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We get asked a lot about our favorite things. Folks are interested in what we choose and use on our projects, and we’re always happy to share. At the top of the list: our machines, which are always Janome. Click to find out why.
Start off the New Year right by showing the world your sewing pride. Our Sewing is a Real Life Survival Skill emblem is available as a finished sew-on patch. Just $5.99 including free shipping in the US.
Join us, along with our friends at Janome, as we pull together information, tutorials, and projects to rekindle sewing as a real life survival skill. Now is the time to remember, re-learn, and teach others how to create from scratch.
When going out in public, wearing a face mask is now required or recommended for all. If you or someone you know does not sew or if you simply need a super fast (5 minutes) alternative, this easy, no-sew project is for you.
Last Updated 11/16/20 – Face Masks + Hair Covers + Gowns + Fabric Suppliers. Find our favorite links to free patterns, the latest information, and more. We also love hearing unique tips from your corner of the world.
We’ve alphabetized 20 terms into a mini glossary. If you’re a pro, buzz through and see how many you know. If you’re new, use them as great vocabulary builders as well as to impress your non-sewing friends.
We all love little cheats and hacks! Our popular Cheat Cards cover important, need-to-know sewing tips and/or techniques in a handy business card size: 2” wide x 3½” high. Get the six card set for just $1.99 in our Etsy Shop.
Our list of the top 20 sewing misdemeanors, the little no-nos and uh-ohs we all try to get away with when we think no one is looking. But this year, we’re resolving to kick these bad habits to the curb. Which are you guilty of?
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…
We have dozens of S4H pillow projects for you to choose from. This article pulls together everything you need to know before launching into that pillow making: a little history, basic types, and what we recommend stuffing inside.
Mastering the proper mixology of color and motif is something designers spend years perfecting. But there are basics everyone can use to create a fabulous look. We’ve collected our Top 10 Designer Tips to get you started.
A twist on traditional. Check out these two unique tassel styles: the Broomstick Tassel with a sleek, floss-wrapped hanging loop, and the fantastical Yarn Chubbies, which we think look like fluffy little dancing dolls.
We all make mistakes, but many errors can be avoided with proper planning, attention to detail, and the wisdom to slow down. Take the time to consider the best practices that will provide the best results.
Learn contortion pleating, which involves twisting the gauze into a bound bundle then drying it in a conventional dryer or a microwave prior to final air drying. Learn to crinkle, then learn to make this gorgeous tasseled scarf.
We’re here help with the steps you’ve forgotten since high school geometry: parts of a circle, how wide to cut fabric to fit a circle, how to draw a circle without a pattern, and how to convert decimals to inches to work with Pi.
Though it’s hard to imagine, most fabric is still created on a loom – just as it was thousands of years ago! Technology makes the process much faster, but the basic principles are still the same. Learn about warp, weft, and more.
Start with an off-the-shelf hot pad and mitt set – we found ours for $2 – add some simple fabric and trim details and voila, style on a shoestring and a great gift idea. It’s also an excellent ScrapBusters project.
We go over our recommendations for what to have on hand if you’re just getting started in the world of sewing as well as a few favorites to add to your toolbox as you move up in your skill level and expand your projects.
When temperatures rise, one of the best quick-cooling spots on the body is your neck. Our fast and easy wraps use water absorbing crystals within the pockets of a long, tie-on tube for cooling power. For adults, kids, even pets.
When budgets get tight, repairing and re-purposing is the way to go to extend an item’s life. We explore some innovative ideas for using iron-on patches for scarves, t-shirts, pillows, and… of course, jeans.
Whether you’re sewing or just binge-watching a bit too much TV, you need to get up and move around. These ten simple exercises don’t require any special tools; use your own body to stretch and strengthen.
From cooking to organizing to looking good, these five favorites are sure to please. The supplies needed are minimal; you may already have the perfect options in your stash. To make your gift extra special, we have a set of free printable “Mom Said!”gift tags.