Perhaps you were too bored to notice, but July is National Anti-Boredom Month. Of course truly creative people never get bored... right? Either that or we are very creative in our excuses for why we might be momentarily distracted at school, at work, on the weekend, even in the middle of the night when we can’t sleep. In the fight against lethargy, Sew4Home offers you an Anti-Boredom Great Giveaway. We have a wonderful book by Tula Pink plus some very interesting fabric pre-cuts: the perfect pair to turn idleness into inspiration.
Our trendy Metro Bag debuted last fall, just in time for back-to-school. Originally created with "guy-friendly" color and design, our friends at Renaissance Ribbons changed things up a bit to create a more feminine feel. What's cool is how they stayed within the same fabric and ribbon collection, proving you don't have to go far to create an original spin.
We've sponsored six Great Giveways over the past few months, generating six happy winners. All of us here at Sew4Home, as well as our great sponsors and friends who help provide the terrific prizes, send our heartiest congratulations to all the winners. But even more than that, we thank each and every one of you for taking the time to add your comments, become part of our social media and newsletter communities, and pass along our site to your friends and family. We appreciate you all so much!
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 07/06/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
Janome's line of colorful compact machines are so cute, you might think they're toys. But they're not. They're real sewing machines, with real machine features, just in a much smaller (and more adorable) size and in vibrant colors. This makes them the perfect gift for someone just learning to sew, a person who does very basic mending and sewing projects, folks with limited space, or someone who just wants a super lightweight machine to take on the road. We have two ways to win a colorful little sewing machine of your very own to kick off your Summer Sewing Fun.
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED JUNE 16, 2014. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
The mark of a truly good book is when we get totally distracted while doing the photography of it, reading page after page and pointing out cool stuff before realizing no "real work" is getting done! This new book, the latest by Elaine Schmidt, is definitely one of those books. From strands of simple ribbon, she shows you how to make trims, rosettes, sculptures, baubles and beads. It's like ribbon magic. We give you a look at just a few of the one hundred wonderful techniques. And, we have a copy to give away!
Father, Daddy, Pop, Pa, the old man... he goes by many names and may have come to you by birth, adoption, marriage or simply friendship. Whatever the circumstances, the underlying sentiment is the same: this is the guy who has always been there for you with unconditional love, a ride across town on a stormy night, and a quick five bucks for a cheeseburger. His special day is coming up on June 15th, and we've collected ten classic projects we know will be right up his alley. Some are super-fast ScrapBuster projects, others a bit more involved – a full range of options to bring a smile to every dear ol' Dad.
We're getting ready to roll into the first long weekend of the Outdoor Living season: Memorial Day! Make sure you carve out some time on Monday for the start of our week of fun-in-the-sun projects with Fabric.com. Today we have a sneak peek at the five great projects you can make to use around the house as well as when you're out and about under blue skies and sunshine. As always, we had a blast selecting from Fabric.com's amazing inventory. We're using everything from rip stop nylon to bright green Mongolian faux fur to tough denim and more. Let's go play outside!
Anna Maria is a long-time Sew4Home friend and fan. We've done numerous projects with her beautiful fabrics, and worked with her in her capacity as the face (or more specifically, the hands) of Janome America. So of course we were thrilled to find out about a brand new event that is her creative brainchild. Craft South spans four months this summer and brings some of the industry's brightest creative stars to Anna's Nashville hometown. Anna herself, along with her good friends, Amy Butler, Liesl Gibson, Natalie Chanin and Heather Ross will be there to share skills, inspiration and fun. As Anna Maria describes it, "We will Sew. Eat. Drink. Laugh." Repeat as needed, right Anna?
One of the highlights of getting ready for Waverly Week here on Sew4Home was getting the chance to talk with some of the Waverly team about how they come up with their inspired fabric designs. As we pointed out in our introductory article, Waverly is much more than a fabric company. You can find their distinctive look on kitchen and bath items, window and wall coverings, tech accessories, luggage, furniture, and lots more. That's why they call it Waverly World. But they got their start more than 90 years ago in fabric. And when they're working on a new design that will eventually be rolled out across Waverly World, they start designing it as a fabric.
Chances are good your mom made a lot of things for you over the years. Too many meals to count, special birthday and holiday treats, an awesome ladybug costume in kindergarten, not to mention more than a little help with last minute science fair projects and that prom dress with a bazillion green rhinestones that exactly matched your eyes. Mother's Day is May 11th. Maybe it's time to return the favor (and the love) with a special handmade gift of your own. We've collected ten favorite projects we know Mom will love. And if it gets down to the very last minute, we also have a cute printable coupon book the kids can give Mom. She can cash in a coupon whenever she likes for something special: bear hugs, yard work, breakfast in bed, or anything you think she'd appreciate.