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Sewing and E-Patterns
E-patterns or online sewing patterns are convenient for a home sewer, often offered free or low-cost. However, a small stack of standard size 8.5 by 11 inch computer printing paper, printing ink, a reliable home printer and much clear tape for assembling a printed e-pattern are cost considerations.

Embellishing Linens and Denims with Lace
The paring of linen or denim and lace in any sewn garment or home decor allows a sense of lighthearted appeal to many. A spring time favorite the ethereal quality of lace and the lightness of fine linen or the surprising paring with the rugged opposite of denim make for charming combinations.

Sewing Projects from the Past
Sewing has always been identified with functionality and necessity and is considered to be among the oldest of the textile arts. The necessary sewing skills needed in times past were carefully passed from family to family. Yet, sewing also provided an outlet for individuality and creativity.

Scrappy Valentine's Day Hearts
Much speculation arises about the origins of Valentine's Day though even now obscured by myth and legend. No matter, as the essence of the day on February 14th is distinguished as a day of romance where bright red heart symbols have become a universal representation of romantic love.

Burlap Fabric
Burlap fabric is one of those durable, functional, widely used in industry products, yet has much value in DIY home décor projects that never seem to go out of style. Create a burlap bubble wreath or message/organizer board and draw, paint, stencil, stamp or print to personalize this unique fabric.

Sewing by the Yard
What can be made with just one yard of fabric? Plenty! Think throw pillows for the couch, chair or bed, squares of fabric hemmed on all edges to softly drape over kitchen countertop appliances, or even a simple table or dresser scarf are just a few projects to consider and of course so much more.

Sew Alphabet Letter Pillows
Whether fashioning fabric alphabet letters as a nursery wall decoration, or as fanciful throw pillows for a child’s or teen’s bedroom, or even as living room decorative pillows, there is something delightful and whimsical about seeing the A, B, C’s crafted in an colossal size.

Organize and Personalize a Sewing Area
Although an efficient and organized sewing area may at times seem like an impossible dream, particularly after viewing the photos of dreamy sewing and craft room organization efforts of others, it is worth a try to apply some organization, and even personalization to our favored sewing areas.

Sewing Resolve for the New Year
The year’s end always seems to bring a time of reflection, an assessment of where we are now, and thoughts, perhaps resolve, as to how to go forward. Sewers may be considering their UFOs (Un-Finished Objects) and WIPs (Works in Progress,) how to create organization out of chaos and what comes next.

Super Quick Last Minute Gifts to Sew, No-Sew
The days are growing shorter, the holidays are nearing, and there are many last minute things to do. Here are some quick-to-sew, last minute, got-to-have-gift-ideas that you can sit down to start and finish sewing or no-sew in just a few minutes. All make for thoughtful unique gifts.

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