Gather some colorful fabric and program a gorgeous machine embroidery design, and you can create your own fabric gift bags. Go with a seasonal theme, pick a motif to match the recipient’s favorite hobby or hint at what’s inside the bag, or simply pull out a few of your favorite scraps or leftover pre-cuts and
Finishing at just 7½” high, this scaled-down stocking is an ideal addition to your holiday decorating. Use it as table décor, a napkin + utensil holder, an elegant place card or to adorn a gift box.  It’s a real stocking, which makes it easy to slip a few trinkets, sprigs or blossoms into the open

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.

Spring flowers as a gift: Good. Spring flowers as a gift in a beautifully wrapped vase you made yourself: Great! You need just small scraps of fabric, ribbon, and felt. We include steps for the cute rolled rose embellishment.

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!

A basic box bottom bag becomes a top-notch Halloween Treat Bag thanks to three Frightful Faces made from Iron On Patches plus a few bits and pieces from your own scrap stash. Not trick-or-treating? They’re fun as indoor décor too.

Fussy. Cut. It means having your way with fabric, manipulating it to best showcase motifs and colors. This pillow trio was originally made in Tula’s De La Luna Halloween-themed fabric, but they’d be smashing in any of your faves.

A little wicked glamour and a wicked little spider come together to make a spellbinding Halloween mini mask. It's what the most beguiling witches are wearing this season; combining spider web construction with a practical soft fleece backing. Your jeweled spider continues to weave its web while you bewitch those who dare to cross your

Our zombie pair is friendly and helpful as they hold your pins. You can tell by their tattered pink hearts they aren’t out to do any harm! Create their unique personalities with just a few bits of floss, felt, and button accents.

With a scrunched top, wilting flowers, and stowaway spider, this hat is the most hauntingly hideous of haute couture – and our most popular Halloween project ever! We love to bring it back every year. There’s a full, free pattern.

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. Use it to add a splash of nautical fun to freshen-up your Spring décor.

The pretty stand-up ruffle rings the top of each stocking; its clever reverse seam 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
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

Warmer Summer days mean it’s time to plan a picnic. Our double layer blanket is simple and quick; you could start it after lunch and be using it by dinner. Reinforced corners with grommets let you spike the blanket into the ground.

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 sweet and soft! 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.

There he sits: a super sweet softie who combines nubby cotton chenille with smooth, retro-inspired cotton for a soft vintage look. He’s definitely one-of-a-kind. We list all the elements we used, but the fabric combos are endless.

A personalized shadow box is a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion. Our samples celebrate a new baby and a wedding; it would also be lovely as a birthday memory box or to mark an anniversary 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,

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.

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