How to Sew a Santa Hat (FREE Pattern!)

Learn how to sew a Santa hat with this FREE sewing pattern! Get into the holiday spirit with your own DIY Santa Claus hat with a super soft faux fur brim and pompom! 3 sizes included for all the family to play at being Father Christmas! #diysantahat #santahatpattern #christmassewing

We’re now halfway through November which means that we can start getting into the holiday spirit! So let’s start off the Christmas season with an easy tutorial on how to sew a Santa hat, along with a brand new FREE pattern in three sizes! This …

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Winding a Bobbin on a Sewing Machine

Learn about winding a bobbin on a sewing machine. Knowing how to wind a bobbin is very important and needs to be done for every spool of thread you sew with, and can be different for every model of sewing machine. Video tutorial included! #sewing #bobbin

Some people buy a sewing machine on a whim, and others after months or even years of toying with the idea, but there’s one thing that often confuses beginner sewists right from the start: winding a bobbin and then inserting it correctly. I get a …

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Kid Embroidery Project: Sew a Backpack Tag

Teach your child to sew with this kid embroidery project. Use two basic hand stitches to sew a backpack tag with her name embroidered on it. Perfect for back to school! #kidsewing #kidssew

During the lockdown in past months, quite a few of my friends have told me that their bored children have expressed an interest in learning to sew and have asked me for suggestions for beginner projects. Everyone knows that kids love drawing and I’ve found …

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DIY Beaded Napkin Rings with Elastic Cord

Make these easy DIY beaded napkin rings with wooden beads and elastic cording to keep your family’s cloth napkins in order! Make a set so that you can color code everyone’s napkins without mixing them up! A full set of handmade cloth napkins and napkin holders make a great DIY gift! #beadednapkinrings #diynapkinrings

I do my best to avoid using disposable products, which is sometimes easy and sometimes complicated. One of the easiest to use, though, are cloth napkins, which I’ve used for about 12 years now. And what better way to keep your family’s napkins separate than …

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How to Blanket Stitch on Felt and Other Fabric

Learn how to blanket stitch on felt or other fabrics for a pretty edging on your sewn projects. Video and tutorial show how to hand sew blanket stitch on one or more layers on a straight edge or round piece! #handsew #blanketstitch #embroidery

Over the past few years I’ve been hand sewing much more. Machine sewing is fast and professional-looking, but these days I often prefer sewing by hand for its slow, meditative quality. It’s relaxing and also portable, meaning I can work on it wherever I go. …

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20+ Easy Valentine Sewing Projects for Beginners

These are the best easy Valentine sewing projects for 2020! Decorate your home, embellish your clothing or create fun handmade gifts for your loved ones with over 20 free sewing patterns and tutorials! #valentinesdaysewing #valentinesdaygift #sewingtutorial

What better way to celebrate the holiday of love by making some easy Valentine sewing projects?! These tutorials and free patterns are perfect for beginners, but great even for more advanced sewists who can really personalize them! The following list of simple Valentine’s Day sewing …

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How to use a seam ripper correctly (and fast!)

Become best sewing friends with your stitch unpicker tool! Learn how to use a seam ripper correctly to remove individual stitches or to quickly tear out whole lines of stitching in one go! #seamripper #sewingtools

I’ve never taken a poll, but I’m willing to bet that most sewists would choose a seam ripper as her favorite, must-have sewing tool. However a surprising number of people who sew don’t know to how to use a seam ripper correctly or at all! …

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Perler Bead Christmas Patterns for DIY Ornaments

These perler bead Christmas patterns are perfect for kids to make DIY ornaments as holiday gifts! #hamabeadschristmas #perlerbeadschristmas

If you have kids, you probably know all about hama beads. Or perler beads, melty beads, Pyssla beads, fuse beads or any of the other names for them. Those little plastic cylinders that you arrange into shapes and fuse with an iron. So today I’m …

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12 Easy Holiday Decorations to Sew in Under an Hour

These 12 easy holiday decorations to sew will let you get in on DIY Christmas and holiday cheer in less than one hour! Simple handmade projects for beginners to sew by hand or with a sewing machine. #handmadechristmas #christmassewing

Every year it’s the same thing. We rush around during the holidays, wishing we had the time to make some fabulous handmade Christmas projects! But have no fear because today I’m sharing with you 12 fabulous easy holiday decorations to sew in under an hour! …

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DIY Snowflake Embroidered Felt Christmas Ornaments

Hand sew these beautiful snowflake embroidered felt Christmas ornaments for your tree or to decorate your home during the holidays. These are easy to create with a free embroidery pattern for three different designs, and require only three basic embroidery stitches. What a perfect handmade Christmas gift! #diyornament #embroideredornament

Every autumn, when it starts getting cool, I dig in to my massive felted wool sweater collection and let the colors and textures inspire me. This year I was inspired to embroider snowflakes (like I already showed with my DIY felted wool sweater stocking with …

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