Sew a Quilted Fabric Tote Bag

Pre-quilted bags can be found in designer stores everywhere. Why not make your own for a fraction of the cost? I personally have been coveting a quilted tote for a few years. I saw some pre-quilted fabric in the remnants bin and jumped at the chance to finally create my own! This fun project only

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6 Sewing Machines from Your Childhood

Do you remember the first machine you started sewing on? We asked our Facebook fans to share stories about their first time sewing, and their first sewing machine. Did you start on any of these machines? “Managed to break my mum’s 25-year-old Brother machine when I was 11 – I was “playing” with it. Put

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3 Simple Holiday Gifts for Guys

Making something special for a guy in your life is easier than you think. These three projects take at most 30 minutes each and are great to give individually or as a set. I’m always looking for something special to make for my husband, and I quickly realized that handmade items make his day. The

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Meet a Member: Kate’s Story

Editor’s Note: With so many talented and vibrant members of the National Sewing Circle community, we thought it was high time to turn the tables and let you do the talking! In this new feature, you can share your sewing story and project photos with your fellow members. Read on! My name is Kate McFarren

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Glossary of Sewing Terms

Glossary of Sewing Terms

What’s in a name? Here’s our ultimate list of sewing terminology. Did we miss a crucial one? Let us know by emailing editor@nationalsewingcircle.com. Glossary of Sewing Terms: Appliqué: The process of stitching a piece of fabric to another piece of fabric, and sewing close to the edges of the shape. Typically cut into a fun

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