We hope you can join us for our first ever Webinar. Our friends at Sulky invited us to be a part of their Sewing Online with Sulky series. On September 17th, Liz Johnson will be live online, teaching you how to make box corners. Read on to find out all the details and get the link to register. The Webinar is free and you can watch live on September 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET. It will also be recorded, so once registered, you can also watch on-demand whenever is convenient for you!
Labor Day traditionally signals the end of summer and the beginning of the new school year. And this year, it’s also the kickoff of National Sewing Month. With our seam rippers held high in one hand and new fabric bundles clutched in the other, we salute the coming celebratory days of sewing.
These last months have rushed by faster than a new seam ripper through fresh cotton. We finally found a moment to take stock of this year’s Great Giveaway winners. Wow! We’ve sent out prize packages to fourteen lucky Sew4Home followers from eight different promotions. As always, thanks to everyone who entered. Find out who, from where, won what!
Our friends at Fat Quarter Shop are experts when it comes to all things quilting, but that is certainly not where their creativity ends! You may have seen our recent article about their full selection of Cross Stitch products and projects, and of course they have an excellent array of options in substrates other than quilting cotton, such as: linen, denim, flannel, luxury plush, and double gauze. They surprised us once again recently by putting together a fun tutorial in one of our own favorite categories: bags and cases. The FQS WIP (work in progress) Project Bag is fast, easy, and fun. Check out the video tutorial below.
We wish you a relaxing day of celebration and reflection.
"May we think of freedom, not as the ability to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right." -- Peter Marshall
Machine sewing is our stock in trade at Sew4Home, but sometimes, stepping back to take handmade at its root meaning is a personal, tactile experience that is both relaxing and rewarding. Our friends at Fat Quarter Shop recently let us know about their new cross-stitch focus that includes a dedicated YouTube channel, special pattern and floss kits, handy accessories, and more. We picked a few of our favorites to give you a sneak peek at all the fun. Read on so you can “take your sewing by the hand.”
“I don’t have time for that.” “No one will notice.” “I’ll fix it later.” A million excuses usually lead to a million regrets. We all make mistakes, and sometimes stuff just happens beyond our control. But some mistakes can be avoided with proper planning, attention to detail, and the wisdom to slow down. It’s no surprise that one of the most famous adages about time management comes from the world of sewing: “A stitch in time, saves nine!” Recently, a stark distinction has developed between handmade and homemade. Handmade carries the stamp of artisan craftsmanship – pride in a job well done. Homemade has the connotation of something slapdash and cheap – just good enough to get by. To us … if it’s created with your own two hands, you deserve to be proud of the results, so we prefer to think of it as professional or unprofessional. Read on for the ten most common mistakes to avoid to make sure you go pro!
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 03/01/19. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
We do what we do because we love you! Perhaps if the sewing thing doesn’t work out, we could get a job writing greeting cards. Whatcha think, S4H fans? Terribly sappy rhymes aside, we do truly appreciate all our followers. You bring smiles to our faces every day with your success stories, and we’re giving back today with a Valentine’s prize bundle in the colors of the season. Pink, red, and white are colors sure to delight! Okay… don’t give up your day job; we hear ya. Read on to see all the ways you can enter to win.
We recently concluded four Great Giveaways that resulted in seven Sew4Home visitors getting special prize packages over the holidays! This latest group of winners came from around the US as well as Canada. It’s always fun to see how far and wide the Sew4Home inspiration reaches. As always, thanks to everyone who entered! Plans for 2019 Great Giveaways are already in the works. Your lucky day may be coming up! In the meantime, read on to find out a little bit about of Seven Super Winners.