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7 Ways to Upcycle Old Sweaters into New Accessories

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Sewing |

What are you gonna do with that pile of winter sweaters you want to get rid of? Donating is great, but consider trying to upcycle old sweaters before you haul them away. A sweater you never wear can be easily transformed into gloves, slippers, and other accessories that you can wear every day! Read on for upcycle project inspiration.

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Splash Into Savings: Save Up to 70% on Select Supplies in Our Whale of Flash Sale

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving |

Splash into end-of-summer savings! You'll find select kits, fabric and yarn at up to 70% off during our Whale of a Flash Sale, going on now. From best-selling quilting kits to your favorite skeins, these items are going to go fast, so don't wait. Shop and start saving today!

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Now Introducing: A Paper Crafts Kit + Exclusive FREE Video Lessons from Craftsy

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

Don't you love getting new paper crafts goodies? With so many to choose from, sometimes it's tricky to select the ones that will complement each other in a way that will transform random supplies into a polished finished project. That's why we compiled the perfect mix for you! Check out our newest paper crafts offering: A carefully curated paper craft kit + exclusive FREE video lessons to make all your paper dreams a reality!

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Sew a Must-Have Multitasking Bag: Tutorial + FREE Tote Pattern

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

The dog days of summer are here! Backyard barbecues, sunbathing at the pool or a day at the lake boating are typical activities to enjoy during the last of the hot summer months. But the summer months will be gone in a flash – I bring you the handmade tote that can do it all!

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How to Attach Lining to an Invisible Zipper With a Sewing Machine

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

When sewing the lining into a garment with an invisible zipper opening, many sewing patterns instruct you to hand sew the lining to the zipper tape on the inside using a slip stitch. It is usually possible to attach the lining to the zipper by sewing machine instead for a faster, stronger and cleaner finish. This post demonstrates how to sew the lining to to the invisible zipper of a garment without any hand sewing. Read more

Celebrate Senior Citizen Day With Sewing and Quilting Projects!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Did you know Senior Citizen's Day is August 21? Celebrate this fun holiday this summer by making a sewn or quilted gift for your favorite spunky seniors!

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