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Double Zipper Pillow with Fairfield

Monday, 30 December 2013 1:00

Zippers are one of the trusty workhorses of the sewing world. They normally go about their jobs, opening and closing without much fanfare. But recently, it's become quite trendy to let them out from between the seams to shine on their own. Today's fashionable pillow does just that, featuring zippers on both the front and back. The back zipper is the official opening for the Fairfield Home Elegance™ pillow form. The front zipper is fully functioning, but is there as embellishment only; it opens onto an inset placket. You can show off the pillow from either side. Both zippers are highlighted with parallel strips of decorative stitching, and that eye-candy front zipper also has a long tassel for extra appeal. The pillow can even be displayed with the front zipper partially open... very daring.

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Amazing Deals & Great Giveaway from Coats

Friday, 27 December 2013 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 01/15/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!

Coats & Clark. It's one of the most recognized names in sewing and needlecraft, and deservedly so! They are part of the world's largest textile and thread manufacturing company, with home and industrial products sold in over 150 countries. Whether your passion is sewing or quilting, crochet, knitting, needlework or crafts, your creative endeavors are likely to include products from Coats. We're pleased to have worked with them on a number of projects this year, including the introduction of the Phoomph™ for Fabric bonding sheets, and most recently, the exciting debut of Eclectic Elements by Tim Holtz, the first fabric line under the Coats brand. We welcome Coats today as part of our New Year Celebration. They have three products for you to take a look at and TWO Mystery Grab Bags full of all kinds of Coats products to give away!

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Amazing Deals & Great Giveaway from The Ribbon Retreat

Thursday, 26 December 2013 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 01/15/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!

All the gifts are open and the tree is looking a little lonely. It's time for more presents! Today we're highlighting The Ribbon Retreat in our New Year Celebration series. Another long time sponsor of Sew4Home, The Ribbon Retreat is TWO amazing sites in one: Ribbon and Fabric. Their selection on both sides of the coin is stunning, and because you know we only work with the friendliest, most helpful folks, you can be guaranteed of quality products, prices and service. We're going to take a little tour through the miles of ribbon and yards of fabric from which to choose. We invite you to do the same, and at the conclusion, enter to win a $40 Gift Certificate! Our thanks to The Ribbon Retreat and all our wonderful sponsors for allowing us to help kick-off your 2014 sewing in a BIG way. 

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Yoga Mat Sling Bag in PUL with Renaissance Ribbons

Monday, 23 December 2013 1:00

If "getting fit and flexible" is on your list of New Year's Resolutions, today's project is for you: a bright and beautiful yoga mat sling bag accented with stunning Renaissance Ribbons. This bag is one of those projects everyone at S4H coveted during design, construction and photography – a sure sign it will be a visitor favorite as well. It really does have it all. We started with gorgeous ribbon embellishment on the body and strap (brand new Jane Sassaman designs from our sponsor, Renaissance Ribbons); combined that with fun, colorful fabric (a heavyweight PUL in hot pink); came up with a clever double-drawstring design so you can slide your mat in or out from either end, and added a handy zippered outside pouch for extra necessities.

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Amazing Deals & Great Giveaway from Renaissance Ribbons

Friday, 20 December 2013 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 12/31/13. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING.

Renaissance Ribbons and the Amazing Deal and Great Giveaway they're sponsoring as part of our New Year Celebration promotion. If you're a regular Sew4Home visitor, you've likely noticed the increase in beautiful projects featuring Renaissance Ribbons. They've sponsored two innovative ribbon projects each month for the past six months. Ribbon is an excellent way to add instant beauty to a project, and we have TWO amazing gift boxes to give away, each containing yards and yards of that on-the-spot loveliness!

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Amazing Deals & Great Giveaway from Fat Quarter Shop

Thursday, 19 December 2013 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 12/31/13. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING.

We're back with another New Year Celebration post from another fabulous sponsor. Fat Quarter Shop has been a Sew4Home supporter from almost the very beginning, and we love working with them. Founder Kimberly Jolly and her crew are among the nicest, most service-oriented people we've ever met. They always have a great selection of the newest and best fabric, plus exclusive kits, quilt clubs, Block of the Month clubs, and more. Today, we're excited to share the second quilt in their new Shortcut Quilts series: Layer Cake Lemonade. There's a free pattern, a great accompanying video tutorial, and we have THREE Moda Layer Cake bundles to give away to three lucky Sew4Home visitors!

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Cocktails at Eight Hostess Apron

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 1:00

The clink of ice swirling in glasses, card tables in the living room, cut crystal bowls of white mints with green centers, ashtrays... yes, there were lots of ashtrays. I have clear memories of peeking around the corner, watching the 'grown-ups' holding cards in their hands and cigarettes between their lips, laughing, talking, playing bridge. And orbiting through it all, my mother, handing out appetizers, picking up crumpled napkins, and wearing a crisp hostess apron and high heels. Our own little episode of Mad Men in our living room. Today's Cocktails At Eight apron tutorial features rich taffeta and frothy organza with a sprinkling of tiny, shiny bows.

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Amazing Deals & Great Giveaway from SewVacDirect

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 12/31/13. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING.

Welcome to our New Year Celebration! We're starting early by partnering with a number of our wonderful S4H sponsors to bring you some Amazing Deals & Great Giveaways to kick-off your 2014 sewing in a BIG way. These are the wonderful folks who help support our work so we can bring you day after day of inspiration and education. We should (and do) thank them for all they do, but I'll be darned if they didn't spin right around with thank you gifts and offers for YOU! Today we feature SewVacDirect, one of the internet's largest sewing machine dealers, and Janome America's Number One Dealer in the USA for five years running. They have an amazing deal for you on the Janome DC2013 computerized sewing machine. And... they also have one to give away to a lucky S4H visitor!

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Pro Chef Half Apron with Renaissance Ribbons

Monday, 16 December 2013 1:00

The inspiration for this project came from our official Sew4Home You Asked 4 It list. When you send us a request or comment online about something you'd like to see, we add it to this list. Then, we refer to our list when we're creating new ideas. You wanted more aprons for guys, and your wish has been fulfilled by today's Pro Chef Half Apron accented with stunning Renaissance Ribbons. Our thanks to Renaissance Ribbons for sponsoring today's project! You've made all those You Asked 4 It guys very happy.

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Bundle of Box Style Floor Cushions: Deck The Halls with Fabric.com

Thursday, 05 December 2013 1:00

Today's our last project day in the Deck The Halls with Fabric.com series, and we're moving from The Halls down to The Floors with our decorating inspiration. These boxed floor cushions, with their piping and tufted buttons, are a home décor classic. But many otherwise hearty sewists shy away from attempting the style because it's three-dimensional. Remember when people thought the earth was flat? Then, when they kept on sailing and didn't fall off the edge, they discovered all sorts of amazing things?! It's the same with sewing. If you're only willing to attempt flat projects, you're missing all kinds of fun. And... you're highly unlikely to fall off your sewing chair. Floor cushions make great extra seating for holiday gatherings and game nights, so we knew we had to make more than one. We selected big, bold and beautiful fabrics from Premier Prints to make a festive stack of four. Then, we added a clever harness out of nylon webbing to bundle them together, making it easy to carry the whole stack from room to room. The harness also works to keep the stack stable when used as a handy footstool. 

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