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  • Did you know there are over 60 different bobbin styles available? Some are dramatically different, while others are so similar it’s difficult to see any difference at all. Let’s take a closer look. About 95% of household sewing machines use the following 3 bobbins… The Class 15 (A Style) Bobbin: The Class 15 is about the size of an American nickel. Its…

  • Christmastime is the best time of the year. The music…the festivities….and the sewing! Follow along as we teach you how to create a fabric Christmas Tree Garland. You can display this garland on your tree, your fireplace mantel, your office desk…anywhere you like. We hope you enjoy this project and be sure to share with your family and friends. Merry Christmas! Supplies: Fabric…

  • Minky makes for some really fun projects. It’s versatile and can be used to make blankets, home accessories, and even clothing. You’ve probably seen it used to make baby blankets and Lovies. Minky is designed to resemble Mink’s Fur and has a very luxurious hand. It drapes beautifully and has a lovely sheen. These defining characteristics are why Minky is so difficult…

  • Anyone else waiting until the very last minute to start sewing and crafting this holiday season? I know I am! Just like last year. But that’s okay, because we have here a huge list of quality DIY gifts that will take, from start to finish, no more than 30 minutes. There are projects for Women, Men, Teens, and Kids. Many of these…

  • It seems every little girls wants to be Elsa – the Disney Store already sold out of all the costumes! So we asked if anyone would be interested in a video tutorial and a good deal of you fans said, “YES!” We will be teaching how to sew the McCall’s Elsa pattern, but you can also use the Simplicity version, as they are…

  • Ever been completely bewildered by your sewing machine? So many buttons and knobs and little parts – which parts is which??? We understand. We were once there, too. So, to go along with our Beginner’s Guide to Sewing, we’ve made this little reference guide to elaborate on those parts we went over in the videos- plus a few extras. It’s all alphabetical…

  • Have you seen the price of planters these days? Either they are cheap plastic and affordable, or super cute and a fortune. If you’re like me, you  spent the garden budget on flowers and forgot all about the planters. Oops. No need to worry, because all you need is a wire hanger and 1/2 yard of burlap to make your own planter.…

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    Rose Chandelier in 20 minutes

    by Sarah February 14, 2014

    Talk about an easy way to spice up your lighting. Originally, this was specifically for Valentine’s Day dinner, but once I saw the finished project, I was in love. I’m not taking this project down. Ever. I feel  it’s romantic and whimsical enough to keep up all year. Maybe it’s just my inner romantic bohemian, but I just can’t bare to take…

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    5 Minute Scrappy Hearts

    by Sarah February 14, 2014

    These fast, little projects are such a great way to let that pent-up creative energy flow. Even 5 minutes of sewing is 5 minutes well spent. These little hearts are great for any occasion, not just Valentine’s Day. Can you really go wrong with the symbol of love? I say, “nay’. Grab your scrap stash and mix/match prints for a cool, scrappy-chic vibe.…

  • Hello, 2014! And boy was it a New Year to remember. My brother got married and I got two trips to urgent care. But, before all that fun stuff I made a New Year’s Resolution; organize all of my scraps.  Turns out, this might take all year to accomplish, but it’s really needs to be addressed. I mean…just look: Oh boy. And…

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