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.
Festive + fancy! Precision decorative stitching runs across this apron’s bodice and forms the “strings” for the skirt’s sparkling ornament appliqués. We love the empire waist, piping accents, and wide sash ties.
Stash and store necessities when you’re out and about. Use with your own clip-on wrist strap as a mini purse or ditch the strap and pop the pouch into a larger tote. A beginner-friendly project, but with fun, new techniques to try.
Here’s an easy way to expand your face mask wardrobe in no time, using fabric scraps or a bandana. If you or someone you know does not sew or you simply need a super fast (5 minutes) alternative, this easy, no-sew project is for you.
Faux sherpa, made from fleece, is the perfect toasty choice for cold weather accessories. And, it’s easy and economical to add its soft texture. We paired ours with another cozy favorite: plaid flannel. Don’t forget the jumbo poms!
To keep your lips moist and protected from the elements, your best defense is a good offense: constant swipes from your trusty tube of lip balm. Make sure that tube is always handy with our key ring cases. A great gift idea.
A warm-you-up neck cowl can get you through wicked weather in style. It’s like a mini scarf that buttons around your neck. Ours is smooth flannel on the outside and soft luxury fleece on the inside. Toasty times two!
Go Hands Free! We put a number of Janome specialty presser feet to work to handle thicker layers, piping application, and seam finishing. Using the right foot for the job always makes a project faster, easier + more professional.
Scrunchies are super fast and fun and take just a tiny bit of fabric and elastic. Ours are done with a unique double-turn method that eliminates the hard center seam found in many other styles. Pretty with or without a tie.
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.
When you don’t need a full bag, this gorgeous strap wrap lets you sling a mat over your shoulder and go. We figured out all the wrapping, turning, and securing challenges for you, so you can put it together in a snap.
Make a full length wrap for women and/or a waist wrap for men. Both are bound with eye-catching quilting cotton to add an extra punch of color. Great for yourself or as a snuggly gift. Drying off just got a lot more stylish.
Turn standard off-the-rack T-shirts into something special with pockets, decorative stitching, inset panels, and cropping. It’s a super simple way to use up fabric and trim scraps to create an instant wardrobe upgrade.
Got a minute? Make a belt! These fashion-in-a-flash cuties go from start to finish in less than 30 minutes. It’s an excellent excuse to try those decorative stitches hiding on your sewing machine.
Warm weather and sunny skies mean it’s time to show a little leg! Try this flirty little fast and easy skirt in soft double gauze with a comfy elastic waist and kicky bottom ruffle. Perfect for strolling under bright, blue skies.
There’s an elastic channel through the middle, allowing this scarf to ruche up into a fun, ruffly shape secured at each end with a pretty little bow. Pull it up tight for lots of ruffles. Loosen it for long, gentle waves.
Simple ribbon necklaces are a striking accent that can work with nearly any outfit. We show you 5 no-sew solutions that combine beautiful ribbon and some standard jewelry findings. A fun activity for kids and teens.
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.
The name is due to its similarity to the wide, ornate straps musicians use to hold their guitars. By changing how the ends attach, it’s also a fun way to update any bag that uses a removable strap. We added die cuts!
Their utilitarian, get-down-to-business style works well for women, men, even kids. You’ll love the tough riveted canvas, zippered pocket, and a cool slide buckle belt to cinch in place at waist or hip level.
We love the look and creativity of handmade, but that doesn’t mean we never buy at the store. Try these fast and easy ways to customize an off-the-rack cardigan with decorative elastics and fasteners.
Soft and warm – the two just go together. Our double-sided infinity loop scarf is super fast and fun. And, with so many great color and design options in both fleece and faux fur, you can bundle up everyone on this year’s gift list.
There’s power in plaid! Dress it up or dress it down. Our popular scarf design uses a double layer of cozy plaid flannel with classic fringed ends. It’s a great alternative to wool, which can be itchy to wear around your face and neck.
These wide, tie-front belts can add a touch of bohemian style to your Fall and Winter wardrobe. We used long quilting stitches to accent our fabric’s design motifs, then placed a few pretty seed beads at focal points for texture.
Elastic shirring creates a wonderful stretchy texture. It occupies the space between the simplicity of gathering and the intricacy of hand-smocking. We cover the technique itself as well as several project ideas.
Wrap up in a long swath of softness with our beautiful, diaphanous scarf. Start with a voile, batiste or similar, add a perfectly centered finished seam, then create a line of tiny, twisted floss cords along both ends.
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.
You’ve seen these types of headbands everywhere. One is accordion-pleated so you can adjust the pleats to wear it wide or narrow; the other is a turban style with a classic front knot. Bad hair day be gone!
Long the purview of over-dressed little boys, dapper accountants, and Bill Nye the Science Guy; we’re blasting out of the bow tie box. Unique fabrics and designs create 3 quirky, confident, and stylish ways to wear a bow tie.
Ribbon artist, Elaine Schmidt brings us this detailed Guest Tutorial that takes you through the steps to create a classic ribbon petal cockcade – a gorgeous embellishment for a bag or to accent a pillow or drapery tieback.
Help Mom keep clothes clean and dust-free in her closet. Plastic dry cleaning bags left on garments can cause fabrics to yellow and many emit unhealthy chemical fumes. Our covers are reusable, washable, and so very pretty!
Soft receiving blankets and cute little hats are a classic combo to delight a new mama and daddy. If you are brand new to knits, we also link to our full Sewing with Knits tutorial for helpful tips, tools, and techniques.
Something useful for yourself or great as a gift. Our key fobs use just tiny bits of fabric and notions, and they’re fast and fun. In fact they were so fun, we did 5 samples, adding piping, stitching, embroidery, and ribbon.
Made of soft knit as a simple tube, it’s a 4-in-1 solution: pull up over your nose and mouth to protect, stretch over your head as a hair cover, scrunch down into a headband, keep around your neck for warmth.
Infinity scarves are a trend that just keeps growing. You can find them in everything from chunky wools to to sheer voiles to this wide wrap in a sparkling knit. Finishes at apx. 86″ x 12” – enough length for a double or triple loop.