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Memory pillows to sew in honor of a loved one or to preserve memories from an enjoyable vacation, graduation, holiday times or family and friends gathering, can become charming keepsakes to hold and cherish. They are easy to sew, and can be especially comforting reminders of times past.
A fabric with "nap" has gone through a manufacturing finishing process that raises the fiber ends to the surface where they are then shorn, brushed or simply left upright. This creates a sculpted surface texture as the raised fibers all lie in one direction.
Needles, Pins and Pincushions
Needles and pins were once so valuable that women may have had just one fine needle with which to do all their hand sewing. Pincushions, keeping pins and needles secure, were often made of pewter or silver in decorative shapes to display on fireplace mantels - thought to bring good luck to the home.
Patriotic Favorites to Sew or No Sew
Just a few red, white and blue easy to sew accent items for a backyard picnic or scattered throughout the home make for a very festive and patriotic statement. Individual red, white and blue fabric scraps combine to make for quick to sew or no-sew 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.
Roll Up Organizers
Practical and eminently functional, roll up organizers can simplify our hectic lifestyles by keeping frequently used supplies conveniently corralled and easy to access. Hand-made fabric roll up organizers make for great gifts and are extremely useful for travel as well.
Scented Holiday Projects
For quick-to-make gifts or new ornaments to add to a holiday tree, there are easy projects to sew with the aromatic scents of the season.
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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