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The Stress-Free, No-Contact Guide to Black Friday Shopping

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Other, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

Black Friday is regarded as the busiest and, sometimes, most brutal shopping day of the year. Here's how you can benefit from the bargains without ever leaving home (or the comfort of your PJs).

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Pretty + Practical: How to Sew a Patch Pocket With Reinforced Corners

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Patch pockets add a lovely touch to any garment, reinforcing the corners makes it even better! Read on for step-by-step guidance on how to sew a one flawlessly.

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Sew Stretchy: Tips for Sewing Fold-Over Elastic

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Make a bold statement with fold-over elastic! Learn how to sew fold-over elastic to bind all your knit garments with these must-know tips.

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Touch of Bling: How to Add Jewelry Embellishments to a Neckline

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Sewing |

With just a little bit of bling you can elevate the look of an ordinary top or dress into something modern and stylish. Here's how...

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How to Handsew: The Overcast Stitch

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Sewing |

Learn how to sew the overcast stitch, a hand sewing technique that's not only lovely on fine fabrics like silk, but also serves as a great way to finish thicker fabrics like wool!

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FPF: Let’s Talk Turkey With FREE Thanksgiving Patterns

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

This week, we're bringing you eight projects you can use to dress up your Thanksgiving table — all fabulous and fun, yet quick enough to leave you plenty of time to prep the turkey & spend time with those you love!

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