Category Archives: Free Projects

Giveaway: Flossie Teacups’ Guide to English Paper Piecing by Florence Knapp

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Flossie Teacakes’ Guide to English Paper Piecing by Florence Knapp, as seen in the August/September 2018 issue of Sew News: Blogger Florence Knapp shares her love of this hand-sewn patchwork technique … Continue reading

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DIY July 4th Crafts, Projects and Inspiration

Get ready for July 4 with these great project ideas! July 4 will be here before we know it! So it’s time to start decorating with all things red, white and blue. I love to involve my kids in the … Continue reading

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5 Kid-Friendly Sewing Projects for Winter Break

Keep your kids busy during winter break with some fun easy sewing projects. The projects listed below are recommended for kids ages 8-12, and adult supervision is recommended! If your child is new to sewing, make sure to introduce him … Continue reading

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Travel in Comfort & Style

Oh the joys of traveling during the holidays. It’s always more stressful than usual, with many more people fitting into trams, busses, rental car shuttles, carrying much more stuff.

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Metallic Foil Transfer Pillow Project

You may have seen these cuties before: they’re on the cover of our Dec/Jan issue of Sew News. The Deer Me pillows (by Amanda Niederhauser) are, in my humble opinion, the epitome of great holiday decor: they’re merry, modern AND they … Continue reading

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Starting Dec 1, we’re giving away a gift on our Facebook page! Like us on Facebook, and then check each day to see what the prize is. Comment on the post for your chance to win! We have thread packs, … Continue reading

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Dorm DIY: Fabric Organizers

Storage is super important when you’re moving into a small dorm room. Why not make a few coordinating organizers to hide your unmentionables, store nonperishable food, keep mail and magazines tidy or hold shower essentials? These organizers nest together, and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Pants Month With Us!

Happy October, friends! And Happy Pants Month! All month long we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks for making your own pair of pants, fitting and tailoring advice, styling options and pattern reviews. It’s all pants, all month long!

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5 Back to School Kid Crafts

Keeping the kids busy these next couple of weeks before school is a bit challenging. I want to savor the last moments of summer, but need the littles to wrap their heads around the idea that school is starting and … Continue reading

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Learn Appliqué – And Dress Up Any Garment

Learn how to replicate vintage details to take garments from simple to stunning. Use a pre-made or purchased camisole. Lace Appliqué Though lace appliqué is mainly used on wedding dresses and lingerie today, it’s a great way to dress up … Continue reading

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What Do You Need To Be Creative? Time, Space (A Free Design)? Read On!

The one thing art requires, Jenny Hart says, is un-constructed time—freedom to create with abandon, sans restrictions or interruptions. Finding said time used to be a challenge when the Sublime Stitching founder lived at her Los Angeles warehouse, but it’s … Continue reading

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Sew for Summer: June/July Sew News Preview

Now that summer’s finally here, we’re looking forward to all sorts of warm-weather fun. Lucky for us, we have the June/July issue of Sew News to help us out! Personally, I love to swim. Living in Colorado, I don’t get … Continue reading

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Crafters’ Blog Hop! Get Inspired –

Today is the kick off of the Crafters’ Blog Hop. Hop along to all the blogs listed at the end of the post for great ideas for quilters, knitters, crocheters, beaders, embroidery lovers and of course seamstresses. Plus make a … Continue reading

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Quick & Easy Halloween Costume Using Freezer Paper

It’s not too late to make a great costume! Freezer paper stencils, fabric paint and a little ingenuity are all you need to put together a quick and fun Halloween outfit. Freezer paper stencils are easy to make and can … Continue reading

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Make a costume for the family pet + Download the FREE templates!

We have a fun blog post from contributor Jessie. We can’t let the humans have all the fun, whip up a super cute doggie costume for Halloween this year and see your treats double! Be sure to check out all … Continue reading

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Sew News New Issue & Freebies Aplenty!

Have you seen the latest cover for Sew News? It hits newsstands today and is packed with all kinds of great projects and expert tips to keep your sewing machine humming along. Our cover project is Methods to Master: Pattern … Continue reading

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Pro Pattern Layout Tips + Comment for a Chance to Win a Prize Pack!

The latest issue of Sew News is jam-packed with free e-patterns, along with tips and techniques to adjust, correct and make those patterns work for you.  Read on to take this refresher course on pattern layout and learn to prep … Continue reading

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