Autumn Favorites to Sew
With the last of summer lingering, and the approaching cooler weather signaling the coming autumn, our sewing projects take on a compelling urgency. Like squirrels foraging for winter, we search the fabric stores and our own fabric stash for just the right complementary autumn colors.
Fall and Halloween Projects [offsite link]
Make wonderful gifts to share or keep for yourself including covered cord Easter basket, Halloween, and Fall projects. From Simplicity Sewing Projects.
Festive Holiday Pillows [offsite link]
Appliquéd poinsettias and green leaves create an array of color on each design. And the beads and heavy stitching give the pillows added dimension. From White Sewing.
Gingerbread House to Sew
The delightful gingerbread house cookie confection made from flour, spices and honey or molasses is a timeless classic. Sew a three dimensional one out of fabric, batting and add a few trims.
Gingerbread House to Sew
As a holiday craft project, sewing a gingerbread house from fabric or felt can be delightful. The tiny houses are charming to use as a tree ornament, package decoration, or multiples strung together for garland.
Harvest Centerpieces to Sew
Stitch up a quick fabric pumpkin patch, a flock or rafter of worried looking fabric turkeys, or a traditional folk art penny rug candle mat for a harvest table centerpiece. These are easy to sew home décor projects for the holidays.
Holiday Pillowcases [offsite link]
Shamelessly simple, this easy-to-make project is perfect for kids (and adults)of all ages.
Holiday Sewing Remembered
Though our busy hustle and bustle modern era seems to shorten the time to devote to handcrafted items for gift giving, stitching together simple materials for quick-to-make items helps to recapture the magic and quaint charm of holiday times remembered.
Holiday Table Cloth [offsite link]
An elegant way to dress your table for the holidays. From Joann.com.
A fabric with "nap" has gone through a manufacturing finishing process that raises the fiber ends to the surface where they are then shorn, brushed or simply left upright. This creates a sculpted surface texture as the raised fibers all lie in one direction.
Organza Ornament Balls [offsite link]
An elegant hostess gift for all your holiday parties.
Patriotic Favorites to Sew or No Sew
Just a few red, white and blue easy to sew accent items for a backyard picnic or scattered throughout the home make for a very festive and patriotic statement. Individual red, white and blue fabric scraps combine to make for quick to sew or no-sew projects.
Quick and Easy Fall Sewing
Our sewing endeavors change with the seasons of course but the time between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice are especially enjoyable when considering sewing projects. With summer at an end, at least in the northern hemisphere, cooler weather can infuse a sewer with renewed inspiration.
Sew A Costume Cape [offsite link]
Royalty, Wizards, Magicians and Witches will benefit from the use of a cape! This FREE pattern instruction will aid in the creation of that all important key costume element.
Sew Holiday Kitchen Decor
Brightly colored seasonal fabrics paired with simple to sew items for the kitchen and dining room bring a festive air to the most functional areas of the home. Décor items can be quickly sewn using fabrics that display the bright colors of the holiday season.
Sewing Ideas for St. Patrick's Day
Wearing the color green on March 17th is a way to participate in St. Patrick's Day festivities and supposedly a way to not be pinched by a leprechaun! Green colors cannot be seen by the mischievous fairy-like beings of folklore. St. Patrick’s Day is viewed by many as a harbinger of spring as well.
Shivers Snowman [offsite link]
This is a fun project to do with the kids. A printable pattern is included.
Spooky Soft Pumpkin [offsite link]
Soft, stuffed pumpkin will be a cheerful addition to your Halloween decor. This would even be cute sitting on your Thanksgiving table.
Summer Picnic Projects to Sew
Beautiful cotton fabric prints in summer’s riotous colors beckon the sewer to create a few easy-to-sew projects to dress a summer picnic table that will be sure to add to any happy outdoor gathering. Assemble a fabric teepee for the little ones too!
Valentine Hearts to Sew
When winter winds and chilly temperatures keep us inside, what better use of indoor time than to sew some warm cheery hearts for February’s Valentine’s Day.
Valentine's Day Sewing Ideas
The imagery, origin and history of Valentine's Day may entertain many a narrative clouded by time, yet the double lobed triangular shape heart symbol, by no means an accurate anatomical figure, seems to have universally prevailed as a popular reminder of love and affection.
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