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Precision decorative stitching runs across the apron’s bodice and forms the “strings” for the ornament appliqués along the skirt. These sparkling embellishments augment the apron’s empire waist, piping accents, and wide sash ties.

Looking at something from different angles is a smart approach for most things in life. It’s also the idea behind the 3-in-1 Series we developed with our friends and sponsor, Janome America. This Series shows one project done three ways on three different machines. The first apron in the series: Easy Elegance debuted this past

This pretty apron shows off a number of fun embellishments and sewing techniques. And it’s one of THREE different looks built on a basic design that features an empire waist, piping accents, patch pockets, and wide sash ties.

Let this pretty kitty keep watch over the rest of the pillows on your sofa or bed. The bold silhouette with its sweet dimensional bow is truly the Cat’s Meow. Our appliqué design is a free download, including the lettering.

We used Tabby Road by Tula Pink, a purrrrfect collection to flaunt your feline love, but you get to choose your own best fabric combo. Our free pattern download gives your bag the unique curved shape with its flat bottom.

With this design, we've packed a whole lot of style into one half apron. To start, why settle for a single skirt fabric when you can feature a double-layer of beauty?! We then added jaunty oval pockets trimmed with piping, pretty tucks on the flounce layer, and a rick rack hem on the underskirt. You'll
As sweet as…? You fill in the blank! For our part, we’re going to go with: as sweet as a fresh batch of birthday cupcakes with extra sprinkles. This pretty half apron is as sweet as that and more! In fact, it was so sugar and spice pretty, we couldn’t stop with just one, making

We call this a “jewel box pillow” because of its rows of diamonds. But a diamond is just a square turned on point. So the front is really just six simple rows stitched on the diagonal. Piping and covered buttons soften the angles.

Words are wonderful, aren't they? I especially love it when one word has lots of different uses. Take "weave" for example. In general, it simply means to go in and out. But it can be a verb or a noun or even an adjective. You weave a tale of mystery and intrigue; you can weave

When you think of patchwork, you usually think of quilting cotton. But there’s no rule! We added luxury into the mix with a jewel box blend of silk dupioni in Tiffany blue, glittering silver, burnished gold, and rich ebony.

It has all the traits needed to rocket to the top of the totes. Precision cutting – both straight and on the bias, piping accents, and corded handles are just a few of the styling particulars that give this bag its iconic appeal.

Create a beautiful chair cushion with accent piping and nice square corners but without any stress! There’s no side gusset; we use box corners instead. And the piping is attached as individual strips, so no tricky corners.

This pillow features a unique way to make ordinary piping pop. You start with jumbo piping, which requires a wide fabric strip as a wrap. This fabric strip then becomes the base for two rows of bold decorative stitching.

Close your eyes and imagine your mom, your grandma, maybe a favorite next door neighbor. The woman who was always wearing an apron as she bustled through her spring chores. This pretty apron is designed on that memory.

Search the Internet for “how to make piping," and you're likely to find yourself smack dab in the middle of a cake decorating class. It seems learning to pipe frosting into something decorative is a highly sought-after skill. Well, so is making and attaching piping to sewn projects! Watch out, cake decorators; next time you
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