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08 Dec 2016
December 8, 2016

Button Basics

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Sewing on buttons is a simple task, but one that many people avoid—after all, it’s really no fun—or is it? Position the button at the marked location under the buttonhole it’s going to work with. A glue stick or tape can be used to hold the button in position for sewing, or if it’s a.. read more →

Never lose another button! Whether the button is on a garment you purchased or sewed yourself, it will stay on when you sew it with Coats Secura. It’s the end of lost buttons on shirts, trousers, children’s clothing, coats and jackets and more. Coats Secura is an innovative, heat activated polyester button thread that is.. read more →

Holiday bath time becomes a puppet show with these seasonal terry mitts. Slip a bar of soap inside for some rub-a-dub cleaning along with the fun. Finished Size of Project: Snowmen/Reindeer: 6 1/2″ x 9″ (16.51cm x 22.86cm); Tree: 8 1/2″ x 10″ (21.59cm x 25.40cm) Supplies Note: Mitts can be made from hand towels.. read more →

07 Dec 2016
December 7, 2016

HO HO HO Santa Pillow

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Everyone loves Santa and this pillow makes a perfect addition to a sofa, or even a child’s bed to add some holiday spirit. Finished Size: 18″ (45.72cm) square Supplies Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose threads, color 100 white, 900 black,  1210 pink, 1840 hot pink Coats polyester zipper, 16″ (40.64cm) 30 pink 5/8 yd (57.15cm).. read more →

These fun hair clips are great accents for kids or grownup hairdos. They are fast & easy gifts and could do dual duty as an ornament or gift decoration. Finished Sizes: 4″-5″ (10.16cm-12.70cm) Supplies Dual Duty XP All-purpose threads, coordinating colors 3 alligator hair clips, 1 3/4″ (4.45cm) Craft glue Hand sewing needle Holly: 3″.. read more →

As you’re planning for the holidays have you thought about how to dress the cook? Dressing should include more than just the turkey or roast beast you know. If you’re the cook, you may wonder what you’ll wear as you’re dashing around a warm and steamy kitchen.So, let’s make two new aprons. One for the.. read more →

We makers love adding a handmade touch to everything we plan and that includes the Holiday table! You may not have time for runners and placemats this year, but Bread Basket Covers are simple and quick to make. Chicken and Turkey Basket Covers Let’s start with two covers that are squawkingly adorable! Marni of the Haberdashery Fun blog has.. read more →

21 Nov 2016
November 21, 2016

Turkey Day Decor and More

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So . . . . why DIY Turkey Day Decor when the stores and catalogs are over the top full of gorgeous holiday décor? Satisfaction, budget-friendliness, self-expression and just plain fun keep Do It Yourself at the top of the list of things we’re grateful for. And, the holidays are an excellent time to use.. read more →

The cool, wet days of Fall create the perfect time to get cozy and quilty! Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet designed delightful Leaf and Turkey Blocks that are just right for the season. They’re charming, fun to make and lend themselves well to wall hangings, table runners, placemats, pillows and, of course, quilts… read more →

17 Nov 2016
November 17, 2016

Acorn and Leaf Table Decor

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The falling leaves drift by my window . . . . . The colors are fading and the drifting has slowed, but you can creatively extend the glory of the season with Acorn and Leaf Table Decor. They’ll be gorgeous now and perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday! You’ll love the charming Fall themed runner and.. read more →