Category Archives: Gift ideas

Sew a tote for gifting and creative expression

Any fabric or trim find can be the pivotal point of inspiration for a new sewing project! Found these cords and straps perusing the trim department the other day. They sparked a motivation for making totes for gifts.         Designing a tote is a small exercise in...
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Stuffed animals. Easy!

These sassy little guys are made with woven cotton and Minky. Only 2 pattern pieces are used to make each animal. Set aside a couple of hours and you can make a bunch of these (click each photo for full details). Great project for a beginner. Stitch on!  ...
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Go “Rough-Luxe”: sew burlap pillows

Want to add texture and character to your space?  Burlap can be a way to go. The “rough-luxe” trend was the inspiration for this Simplicity pillow pattern. (Click here for product info.) These are a couple of tips for working with burlap: To air out the burlap scent, run your...
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Holiday hang ups

Check out these diy rustic hangers for tiny clothes!  An elf, fairy, or a fantasy creature of your own design could really use these!     With twigs and floral wire you can make these adorable rustic hangers. Great for hanging on a holiday tree.         Want...
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Stitch in a pinch

Twisting the old adage: ” need is the mother of invention” to: “need is the mother of motivation” is what got this craft post in motion. Yesterday I had a random gift to give a friend. To my dismay I was totally out of generic wrapping paper. Somehow to give...
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