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Fast Fridays: Hanging Pocket

Friday, 07 February 2020 1:00

If you’re like us, you love pockets. Pants, skirts, coats… if they don’t have pockets, forget it! So what better shape to turn into a handy holder? We created a unique pattern that allows the top of the pocket to curve outward, which fits so many more options than a traditional flat pocket. A large plastic grommet at the top lets you hang it from a knob or a hook. 

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Fast Fridays for Valentines Day: Vase Wraps with Felt Rose Accents

Friday, 31 January 2020 1:00

Clear glass vases… we all seem to end up with a cupboard full of them in various sizes. They can be quite lovely individually, but it can be difficult to use them in a grouping. In addition, because they are clear, you can see through to the floral arrangement’s stems and leaves, which may not be as pretty as you’d like! We have an easy answer: vase wraps. This is a Fast Fridays tutorial, so you know it will be quick and easy. And, even better, you’ll use just small cuts of fabric, interfacing, lining, and felt; also making it an excellent ScrapBusters project. We thought it would be the perfect touch for your Valentine's Day table. 

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Fast Fridays: Tortilla or Flatbread Warmer

Friday, 08 November 2019 1:00

A freshly warmed tortilla or flatbread is a wonderful accompaniment to dozens of different meals. However, keeping things warm from the oven or stove to the table is a challenge. You could wrap them in paper towels and then foil, but that’s quite wasteful. Time to put your DIY skills to work to create a reusable warmer. Just slip in the tortilla or flatbread, close the flap, and zap. 

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Fast Fridays: Scrunchies with Optional Tie

Friday, 25 October 2019 1:00

They’re back! This hairstyle mainstay of the 80s is one of the top trends this year for pulling up your pony. Scrunchies are super fast and fun and take just a tiny bit of fabric and elastic, which makes them a great fit for our Fast Fridays series – projects that are all about creating something wonderful in no time at all. Our scrunchies are done with a unique double-turn method that eliminates the hard center seam found is many other styles. The traditional construction method has a bulky overlapped seam that leaves a flat spot in the scrunchie, and who wants their scrunchie-ness interrupted with that?! Read on to learn our technique for a smooth, stretchy circle. 

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Fast Fridays: Hot Handle Sleeves

Friday, 23 August 2019 1:00

Hot pads and oven mitts are great, but sometimes can be overkill when all you need to do is protect your hand when holding a hot pan or pot handle while cooking. Time to downsize with a slip-on hot handle sleeve. Ours finishes, when bound, at approximately 3¼” x 6¼”, with the opening itself 2⅜” x 5¾”, which is designed to fit most standard cookware handles and is the same size as the options we found available from retail outlets. As always, we recommend testing the pattern against your handle of choice and increasing and decreasing as needed for your best fit.

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Fast Fridays: Rope Handle Summer Box Tote

Friday, 14 June 2019 1:00

A tropical print exterior and natural rope handles give this small box tote its beachy beauty. Perfect for sunny day outings and easy enough to make in a single summer afternoon. It finishes at just 12” x 9” x 5” – not too big, not too tiny, just right to carry over the shoulder, over the arm, or by hand.

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Fast Fridays: Luxury Sleep Masks

Friday, 03 May 2019 1:00

Sleep masks are more than beauty essentials. These small yet effective relaxation tools can help you get the light-free, restful sleep you deserve. This project is a three-in-one winner: quick and easy as part of our Fast Fridays series, an excellent ScrapBusters option, and a great gift idea for Mother’s Day, which will be here before you know it! Our masks combine pretty quilting cotton on the outside, with a sweet ruffle, and soothing Mulberry Silk Charmeuse on the inside. 

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Fast Fridays: Easter Basket

Friday, 12 April 2019 1:00

You could go buy one of those cellophane wrapped, plastic filled, neon colored Easter baskets. It’s easy, right? Just grab and go. But, you know how to sew. Plus, you know the power of handmade to create a lasting memory. And, wouldn’t you rather have a beautiful basket to fill and refill long after the chocolate eggs and marshmallow Peeps® are gone? Our fabric Easter Basket is still easy, which is why it fits into our Fast Fridays series, but it’s also prettier, sturdier, and endlessly reusable.

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Fast Fridays: Broomstick Tassels and Yarn Chubbies

Friday, 29 March 2019 1:00

We use traditional tassels often as a fun embellishment for linens, cushions, bags, and more. But in true Sew4Home fashion, we weren’t content to settle for traditional. So we have two unique tassel styles for you: the Broomstick Tassel with a sleek, floss-wrapped hanging loop, and the fantastical Yarn Chubbies, which we think look like fluffy little dancing dolls. It’s all part of our Fast Fridays series that is all about whipping up something wonderful in no time at all. 

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Fast Fridays: Clothesline Hearts Appliquéd Napkins

Friday, 01 February 2019 1:00

When you’re full of love, let it show! We’re hanging our hearts on a curlicue clothesline for everyone to see. The Sew4Home Fast Fridays series is all about whipping out something wonderful in no time at all. When you start with a set of purchased napkins, all that’s left is the easy appliqué. We show you a clever trace and stitch technique that will make quick work of one, two, three or a table full of napkins.

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