Category Archives: Gift inspiration and ideas

TIS THE SEASON TO MAKE STUFF

QUICK-SEW GIFTS Making gifts can be a year round endeavor, but crafting and sewing time can be a bit limited for an upcoming holiday. Here are a few easy-sew designs that can always be squeezed in.   ACCESSORIES: A SPARE POCKET A favorite gift is always something that is needed,...
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Sew up Felt birds, bees and ladybug softies

Anyone can use a whimsical companion for a daily smile! An easy sew, these little felt fellows are a newest addition to the collection of the two piece body sewing patterns by Elaine Heigl Designs. Sew up one or two, or a whole flock. It’s great to have several on hand...
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Another reason to sew: create your vision

Sometimes you can shop and shop, and never quite find home accessories  that meet your vision. That is often the case for me, especially for placemats and runners. My dining room table is long and narrow…My intended style is “rough-lux”. After many, many, (many!) shopping ventures, I finally found a...
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Reason to sew: Rainy day projects

Cheer up on a rainy day by sewing up a cuddly buddy within a couple of hours. Cut from just 2 pattern pieces, these animals are truly zippity-zip projects. So easy, a beginner can make these too. Here are more 2 piece animal cuties to consider for those indoor “what...
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18″ girly girl dress sets to sew for spring

Spring is here! When I was growing up it was traditional to wear a very girly girl dress to celebrate Easter. Usually my special dress matched my sister’s. Even though I was an outdoorsy type, I dearly loved these special occasion frilly dresses! Welcome spring with a girly girl design to sew for your 18″...
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