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ScrapBusters: Sparkly Hair Clips

Thursday, 08 October 2015 1:00

"If your hair is done properly and you have on good shoes, you can get away with anything." So says Iris Apfel of Harper's Bazaar. And, I would have to agree. We all know a "good hair day" is simply "a good day!" Our sparkly flower hair clips were designed with little girls in mind, but they can inject a bit of glamour into your lovely locks as well. The "petals" are made from tiny scraps of various synthetic fabrics; we used glitter tulle, organza, and polyester lining fabric. A tiny, faceted bead holds everything together at the center.


Pro Chef Half Apron

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 1:00

The original 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 this Pro Chef Half Apron accented with stunning ribbon from Renaissance Ribbons

Ergonomic Baby Burp Cloths: Fabric Depot

Monday, 05 October 2015 1:00

When my children were small, I went through many a day with a blob of baby barf on the back of my sweater. This situation is far from uncommon, and I know there are some who consider it a "badge of honor." However, all things being equal, I think I'd have preferred to skip the dry cleaning charges. We've designed an ergonomic burp cloth pattern that allows the cloth to curve around your neck and drape fully over your shoulder from front to back. It's designer-level protection! Thanks to our friends at Fabric Depot, we were able to select two of the most popular baby fabrics to make the cloths: Double Gauze and Cuddle Fleece


Bound Wool Poncho

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 1:00

Ponchos are a classic trend that pop back up every five to ten years, and why not? They allow you to go outside wrapped in a soft, cozy blanket and no one thinks you're crazy... in fact, they compliment you on your chic fashion sense. We're down with that! Give our Bound Wool Poncho a try. It's easy and fun.

Haunted Halloween Jeweled Spider Mask

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 1:00

A little wicked glamour and a wicked little spider come together to make a spellbinding Halloween mask. It's what the most beguiling witches are wearing this season; combining spider web construction with a practical soft fleece backing. Your jeweled spider continues to weave its web while you bewitch those who dare to cross your path.

Fashion Buckle Bag in Mixed Faux Leather: Dritz® Notions

Monday, 28 September 2015 1:00

Sometimes all it takes to spark an idea is one great element. For this modern bag, we started with a Dritz® Fashion Buckle as our feature and built outward from there. We used two different heavy faux leathers – one textured and one smooth. Of course, we've included lots of good tips and tricks for working with a vinyl substate to help you create the trendy look of our high-end boutique bag.  


Gift Bag with Eyelet Drawstring Top

Friday, 25 September 2015 1:00

Growing up, we reused our wrapping paper. We were trained from a young age to never tear into our presents. Instead, we were to carefully remove the tape and gently pull away the wrap. The pretty paper was then smoothed, folded, and stored for its next use. I guess this means we were recycling long before it was cool. We had one particular piece of Christmas wrap that made an appearance every year for as long as I can remember. It got a little smaller with each use, but we were always anxious to see who's present would be wrapped in the pretty blue Silent Night paper. 

The Quintessential Plaid Tote

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 1:00

Quintessential: representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class. We may be blowin' our own horn a bit here, but we absolutely love this plaid tote, and we really believe it has all the traits needed to rocket to the top of the charts for cool and classic totes. We found our perfect plaid at Fabric.com. It's reminiscent of a vintage Pendleton® "49'er" jacket. We also show you its companion plaid in shades of pink. Precision cutting – both straight and on the bias, piping accents, and corded handles are just a few of the styling particulars that give our tote its iconic appeal.

Digital Device Sleeve

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 1:00

Finding great gift ideas for guys is tough, starting with the search for the perfect fabric, which can be challenging in a world that seems populated solely by pretty posies and polka dots, but it is possible! The right fabric makes all the difference in how a project turns out; it can even spin something that might have originally been designed with a feminine appeal into a completely different, more masculine look. What's your guy's favorite color, hobby, or sports team? The fabric choices are wide and varied, so you can search for and find the perfect combination of colors and textures. This sleek device carrier can hold an iPad® and cell phone for Techie Guy or file folders and homework to correct for Teacher Guy or art paper and drawing tools for Artist Guy. 

Witches Brew Halloween Apron: Fabric Depot

Monday, 21 September 2015 1:00

Cast a creative spell over all the little trick-or-treaters with this fashionable Halloween apron in a great combination of fabrics from the Spooktacular collection. When we first met with our friends at Fabric Depot about a Halloween project, we were almost overwhelmed by the variety of seasonal fabric options. We finally settled on the vintage look of Spooktacular from Blend fabrics. For those of you watching the witchy fashion blogs, you know there is both an original Spooktacular and a Spooktacular Too. We used elements from each. We also show you some of our other favorites from Fabric Depot's entirely enchanting Halloween selection