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10 DIY Christmas Ornaments To Sew and Embroider

Add that touch of handmade charm to your tree this year. Make one or more of these easy DIY Christmas Ornaments.  There are 10 different ornaments to choose from. All you’ll need are some basic sewing or embroidery skills. Some ornaments are a combination of both.  Each tutorial has complete step-by-step instructions with lots of photos. They’re especially perfect for…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Quilt As You Go Christmas Stocking Tutorial

For the past several years, this Quilt As You Go Christmas Stocking Tutorial has been one of my most popular posts. It was one of the tutorials in my monthly Christmas on a Budget series back in 2011. The photos were taken at night so they were a little darker than I would have liked and while it did the…

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Embroidery, Sewing Tutorials

Needles – Embroidered Needle Book Pattern

Needle books are such handy little sewing accessories to have. This month’s free embroidery pattern features the word ‘Needles’ stitched on felt to make a fun little needle book. A threaded hand sewing needle forms the ‘l’ in needles. Now how cute is that! ‘Needles’ – Embroidered Needle Book Pattern Materials needed to make one needle book: 8″ X 12″…

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Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

How to Sew Napkins with Mitered Corners

There’s nothing that will take your table from pretty to elegant more quickly than adding beautiful handmade cloth napkins to each place setting. And if you’re going to spend the time making them yourself, why not go the extra step of mitering the corners. Your finished napkins will look polished and professional with none of the bulky corners that results…

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Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Christmas Button Lace Ornament Tutorial

This Christmas Button Lace Ornament Tutorial is an updated version of Lace Bear Ornaments that I used to make and sell at Christmas craft fairs back in the late 80s, early 90s. I made dozens of them during those years and I remember them selling well… which helped pay for our Christmases in those early years when my husband, Dave…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Drawstring Gift Bag with Divider – Helpful Hints

When Pam from Threading My Way posted her Drawstring Gift Bag with Divider ~ Nail Polish Bag ~Tutorial for the 2nd Monday of the Sew Early for Christmas Blog Hop, I just had to make one. Well actually I ended up making two, which I’ll explain about in a bit. They are the perfect little project for using up scraps…

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