Category Archives: Gift ideas

A reason to sew: accessories

When browsing for fabric online or at the store, there are so many amazing prints and textures to flip over. But reality strikes when you think “What the heck can I make with that!” If you go nuts for a fabric, but it doesn’t quite cut it for a piece...
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Instant Infinity Scarves

While anyone has their supplies cut at the sewing store the associates at the cutting counter almost always ask: “what are you making?” So I always ask: “what do you see everyone making?” On my last visit to the store, the sales associate said she was seeing infinity scarves as...
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Make a Softie Charm

  This is an easy to make charm that can be draped over a photo frame, clipped to a handbag or keychain. This is my first charm, but for my next ones it will be fun to pull out all the stops! Must have (and give) many! To stitch the...
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Fluff the halls

Wow, the holidays are zooming in, so I wanted to send some greetings your way with a little seasonal show and tell. The cutter stocking is done. Loaded on some dangly ornamentation, maybe a bit much, but just couldn’t stop! Since cutters have such a worn texture, I used torn...
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Styling with Burlap

Styling with simply off white, tan, and brown coordinates is sometimes the easiest way to go when planing a burlap project. When planning a color scheme, tracing paper or  a light print out (about 40% transparency) can be helpful. Then you can experiment with color pencils, working with the color scheme...
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