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Mini Clean Surface Mats in Laminated Cotton

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 1:00

When you're on-the-go, eating at food courts or on outdoor picnic tables, do you ever wonder where to sit or put your food? Sometimes those surfaces look a bit questionable at best. And, experiments with cold and flu germs have shown they can remain active on hard surfaces for up to 48 hours. Yikes! Our set of Mini Clean surface Mats is a great way to help keep things sanitary. Not only are they cute as can be, they roll up and secure with a wrap strap so they're easy to carry. Lay them out anywhere for a clean surface: one for your meal and one to sit on. When done, simply wipe clean with a sanitizing spray, re-roll. and drop back in your bag for the next stop.

Slim Crossbody Shoulder Pouch: Dritz Belting and Hardware

Monday, 11 February 2019 1:00

We all seem to love the little things: kittens and puppies, babies in tiny baby gear, even mini muffins are cuter and more irresistible than their full size counterparts. So it goes for smaller pouches meant to hold just the necessities when you’re out and about. It’s one of our most popular project categories! We continue to have a blast with the new Dritz Belting, using it this time in the colorful 1” width to create an adjustable strap for a handy crossbody shoulder pouch.

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Heart-Themed Gift Bags in Burlap & Cotton

Friday, 08 February 2019 1:00

We know you love fast and easy projects, and we also know Valentine's Day is creeping ever closer. But we also know this doesn't mean you want to skimp on cute or stylish! We have you covered with these sweet little sacks. First off, they use just tiny bits of fabric and ribbon, so other than a little bit of burlap, you're likely to already have everything you need on hand. If not, the amount of fabric and notions required is small – or buy in bulk and set up a gift bag assembly line for all your Valentines. The finished bags are as cute as the proverbial button with a rustic style that works for young and old... and in between.

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Fold-over, Zippered Clutch with Circular Decorative Stitching

Thursday, 07 February 2019 1:00

We love looking for ways to use decorative stitching. It can add just the right pop of embellishment to a project. This striking oversize clutch provides the perfect large, solid surface for concentric rings of stitching applied with the Janome Circular Sewing Attachment in a bold, 9mm stitch width. Vary the fabric palette, the coordinating print, and the thread colors to create your unique look.

On-the-Go Diaper Case & Changing Pad

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 1:00

Sometimes you just need the essentials for a quick trip out with baby: a few diapers, wipes, and a changing pad will get you through most situations. Better still if those essentials can be packed in a clever case that looks great... like a trendy little bag instead of a bulky carrier with giant cartoon animals that screams, "Baby stuff in here!" 

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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Drawstring Bonnet Basket for Valentine's & More

Thursday, 31 January 2019 1:00

Structured on the bottom, soft on the top. Sounds like the making of a comfy mattress, but it's also the clever construction that creates our adorable Bonnet Baskets. The walls and base of the basket use a combination of fusible foam and rigid interfacing to form a perfect round shape that stands up on its own - even when filled to the brim. The drawstring top is soft and flexible, creating a billowy cap to cover and secure the basket's contents.

Silky Satin and Soft Flannel Pillowcases

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 1:00

Pillowcases are a fast and easy project that is perfect for beginning sewers. These lovelies combine the silkiness of solid satin with the pretty softness of flannel. We’ve used the “burrito style” construction method for this pillowcase project, which creates nicely finished seams inside and out with an easy roll-and-turn method.

No-Sew Ribbon Chokers

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 1:00

Every few decades, the choker returns to make us all hold our heads a littler higher! These simple ribbon necklaces are a striking accent that can be dressed up or down. The choker is trending again right now as a statement accessory, according to high-profile style watchers from Elle to Vogue to MarieClaire and all across the Pinterest universe. We show you how to make no-sew chokers, using beautiful ribbon and some standard jewelry findings. 

Fabric Gift Envelopes for Valentine’s Day

Monday, 28 January 2019 1:00

Paper envelopes were originally developed in China, where paper itself was invented prior to the second century BCE. Up until 1845, all envelopes were handmade, each individually cut to the appropriate shape out of a single rectangular sheet of paper. Makes you kind of impressed by the ol’ envelope doesn’t it?! In today’s digital world, the envelope is used less and less, but its functionality is hard to ignore. In honor of Valentine’s Day, which is just around the corner, we’ve created a clever, and very pretty, fabric envelope. It ties shut with a bow and can hold any number of magical missives. Plus, it can be used over and over again, which makes it a green gift alternative. We tucked in a package of flower seeds along with a special card. You can download a bouquet of eight different full-color cards – each with a unique Valentine… or any time, sentiment.

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