Valentine’s Day has come to represent one of romance and affection for loved ones to whom we send candy, flowers, cards and gifts, all in the name of St. Valentine. Sew up some crafty hearts for all your special valentines.
Fashioning jewelry out of fabric can produce a distinctive wearable art piece that is surprising, unconventional and unique. Hand-crafting jewelry is satisfyingly easy and economical to assemble from small fabric pieces and bits of trims and finds. A new sewing adventure!
Consider DIY fabric care and fiber content labels to include along with unique home-made identifying labels for home sewn garments or fabric craft items. Enhance the quality of your sewn creation, promote a budding brand, and lend a professionalism that will set home sewn items apart from others.
Most teddy bears can be very easy to sew and are of course great for gift giving. A handmade one can add joy for any child or bring comfort in loss - they can be small or large, quick to sew and any wobbly seams or mismatched eyes only give creative character to a stitched toy made with love.
Whether it’s our recollections of times past stirred by the scent of pine on a frosty winter walk, or the simmering on the kitchen stove of cloves, cranberries and oranges that fills our senses, we are reminded of the enduring moments shared with friends and family at holiday times.
Whether sewing by machine or by hand, felted wool is one of the easiest of fabrics to use for crafting as it does not fray or ravel and has enough body to mold or shape. For quick and easy last minute gift ideas consider making quick projects out of felted wool.
The graceful flowing lines of a cape with its easy hairstyle–saving drape-around form, quick pull-over-the-head poncho or unstructured wrap/shawl styles become chic outerwear when you sew them from this season’s luxurious fleece, wools and wool-blends. Winter weather is nearly here!
As autumn will surely make its majestic last stand giving way to the chill of oncoming winter a draft stopper or draft excluder can ward off the chilly air that can seep under all but the tightest weather-resistant doors. Draft stoppers are super easy to sew using just a few straight seams.
It happens to all machine sewers - you're sewing a seam and all of a sudden your machine seems to stop advancing and jam just at the machine's throat plate. You find your needle and bobbin threads in a knotted bunch under the fabric seam at the presser foot location. Probable cause and solutions!
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.