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Classic Border Trim Pillowcases with Mini Welcome Placards: S4H Holiday Gift Guide

Monday, 03 December 2018 1:00

Do you have family and friends staying at your home for the holidays? Yes! Do you have time and money to make all new holiday bed linens for your guest room? No! Then simply change out the pillowcases. It's a super fast, easy, inexpensive way to add a little holiday cheer. Our instructions show you how to make two standard size pillowcases using just 1½ yards of main fabric and ½ yard of contrasting trim fabric. There's also a free download for two cute mini placards you can use to welcome your guests to their rooms.

The Sew4Home Classic Safari Duffle

Thursday, 29 November 2018 1:00

Can't you picture Harrison Ford slinging this amazing duffle over his shoulder as Indiana Jones?! We blended heavy cotton canvas and faux leather with webbing and brass zipper accents for the dashing exterior. Inside is a tough rip-stop nylon lining. Even if you're not a world-renowned archeologist and adventurer, this bag is is great way to pack your stuff, whether you're heading across town to the gym or getting away for the weekend. It is a Sew4Home Classic Bag – one of our most popular! The holidays are coming up, and this would make a very nice gift for your personal action hero. The combination of fabrics, colors and textures has the perfect feel – a little bit retro and a whole lot cool.  

Small Patchwork Table Runner with Straight Line Quilting

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 1:00

This lovely quilted runner finishes at just 16" wide x 30" long. It's almost more like a jumbo placemat, but a great size for smaller tables or breakfast bars, and perfect as the center décor on a larger table. The pretty patchwork center features four 'flying geese' blocks. If you're new to quilting, each of these blocks is made from one rectangle and two squares. When sewn, the pieces are transformed into a pattern of three triangles whose finished shape resembles the flying 'V' of migrating birds. The good thing is, the quilting version of flying geese is much, much quieter than the real version. Take it from someone who lived in the flight path of hundreds of Canadian geese. 

Faux Fur Bucket Bag with Cinched Top and Adjustable Strap: Shannon Fabrics

Monday, 26 November 2018 3:00

When was the last time you wanted to give your handbag a hug? This faux fur bucket bag is a great combination of structure and softness in the perfect smaller size. Its easygoing style can be dressed up or down so you’ll look great on the way to an evening at the ballet or a morning at the coffee shop. We love working with luxury faux fur from Shannon Fabrics; it’s very realistic in both look and feel and surprisingly easy to sew. If you’ve not tried your hand at faux fur before, read on to learn our favorite tips and tricks for the easiest, most professional results.

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Sleepover Bag with Matching Pillowcase in Holiday Flannel & Cotton

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 1:00

Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go. It's the season for traveling and spending time with friends and family. Sometimes that means a lot of people trying to find a place to sleep in a small space. If you're running out of room, the kids in the bunch will love this project: a cozy sleepover bag and matching pillowcase made in pretty holiday flannels and soft cotton. Remember, just because something is big in size doesn't mean it's big in complexity! Our step-by-step instructions and photos take you through the project with ease. Flannel is great to work with, and we used zipper-by-the-yard for the long side opening. You can stitch it flat, attaching the zipper pull later! We also added a cute, wraparound harness so the bag can be rolled and held securely with a built-in handle to carry it to the next holiday adventure. 

Structured Fabric Baskets in Two Sizes

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 1:00


It's a scientific fact that you can never have enough cool fabric baskets. And by "scientific" we mean, "everyone knows that!" This pretty two-piece set nests together, making them easy to store when not in use. But when would they not be in use?! They're great for the sewing room, kitchen, bath, and more. If you can bear to give them away, they'd also make excellent gift baskets. One project you can use a hundred ways.

Flannel and Sherpa Fleece Lovie featuring Penned Pals Flannel; Enter to Win Your Own Set of Softness

Monday, 19 November 2018 1:00

Small and soft; those are the requirements for a “lovie” – a cuddle-up-with-me blanket that is destined to become an instant favorite and a soothing companion for nap time, story time, or anytime a little soft security is needed. We worked with the adorable new flannels from the Penned Pals collection by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. We loved the hand-drawn critters and the wide selection of colors: pink, yellow, mint, blue, gray, black, and white. Kelle Boyd, the designer extraordinaire behind Ann Kelle sent along a full set of one-yard cuts of all the featured flannels. One lucky winner will get to make his/her very own lovie! This Great Giveaway closed on 12/3/18, thanks to everyone who participated. You can continue to enjoy the step-by-step lovie instructions!

“Jelly Beans” – Rice-Filled Microwavable Hand Warmers

Friday, 16 November 2018 3:00

Our mini warming pads feature a great-to-grip jelly bean shape. Heat in a microwave for 20-30 seconds to deliver up to 30 minutes of soothing heat. Perfect for pockets! A clever thumb loop helps make sure the beans don’t budge when slipped inside a coat or sweater pocket. This is an excellent ScrapBusters project or use up some of your favorite 5” charm square pre-cuts. We offer a downloadable pattern in three sizes plus a set of super cute tags. 

Tuxedo Pillowcases in Soft Flannel

Thursday, 15 November 2018 1:00


What does GQ suggest for the best-dressed bed linens this season? Formal flannel! Looking for the perfect gift for a special guy on your holiday gift list: our "well-suited" pillowcases in soft, garment style flannels might be just the thing. They're a clever way to wake up the snappy dresser in your life. Follow our suggestions listed below or put together your own wardrobe

Washed Canvas Tote with Belting Handles and Drawstring Lining: Dritz Sewing

Monday, 12 November 2018 1:00

This very versatile tote is a little like one of those Transformer toys. You think it’s one shape, then it morphs into another – and another! Dritz Heavy Duty Snaps on both side panels let you open it wide – to a full 6” depth – or cinch it down to a handy tapered top. The two-part lining pulls up to form a clever drawstring cover, protecting the contents inside… or just adding a pop of pretty color. But the real highlight of the tote is the new 1½” Dritz Belting for the handles. You’ve probably seen this style of belting/strapping on some of your favorite casual bags, but until now, it’s been hard to find for home DIY projects. Now you can “Do it with Dritz!”

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