Fabric: A touchy feely experience

When you go shopping, touch everything! Pay attention to the weight, drape, and texture of anything made with fabric. When at the sewing store stroll around and check out all categories of fabrics. What are you drawn to? Sparkly and sheer? Fun cotton prints? Dramatic textured upholstery fabrics? Fleece? Let...
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Time to party!

So many reasons to throw a party: birthdays, graduation, bridal showers, or just loving life! Sew up lots of party flags to use for almost any event. Our party flags are designed so you can tie them together and spell out any announcement or greeting you think up. This flag...
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Time to tell Mom what you think of her

  Let Mom know she’s the greatest!   What can be a better gift than a personal handcrafted design? Look for ideas on this site to get your creative juices going. Make an appliqué with a message to attach to a notebook, tote, or send as a greeting. Have you...
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Design a tote

This week’s basic design project is an open tote. This fashion accessory can be a design classic or created to make a statement. A beautiful fabric can be the beginning inspiration for any tote, and there are many cool trims that can be considered for a tote strap. To further...
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Freezer paper stencil, an experiment

Sometimes us crafters, just have to whip up an inspired experiment. This is a little experiment written by my niece Stephanie when she first discovered freezer paper for stenciling: I used to take a lot of photos of nature. And now these photos are sitting in a box without much...
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