SummerEntertainingRound-Up

25 DIY Summer Entertaining Projects

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Whether it’s cloth napkins, a table runner, napkin rings, a tablecloth, or even a bunting, these tutorials will make it possible for you to add your own unique touch to your next party.


DIY Keychain Headphone Pouch

How to Make a Keychain Ear Bud Pouch

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Tired of lost and/or tangled headphones? Stow them in this little pouch and you’ll always know where to find them.


DIY Linen sachet - PaintWork Monogram

How to Personalize a Quick Gift with PaintWork!

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Last year’s holiday gifts for my co-workers and friends were linen sachets personalized with Paintwork monograms. I love linen sachets! This time I worked from an already assembled version and PaintWork seemed to be the perfect solution to add the special touch to them.


DIY summer beach projects

10+ DIY Summer Beach Projects

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Are you ready for the summer? The weather is just perfect to visit the pool or beach, but if you’re still in need of a new swimsuit or a few necessities check out these great DIY summer beach projects!


DIY Wool Applique Needle Book

How to Make a Wool Applique Needle Book

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This little needle book comes in handy when you want to sit outside on the deck and do a little hand sewing or stitch a binding on a quilt. It also makes a nice gift for a fellow sewist.


How to sew paper pieced hexagons

How To Sew English Paper Pieced Hexagons

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Do you EPP? English Paper Piecing is all the rage, and here’s everything you need to know about how to sew English Paper Pieced hexagons!


DIY Summer Gathering Pouch

How to Make a Summer Gathering Pouch with Stitched Embellishments

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The primitive shape and the wonderful texture of a bark gathering basket were the inspiration for this elaborately embellished bag. Experiment with stitches, use double threads, mix pinks and greens – pull out your stash and play!


Jo's Zipper Tape Rose

How to Make Jo’s Zipper Tape Rose on Your Sewing Machine – NO Handwork!

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It’s easy to make a rose from zipper tapes using a needle and thread. It’s even easier when you use your sewing machine!


DIY Bean Bags and Games

DIY Backyard Bean Bags and Games

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Bean bags make for great summer fun no matter what your age! Check out our favorite bean bag tutorials and ideas for playing all kinds of backyard bean bag games.


DIY Ruffled Bag

How to Make a Hippitee-Do-Dah Bag

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I’m very excited to share with you the much-requested Hippitee-Do-Dah Bag tutorial. I taught this sassy t-shirt-upcycling project last April at the Craftcation Conference.