Posts Tagged "Sewing Accessories & Gifts"


Dazzle With Embellishment: How to Sew Beads on Fabric

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Sewing |

Part of the appeal of sewing your own clothes is making individual garments that flex your creativity, reflecting your unique personality. There's no better way of doing this than by adding some embellishment, so I'm going to show you how to sew beads on fabric in this photo tutorial!

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What’s in a Name? Proper Monogram Etiquette

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Embroidery, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Monograming adds a personal and traditional detail to any project, from cake designs to hand-sewn pillows to customized stationary. But, what is proper monogram etiquette exactly? Which initial goes first? How do different size letters effect the order? What is appropriate for same-sex couples? If you are confused by all of the possibilities, read on!

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Men’s Style: How to Sew a Classic Necktie in 10 Easy Steps!

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Still looking for a gift to give Dad this Father’s Day? While the gift of a tie seems rather clichéd, a hand-sewn tie transforms this conventional present into an inspired handmade gift!

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6 Quilted Clutch Patterns You’ll Love to Show Off

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing | Comments

Handmade small quilted bags and clutches are perfect for gift giving, organizing items throughout your home and for keeping track of things within a larger tote. Enjoy a roundup of six of the best clutches and small quilted bags to stitch up for yourself, special friends or family members.

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Free Pattern Friday: Mother’s Day Gifts

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

As moms, we treasure every handmade gift. But, while finger-painted hands and macaroni necklaces are nice, we wouldn’t mind being treated to something with a bit more personal style. Craftsy is here to help spur inspiration! With a whole host of fabulous free patterns, you’re sure to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, whether it’s a gift you’ll make for someone else, or a helpful nudge to your kids. So go ahead, pick your favorite—let’s celebrate the amazing role of women and mothers everywhere! Read more