DIY Last-Minute Holiday Party Shrug

This is a nice take on the basic scarf or knit bolero, lovely over a strapless holiday frock.. Or dress up a tank top and jeans with this simple yet elegant shrug. Make one in less than an hour!


DIY Split Christmas Tree Potholders (or Hot Pads)

These fun, festive potholders will liven up your kitchen for the holidays. They also make great gifts! If you prefer, adjust the size and turn this whimsical project into a wall-hanging or pillow.


How to Select the Right Digital Cameras for Stitchers

This is gift season, and many of my students want to know, what is the best camera to give or receive for a fabric artist? A camera is a tool and like a sewing machine, it enables us to fulfill our creative vision. The better the tool, the easier it is to take a picture or stitch a project.


Made to Create Pillow Featuring Tailor Tack Foot #7

Another pillow in the Made to Create accessory series, this one featuring Tailor Tack Foot #7 and fringed details.


Make Your Own Christmas Tree Gift Tag or Ornament

Transform little quilt sandwiches into painted and embroidered ornaments or gift tags. It’s simple, fun, and quicker than you’d think to make a transform a bit of muslin and batting into a handmade stitched treasure.


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How to Make a Billboard Messenger Bag


Looking for a sturdy way to tote your books around town? This messenger fits the bill! It’s roomy enough to hold your belongings, even when you’re carrying a heavy load. The secret? Recycled billboard material!


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How to Make a Snuggly Owl


Know a little one who’s afraid of the dark? Then this friendly night owl is the perfect plush pal to watch over them. Use their favorite fabrics and colors to create a whole nest full of unique bird buddies they’ll be sure to give a hoot about!


French Seam Tip

An Old Dog Learns a New Trick About French Seams


A French seam is a seam within a seam. Lezette — a BERNINA National Artisan and designer for the Children’s Corner, taught French seams the same way for over 30 years, until a student suggested an alternative technique. See how easy they are to stitch using these simple steps!


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How to Make a Pacifier Pocket


End the hunt for your baby’s binky! This handy, easy-to-make pacifier pocket keeps the pacifier handy and, just as important to fastidious moms, clean. When the crying starts, you’re only a snap away from contentment.


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DIY Baby Project Round-up


Everyone loves sewing for baby! We have rounded up some of our favorite easy to sew projects for baby, from blankets to dresses to toys. You can make the special little one in your life a handmade gift, or three, with this incredible heart-felt round up.


DIY Ruffled Duffel Bag

How to Make a Ruffle Duffle Bag


Who said functional has to be boring? This duffle is the epitome of practicality wrapped in a stylish presentation. No more drab canvas. Combine roominess, pockets and a zipper closure with a bright print to turn this utilitarian bag into a designer one-of-a-kind.


Stay warm and stylish this season with a scarf project that takes less than an hour to sew, but looks like it took a long time to knit.

How to Make an Infinity Scarf


Endlessly stylish, infinitely easy-to-make scarf. So simple to create, you’ll spend less than an hour from start to finish, but the result looks like a knitting masterpiece.


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How to Sew Decorative “Floating” Rickrack Trim and Insertion


Here’s a pretty way to use rickrack for edgings and insertions from Deb Wagner, author of All Quilt Blocks are Not Square.


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How to Make a Monster Pillow


Who said monsters have to be scary? This charming fleece pillow is soft and squishy and makes a perfect bedtime companion.


Hexie Applique

How to Sew Hexies by Machine: Floral Geometry Table Topper


Sewing hexagons together can be tricky. Sewing them as appliqué is easy! Jump on the hexie trend with this updated, simple technique and see how fast you can create a unique design with your sewing machine.