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Halloween Costumes to Sew or No-Sew
As autumn approaches and the weather turns slightly cooler in northern climes to banish the warmest of summer days - it is not too early to think of sewing kids’ costumes for Halloween.
Basics of Hemming
The finishing sewing touch to any garment edge is the hem. There are many sewing techniques to accomplish this rather ordinary task, however using the right type of hem can give a garment an overall professional look.
In an almost perfect marriage of practical function and elegant efficiency - the sewing machine and its machine sewing companion, the serger, combine to give the home sewer the best of all possible sewing worlds.
Craft Fair Projects to Sew
The beginnings of autumn bring many delightful craft fairs. Whether church, senior center, or high school supported, craft fairs offer an easy going shopping spree filled with creative homemade gifts, ingenious designs from easy to find local materials and textiles and plenty of seasonal home décor.
Simple Window Coverings
Unless the private unfettered view when looking out from a window is one of contemplative serenity - a serene pastoral scene, perhaps rippling waves at the edge of a pristine lake or of majestic snow-covered mountains, most windows benefit from some type of covering or enhancement.
Sewing Projects for Fall
The splendor that is autumn is soon upon us; a change of seasons is inevitable. Now is a great time to sew with fabrics the shades of nature’s timeless colors of fall – assortments of reds, golds, oranges, browns, and tans - all nearly invite us to our sewing workspaces.
Sewing Closet Organizers
Whether called a hanging wall or door organizer, closet organizer, or closet caddy these terms are all synonymous for serious storage solutions and organization. Clothes closets seem to get messy quickly no matter how initially organized. An easy solution to closet clutter is to sew organizers.
Dorm Room Sewing Ideas
Few living spaces can be as tightly cramped as a shared dorm room. The college of course would have a dorm room checklist as a guideline of essential items for the student to bring. Yet, it can become difficult deciding what to bring from this list, since it all seems so very essential.
Baby Shower Gifts to Sew
Modern baby showers or parties have become traditional in welcoming the impending arrival of a new baby. They are equally a reason for family and friends to get together as they are an economic rescue for households needing various baby items to lessen the financial burden of new infant care.
Smocking as Embellishment
Smocking in its simplest description is embroidery over even, tiny gathered pleats of fabric. It is a fine needle art form for garment decoration usually seen on sleeves, yokes, and bodice fronts with origins now obscure.
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