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Slim Messenger Bag: New Etsy Shop Pattern

Monday, 28 October 2019 1:00

Tall and slim, this handsome messenger bag is a casual, fun style that’s great for everyday and anywhere you need to go. It works well for either guys or gals. Originally released as part of the Sew4Home Maker’s Club; this bag pattern is now available exclusively in the S4H Etsy Shop. Our thorough step-by-step instructions cover how to create two types of straps, insert push locks, add piping, plus more professional details that will take your bag making skills to the next level. 

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Halloween Fun with Dritz Cheesecloth + Six Everyday Uses

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 1:00

At the risk of sounding a little cheesy, don’t you love it when you re-discover a been-around-forever kind of product that is inexpensive, natural, re-usable, and super versatile? May we re-introduce you to: Dritz Cheesecloth. This time of year, it’s a super fun Halloween decorating material, but it’s also a year-round option for cooking, cleaning, crafting, and more. 

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Products We Love: The Oliso Mini Project Iron

Monday, 14 October 2019 1:00

Have you ever seen anyone so happy about ironing? Yep, that’s me in the photo above with our new Oliso Mini Project Iron. This little marvel started hitting online and in-store retail outlets just this past summer, and we’ve been waiting to get our hands on one. Now that we have, we are not letting go. We love the full-size Oliso irons we use in our studios, but my-oh-my – this mighty mini is a new favorite. 

Products We Love: The New Embroidery-Only Janome Memory Craft 550E

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 1:00

When you focus on one thing, you get pretty darn good at it. One summer during childhood, my pal, Marilyn and I spent every day going around in circles. We were laser-focused on one thing: learning to ride a bike with no hands (ahhhh… life before smart phones, right?). Our dedication paid off and within a couple weeks, we rode away with arms held high, balanced and beaming. It’s the same with the new Janome Memory Craft 550E. It’s a stand-alone, embroidery-only machine that is very, very good at its one main focus: gorgeous embroidery. 

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Products We Love: The New Janome Continental M7 Professional

Friday, 20 September 2019 1:00

Hearing about new sewing machines is always exciting, but when you hear about a model that has been specifically designed with the comfort and needs of the power sewing enthusiast in mind… well that’s not just exciting; that’s spine-tingling, inspiring, electrifying news. Too dramatic you say? Take a look our Top Five Favorite Features on the new Janome Continental M7 Professional, including three “industry firsts.” 

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Tufted Patchwork Floor Cushions: New Etsy Shop Pattern

Monday, 16 September 2019 1:00

The boxed floor cushion – it’s a home décor classic. Put your feet up, use them as extra floor seating for your next gathering of family and friends, place one in the corner of a generous sofa as a bold, bright accent. At a compact 18” x 18” x 4”, they’re similar in size to a larger throw pillow. Originally released as part of the Sew4Home Maker’s Club; this cushion pattern is now available exclusively in the S4H Etsy Shop

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Products We Love: Dritz Thread Cutter Caddy – You could win one!

Thursday, 12 September 2019 1:00

THIS GIVEAWAY CLOSED 09/26/19. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. 

We’ve never seen so much helpfulness and handiness in just 2” square inches of space! This new Thread Cutter Caddy from Dritz® is cute and compact, but still offers three different functions for cutting, carrying, and catching. Read on to see this mighty mini in action and enter to win one of your very own. 

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Janome Workbooks: Resource Rich Instructional Guides for the 15000 and 9450

Friday, 26 July 2019 1:00

If you own a Horizon Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000 or a Horizon Memory Craft 9450 QCP, you already know you have a feature-filled machine. But you may not know the ins and outs of all those features. Dig into those delights with the help of a Janome Workbook that includes tips, tricks, and step-by-step instructions for getting the most out of your machine. 

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Pillow Primer: All About Pillow Shapes, Types, and Fillers

Friday, 19 July 2019 1:00

To say life would be hard without pillows would be putting it mildly. Where else would we hide a tooth for the Tooth Fairy? What else would we hit each other with in a harmless fight? Beyond their practical function as a headrest when we sleep and a way to soften hard furniture when we sit, pillows can be a dramatic decorating accent and are among the easiest projects to sew. We have dozens of pillow projects for you to choose from right here at Sew4Home. For this article, we thought we'd pull together everything you need to know before launching into pillow making: a little history, the basic types, and what we recommend stuffing inside.

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