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

Tri-fold Organizer

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Make any project portable with this organizer. Just stash thread, scissors and any other supplies in the handy pockets inside. Use Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements threads, Zippers, and his Dapper fabric collection for Coats® to add vintage charm. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS 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 →

Create a reusable shopping bag to tote your goodies in style!  The attached swivel latch will keep your keys and store rewards tag handy!  Then embellish it with raw edge applique, using a vintage image from the Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Correspondence collection, “Typo”!  We added initials from the print, to personalize it.   Featuring: Tim.. 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 →

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 →

So. . . .  it turns out Improv isn’t just for quilting and comedy anymore! Those of us who stitch can jump on the Improv train and enjoy the creative ride, too. And, if you’re a Tim Holtz fan, you’re going to love this fabulous Stitches and Lace Improv Pillow created by a Paula Cheney, a very.. read more →

13 Sep 2016
September 13, 2016

Correspondence Air Mail Tote

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Tim’s latest fabric collection, Correspondence is inspired by the classic styling of vintage postage.Tim Holtz has now created a timeless palette of thread, zippers and antique finished hardware extending your creative possibilities. Download Air Mail Tote Instructions here. read more →

Tim Holtz has created a timeless palette of thread, zippers and antique finished hardware extending the creative possibilities when combined with his Eclectic Elements fabric collections for Coats. Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements by Coats consists of Cotton thread, Craft thread ™, Zippers and Hardware. Eclectic Elements Craft Thread ™ is a unique heavy 6 wt cotton.. 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 →

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 →