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Sew a Wintery Quilted Wall Hanging

As the seasons change and the weather starts to get colder, many of us like to make changes around the house – warmer blankets on the bed, festive pillows on the couch, and other wintertime décor to deck the halls. Seasonal quilts are a great way to infuse some holiday cheer and seasonal charm into…

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Infinity Scarf Pattern

Infinity scarves really are the perfect accessory – they can be worn in so many fun ways, they can quickly jazz up an otherwise plain outfit, and they’re easy to throw on in case of chilly temperatures. Plus, they’re very simple to make on your own. In this article, you will learn how to sew…

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Sew a Sassy Strip Skirt with Drawstring Waist

Who doesn’t love a fun skirt? When I saw Ellen March’s video about making a strip skirt, I immediately realized I needed one in my life. The best thing about this skirt project is that it’s totally customizable. Instead of a maxi skirt I made one that falls to the knee. I didn’t have any…

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My Sewing Story: I Sewed for My Entire Bridal Party

In this article, National Sewing Circle instructor Ashley Hough (formerly Ashley Briggs) shares a personal story of a sewing project very near and dear to her heart. Photos by Carrie Schneider of Carrie Lynn Photography. Learning how to sew has many advantages. Not only can you easily repair or alter existing clothing rather than replacing,…

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Sew a Chic Chevron Pillow with Zipper Closure

Decorating a new home is both fun and exciting. After painting my bedroom I decided I needed a few throw pillows to pull the room together. I’ve always loved chevrons, and I realized this was the perfect project to employ my favorite zigzags. You too can add a touch of sassy fun to any decor…

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Booze Bottle Gift Bag Pattern

Learn how to make a nautical-themed booze bag that’s perfect as a gift or to keep for yourself! This bag will fit either a regular-sized wine bottle or a 20 oz. bomber bottle of beer. All this project needs are a few scraps, rope or cotton cord, and grommets. For my nautical design, I created…

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Zippered Pouch Pattern

This small zippered pouch pattern is a quick and easy sewing project you can make in no time. You can use the pouch to store makeup, carry toiletries while traveling, keep your purse organized, or even as a casual clutch. The possibilities are endless with this cute and easy-to-sew design. Related Video: How to Sew…

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Oilcloth Wallet Pattern

Oilcloth is a great material to sew with. It’s more affordable than many of the cottons out there today and comes in a wide variety of fun patterns and colors. Unfortunately it can be a little bit stiff to work with, but this pattern for a cute wallet is perfect for oilcloth because you don’t…

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