DIY Gifts for Stitchers

DIY Gifts to Sew for Stitchers

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Do you have someone on your Holiday gift list that sews, or is just learning to sew? Find the perfect gift idea for that stitcher on your list from our hand-picked projects, perfect for stitchers of all types – garment makers, crafters, and quilters too!


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Simple Tip for Better Piecing and Quilting: Use a Straight Stitch Plate

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The straight stitch plate for your machine is one of the very best accessories to help improve machine piecing and machine quilting.


DIY Log Cabin Apron

DIY Log Cabin Patchwork Café Apron

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Stay clean and dry in the kitchen with a stylish patchwork café apron, pieced with a modern log cabin design.


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Sew to Serve Newborns in Need

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There are many organizations that need help from sewists just like you and me to help newborn babies in need. It’s easy to take just a little bit of fabric to make a quilt, blanket, or items for a layette. We’ve put together a list of places that need your help to sew to serve babies in need across the globe, nationally, and in your own community.


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A Modern Heirloom Wall Quilt by Bernadette Day

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Use some of the most popular heirloom sewing techniques for this beautiful project. The center features twin-needle pintucks, wing-needle stitching, and decorative stitches. Rouched mini-piping, free-motion quilting, puffed border, and a scalloped appliqué border finish off this delightful creation!


Dachshund Pencil Case by Jessica Abbott for WeAllSew #sew #diy #school #organize #free project #project #tutorial #weallsew #pencil case

Dachshund Pencil Case

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It is a well-known fact that little ones lose school supplies faster than you can procure them. The solution: Let their new best buddy keep track of their pencils. This zipper pouch is so cute your little one won’t want to part with it…problem solved.


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Home Décor with Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte

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One of my favorite things to do is spend hours on the web seeing what other creative types are doing with their sewing machines. All it takes is to land on one fantastic creation and then there you go—from blog to blog to Pinterest to Flicker to whoops!—down the wormhole! But it’s an inspired trip.


Deconstruct a Shirt with LUKE Haynes #diy #sew #quilt #material #fabric #upcycle #recycle #organize #studio #storage #weallsew

Deconstruct a Shirt with LUKE Haynes

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Hey everyone! I want to share with you the way I disassemble a shirt into working yardage. I use this all the time to get material from the clothes I get from myself or from Goodwill.


can wrap

DYI Personalized Can Wrap

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Add embroidery to personalize these easy-to-sew insulated can wraps for your friends.


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Software Extravaganza Held at BERNINA Creative Center, Aurora, IL

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Another Software Extravaganza was held at the new BERNINA Creative Center in Aurora, Illinois. Thirty attendees participated in the training and many shared their creative projects with other attendees.