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Sewing - Accessories, Fashion and Apparel

Button Cover Pendant Necklaces: Tips & Hints

Making jewelry from covered buttons is fun, fast and really easy. The necklaces in the photo above are just a few examples of using decorative machine stitches, embroidery, free-motion stitching, and appliques for a variety of results. Read on for basic tips and hints on how to achieve various looks for your pendant creations.

Feb 19, 2019
Sewing - Home Decor

Accent Pillow with Free-Motion Stitching

This small accent pillow features free-motion stitching and 3D embellishments. Although this project sheet provides instructions for using these techniques to make a
pillow, the very same techniques can be used to create a quilt block, table runner, bridal ring bearer pillow, table centerpiece, and much more --- simply adjust the fabric requirements as desired!

Feb 15, 2019
Sewing - Accessories

The Carry Bag

Carry your yoga mats, beach towels, books, and more in this universal Carry Bag!


Watch Video: The Carry Bag

Jan 25, 2019
Sewing - Accessories, Fashion and Apparel

Applique on Knit and Stretchy Fabrics: Tips and Hints

Machine applique is an easy way to add exciting embellishment to a wide range of projects. When sewing appliques on fabrics like those used to make t-shirts and sweatshirts, however, the stretchy properties of these fabrics require slightly different preparation than that used for woven fabrics such as cotton. Read on for some simple tips and hints to help you sew appliques onto stretch knit fabrics with the best results!

Jan 23, 2019
Sewing - Babies and Kids

Foam Toy Blocks with Appliques

These foam blocks are covered with colorful fabrics, and each also features a single square with an appliqued letter or number. Your little one will have fun playing with these soft and “quiet” toys! Make them in any size you like – the blocks shown are 4” (10cm) square.

Jan 14, 2019
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
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