Monthly Archives: October 2012

Free Preview Issue of new sister publication- Love of Crochet

 As a sewing enthusiast, we know you love handmade items.  That’s why we’re so excited to introduce you to our new sister publication, Love of Crochet.  This brand-new magazine includes patterns for garments, gifts, accessories and home décor—over 25 in … Continue reading

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Quickie Project: Teacup Pincushion

How do you keep track of pins around your sewing room? I have quite a variety of pincushions that I’ve amassed over the years, including a crocheted cactus, the classic red tomato and a couple of those magnetic ones. Recently, … Continue reading

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Easy Halloween Wreath Tutorial

Have you started decorating for Halloween yet? Over the weekend, I decided my front door needed some dressing up, so I recruited my mom, sister Wendy and best friend Katie to have some Sunday Crafternoon fun. I looked around online … Continue reading

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Passion for Fashion from Vanessa Walilko

Last weekend Ellen March, our editor-in-chief, judged the Passion for Fashion show at the American Sewing Expo. 12 contestants were given a mystery theme and $100 to purchase supplies from the expo floor. They then had roughly 36 hours to … Continue reading

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Free Halloween Table Runner Patterns!

Table runners are an easy way to dress up your table setting for any Halloween gathering! Make your meal spook-tacular with these great table runners! Good Fortune Table Runner Halloween Table Runner Ribbon Table Runner Monster Table Runner Do you … Continue reading

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Countdown to Halloween! Free treat bag patterns!

Treat giving and getting is a big part of the Halloween season. Whether you’re baking goodies for you kids and their classmates, bringing something homemade to the neighbors or taking food to the office, dress it up with these cute … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat! More free Halloween patterns!

Candy corn has long been associated with fall and Halloween since it was first invented in the 1880′s. Even though it is available year round, sales for the candy increase around this time. One of the top retailers for candy … Continue reading

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