as well as a few bits and pieces from your own scrap stash. Iron-on Lettering personalizes each bag and a sturdy 1” Dritz Belting handle means your little ghosts and goblins
Fussy. Cut. We love to have our way with fabric, manipulating it to best showcase motifs and colors. Clever fussy cutting allows you to tell a story with your project. And when you’re working with fabric as amazingly detailed as De La Luna by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics, the options are endless. We’ve created

A little wicked glamour and a wicked little spider come together to make a spellbinding Halloween mask. It’s what the most beguiling witches are wearing this season; combining…

We believe zombies actually enjoy being pincushions! It’s a nice way for them to relax; being the walking dead is kind of hard work. However, our zombie pair is friendly and not dangerous at all as they hold pins for you at your sewing or cutting table. You can tell by their tattered pink hearts

Real starfish belong in tide pools. Our starfish pillow belongs on your sofa… or bed or chair or bench. The quick and easy project has a full pattern and is a perfect way to add a splash of nautical fun to freshen-up your décor.

When things turn hot-hot-hot in the great outdoors, it's "bring-your-own-shade" kind of weather. Our fun portable shade tent fits the bill. It's perfect as a children's outdoor playhouse as well as a comfy lounge cabana for "big kids" to relax, read, and doze. We show you how to create the easy-to-assemble PVC frame as well

A pretty stand-up ruffle rings the top of each stocking; its clever reverse seam is hidden by the accent ribbon, keeping the lining smooth and clean. We provide a free pattern download sized to cut from a single fat quarter.

It might seem like woolen mittens, snowmen, and twinkling lights are in the distant future, but if you're a planner – it's never too early to start your holiday décor and gift sewing. Give yourself plenty of time to finish without working 'round the clock (the normal option when the woolen mittens, snowmen, and twinkling
Gift card, credit card, business card; this three-pocket mini wallet holds them all. We used pre-cuts, highlighted with stunning Renaissance Ribbons. You can create multiple cases with a single one-yard length, mixing and matching with fabric scraps or pre-cuts you have on hand. They are a fun and easy project you can finish in an
A classic zippered clutch is great for all types of situations. How you blend your fabrics, notions, and embellishments is what defines the finished style – from everyday casual to evening elegance. We're working in elegance category for this project, showing you how to combine two boldly graphic exterior fabrics with the rich texture of

Plan a picnic for Dad’s special day. Our double layer blanket is so fast and easy, you could start it after lunch and be using it by dinner. Reinforced corners with grommets let you securely spike the blanket into the ground.

It's the time of year for outdoor events, which means outdoor sitting – often on "non-chair surfaces." From summer concerts to Shakespeare in the Park, when the weather turns wonderful, activities move to more natural venues. These beautiful, wide open spaces can offer an auditorium made from a soft green meadow. Actually, they're more likely
One wedding accessory that has remained popular over the last several years is the bridal gown sash. We found them as a recommendation in wedding planning articles as well as for sale on a variety of sites, from high-end bridal specialty boutiques to Etsy. However, the price of this popularity was steep: $200-$600 and up! With

Lolly, Chester, and Flora – our trio of bunny pals – are extra huggable! The free pattern can be used to create your own unique pal, adapting the style of fleece, cotton, and accessories to bring out each bunny’s personality.

Stuffed animals make me happy. They live on my desk at home and in the Sew4Home studio, so I can glance over at them when I'm having a bad day or when someone has shot down another one of my 'spectacular' ideas. There they sit. Always calm, always smiling. Funny Bunny is a super sweet

Our kitchen towel Ruffle Bunnies are ready to hop-to-it and help with your dish drying. Download our free appliqué templates to make a one towel or the full set of three. As you know, bunnies have many friends and relations, so they like to have lots of company.

A personalized shadow box is a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion. Our samples celebrate a new baby and a wedding; they’d also be lovely as a Father’s Day memory box or to mark a graduation milestone.

“Up against the wall.” “We’re stuck on you.” “If these walls could talk.”  The introductory lines came fast and furiously for this article about the new designer wallpaper from Hawthorne Supply Co.. But what it finally came down to was: Wow. Just. Wow. We’ve always loved wallpaper – just not putting up wallpaper. In fact,

Use these energy savers year ‘round. When old man winter is at the door, they keep heat in and drafts out. In the summer, they help keep cool air inside and heat and humidity outside. Good in smoky conditions too!

The name is due to its similarity to the wide, ornate straps musicians use to hold their guitars. By changing how the ends attach, they’re also a fun way to update any bag that uses a removable strap. We added die cuts!

Turn a plain spiral notebook into your own inspiring journal with our step-by-step instructions. The notebook is removable so you can fill it up with plans and dreams, then easily slip a refill into the same pretty cover.

One week and counting… it’s officially the Festival of the Last Minute. We’re right there with you and have put together a set of four nearly-no-sew projects that use Dritz hardware and tools to make the steps easy and the results outstanding. We worked with two layers of craft weight glitter vinyl to fashion a
The cloth napkin; you simply can't ask for an easier home décor project. If you are just getting started in sewing or teaching someone new, napkins are an instant-gratification winner. If you're already a pro, they're a fast and fun project. And this time of year, when the holidays are almost upon us, they're a
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