It's celebration time for seven lucky Sew4Home fans. These last four Great Giveaways were some of our most popular ever! We know it can be disappointing to not see your name in the list below, but we can promise you this: the universal reaction of our winners is the statement, "I never win anything!" Oh, but you do. Your chance at the brass ring may be coming soon.
Get ready for ribbons! Back-to-school projects are upon us, and holiday décor and gifts aren't too far behind. One of the fastest, easiest, and prettiest ways to add a bit of extra color and texture to just about any item is a lovely ribbon accent. It's time to check in with our friends at Renaissance Ribbons to see what's new. Join us, then sign up for our eNewsletter to enter to win a ribbon grab bag.
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 08/21/15. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
As salt is to cooking, so thread is to sewing: a staple we rely on but may not think too much about. And yet, the thread is what holds everything together! If the quality is low or the color is off, you'll notice it as quickly as a too-salty soup. One thread that's been making heads turn these days is Aurifil. We interviewed our friends at Fat Quarter Shop, where they've recently introduced their own selection of exclusive Aurifil thread sets, to find out what they love about this thread as well as how they put together their exclusive FQS Master Collection of thread and floss. Plus, we have FOUR amazing sample sets of Fat Quarter Shop's Aurifil collections for FOUR lucky Sew4Home visitors.
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 08/15/15. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 08/10/15. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!
It's been very festive around Sew4Home over the last few weeks as we prepared two beautiful projects to celebrate Christmas in July with Fabric Depot. If you missed either, make sure to check out our Downton Abbey Christmas Table Runner and the Northwoods Batiks Crazy Patch Tree Skirt. Have you ever wondered why we have Christmas in July? We have the scoop. And, thanks to our wonderful friends at Fabric Depot, we also have a Christmas in July present for one lucky Sew4Home visitor: a full Fat Quarter Bundle of the Downton Abbey Christmas collection!
We have a whole new batch of ideas to add to our official You Asked 4 It list thanks to our recent Great Giveaway request for the projects and techniques you'd like to see on Sew4Home. We also realized there are A LOT of existing articles many of our visitors, maybe even you, are looking for that we actually already have. It's time for a little re-cap tour of our Project Index – a reminder of where to find some of our most asked-for tutorials. It might be exactly what you're looking for, very similar, or perhaps a new idea you love even more!
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED ON 07/15/15. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
Is someone you know ready to start creating her/his own sewing style (maybe even you)? If so, the Janome MyStyle 100 is a wonderful first machine. When you're just beginning, a quality machine that can perform basic functions with ease and precision is the most important tool to have. If your machine is frustration-free, the sewing experience will be more fun and your results will be more successful. Read on to find out all this model has to offer. Then, thanks to our friends at Janome America, you can enter to win your very own MyStyle 100!
We are thrilled to bring you news of a very clever way to "audition" fabric for a quilt or other pattern before making a final decision to buy and cut. It's online, it's very easy and intuitive, and the process of designing is free. Emily Taylor is with us today for a guest editorial to give you an overview of the how PatterJam.com works. "How great would it be to see fabric in a quilt pattern before investing time and money into the project?" Emily asked herself. "I knew there had to be a better way to visualize what a sewing project is going to look like before it's made." We were so impressed with Emily's idea and the tools she developed to make creating more flexible and more fun.
From me to you! The best gifts are the ones with an extra helping of handmade love. This top-five list was the hardest to put together because there are so many great ways to show how much you care for the little ones in your life. Use our choices from today, as well as the rest of the week, to create the ultimate "shower power" gift packages. They're as much fun to make as they are to give!
For babies and toddlers, is there anything better than fun and games? From peek-a-boo to picture books to paints, the world's their playground and your job is to help the good times roll. We picked five of our favorite playtime projects; each one is a great reason to break out the super-cute and colorful fabrics that bring on the smiles: orange monkeys, sure; rainbow gumdrops, of course!