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Autumn Sewing Ideas
Nature’s timeless colors of autumn – shades of reds, golds, oranges, browns, and tans nearly invite us to our sewing work-spaces. Now is a great time to add to our fall wardrobe and home decor.
Book Review - Super-Cute Pincushions
A book review of Super-Cute Pincushions: 35 adorable pincushions all stitchers will love. Author Kate Haxell. Published in 2012 by CICO Books. There are adorable pincushion pets, delightful retro-inspired ones as well as quirky but cute and more - all creative and decorative yet easy to make.
Brief Sewing History
Sewing clothing and items for our daily use, from times past to present, adds to our very human historical and contemporary narrative of who we once were and are even now.
Easy Projects to Sew Using Bandanas
The bandana has become an iconic summer fabric favorite. Like its Americana counterpart - blue jeans, it has withstood the test of time.
Stabilizers are generally non-woven textiles placed inside or under fabric pieces during construction to provide support and stability to the garment when stitching, particulary during embroidery. Stabilizers are different than iron-on or sew-on interfacings which also provide fabric support.
Fat quarters are one-quarter yard fabric pieces of precisely sized cuts from a variety of coordinating fabrics. Not rectangular in size but more square-ish and wide, hence the name. A quilt makers' delight, however these precut fabric bundles are also very useful for small sewing projects.
Pretty Pillowcase Dress
Pillowcase dresses are a quick and easy way to sew a charming sleeveless summer dress for a little girl. Delightfully nostalgic a pillowcase dress especially if embroidered with a simple design or with a scalloped edge can be a charming way to use a lovingly saved heirloom.
Quick to Sew Home Decor
Many home decor sewing projects can usually be accomplished in a few spare hours, will showcase your sewing creativity, require just a few yards of fabric, and little sewing effort.
Scrappy Fabric Ideas from A to Z
Finding ways to use the inevitable scraps of leftover fabric is as much a joy as finally finishing the larger sewing projects from which scraps are born.
September is National Sewing Month
Whether you sew to express personal creativity, for economic necessity, or for charitable contributions, sewing has a long storied tradition. September is officially recognized as National Sewing Month!
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