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Drawstring, 8-Pocket Jewelry Pouch

Drawstring, 8-Pocket Jewelry Pouch

How can you pack your favorite jewelry without it becoming a tangled mess?! Our unique pouch has eight, wedge-shaped pockets to hold your treasures. It gathers up with a drawstring, enclosing the pockets in an upright position ...
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Monogrammed Zip Pouch

Monogrammed Zip Pouch

Little stuff? Zip it up! A zippered pouch is always handy to hold whatever small necessities you need to carry. This one is part of our matched trio of monogrammed travel essentials. The bottom darts add a bit of extra fullness ...
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Floral Half Apron with Slash Pockets

Floral Half Apron with Slash Pockets

It may be a half apron, but it’s full of pretty details. For yourself or as a delightfully easy gift, this pretty apron mixes a lightweight solid cotton with a bold quilting print. We added slash pockets and cute rick rack accents ...
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Fold Over Backpack

Fold Over Backpack

This dynamic fold over backpack is deep enough to hold everything you need and is super comfy to wear. It’s essentially a structured sack! Pick an eye-catching print and put your fussy cutting skills to work for a striking finish ...
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Full Circle Zippered Case for Sewing + More

Full Circle Zippered Case for Sewing + More

Bring your zipper expertise full circle. Learn how to insert a zipper into a round, thin case with a full lining; it’s a shape that’s handy for all kinds of tasks – we turned our little sample into a mini sewing kit ...
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Flip-Flap Luggage ID Tag

Flip-Flap Luggage ID Tag

This luggage tag is so easy (and fun!), and takes just a little bit of fabric. We created it in a larger size and used a bolder color to help quickly spot bags in a crowded environment. Includes a free blank ID card download ...
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Water Bottle Sling Carrier

Water Bottle Sling Carrier

Our easy-to-make, shoulder sling water bottle carrier is a great option for hands-free hydration when you’re on-the-go. The inside is lined with fleece for a bit of hot/cold protection as well as to help absorb condensation ...
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Half Apron & Napkin Set in Cotton Toweling

Half Apron & Napkin Set in Cotton Toweling

Need a last minute gift? How about a super simple project for a beginning sewer? This kitchen linens classic gives you two projects in one: a set of napkins and a matching half apron in 100% cotton toweling. Pretty and popular! ...
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Double-Ended Key Fobs

Double-Ended Key Fobs

These versatile key fobs are a fast and easy gift idea. One end has a split key ring, the other a swivel hook. You need just a scrap of thin faux leather and a short length of gorgeous ribbon. Layer, stitch, clamp, done! ...
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Ready-to-Apply Embroidered Sewing Survival Patch

Ready-to-Apply Embroidered Sewing Survival Patch

Show the world your sewing pride. Our Sewing is a Real Life Survival Skill embroidered emblem is available as a finished sew-on patch. It’s just $5.99 in our S4H Etsy shop, including free shipping in the US ...
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Elastic Shirring Projects

Elastic Shirring Projects

Elastic shirring creates a wonderful stretchy texture. It occupies the space between the simplicity of gathering and the intricacy of hand-smocking. We cover the technique itself as well as several project ideas ...
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Mesh + Cotton Beach Bag

Mesh + Cotton Beach Bag

Vibrant fabric accents look great against the bright color of the mesh and the gleaming nickel hardware. The mesh body lets sand and dirt sift out while at the same time allowing air to flow in and help dry out suits and towels ...
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Reversible Sweetheart Apron

Reversible Sweetheart Apron

This apron is one of our most popular ever. The free downloadable pattern allows you to cut the main front and back of the apron as single pieces. We love the vintage style of the sweetheart neckline and mini-sweet pockets ...
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Clover Pom Pom Makers

Clover Pom Pom Makers

Pom poms are great for so many projects. Whether you need one great pom or dozens, a Clover Pom Maker simplifies the task, and each one will be as perfectly puffy as the next. Find some yarn and get ready to get fluffy ...
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Broomstick Tassels and Yarn Chubbies

Broomstick Tassels and Yarn Chubbies

A twist on traditional. Check out these two unique tassel styles: the Broomstick Tassel with a sleek, floss-wrapped hanging loop, and the fantastical Yarn Chubbies, which we think look like fluffy little dancing dolls ...
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How to Install Metal Grommets + Eyelets

How to Install Metal Grommets + Eyelets

From getting the spacing right, to cutting holes in the fabric, to the actual installation process, we're here to prove you can conquer this hardware at home and get a professional result. Plus you get to hit stuff with a hammer! ...
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See-Through, Flat Zippered Pouches

See-Through, Flat Zippered Pouches

We used gorgeous Renaissance Ribbons to hold the zippers in place on these go-anywhere 6” x 9” pouches. Clear vinyl on the front let’s you easily glance at the contents. There’s even a free pattern to create the rounded corners ...
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Topstitching and Edgestitching Techniques

Topstitching and Edgestitching Techniques

Learn to achieve tip top topstitching and enviable edgestitching. For embellishment or assembly, stitching visible from the right side is an important detail and its precision can make or break the final outcome of your project ...
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Embellished Ribbon Bookmark

Embellished Ribbon Bookmark

With their intricate designs and rich colors, jacquard ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons are ideal for making these bookmarks. Simple charms and bits of vintage jewelry, like an old pendant, add the finishing touches. Great gift idea! ...
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Pleated Kitchen Confections Apron

Pleated Kitchen Confections Apron

This favorite apron has all the best details: sweet florals and pretty rick rack edging plus form-flattering waist pleats and a quilted accent along the top of the bodice. Even the tilted pockets have box pleat details ...
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