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Pinafore Style Sewing Machine Cover

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 1:00


A sewing machine's job is to keep your machine protected from sun exposure and dust when it's not in use... wait a minute... not in use... how could that be?!?! A cover can also keep away prying little fingers if you have curious toddlers about. We've done a number of sewing machine cover projects, all of which have been classic fitted designs. This option is more open, like a pinafore for your sewing machine. It drapes over your machine and sports handy pockets on both sides to keep a few tools, patterns, and notions at the ready.

The Classic Blue Tote

Monday, 10 February 2020 1:00

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute announces a color of the year. Sometimes we go along with their choice, sometimes we’re taken aback. For 2020, we believe they are spot on! The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue (19-4052). We liked it so much, it was the inspiration for our Classic Blue Tote – a sleek, soft bag in a traditional curved shape with both carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. 

Fast Fridays: Hanging Pocket

Friday, 07 February 2020 1:00

If you’re like us, you love pockets. Pants, skirts, coats… if they don’t have pockets, forget it! So what better shape to turn into a handy holder? We created a unique pattern that allows the top of the pocket to curve outward, which fits so many more options than a traditional flat pocket. A large plastic grommet at the top lets you hang it from a knob or a hook. 


Hanging Diaper Stacker

Thursday, 06 February 2020 1:00

Babies bring a ray of sunshine into the world. However, they don't bring much of anything else with them! It's up to us to provide the important things to keep them happy and healthy. This handy diaper stacker is designed to hang from a crib or changing table. There's plenty of room for lots of diapers inside plus large handy pockets on the outside for wipes, ointments, lotions, and more. Our adorable sunshine appliqué, with its unique teardrop sun rays, is offered below as a free download. 

ScrapBusters: Mini Valentine Gift Bags with Side Ribbon Ties

Tuesday, 04 February 2020 1:00

Pull out your scrap stash for today's quick and easy project. Our Valentines mini gift bag set features burlap and ribbon accents and unique side ties. We added simple casings as our closure solution, and give you two looks for the ribbon ties. Cut your ribbon in half for matching petite side bows or thread a long length from front to back and make a single side bow... kind of like the 80s side pony - I loved the side pony. Cute burlap hearts add the perfect touch to say, "Handmade just for you, my Valentine."


Cinch Top Bucket Duffle: Janome Continental M7

Monday, 03 February 2020 1:00

For sewing enthusiasts, getting through thick and thin has a whole different meaning, doesn’t it?! We have to be able to effectively stitch on a variety of fabric weights in order to take advantage of all the incredible project opportunities out there. For this gorgeous bucket duffle, we needed heavyweight power and precision, and we got exactly that with the new Janome Continental M7 Professional. We’ve had the machine in the Sew4Home studios for just a couple months and were excited to finally put it through all its paces on this trendy upholstery and canvas bag.


Child's Briefcase Style Mini Tote for Valentines and More

Thursday, 30 January 2020 1:00

When you're a kid, Valentine's Day is the perfect combination of giving and receiving. It's fun to plan and put together cards and treats for your friends and family; then it's a thrill to see what you get in return. The occasion is certainly auspicious enough to demand its own special carrying case. Ours is super cute thanks to novelty PUL (polyurethane laminate), fold over elastic, and plastic snaps. PUL looks great and wipes clean... a bit like kids themselves! The case is stabilized with an inner layer of cardboard - although firm foam or flexible template plastic would also work well. We designed three generous pockets so little fingers have lots of places to put important stuff. 

Kids' Round Storage Bins with Appliqués & Side Handles

Thursday, 23 January 2020 1:00

Mary Poppins had a spoonful of sugar to work her magic on room organization. You have your sewing machine and this project for super cute storage bins. Our round fabric baskets make picking up and putting away much more fun and colorful. The foundation fabric is a classic canvas in a solic color.The accent fabrics for the exteriors, appliqués, and linings are a mixture of décor weight and quilting weight cottons, which means the selection available to match your own decorating themes is huge.

Tech Accessory Rollup Pouch for Cords & More

Friday, 17 January 2020 1:00

It’s a digital world out there, and in this world lives a whole lot of cords and accessories and add-ons and jump drives… and, and, and! Keeping track of everything, especially when you need to bring your digital devices with you to work or play, can be a challenge. We created our pretty Tech Rollup Pouch to hold all the essentials.

14-Pocket, Hanging Wall Caddy for Sewing & More

Thursday, 16 January 2020 1:00

There are so many great little tools for sewing. But you can't take advantage of them if you can't find them! Our sewing spaces can quickly start to look like the famous kitchen "junk drawer" – a jumbled mess of stuff. How many times have you bought new supplies because you've misplaced the originals? I know I have! We've created a handy wall caddy with fourteen pockets to keep all your favorite notions organized and available to be used.