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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. 

Sewing Machine Cover with Decorative Stitching Accents: It's National Sewing Month!

Friday, 11 September 2015 1:00

Here at Sew4Home, every month is a sewing month, but the rest of the country commemorates their love of sewing and craft each September. In honor of the celebration, we've designed a brand new cover for your trusty sewing machine. A cover keeps your machine protected from dust and sun exposure when not in use, and a sewn cover is a pretty alternative to what may have come with your machine. Decorative stitching accents in multiple colors plus button embellishment adds a bit of flair to our design. And the fun fabric choices from the Utopia collection by Art Gallery Fabrics create a Town-and-County motif: a city skyscape on one end and forest friends on the opposite side. 

Trendy Drawcord Backpack

Tuesday, 08 September 2015 1:00

When working on our projects, we're always keeping an eye out in stores, magazines, and online for design elements that are the trendiest, cutest, and most functional. We want to make sure we're bringing you the kind of high-end features that take handmade to the next level – so your finished item looks as cool as what you'd find to buy. More cool in fact, because you've chosen the fabric, colors, and notions to best fit your personal style. This backpack borrows elements we've seen on boutique bags as well as the street style spotted on our own local school and college campuses. 

French Market Tote with Chanel Style Chain Handles

Friday, 04 September 2015 1:00

High end boutique style you can make yourself! Our French Market Tote will make a bold fashion statement as you stroll the open air markets of Provence, France or the aisles of your local farmer's market and specialty grocer. Load it up with fresh baguettes and bouquets of bright flowers. The pièce de résistance is the great Coco Chanel style chain and leather (faux leather in our case) handles. It's the perfect synergy of unique trim and dramatic fabric blended to achieve a designer look. We love to show you how to look at combinations from a new angle, to mix textures, and experiment with unexpected pairings. 

Fabric Basket with Pretty Angled Handles

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 1:00

A basket of goodies always makes a great gift idea. And if the basket is as pretty as ours, you're giving a gift within a gift! Once the goodies are gone, the basket remains - ready to hold new items in the kitchen, bedroom or bath. Beautiful fabric sets the mood for the specific gift-giving occasion. We designed a set of unique "V-point" angled handles in a bold contrasting color, and a big satin bow adds the final sweet touch.   

Gumdrop Clutch with Beaded Zipper Pull Charm

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 1:00

Goody, goody gumdrop! This cute zippered clutch combines several of our favorite embellishments: ribbon, beads, and tassels. Extra long zipper-pull charms are on-trend this Fall. They can add a bit of bling to any bag, but are an especially fun accent for this clutch with its bright colors and playful pattern.

Coupon Clipper Wallet

Thursday, 20 August 2015 1:00

I'm a little behind the curve when it comes to reality TV. I just recently discovered a new competitive sport of which I had no previous knowledge: Extreme Couponing, which must be what Extreme Skateboarders do on their days off. Although far from extreme, I am a coupon clipper; I even keep the ones that spit out like some sort of crazy jackpot with my grocery receipt. They all end up in a kitchen drawer, which is usually where they are when I really need them. If I do manage to remember to bring them to the store, it's so hard to find the one I need, I often just give up. Our solution is this pretty Coupon Wallet. It has seven pockets so you can sort coupons, frequent shopper punch cards, gift cards, and more into specific sections. Now they will be easy to find, and therefore, easy to use. Never pay full price again!