05 Apr 2017
April 5, 2017

Denim Bracelet Trio

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Denim accessories couldn’t be hotter, whether you choose a bleached option, indigo print or solid navy these denim bracelets rock.  Topstitched with Coats Jeans thread, they are simple to make- so make one or two or three! Skill level: Beginner Featuring: Dual Duty XP All-purpose, Coats Denim, Coats Topstitching and Coats Jeans threads Crafting time:.. read more →

These easy little felt boxes have so many uses. They are a fun way to store (or gift) jewelry, or simply a place to put your change at night. They’re also perfect for individual table favors when filled with candy or other small treats. Though the felt boxes can actually be any size, to cut them.. read more →

If you’re looking for a place to store a little gold at the end of the rainbow, this fabric bowl is ideal. Made with swatches o’ green, the zipper piping trim helps it hold its shape. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by filling the bowl with candy coins. Finished Size of Project: Custom (featured bowl is.. read more →

21 Feb 2017
February 21, 2017

Zipper Bound Journal

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  Make your own journal with steampunk styling to record your journeys – fantastic or terrestrial.  Eclectic Elements zippers and hardware blend with the collaged fabric print for perfect retro appeal. Finished Size: 9″ x 5 3/4″(23cm x 14.7cm) Fabric Requirements from Eclectic Elements by Tim Holtz,  Correspondence Collection: Correspondence-Royal Mail        .. read more →

Designed by Linda Griepentrog Send your child’s Valentine “Chair Mail”. Children  appreciate getting their own mail. This tie-on envelope is perfect for Valentines, birthday cards or little notes of encouragement. Details are accented with Coats  Bold Hand Quilting Thread. The finished envelope is 9” x 13” (22.86cm x 33.02cm) but you can also adjust it to the.. read more →

01 Feb 2017
February 1, 2017

Valentine Heart Sachet

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Designed by Linda Griepentrog Whether you use it as a decoration or hang it in your closet, this heart sachet is a beautiful gift for yourself or someone else.   Fill it with potporri for a fragrant sachet.  To use as a pincushion, fill with  ground walnut shells. They’re available at some quilt stores, as well as.. read more →

01 Feb 2017
February 1, 2017

Love-ly Letters

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Yes, you can make a beautiful fabric envelope and send it through the mail. The wonders of fusible technology make it possible and easy! While the post office agrees that you can actually mail it, they don’t guarantee it will stay clean, and depending on your fabric choice hand canceling may be involved adding a.. read more →

Stuffed animals are a traditional, welcome gift and they’re fun to sew. But, why just sew the same old thing? These five little charmers each have a distinctive twist and I’m including tips and tricks for successful stuffies at the end, too. Come see what I found! Elephant Coin Purse This little pachyderm is as practical as.. read more →

The halls are decked and the holiday is close, but the kids are a bit restless and need a little care. So, pull out your supplies or shop for a few, invite the neighbors and hold a jolly ornament making party for the kids. Even if you don’t have time until after Christmas, as long.. read more →

Create these fun eclectic embellished towels featuring Tim Holtz Correspondence fabrics and handstitched detail using Eclectic Elements by Coats Craft Thread.  Each towel is easy to do in an evening, using purchased “blank” towels. Fabrics from Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements for Coats Correspondence collection: Correspondence Tailored 8BLUE         1/4 yard (10.16cm) Correspondence Jet Setter 8REDX        1/8.. 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 →

If you think you’re about to go Batty getting ready for Halloween, I think these charming Handmade Bats will help! A favorite motif for the season, bats are perfect for pillows, wall décor and playful softie toys. While you may not have a belfry tower to fill , I think you’ll enjoy these bat-i-ful projects!.. read more →

08 Sep 2016
September 8, 2016

Stitch up a Fabric Cuff

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What’s more fun than ordinary jewelry? Fabric cuffs that utilize some fun threads and cool stitches on your machine. These cuffs can take on many different looks, from whimsical to sophisticated, depending on the execution and add-ons. Make one using only thread for the embellishment, or go all out with metallic iron-ons or colorful buttons. There.. read more →

You don’t have to have a green thumb to “grow” Handsewn Food! Your sewing machine and bits of felt and fabric are all you need to create delicious joy for your little ones. Let’s get cooking! First, we need a kitchen! Debbie Williams, a contributor to the eHow blog, wrote a well-illustrated tutorial for a Chair.. read more →

Monsters are pretty hot stuff with kids, big and little, these days. There are the huge, friendly monsters in popular animated movies.  And the little, crazy pocket size monsters many of us are chasing all over this summer. That means Little Monster projects like grinning monster bibs, tooth monster pillows and crayon gobbling craft tote pockets.. read more →

Oh. My. Goodness. I am totally in love with the Balloon Animal Pillows I found on the Little Inspiration blog! Seriously, I want them for my couch or maybe my bed. Like a whole litter of Balloon Puppy Pillows. I suppose they’re really for children, but . . . There are several things I noticed.. read more →

Charming and delightful, all the vintage style campers we see on the road today seem to call out loudly – “Let’s Go!” Even if you don’t own one,  you’ll love creating Retro Camper Art. You can surround yourself with that wonderful “out on the road” vibe even if you’re actually at home! Fabulous Bev from.. read more →

This post is dedicated to those of you who are convinced you cannot sew clothing. Before we start, raise your right hand and repeat after me: “I can and I will!” Because . . . for DIY Easy Beach Style, all you need is a willing hand and a sewing machine. You can do this!.. read more →

14 Jun 2016
June 14, 2016

DIY Sea Shell Coasters

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  Create a coastal theme for your table with these attractive Sea Shell Coasters. The coasters are made by wrapping a clothesline with fabric strips and coiling the line into place. You may have made baskets using this technique.  Coats Jeans Topstitching thread holds the covered coiled clothesline in place and adds a pop of.. read more →

I know you’ve seen these amazingly gorgeous pillows in all the home décor magazines and upscale décor stores. And . . . I know they usually have amazingly high prices. So . . . I know you’re going love learning how to make Dimensional Flower Pillows all by yourself! Spring means the flowers are beginning.. read more →

Ah, Spring! The birds are singing, flowers start to bloom and the whole world celebrates the return of warmth and sunshine. This adorable Garden Flag will add a festive, unique touch to your budding entryway and it’s perfect for those of us who must sew and make! Kelly of the Peek-a-Boo Pages blog created this.. read more →

No blossoms in your garden? No problem! Create fabric flowers! Easy to make tulips announce that spring has sprung and the flowers are in bloom. This is a great way to use leftover prints from your fabric stash. Designed by: Lori Harder Crafting Time: Evening   Supplies: Coats Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread –.. read more →

01 Apr 2016
April 1, 2016

April “Spools”

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There’s more to thread spools than simply holding thread for our sewing adventures. These colorful carriers can become the base for some clever little flower bouquets. Add some cute clips to the stems and you have perfect memo reminder, photo holder or a great way to check up on your daily to-do list. There are.. read more →

A couple of years ago, I found an Etsy site with Button Monograms that were absolutely stunning. I’ve thought about them so many times and while I wouldn’t and couldn’t compete with the works of art the designer creates, I was thrilled to find a DIY version on the Changing My Marbles blog. These are.. read more →

24 Feb 2016
February 24, 2016

Two Baskets for Easter

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We have two fun basket projects for Easter. A cute little bunny and a versatile woven basket. Putting all your eggs in one basket is quite fun when there’s a cute bunny face on the front of it. This fabric basket is ideal for anyone’s Easter holiday goodies and makes a cheerful decoration for the.. read more →

We love letters that help us keep our stuff organized. For our sewing studio at Coats & Clark we asked expert Rebecca Brent to create embroidered labels. We asked her to use  the “Make It Coats” theme and she came up with Sew It, Cut It, Press It, Quilt It, etc.  She wanted to embroider.. read more →

15 Dec 2015
December 15, 2015

Zip up a Christmas Zipper Wreath

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Create an unique zipper wreath to express your sewing passion! The zipper flowers shown here are made with Coats Fashion Zippers.  The multi-colored zipper was created by separating jeans zippers, then sewing the tape end to end to create a longer length to work with. Add a few buttons or baubles and you are done… read more →

Betz White creates adorable things in felt and this cute, cute Ho Ho Sew! Sewing Machine Ornament is perfect for the holidays.  This little charmer has so many possibilities!  Make lots of them and create a sewing machine ornament garland for the tree or a mobile for a friend’s sewing room. Choose felt colors to personalize them.. read more →

“I too believe creativity is not in the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found . . . “ —Tim Holtz From the needle of your sewing machine to the tip of your thimble finger, this statement from creative master Tim Holtz most likely resonates through your mind.. read more →

As part of the 20th anniversary celebration with Rowan fabric, Coats is having a fantastic contest to bring out the best of Kaffe Fassett and his beautiful fabrics. We want to see your best “Fassett-nator” for a chance to win from more than 50 prizes including 20 bolts of The Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric or.. read more →

Halloween Fruit Costume

Halloween is just around the corner! Not like you needed me to remind you—I’m sure your kids have done a great job already! And I don’t blame them. I have to admit, Halloween is probably my favorite holiday. We found a few of are latest costume faves for the little ones to get your creative.. read more →

There’s something special about homemade toys. I just ran across a few of my favorite toys I had kept from my childhood and most of them were made by my grandmother. The kids loved hearing the stories behind the toys and I can tell they thought they were special too. Homemade toys also seem to last.. read more →

08 Sep 2015
September 8, 2015

Quiet Time with Quilts

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Fall is coming on fast! This year you can start early on those quilts you keep meaning to make before the colder seasons catch up with you. Not to mention, the kids are back in school! What better way to spend the quiet days you have now than on some quality quilting. We’ve rounded up a variety.. read more →

It’s that time again! Fall is just around the corner and the house is flooding with schoolbooks. Instead of going out to buy your back-to-school materials, why not make them this year? We’ve brought you some of are favorite projects for this time of year from a lunchbox bag to an artist’s roll. Wondering what that.. read more →

Designed by Iliana McGrath Up-cycle plastic soda bottles into these cute zipper animal containers. Prepare the bottles and ahead of time and let the kids decorate them with bits of felt and googly eyes. SUPPLIES & TOOLS: Coats Polyester All-purpose Zippers, 12” or longer Plastic bottles Felt, assorted colors Googly eyes Spray paint Stiff cardboard,.. read more →

Celina from Petit à Petit & Family is one of our all-time favorite children’s wear designers. When we ran across these 5 tutorials from her site we knew we’d hit the jackpot. You’ll have a blast making these creative projects and even more fun seeing them in action!                .. read more →

  Keep notes and reminders close at hand with these Hoop Note Holders.  Coordinating fabrics secured in Susan Bates Hoop-La Embroidery hoops add a decorative touch to your home office or message center. Pocket Note Holder Supplies & Tools: 1 Susan Bates Hoop la Embroidery Hoop, white, 10” 1 Coats Dual Duty All-purpose thread, 1.. read more →

In my opinion it’s always leather season (decoration-wise), but I just pulled out my leather jacket again and remembered it was time to write another leather post! Leather doesn’t just warm your body but it also warms your house. Check out our favorite leather DIYs from Almost makes perfect. If you ask me, these leather projects.. read more →

17 Nov 2014
November 17, 2014

Etsy Shop Feature: Pollaz

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When we ran across these handmade goodies in Pollaz’ Etsy shop we fell in love. From pillows to placemats, Pollaz puts a spin on everyday items you wouldn’t normally think about. You can either take inspiration from them and make your own or buy them off her site!              .. read more →

17 Nov 2014
November 17, 2014

Joyful Wreath

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Joyful Wreath Courtesy of Coats & Clark, designed by Kezia Whitteker SUPPLIES & TOOLS: 10 pkgs. Phoomph (TM) for Fabric, soft Styrofoam wreath form, 14” 1 1/2 yd. Holiday fabric Chipboard letters J-O-Y Contrasting holiday fabric scraps to cover letters 2 Felt sheets, white Glue gun and glue sticks DIRECTIONS: Cut fabric into 9 x.. read more →

10 Nov 2014
November 10, 2014

Perfect Poinsettia Wreath

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Courtesy of Coats & Clark, designed by Kezia Whitteker SUPPLIES & TOOLS: Phoomph (TM) for Fabric, soft, 2 pkg. Grapevine wreath form in desired size 1/4 yd. Muslin 1/4 yd. Burlap Strips of burlap fabric or burlap ribbon, brown Jingle bells, various sizes and colors Craft wire, thin gauge 2 yds. Grosgrain ribbon, blue or.. read more →

Carolyn Friedlander’s Slow Sewing Studio is all about the celebration and enjoyment of the quilting process. It’s all about slowing down, working with your hands, and building relationships with your fellow quilters. That’s why we love and respect her so much! We’ve included a few of her patterns from the Slow Sewing Studio of basic designs.. read more →

Pretty Prudent is one of our favorite places to find inspiring projects. We picked the prettiest ones just for you. You and the kids will go crazy over these tutorials— we guarantee it.  What are you waiting for?                                  .. read more →

When we ran across this idea on Vintage Revivals we were totally blown away. Do you have an old leather couch laying around that you’ve loved so much you’ve worn it out? Take the old and turn it into the new and improved! These projects are so cool you might even consider buying a leather.. read more →

“Trick or Treat” Bag A new twist on the traditional pumpkin makes this trick or treat bag a sure winner. Phoomph makes it easy. Designed by Iliana McGrath Supplies: Phoomph for Fabric, soft- 3 sheets 1 black canvas tote (approx. 14”x18”) Variety of Halloween print fabrics 1 sheet glitter foam Ribbon Scissors Trick or Treat.. read more →

“Haunted House” trick or treat bag This trick or treat bag is so stylish, you may just want to use it as a tote! Phoomph makes it easy to add Halloween motifs to a purchased bag. Designed by Iliana McGrath Supplies: Phoomph for fabric, stiff – 2 sheets Variety of felts or fabrics Black Ribbon.. read more →

A new look for Halloween, this colorful wreath is a collage of Halloween themed cut-outs. It’s so easy when you use Phoomph. Designed by Iliana McGrath Supplies: Phoomph for fabric, stiff,-5 sheets \ Black felt- 2 sheets 9″ x 12″ 1/2yd Black and White chevron fabric 3 Assorted print fabrics Felt in assorted colors 12.. read more →

Who says scary can’t be stylish?  Add a touch of style to Halloween decor with this Chevron and burlap wreath. Project by Iliana McGrath Supplies: Phoomph for Fabric, soft- 5 sheets Phoomph for Fabric , stiff, 1 sheet 1/2yd Chevron print Fabric Variety (5 to 10) of  Coordinating fabrics, 9″ x 12″ Burlap:  2 Strips- .. read more →

14 Oct 2014
October 14, 2014

Halloween Fun: Boo Banner

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Perfect for your door, this vertical banner will welcome, not scare your guests. Phoomph makes it quick and easy. Designed by Iliana McGrath Supplies Phoomph for fabric, stiff- 7 sheets Orange felt -5 sheets 9”x12” Black felt- 2 sheets 9″ x 12″ Ivory felt- 1/4 sheet Fabric- 5 rectangles  9”x12” 4 brads Scissors Small hole.. read more →

There are spiders on the table!!! Not to worry, these will delight not scare you. A sparkly web and spiders dangling by a thread embellish this table runner. Designed by Iliana McGrath Supplies: Phoomph for Fabric, Soft- 3 sheets Orange Felt- 12″ x 48″ Shiny black fabric Thick black yarn (Red Heart Grande) Grey print.. read more →

    Create a celebration with this  “Spooky” banner. It can adorn a refreshment table, mantle or doorway. Designed by Iliana McGrath Supplies: Phoomph for Fabric, stiff – 10 sheets Two coordinating fabrics -1/2 yd each two fabrics Burlap- 1/2yd Black Felt 1 sheet,  9”x12” Black ribbon 1.5” wide, 5 yds Scissors Flag and letter.. read more →

When we found this Jumpsuit DIY from Petit à Petit we knew we had to give it special treatment. It’s like ombre met tie-dye on a beautiful island only inhabited by fairies, and had a baby. That baby is this jumpsuit. Check out these gorgeous photos! Get the pattern for the jumpsuit here, and the dip dye tutorial.. read more →

Cluck Cluck Sew is one of our go-to havens for quilting tutorials. Seriously, they’re the best! Splash some color around the house with these vibrant projects.                   How much fun are these Sprocket Pillows? Awesome throw pillow decoration!                    .. read more →

From toddler aprons, to reversible storage bins, to hand warmers, Marni over at Haberdashery Fun has all your bases covered. Marni earned a degree in fashion design and is now involved in footwear sales. She also has a beautiful baby boy and has switched her crafting focus toward baby-centric projects. We knew when we discovered her extensive collection.. read more →

When we ran across these adorable stuffed animal tutorials from Hannah from We Lived Happily Ever After, we were pretty ecstatic. We can’t think of anything better than making the kids their own customizable stuffed animals for them to keep by their side for years to come. Seriously, how cool would it be to have a.. read more →

Create a festive decoration in trendy Halloween Colors Purple & Black using Phoomph. Phoomph makes it quick and easy to create this wreath for Halloween. Purple, lime and black are a stylish alternative color scheme to the traditional orange and black. Wreath designed by Iliana McGrath. Supplies Phoomph for fabric, soft- 4 sheets 1/2yd Halloween print fabric .. read more →

We ran across our latest inspiration, Ute, on Kollabora and admit we have a pretty big crush. Hailing from Berlin, Germany, Ute is a self-taught seamstress striving to transform her wardrobe into a handmade wonderland. Her admiration for Japanese fabric and sewing techniques pair well with her fixation on earthy tones; they come together beautifully.. read more →

We’re always inspired by the creative projects Melanie comes up with over at the Crafty Cupboard. Today we wanted to send a little bit of everything we liked from her blog your way. From a Twirly T-Shirt Dress to a Patriotic Pennant for Fourth of July, she’s got summer covered. Check them out and let.. read more →

We absolutely adore LiEr (Lorraine Teigland) and her blog, Ikatbag. Her sense of humor shines through every one of her creative projects so they are not only informative but also fun to read. We’ve chosen a few of her playhouse tutorials to share with you because we know you’ll think they’re just as awesome as we.. read more →

28 Aug 2014
August 28, 2014

6 Quick Crafting Tips

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We’ve decided to pull together a few tips that might help you overcome a roadblock with your next craft, whether it’s your next quilt, sewing pattern, or something you already own. Everyone can use some help now and then, and these tips stuck out to us as solutions to commonly faced questions.      .. read more →

We’ve found some more projects that’ll knock your socks off! Who needs socks anyway? It’s summer! Whip up a fantastic bathing suit to bring to the beach with your hand-sewn picnic blanket tote, some homemade beach ball pillows, and summer camp chairs. We’ve featured 7 different blogs to give you 7 fabulous tutorials we can’t wait.. read more →

If you don’t know about them already, blogger Jess Abbott and the rest of the Sewing Rabbit team come up with some pretty fun DIY projects on the regular. Growing up, Jessica’s nickname was Jessica Rabbit. Little did she know she would actually marry an Abbott, becoming Jessica R. Abbott (get it?) and eventually, the Sewing Rabbit!.. read more →

Have fun mixing and matching these silly animal parts. Create funny new animals by just switching cards. To play: For a simple game of matching jumble cards. Put in a pile on a flat surface. Ask children to sort the body parts to make completed sets. For creative fun mix and match body parts to.. read more →

We just discovered an incredible range of creative DIY crafts from Brit + Co, and can’t wait to share them with you.  In case you aren’t familiar with them, Brit + Co. is “an online media and e-commerce platform that provides tools to teach, inspire, and enable creativity among women and girls.” From food to.. read more →

For hours of creative fun, make paper dolls using Phoomph! Create your own patterns or usethe patterns provided. Dolls can be personalized by cutting the child’s face out of a picutres and gluing it in place on the doll’s head. Supplies: Phoomph, Stiff, 1 sheet Phoomph, Soft, 1 sheet Assorted fabrics Flesh tone Scrapbook paper.. read more →

Let budding artists help decorate the table. Store bought vinyl placemats make a perfect backdrop for chalkboard placemats. Supplies: Phoomph, Soft, 2 sheets per placemat Vinyl Placemats, rectangle or oval Chalkboard fabric, ½ yard Craft Foam Sheets, 4 Dinosaur and Flower patterns Steps: 1. Peel off paper backing from one piece of Phoomph, Soft. Attach.. read more →

This vintage game is still a hit providing hours of fun and giggles. Personalize dollar store paddles with Phoomph and fabric. Have a Paddle Ball Tournament! To play: Give each player a Phoomph Paddle Ball. On the word “Go” each player tries to hit the ball by either hitting up or hitting down. The person.. read more →

Combine Phoomph and a potato chip can to create a Kaleidoscope that will entertain and amaze the kids and a few grown-ups, too! Supplies: Phoomph, Stiff, 1 sheet Phoomph, Soft, 2 sheets Print fabric, ½ yard Coordinating solid fabric, 1/8 yard Metallic Dura-Lar Film, Silver, 1 sheet (9” x 12”) Scrapbooking paper to coordinate with.. read more →

This is a fun game for children plus it helps them practice basic skills in matching and recognizing a pattern. It’s also a great way to use small fabric scraps to make a portable game for road trips or rainy days. Instead of matching numbers, match fabrics in this version of an age old favorite, Dominoes. Be.. read more →

Finger puppets encourage creative play and storytelling. Use Phoomph to make a stage and puppets for little fingers. To make the Finger Puppet Theater: Supplies: Phoomph, Soft, 3 sheets Blue print fabric, ½ yard Foam Board 12” x 18” Glitter paper, 1 sheet Plastic embellishments, (optional) Finger Puppet Characters Finger Puppet Patterns   Steps: 1… read more →

Go Fish! The fish are biting! Use Phoomph and fabric scraps to make a rainbow assortment of fish just waiting to be caught! To play: Place fish in pail. “Catch” as many fish as possible from an imaginary pond with the magnet rod.  Or see how many fish you can get out of the fish.. read more →

Help toddlers learn their colors with this sweet confection matching game made with Phoomph. Precision cutting is important with this project. Supplies: Phoomph, Stiff, 4 sheets Brown fabric, ¼ yard Pink Polka Dot fabric, ¼ yard Fabric in 6 different designs, 1/8 yard or fat quarter Cupcake pattern   Steps: 1. Copy and trace cupcake.. read more →

Playing dress up is always a fun activity for little girls. Let them make their own jewelry with Phoomph, fabric, and satin cording. For the boys, fabric prints featuring their favorite action heroes can create medals to wear. Here is what you will need-  Supplies: Phoomph, Soft, 1 sheet Assorted fabrics Satin Cording   And here.. read more →

“I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.”  Have you heard this familiar complaint yet this summer? We have created fun games and toys using our fantastic fabric-crafting product Phoomph to chase away summer boredom. These also provide a fun way from children to practice skills needed when they return to school. Phoomph is safe and easy to.. read more →

We couldn’t wait to share these 7 summer crafts because they are just bursting with creativity and color.  We specifically had the kids in mind this time, from clothes, to accessories, to art projects. Try these out when you have a free afternoon and let us know what you think!              .. read more →

We found 7 darling 4th of July dress tutorials for your baby girl and thought this was the perfect time to share. Okay well we did slip in a onesie and a skirt but you get the idea. These patriotic get-ups are so cute she won’t want to wait another year to wear them again!.. read more →

30 Jun 2014
June 30, 2014

Love the USA Banner

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Declare your love for the good ole USA by making this vibrant banner. Phoomph ™ for Fabric makes creating decorations fun. Recruit your kids or teens to help assemble this no-sew project. Here’s what you will need: Materials needed: Phoomph™ for Fabric, Stiff: 6 sheets. Fabric scraps: Red, white and blue in prints and/or solids. 6.. read more →

23 Jun 2014
June 23, 2014

DIY Phoomph Coasters

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Hey everyone! Tanner Bell here, I’m so excited to be on the Coats and Clark blog today sharing a fun DIY video. We’re featuring some of the amazing Phoomph. It’s a amazing product that is perfect for all you DIYiers that love fabric. This is double sided adhesive material fabric bonding sheets that lets you.. read more →

Looking for a fun project to make with the kiddos? Try this DIY fabric scrap necklace from the Sewing Rabbit. All you need are basic sewing supplies to make a cute oversized piece of jewelry with bright colors, lots of texture, and a pretty ribbon tie. It’s the perfect project for spring! The secret to.. read more →

We want to continue to share the progress in our new Sewing Lab at Coats & Clark. So far we have added a few accessories and now we are trying to get organized. ” A place for everything and everything in its place” is our goal, so we decided to add labels as reminders of.. read more →

If there’s one piece of holiday decor that should be handcrafted, it’s the Christmas tree ornament. How lovely to unpack handmade treasures every year and reminisce about making them or who made them. They’re also easy to stitch and assemble, so it can be a fun, meditative way to unwind from the shopping and parties.. read more →

It is officially still Autumn and it is such a beautiful time of year.  The colors of the season translate beautifully in fashion and home decorating.  Earthy soft neutrals the color of straw or wheat  paired with the colors of fall vegetables, flowers and foliage: orange yellows, reds from rust to aubergine with a touch of.. read more →

Sometimes, it’s fun to create with sewing, away from the sewing machine. Give your machine a rest with this fun DIY project, a hexagon bracelet tutorial that requires a little bit of hand sewing for an awesome result. read more →

Phoomph is fantastic for creating seasonal décor. Create  a Fall table scape or Halloween party decorations with these projects.  Our  Halloween Hoot Owl majestically supervises the scene from his perch on the Crow Table Runner. Drape a mantle or door way with the leaf garland made of fall colored prints and twine. Pumpkins created with Phoomph and a newsprint.. read more →

This eye-catching pillow is made using Coats phoomph for fabric, for a fast and  easy appliqué.  Isn’t it amazing how one pillow can make such a statement? If you are familiar with quilt patterns you might recognize the traditional oak leaf design used on this pillow.   By using bold black and white fabrics, the pillow.. read more →

Phoomph strikes again! We always throw a massive party in Spring to celebrate the warm awesome weather. I started thinking of fun ways to add lovely handmade elements. I picked up an assortment of gift boxes in a few fun shapes and sizes. I thought I would pack cookies in the smaller boxes and sandwiches.. read more →

   Designed by June McCrary Jacobs These vibrant crafting projects will offer your patriotic celebrations the festive décor they deserve. Phoomph makes it easy for the whole family to be involved. Children and teens will enjoy learning to sew a mainstay of country-style crafting – Yo-yo’s! Assemble the projects together for some additional family fun. Make.. read more →

Just about everybody has an affection for the place they call home. I’ve lived in the beautiful state of Georgia for my entire life. While I’m not pushy about it, I do love my state an awful lot. This awesome little no-sew project helps me celebrate my beautiful home state using my newfound craft love:.. read more →

Much like the name of our blog, Sewing Secrets, we do have a secret that we have been keeping for quite some time. We are more than excited to share with you a new adventure for Coats, one that promises to take you on a journey with your sewing, quilting and crafting. So, if you.. read more →

Hi! I’m Rachel, and my blog is Family Ever After. I am a country girl at heart… my 4 sisters and I grew up in South   Dakota. I’ve know my husband since we were 12, he grew up there too! I   went to college at BYU, where I learned how to sew, and majored in .. read more →