LBD Sewing Pattern Review: New Look 6206

More than any time of the year the last few months require us to have a little black dress to wear to holiday office parties, family gatherings, or watching the local Nutcracker ballet. We’ve have our very own editors showing off their version of the LBD. Some are black, others are a bit   more colorful, but all are appropriate for a festive night out on the town.

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LBD Sewing Pattern Review: Vogue V1531 & Giveaway

More than any time of the year the last few months require us to have a little black dress to wear to holiday office parties, family gatherings, or watching the local Nutcracker ballet. We’ve have our very own editors showing off their version of the LBD. Some are black, others are a bit   more colorful, but all are appropriate for a festive night out on the town.

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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 to the machine and point out all of the machine functions. Install a new needle and show the child how sharp the needle is (same goes for fabric scissors). It’s imperative to teach him to keep his little fingers away from the needle at all times, letting the machine guide the fabric under the presser foot rather than using fingers/hands to push/pull it through. Wind a bobbin and thread the machine, referring to the machine manual. Begin by having the child sew several straight lines onto fabric scraps. Change the stitch type to keep it interesting. Then move on to an easy project! (For more tips on how to teach kids to sew, look to our free ebook.) 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. Continue reading

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Embroidery Hoop Place Cards

We hope you’re on your way to having a handmade holiday!

We thought these mini embroidery hoops made the cutest place cards, so we’ll be adding them as a little personal touch to our holiday tables. The package comes with three hoops, and instructions for how to assemble the hoop once you’ve completed your mini embroidery.

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LBD Sewing Pattern Review: Josie Sundress

All this month we’re showing off our little black dresses that we have sewn for our Dec/Jan 2018 issue of Sew News. We’ll have reviews on our makes and hope you show us your little black dress or other holiday wear.

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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 can work well past the holidays, perfect for a cozy winter vibe in January and beyond. Using foil transfer sheets and adhesive sheets, it’s easy to add a touch of metallic shimmer to your home sewing projects.SN1801 Deer Me 755x1024 Metallic Foil Transfer Pillow Project

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