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Lush & Plush Trends from Fabric.Com: Faux Fur Pull-Thru Scarf & Cuffed Gloves

Monday, 07 November 2011 9:00

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Walk into any store selling clothing or accessories this season, and right there in the front display you will see it: faux fur! It is everywhere, especially these adorable sets of faux fur scarves and gloves. Super trendy: check! Super duper easy: double check! With a little bit of fur and a little bit of time, you can create beautiful matching scarves and cuffed gloves for yourself and everyone on your holiday list. Part of our Lush & Plush Series sponsored by Fabric.com, both of these projects are fast, easy and fun. The scarf has just three seams and a big 'buttonhole-like' opening for the pull-through. The cuffs take a little measuring, only one seam, and some hand stitching. Stylishly cozy in about an hour!

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Lush & Plush Trends from Fabric.com: Minky and Satin Baby Blankets

Friday, 04 November 2011 9:00

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Recently, movie star and trendsetter, Nicole Kidman was photographed holding baby Faith wrapped in a plush pink baby blanket with a lush satin ruffle. Dozens of commenters on the photo demanded to know where she got that adorable blanket. Nicole's not telling, but no worries because we have an even cuter design you can make yourself. It's part of our new S4H Series sponsored by Fabric.com: the lush-est, plushest, most trendy fabrics for Fall and Winter. Mar Bella Minky and rich satin combine today for this double-sided beauty!

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Lush & Plush Trends from Fabric.com: Faux Fur Blanket and Pillow

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 9:00

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We love all the projects we get to create here at Sew4Home, but there are some that rise to the top. Certain special ones we want to keep for ourselves to decorate our own homes as opposed to just display in the S4H studio. Today's faux fur throw and pillow certainly make that list. So easy yet so luxuriously elegant, we couldn't stop hugging them. Part of our specialty fabric series sponsored by Fabric.com, the steps are so simple, you'll spend more time vacuuming up all the stray fur than actually sewing. One or both would make great gifts... that is if you are able to let them go once you're done. We couldn't! Make two... there'll be less crying.

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Lush & Plush Trends from Fabric.com: Tuxedo Pillowcases in Flannel

Monday, 31 October 2011 9:00

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What does GQ suggest for the best-dressed bed linens this season? Formal flannel of course! Welcome to our newest S4H Series: we're diving into the lush-est, plushest, most trendy fabrics for Fall and Winter. Sponsored by the friendly folks at Fabric.com, we have a range of projects, tips and product reviews to get you working like a pro with flannel, Minky, faux fur and faux leather. Today, we have the perfect gift for the guy on your list: our 'well-suited' pillowcases in Tailor Flannels by Timeless Treasures from Fabric.com. They're stylish yet soft, and are such a clever way to wake up the snappy dresser in your life.

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Butterscotch & Rose Pretty Piped Pillow #3 - Framed 'n' Fabulous

Friday, 28 October 2011 9:00

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The final entry in our Pretty Piped Pillow Series is a gorgeous octagon, which features a double framed square and clever corner triangles. As with the other pillows in this series, the patchworking looks much more complex than it really is. Make sure your initial cuts are precise, and assembly will be a snap. We show you how to add the piping and how to alter your pillow form to fit the unique shape.

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One Hour Wonder: The Placemat Tote

Thursday, 27 October 2011 9:00

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Eat breakfast on it this morning, turn it into a handbag this afternoon. Well... maybe skip the eating breakfast part to avoid orange juice stains. This terrific tote started its life as a pretty placemat! Construction is fast, easy... and inexpensive. All you need are a placemat with an eye-catching design, four plastic grommets, and a little bit of fabric for the handle. You might even have a few placemats in your linen cabinet that would fit the bill. Definitely a candidate for the 'this-would-make-a-great-gift' list. 

Butterscotch & Rose Pretty Piped Pillow #2 - Diamonds 'n' Tufting

Monday, 24 October 2011 9:00

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I call this our "jewel box pillow" because it features three rows of diamonds. But in the world of patchwork, a diamond is really just a square turned on point. So the complex-looking front of this pretty pillow is actually six simple rows stitched together on the diagonal. Fooled ya, didn't we?! We add piping and covered buttons to soften the angles of the diamonds and triangles. Joanna Figueroa's lovely Butterscotch & Rose collection is the perfect fabric choice. The colors are rich and creamy and the patterns elegant. But in true Joanna fashion, nothing ever feels stuffy or dated.

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Half Hour Wonder: Fab Fall Belts

Friday, 21 October 2011 9:00

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Belts are all over the torso this year. From hip huggers that add shape to a shift, waist-cinchers for a pretty feminine look, and empire waist belts for a figure-enhancing trendy look. Pick your position, cut, sew and go. These 30-minute wonders are easy and satisfying to make; a classic plaid adds a lovely touch of fall to your wardrobe, especially when mixed with something unexpected.       

ScrapBusters: Key Fobs

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 9:00

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This ScrapBusters project is not only really fun to make, it is an awesome low-cost gift idea. We found the key fob hardware at Ribbon Retreat, one of our Shopping Directory vendors, for just 50 cents each... 40 cents if you buy a bunch. If you have fabric and trim scraps on hand (and who doesn't???), you can make a super cool little gift for under $1.00! We made a version for Mom and one for Dad as well as a trendy Teen version and one as the perfect Teacher gift. Fast, fun and inexpensive... it's a triple treat.

Butterscotch & Rose Pretty Piped Pillow #1 - Round 'n' Round

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 9:00

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We got a sneak peek at Joanna Figueroa's lovely Butterscotch & Rose collection awhile back and had been noodlin' on how we wanted to use it. The colors are rich and creamy and the patterns elegant. But in true Joanna fashion, nothing ever feels stuffy or dated. Instead, she injects a modern energy into the charm of a nostalgic color palette. Like a cashmere sweater worn over your favorite jeans; it's comfortable and stylish in one fell swoop. We decided a trio of patchworked pillows answered our creative question. Today, download our free wedge pattern to make a pretty round pinwheel pillow.

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