Posts Tagged "Sewing Accessories & Gifts"


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

A+ Sewing and Quilting Gift Ideas for Teachers

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing |

The end of the school year is quickly approaching. Do you like express your gratitude by giving your children's teachers gifts? Take it up a notch this year by gifting something handmade. There are so many quilting projects that can make a really unique gift for a special teacher. Not only will these projects will shine among the other gifts, you will have fun making them. Here are a few quilted gift ideas to get the wheels turning! Read more