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Simple Sewing Kits
With little time to sew and busy holidays approaching, searching for just the right gift to give to a sewing enthusiast, traveling friend, college student, charitable outreach or work colleague, among others, may be a challenge. Crafting a compact sewing kit may be just the right thoughtful gift.
Sewing and Reupholstering Basics
What has reupholstering got to do with sewing? Actually, everything! From choosing fabric type, determining how much fabric yardage to acquire, batting wraps, measuring, cutting, and some stitching there are many commonalities with sewing to consider when attempting a modest reupholstering project.
Gingerbread House to Sew
As a holiday craft project, sewing a gingerbread house from fabric or felt can be delightful. The tiny houses are charming to use as a tree ornament, package decoration, or multiples strung together for garland.
Computer Workstation Sewing Projects
It helps to stir up work place inspiration when there is a change in viewpoint. Change the workspace decor easily with fabrics that have a splash of seasonal colors, abstract designs or specific dedicated interests to soothe the mind to let the creative or routine process commence for the workday.
Harvest Centerpieces to Sew
Stitch up a quick fabric pumpkin patch, a flock or rafter of worried looking fabric turkeys, or a traditional folk art penny rug candle mat for a harvest table centerpiece. These are easy to sew home décor projects for the holidays.
Sewing and Rag Rugs
With rustic hospitality assembled into stunning folk art or unstructured design, unassuming strips of wool fabric, thin thread-worn bed linens, denim jeans and shirts made soft by much wearing, today’s modern t-shirts and more are economically transformed into humble and functional floor coverings.
Sewing, Piece by Piece
For the novice stitcher sewing elemental pieces to fashion into placemats, table runners or colorful wall hangings to the most skilled fiber artist who has mastered the techniques of cutting, piecing, stitching, and assembling into an astonishing design, patchwork has an appeal to many.
Nostalgic Sewn Toys
Spanning the decade of the 1930s The Great Depression was a time of severe economic downturn that began in the United States and spread worldwide. Although this time period found many families enduring great hardship, there was still an attempt to find ways to give children gifts at holiday time.
Countdown Calendars to Sew
Countdown calendars, with a nod to Advent calendars, can be used to count the days in eager anticipation of an upcoming holiday or special occasion event. Use scraps of fabric to make a simple one for a fun family activity. When completed all can see just how many days remain until the festivities.
Invisible Zipper Tips
It can be done. It is possible to sew an invisible zipper with great results. Actually it is not the zipper itself that is "invisible" just the fact that the sewn zipper is concealed, visually hidden from the outside and neatly tucked within a seam allowance once zipped closed.
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