14 Jun 2017
June 14, 2017

Pretty Baby Carry-all

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  Make this Pretty Baby Carry-all to corral all the goodies that little one needs!  Keep them together so you can grab it and go, when the time comes to leave.  Pin weaving is used for the handle and top band, and simple patchwork using FreeSpirit  Pandas fabric collection by David Walker make this pretty.. read more →

We welcome Shell Rummel as a fabric designer for Coats. Designer Shell Rummel has been a successful and established presence in the fine art, wedding and stationery markets for nearly 20 years.  Watercolors are the preferred medium for this award-winning artist, and the unpredictability of painting with water often results in surprising variations and subtle.. read more →

This mini wall hanging reminds you to follow your heart. Combine fabrics from Tim Holtz Dapper collection to form appliqués then add accents with hand and/or machine stitching using Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements threads. Skill Level: Beginner Crafting Time: Evening Finished Size: 8” x 9” (20.32cm x 22.86cm) Supplies • Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Coats® Cotton.. read more →

11 May 2017
May 11, 2017

Fold-over Dapper Bag

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A cross between a purse and messenger bag, this cross-body purse will quickly become your go-to bag. Eclectic Elements antique brass hardware adds vintage style. The bag features Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements threads and Hardware, and Tim Holtz Dapper fabric collection for Coats®. Skill Level: Beginner Crafting Time: Evening Finished Size: 16” x 12” (40.5cm x.. read more →

11 May 2017
May 11, 2017

Dapper Book Marks

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    Skill level: beginner Crafting time: Evening   Love to read “real” books? These vintage inspired bookmarks will hold your place. Patchwork and applique combine to create nostalgic reminder of where you left off. Tim Holtz Eclectic Element cotton and craft threads embellish fabrics from Tim’s Dapper collection for Coats. Fabric requirements from Tim.. read more →

Create this adorable Dapper Dress Mini Wall Hanging designed by Jennalee Anderson. Loose thread ends and raw edges add an eclectic quality to this dress cut out using Tim Holtz Dapper fabric collection and Eclectic Elements Coats Cotton threads. Skill Level: Beginner Crafting Time: Evening Finished Project Sizes: 6 ½” x 6” (16.5cm x 15cm)(height.. read more →

We have created a collection of pretty nursery projects for the new arrival. Individually, they make perfect gifts or make all of them to coordinate the nursery. We used fabrics from the delightful collection FreeSpirit Pandas by David Walker and incorporated fun techniques like pin weaving and tying a quilt by hand or machine.  .. read more →

How fun to decorate baby’s room with this cute framed letter!  The pin weaving creates a colorful background to place the baby’s initial on.  The fabric covered mat adds whimsy with Davis Walker Pandas Daisy Fabric! We have included all of the instructions for pin weaving in the free pattern download.   skill Level- Beginner.. read more →

03 May 2017
May 3, 2017

Panda Baby Quilt

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  Create this cute baby quilt quickly and easily from David Walkers Pandas collection fabrics!  You do not need to be an experienced quilter to make this quilt–no corners to match, quick to cut, sew and quilt!  Tying it “by machine” or by hand, makes it go quickly! Skill level: beginner Crafting time: 1 day.. read more →

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 →

03 Mar 2017
March 3, 2017

Lunch to Go Bag

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  Create this easy, Zakka style inspired lunch bag to go! The piecing is easy breezy with no corners to match up!  Big stitch quilting highlights the patchwork. Finished size: 9” (23cm) x 8”(21cm)x 4” (11cm) Supplies: Coats Dual Duty XP All-purpose sewing thread Coats Bold Hand Quilting Thread Fabric required: 1/2 yard (.30m) Linen (Fabric.. 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 →

20 Feb 2017
February 20, 2017

Correspondence Dopp Bag

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The boxy styling of this zippered dopp bag makes it a perfect travel companion. The bag combines thread, zippers and hardware and with Correspondence fabric from Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements for style and practicality.     Finished sized:  9″ wide x 4″ high x 4″ deep SUPPLIES: Cotton thread, Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements collection for Coats.. read more →

19 Jan 2017
January 19, 2017

Sew a No-calorie Donut


  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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

It’s time to put it all together!  To finish our Quilt Along, Designer Cheryl Adam has instructions for adding the sashing and borders to the beautiful galaxy of paper pieced stars. It’s the LAST BLOCK in our Quilt Along and it is a beauty! Here’s Block 5: From designer Cheryl Adam: Our last block is.. read more →

It’s the LAST BLOCK in our Quilt Along and it is a beauty! Here’s Block 5: From designer Cheryl Adam: Our last block is the biggest and brightest star with many planets circling it, much like our own sun.  This may be the center of our new galaxy when our star dies.  Although it has.. read more →

Block 4 in our Milky Way Paper Piecing Quilt Along is a beauty with long points reaching out through the heavens. Cheryl describes Block 4 this way: This star throws long beams of light out into the universe as it travels through the not so dark night sky.  Don’t let the skinny pieces scare you. .. read more →

Block 3 in our Milky Way Quilt along has a new color palette and is more challenging. Here’s what Cheryl has to say about it: This is the most complicated looking block so it must be the big important star in the sky.  Although there are lots of pieces, it will go together easily as.. read more →

How did your first block turn out? Be sure to post and tag #Coatsquiltalong so we can see your progress!  Drumroll, please! Here is Block 2. Cheryl Adam, designer of the Milky Way quilt, describes her inspiration for Block 2 this way: This star is spinning through the universe trying to avoid collision with another space.. read more →

07 Sep 2016
September 7, 2016

Lace Trimmed Jean Jacket

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Adding lace and buttons to a jeans jacket dresses it up totally! We have added a double flounce which stitches up in no time to add a totally different look to this western-inspired icon. Though the featured jacket is shown in blue denim and white lace, any color combo is fair game for this fashion.. read more →

07 Sep 2016
September 7, 2016

Team Spirit Zippered Poncho

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Cheer on your favorite team and keep warm at fall football games in this cozy Zippered Fleece Poncho. A Coats Team Spirit Zipper coordinates with team or school colors. Lori Harder designed this poncho for us using one large rectangle of fabric, then adding style with a collar and zipper.  Pick a Team Spirit Zipper.. read more →

Join us for our Milky Way Wall Hanging Quilt Along featuring paper-piecing! Are you ready? Here is the first block!                               Cheryl Adam, designer of the Milky Way quilt, describes her inspiration for Block 1 this way: “I imagine this star.. read more →

Join us for our Milky Way Wall Hanging Quilt Along featuring paper-piecing. This colorful quilt was designed by Cheryl A. Adam. We asked Cheryl what was her inspiration for the design and why she selected paper piecing to create it. “I love to be in the country, away from all the city lights, and gaze.. read more →

15 Jul 2016
July 15, 2016

Monster Truck Floor Pillow

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It’s Monster Truck mania! Your kids will love lounging on this attractive machine appliquéd floor pillow.  Dual Duty XP all-purpose is the perfect thread for this applique using a blanket stitch. Designed by Lori Harder. Skill level: Intermediate Finished Project Size:  38” x 28” x 7” Supplies: Coats Dual Duty  XP® All Purpose Thread –.. read more →

  Keeping kids busy on the go is easy with this handy crayon wrap—just fill it, roll it, and tuck into your tote bag along with a sketchpad or coloring book. Skill level: Beginner Crafting time: Evening Finished Size: 6″ x 18″ (15.24cm x 45.72cm) Supplies Coats Dual Duty XP® All-purpose thread to match 1/4.. read more →

This handy see-through zippered case keeps first-aid supplies readily available for any boo-boos that may occur while traveling.  A cute “medical print” is ideal, or change it up and use the case for make-up or sewing supplies in an appropriate fabric. Skill level: Confident Beginner Finished Size: 8″ x 12″ (20.32cm x 30.48cm) Supplies Coats.. read more →

Decorative coastal themed throw pillows are the perfect accent for any beach house, sofa, or bed in any room.  Reflect your personal style and wonders of the sea with these appliquéd designs. Pillows designed by Karen Schaphorst   Sand Dollar Pillow Finished Size 18” x 18” (46cm x 46cm) Supplies Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP.. read more →

15 Jun 2016
June 15, 2016

Conch Shell Quilt


You can almost hear the ocean when you gaze at the conch shell applique on a sea of blue hexagons. Free-motion stitching adds detail to the shell. Piece together the background for this quilt with hexagons then add the applique creating a simple but dramatic design. Designer: Rebecca Kemp Brent Finished Size: 27 3/4″ x.. read more →

Around my town, the Farmer’s Markets open in May. I love, love, love buying fresh, seasonal produce, chatting with the farmers and supporting local farming. Often my Saturday morning trip to the Market is combined with other weekend errands and my fresh produce isn’t quite as fresh by the time I get it home. So,.. read more →

This cute mortarboard bag is ideal for presenting a check or a gift card to the graduate to celebrate his or her accomplishment. It zips closed and has a ring for keys or to attach to a larger purse or bag. It is quick and easy to sew. Designed by Linda Griepentrog   Supplies 1/4.. 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 →

02 Apr 2016
April 2, 2016

Pick-a-Pocket Apron


Our Pick-a-Pocket apron was designed by a member of our Graphics team at Coats & Clark, Tracy Bynum. His motivation to learn to sew is an interesting story so we asked him to share. How I got started sewing: I few years back, Beth (my wife) came home with an ever so slightly, used sewing.. read more →

02 Apr 2016
April 2, 2016

Garden Bucket Tote

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It doesn’t take a green thumb to make a handy, multi-pocketed garden bucket tote! This insert fits inside a 5 gallon bucket.  Keep all of your gardening tools and supplies close at hand as you move from place to place. Designed By:  Joy McKeon Crafting Time: An evening Skill level: Intermediate Finished Project Size: Custom.. read more →

31 Mar 2016
March 31, 2016

Fabric Flower Pots

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Fabric Flower Pot Covers are easy to make and freshen up a room with lively fabrics. These planters have a clear vinyl bottom liner and a removable vinyl sleeve to protect surfaces Designed by: Lori Harder Skill level: Beginner/Easy Crafting time: An Evening Finished Project Size: Designed to fit a 4”, 6” and 8” flower.. 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 →

09 Feb 2016
February 9, 2016

Love Letters to Sew


Do you love letters? Sew them! Words and quotes can be sewn to personalize, organize or accessorize. Embroidery and applique are two techniques that can be used to create letters in your sewing projects.     Express yourself with colorful crazy quilt appliqués. Create a grouping for your wall with fabric covered canvases. Decorative stitches.. read more →

27 Jan 2016
January 27, 2016

Valentine Table Runner

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Set a pretty table for your Valentine with this quilted table runner. It looks complicated but the secret is experimenting with your machine’s decorative stitches on a striped fabric using Coats Trilobal Machine Embroidery thread. If you’re looking for an opportunity to play with the decorative stitches in your machine, here’s the perfect venue. Pick.. read more →

19 Jan 2016
January 19, 2016

Sew Spa projects

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It’s time to pamper yourself. You spent the holidays shopping for gifts, baking and decorating to make sure it was a special time for everyone. Now it is your turn. Sew these luxurious projects and create your own spa experience. Spa Mask Shut out the world and take a moment for yourself. This pretty mask.. read more →

21 Oct 2015
October 21, 2015

Crazy Quilted Lunch Bag

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We recently posted this Crazy Quilted Lunch bag on our website, MakeItCoats.com. Not long after we had an email saying, “I love this bag, but I’m a beginner and the instructions are hard for me to follow.” So we went back to the designer, Elizabeth Hill, and asked her if she could break it down.. read more →

It’s not totally about the food on Thanksgiving Day—there’s also the table décor to consider so you’re guests are wowed as sit down to the holiday feast. Without a lot of effort, you can add some pizzazz to the table setting with some fun napkin ring ideas. So, gather up your fabric scraps, some threads.. read more →

We’re getting back into the school swing over here, which means it’s time to round up our favorite backpack DIYs. I always hated having the same bag as other kids, which is why I love making my kids their own unique bags from home! Here are a few tutorials to get you going. Everyone seems.. read more →

There’s aways something special about that first-day-of-school dress, no matter how old you are. As a kid, I remember having my dress picked out weeks before the first day of school rolled around. But you know what was a total bummer? When I was wearing the same dress as someone else! That’s why we’ve brought.. read more →

Every now and then you come across something, or someone who releases butterflies. Well, that’s how we feel about our latest sewing sweetheart: Juffra Toertjes. The mastermind behind Dutch sewing blog Toertjes & Pateekes, Juffra’s creations have us feeling like giddy little school girls. The simplicity of the designs work with amazing fabrics to produce cutting.. read more →

What says summer quite like a good ol’ fashioned picnic? Good food + sunshine + family time = bliss. Because my kids love all the above, we jump on every possible opportunity to have a picnic! It’s so much fun seeing my little ones work together to make the perfect PB & J outside on.. read more →

Enjoy the rest of summer by sewing up some fun in the sun! We brought you swimsuit DIYs for your little princesses, and now it’s time for all those princes in your life! I know the Fourth of July has already passed us by, but I think wearing red, white, and blue creates a classic.. read more →

I don’t know about you, but I’m not even close to being done with summer yet. I’m looking forward to our beach trip next week! We’re holding on to these last few months of summer by bringing you some more adorable bathing suit DIYs for those special little ones in your life, starting with the.. read more →

We thought it was about time for a DIY bedroom makeover. And what’s the most important part of the bedroom? The bed! Remember that wonderful feeling of crawling into a bed of new linens? We want to give you that feeling back—with a twist. Even more rewarding than buying those linens is making them from scratch, or.. read more →

  Presents are not just under the tree. These pretty packages are appliqued using Dual Duty XP all purpose thread and prints from the FreeSpirit Winter Miarcle collection by Marjolein Bastin. FS0446MB Winter Miracle Pretty Packages Place mat and Napkin   read more →

Hip to Be Square by Rebecca Kemp Brent for Coats & Clark These two funky ornament shapes start with ordinary squares! Made from small pieces, these projects are a great way to use test stitchouts or fabric scraps, especially leftovers from 2 1/2″ strips. Biscornu Ornament “Biscornu” is a French word describing something that’s quirky,.. read more →

  Holiday buttons make up this clever tree embellishment, complete from topper to trunk. They’re simply tied on and threads left as part of the tree’s trimming. Finished Size of Project: 14 1/2″ square Supplies 1/2 yd white cotton twill 6 red buttons, 1 1/4″ 6 green buttons, 1 1/4″ Assorted 3/8″-1/2″ buttons One 1.. read more →

We love our friends over at Sewing Like Mad and know you do too, which is why we decided to share some awesome tutorials with you today. These are all for your special little girl, from dresses to placket buttons to go on dresses (or anything else for that matter). Her little red-headed model makes.. read more →

13 Apr 2015
April 13, 2015

Honeycomb Tote Bag

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Show off the paper piecing skills with this stylish and modern color blocked tote designed by Jennifer Mathis, Ellisonlane.com Supplies: Coats Dual Duty Paper Piecing Thread, Color 8030 Coats Dual Duty XP General Purpose thread, color 8030 Print fabric (FreeSpirit Acacia by Tula Pink), 1 yard Free Spirit Designer Essential Solids, (CSFSESS.BERRY)  Plum Fabric, ½.. read more →

08 Apr 2015
April 8, 2015

Tissue Caddy


Storing extra rolls of toilet tissue can be a problem, particularly in a small guest bath with limited storage. And what if, heaven forbid, the tissue runs out when someone is in need? This clever tissue caddy is the solution to that dilemma, as it holds an easily accessible extra roll in style. Finished Size.. 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 →

08 Dec 2014
December 8, 2014

Zipper Cuffs


Zipper Cuffs are quick and easy to create.  If you have a 7″ zipper, cute button and a needle and thread– you have everything you need to make this stylish zipper cuff  that is fun to wear or give to a friend. Coats Fashion zippers give you many options to choose from when making zipper.. 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 →

It’s hat time again and we love slouchy beanies, especially on our kids! See Kate Sew has a foolproof pattern and tutorial for the perfect slouchy beanie that we couldn’t wait to share. I mean, check out this little guy.                              .. read more →

21 Oct 2014
October 21, 2014

Creative Crochet Crafts

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Who says crochet crafts are only for those winter months? These fun projects can be made in an afternoon and used all-year-round! Check them out for yourselves and let us know what you think!                 These crocheted watermelon slices make cute inside or outside decoration—cute enough to eat!.. read more →

We are in love with An from Straightgrain. She is a pattern designer and super-creative who makes the cutest kids clothes around. Check out our favorites and let us know what you think!                                       We love the.. read more →

Amy Butler is one of our favorite quilt designers and she offers her amazing patterns for free! How could we resist? Check out a few below that you can download straight to you computer now! Find all the patterns here!                              .. read more →

Check out these printable sewing cards for the kids! Perfect for beginner sewers with summer themed patterns for them to follow. Can you think of a better way to spend an afternoon with the kids? Get stitchin’!                                    .. 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 →

Sometimes really great appliqué and patchwork projects are hard to find, so this time we did the dirty work for you. These eight tutorials come from eight different sewing superstars, featuring some craftables for the kids and some for you!                             Charise.. 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 →

You know what’s even more fun than sewing your own clothes from scratch? Upcycling thrift store finds or clothes you already have! Geneva Vanderzeil, founder of A Pair & A Spare, is an upcycling queen. We absolutely adore all of her tutorials and wanted to feature some of our favorites here. These looks are so insanely chic we can’t wait.. 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 →

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 →

15 Apr 2014
April 15, 2014

Button Chevron Zipper Cuff

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Made with Coats Fashion zippers this Button Chevron Zipper Cuff is the a fun and stylish way to add your own personal touch to your jewelry. read more →

15 Apr 2014
April 15, 2014

Hexie Case

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This skinny pouch is just right for storing crochet hooks, paintbrushes, or pencils. The zipper installation focuses on the fun patterned zipper tapes.  Hexie Case PDF read more →

          Click here TOTE TWO WAYS for the cutting instructions for our Tote Two Ways.   read more →

05 Mar 2014
March 5, 2014

Ginkgo Leaf Block

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        The leaf from the exotic Gingko tree provides an appliqué pattern for this block. Contrasting thread color defines the leaf sections.  Click here for the Ginkgo Leaf instructions. read more →

  Reminiscent of Egyptian design, these leaves are appliqued to a machine-embroidered stem.  Select one of the decorative stitches on your machine for the veins in the leaves.  Need a refresher on how to applique? Read our post, Applique, more than Satin Stitching? Click here for the Block instructions for EgyptianTempleLeaves-Block_2 Ginkgo Leaf Block 1 This.. read more →

04 Mar 2014
March 4, 2014

Phoomph Flower Wand

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                      These cute flower wands are fun favors for a kid’s birthday party or create a sunny window garden to brighten a room. Phoomph makes it easy to use fabric to create simple craft projects.  Simply peel the protective backing paper away, adhere Phoomph to the.. read more →