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If you avoid garments that require buttonholes because you think they’re scary, fear no more. Making an in-seam buttonhole is easy peasy, and a great way to showcase a special button, like on a jacket front. As its name suggests, it’s simply an opening in the seam to accommodate a button closure. Some patterns come.. read more →

There’s something about a New Year that inspires cleaning up and tossing out. It’s also the perfect time to think about new ways of corralling our stuff and creative DIY Organization projects! Easy Zippered Pouch Tessa of The Sewing Chick blog developed this wonderful pouch to solve the problem of corners that don’t come out right.. read more →

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing so cozy as a hooded sweatshirt.  Whether its for you or someone else,  a warm, winter hoodie becomes even more inviting when it’s handmade by you! Make an Argyle Applique Hoodie Let’s start with a sharp looking Argyle Applique Hoodie designed as an upcycle by Melissa of Melly Sews… read more →

Head to Toe Handmade Warmth is delightfully practical and lots of fun to sew. You’re going to love the ideas I have for you today and you’ll enjoy making several of each for your favorite kids! Ear Flap Hat Delia’s Ear Flap Hat is Handmade Warmth that is just too, too cute! Great for boys.. read more →

19 Jan 2017
January 19, 2017

Sew a No-calorie Donut

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  Designed by Linda Turner Griepentrog If your resolution is to cut back on sugary snacks, these no-calorie donuts  can serve as a fun reminder of your new quest. Just stack them up on a small plate and watch co-workers do a double-take. Finished Size of Project: 4” (10.16cm) diameter Supplies Coats Dual Duty XP.. read more →

18 Jan 2017
January 18, 2017

Upcycled Warm Winter Hats

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It’s frosty outside and the best way to stay warm is to keep a comfy hat on your head. With a few upcycled sweaters and our talents of needle and thread, we can make our own Warm Winter Hats wardrobe! Hints for Sewing With Sweater Knits & a Simple Cozy Hat Elsie from A Beautiful.. read more →

05 Jan 2017
January 5, 2017

Cozy Boot Liners

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Fuzzy warm fleece is ideal for boot liners. Rubber rain boots are always fun for walking and jumping in mud puddles, but sometimes a little extra warmth is good.This is a quick and easy project to sew up for everyone in the family- kids and grown-ups. Supplies Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose thread, to match.. read more →

Scraping ice from your car’s windshield is sometimes a necessary evil, but the experience can be improved with this toasty hand warmer ice scraper. Just slip your palm inside and scrape away in comfort. Here is what you will need for this project: Supplies Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose thread to match ½ yd (45.72cm)  fleece.. read more →

Scarves are a great accessory and anytime you can get two looks in one, it’s twice the fun. This reversible fringed scarf will do double duty in your wardrobe.  The secret to its great looking fringe is selecting a woven plaid rather than a printed one. With a woven plaid the color is the same front and.. read more →

05 Jan 2017
January 5, 2017

Mug & Snack Mats

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Make these fun, mug & snack mats to warm up a cold winter afternoon! A mug of hot chocolate and a warm cookie, and you will forget all about the snow falling outside!  Our’s are embellished with hand stitching, using Coats Cotton Covered® Bold Hand Quilting Thread, but you could just as easily use machine decorative.. read more →