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The "fanny pack" is back. It's showing up alongside other flashback fashions from the seventies and eighties at Forever 21, Old Navy, and H&M. Of course, we felt a slightly new spin was in order for this favorite on-the-go storage solution. Our Mini Waist Pack version has been jazzed up with cool colors and a
Here's a fast and fabulous Valentine's gift idea everyone will love, because it includes both adorable fabric and yummy candy. We created a cellophane bag topper from small fabric squares, stitched on a personalized message of love, and sealed it with a secret quick-release basting stitch. When it's finished its job as a bag topper,

Spending some “at home time” cleaning your closets? Perhaps they could use a little freshening up as well with a sweet smelling sachet. Ours are filled with epsom salts scented with essential oil. Fast, easy and economical.

This one tutorial gives you all the basics you need to create the first of what will likely be many, many zipper pouches. Even if the mere mention of a zipper gives you the heebie-jeebies, there’s no better way to calm those fears than to master the Classic Zipper Pouch. We added a custom metal
Some mornings it feels like I make about 20 trips out to my car. Get all the way out there... Oops! No keys. Get all the way out there... Dang! Forgot a letter to mail. Get all the way out there... Hey! Where's my phone? It's exhausting, and it usually makes me late. Organizational experts

Gather up your favorite scraps of fabric and trim, leftover buttons or beads, and some sheets of craft felt, then get ready to fire up your imagination for some ornament fun. A fantastic project to introduce kids to hand sewing.

These are not your grandmother's tea towels. Pull out the spiciest colors and most striking patterns from your scrap stash for this set of trendy towels. We also dove into the decorative stitch options on our Janome machine to add some dramatic stitch style. These towels can jazz up your own kitchen or would be

Tissue boxes are much prettier these days, but still may not be right for your room. Personalize the look with your own cover. You’ll love the pop-from-the-top grommet! The free pattern download fits a standard square-style box.

A jar wrap helps absorb condensation, makes the jar easier to handle, and looks super cute. We show how to create pretty striped accent bands from a few fave pieces of leftover fabric, making it a fun ScrapBusters project.

The fresh blooms of Spring are always an inspiration. Celebrate by creating your own custom flower to wear on your jacket, in your hair, or pinned to your bag. Go bold and showy or soft and subtle – just like nature itself.

Using your sewing machine to join paper and fabric is surprisingly easy. If you’ve never tried it yourself, this is a great first project: not too complicated, yet still a very pretty way to send a special Valentine greeting.

As with so many things tea-related, the tea towel comes to us by way of Great Britain where it originated as a special drying cloth for expensive tea services. Linen was the fabric of choice because its smooth, simple weave was unlikely to scratch fine china or glass. Our Fancy Border Tea Towels are more
As a site dedicated to promoting all things handmade, we probably shouldn't be advocating the gift card. But... what if you put the gift card inside a super cute, handmade case? All bases covered, and everybody's happy. Plus, when the gift card is spent, the case can still be used to hold cards and cash

Designed with little girls in mind, they can inject a bit of glamour into your lovely locks as well. The “petals” are made from tiny scraps of fancy fabrics held together with a tiny faceted bead. A nearly-no-sew project.

They’re made from leather remnants. The half-square triangles go together in a snap, and the soft wool-felt backing makes them safe for any surface. Super fast and easy. No edge finishing since neither leather or felt will fray.

Our Sew It Up 4 Summer series highlights new and classic projects that are quick to create and a perfect choice for summer fun in the sun. One of the best parts of warm weather is moving meals outside. You can have a picnic on your own porch or patio. When dining al fresco, keep
Sew4Home lives in Coffee Land. The beautiful Pacific Northwest is home to Starbucks®, Seattle's Best® and Peet's Coffee & Tea®. We're never more than five steps from a barista. However, we also like to have lots of ways to make coffee within the comfort of our homes. The French press style coffee maker has seen a

Two coordinated pouches designed to clip together. Use one or both. Turn them into a mini shoulder bag or ditch the strap and toss one or both into a larger tote. Stash money and cards in one, make-up and extras in the other.

The Dig. You know what we mean – that frantic riffling through your bag, trying to find your keys, cash, lipstick, whatever. Like a dog after a bone, we churn up the contents that collect at the bottom, and still often come up empty-handed. This cute ScrapBusters zippered pouch will let you corral your important
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It's time for another installment in one of our favorite series: ScrapBusters! This time, the scraps you need are a bit larger, but we're bettin' you still have lots of fun fabrics from which to choose to create this cute clutch. We are normally quite diligent about telling you exactly which fabrics we used for
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