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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 childís or teenís bedroom, or even as living room decorative pillows, there is something delightful and whimsical about seeing the A, B, Cís 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 yearís 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.
Sew a Clothespin Doll
Of all the delightful things to handcraft or sew as ornaments clothespin dolls will surely bring a smile as they hang serenely with festive candy canes, jolly Santas, and smiling snowmen on a decorated holiday tree.
Quick Fleece Sewing Projects
Fleece fabric is truly an engineering marvel mostly made of a high-tech polyester, fleece yarns can be blended with other fibers and come in every conceivable color in solids, prints too numerous to mention, from low loft to high loft, lightweight, extremely durable, with a warm wool-like quality.
Sew a Cheery Holiday Kitchen
To bring the warm glow of the happiest of holiday times to that busiest of rooms - the kitchen, consider sewing a kitchen makeover with just a few yards of holiday themed printed fabric.
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.
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