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Sewing - Home Decor, Occasions, Seasonal

Coasters with Decorative Stitching

Create these cute and simple coasters using your sewing machine’s decorative stitches. Be creative and add unique touches to match your own personal décor with this sewing project. Also makes a great last-minute gift! Supplies listed are for a set of four coasters, so adjust the fabric requirements for the number of coasters desired. See last page of these instructions for additional inspiration!

Dec 18, 2018
Embroidery, Sewing - Accessories, Fashion and Apparel

Cozy Arm Warmers Sewing and Embroidery Project

Make these comfy arm warmers to help get you through the winter season with style!  The arm warmers shown feature a 5” x 7” embroidery design, available as a download at This project is perfect for the 5” x 7” Hoop, an available accessory for the SINGER® EM200 Superb™, EM200 Quantum Stylist™, and SE300/SE340 Legacy™ embroidery machines.


After embroidering the design on each arm warmer, just stitch up the seam and you’re ready to rock your new accessory.  So easy to make, you could even create them for last minute gifts.  If desired, you can skip the embroidery and simply embellish with decorative stitches, buttons or applique

Dec 07, 2018
Sewing - Home Decor, Occasions, Seasonal

Holiday Applique Inspiration: Tips and Hints

This pillow features appliques in the shape of ornaments, and the appliques feature various sewing techniques. The “ornament fabrics” are first embellished, then the appliques are stitched to the main project fabric using a satin stitch. These appliques can be used not only on a pillow, but on a table runner, tree skirt, placemats and more. Read for tips and hints on creating these fun embellishments for your holiday project ideas.

Nov 21, 2018
Sewing - Home Decor, Occasions, Seasonal

Decorative Pillow with Holly Applique Embellishment

This decorative pillow is easy to make because the appliques are all made from felt! The branches and berries are attached with a simple straight stitch. The holly leaves are embellished with free-motion stitching to add dimension. The finished size of the pillow shown is 14” x 28” (35.5cm x 71cm) but you can modify these instructions to make a pillow any size you want. In fact, these techniques can be used to make table runners, place mats and much more. The pattern templates for the leaves and stem are included at the end of these instructions.

Nov 06, 2018
Sewing - Accessories

Fleece Pet Bed/Crate

This snuggly fleece bed/crate with foam padding will provide a comfy place for your small pet!  The approximate size of the finished project is 12" x 10" x 18" (30.5cm x 25cm x 46cm).  The pad on the floor inside the crate is removable for easy laundering.

Oct 26, 2018
Sewing - Accessories

Stadium Blanket and Cushion/Tote

Stay warm at those fall outdoor events!  This versatile tote not only serves as a convenient carrier for your stadium blanket, but it’s your seat cushion as well!  One side contains the foam cushion, and the other side has a pocket for a stadium blanket.  Two layers of fleece are used for the blanket to provide extra warmth, and the fringed ends add an extra bit of fun.

Oct 05, 2018
Sewing - Accessories

Drawstring Backpack

Just two rectangles of fabric, webbing straps and a drawstring are used to make this simple backpack. So quick and easy to make, you just might want to make several in different fabrics and colors!

Sep 21, 2018
Sewing - Accessories, Crafting

Sewing Machine Mat with Pockets

This handy sewing machine mat with pockets not only helps protect your table surface, it keeps your “go-to” notions right at your fingertips. The four pockets in front are perfect for your small scissors, hem rulers, fabric marking tools and more.

Note: Finished size of the mat is 16” x 20” and accommodates most standard sewing
machine sizes. Adjust fabric requirements, if needed, for machines with a larger footprint than that of a standard sewing machine.

Project Made with the Simple™ 3337 Sewing Machine

Sep 11, 2018
Sewing - Accessories

Cork Passport Cover

This passport holder is one of the quickest projects you can make! It’s made using cork fabric, which means fabric edges won’t fray, nor will they need seam finishing. There’s a place for your passport, as well as pockets for any other smaller documents you might want to keep handy. So stitch one up before your next traveling adventure!

Aug 29, 2018
Sewing - Accessories

Travel Eye Mask

For those longer flights when you want to take a snooze, this eye mask will allow your dreams to take flight! The top side of the eye mask features false eyelashes, stitched on by machine, for a little bit of fun. The back side of the eye mask is made from satin, so it is smooth against your skin. Two elastic bands, instead of just one, help keep the mask in place while you sleep. You’ll look like a sleeping beauty, for sure

Aug 29, 2018
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