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Top 10 Sewing Posts of 2017 – Thanks for an Awesome Year!

Top 10 Sewing Posts of 2017 – Thanks for an Awesome Year!

2017 has been an awesome year on Super Mom – No Cape! This year has seen more visitors and subscribers than ever before.

And I can’t thank you all enough for visiting and taking time to leave comments and send emails!

Once again this year, my tutorials are your favorites. Some of the tutorials that were popular this year are from years past and others were brand new on the blog this year.

My favorite emails are when one of you writes to me attaching photos of the things you’ve made from one of them.

There will be lots more new tutorials coming in 2018. In addition, I plan on updating older tutorials with brand new photos and more detailed instructions.

Other popular posts were sewing tips and tricks, so there will also be more of those in the coming year as well.

I’ve always loved the Top 10 articles that are in abundance as the old year gives way to the new, so I decided to put together a list of my top 10 sewing posts for 2017.

Starting with #10:

Sawtooth Star Ornament with Appliqué Center

I created this tutorial for the 2017 Ornament Exchange hosted by Erlene over at My Pinterventures. I sent three of the ornaments to my swap partner and kept two of them to hang on our tree.

I loved designing the appliqué centers. I plan to add more to the series and will be sharing those with you in the near future.

Sawtooth Star with Applique Center Ornament - Five finished ornaments

#9 How to Rescue a Shower Puff

If you’ve ever had a shower puff unravel after just a few uses, I show you how to rescue it and make it like new again.

How to rescue an unravelled shower puff

#8 Quilt-As-You-Go Stocking

This is one of the first tutorials I created for the blog and has consistently been one of my most visited posts every month, not just during the three months leading up to the holidays.

It’s a great way to use up strips of Christmas fabric leftover from your holiday sewing and gives you a head start on items to add to your gift box for when the holidays come round again.

Completed Quilt-as-you-go Stocking

#7 Charm Square Soup Bowl Cozy Tutorial

This was a brand new tutorial on the blog this year and quickly became another of your favorites.

There are all sorts of tutorials out there for how to make soup bowl cozies but as far as I know, this is the first one to use charm squares to create them. They are great for using up those charm packs in your stash.

When you cut your own 5″ squares, they’re also a great scrap stash buster!

Charm Square Soup Bowl Cozy Tutorial - green bowl in finished bowl cozy

#6 Reversible Tissue Box Cover Tutorial

This is another of my older tutorials that has stood the test of time. The tutorial provides complete directions for how to make the pattern and for making the cover in various sizes for whatever brand of tissue you buy.

I have made covers for holidays throughout the year with one holiday themed fabric on one side and another holiday on the other so once the first holiday is over, I simply reverse it for the next.

These are awesome gifts for friends, family, neighbors and teachers.

They’re also a thoughtful gift to add to get well gifts.

Reversible Tissue Box Covers in different sizes

#5 One Hour Table Runner Tutorial

Another of my older tutorials that remains very popular… it got a complete update with all new photos and more detailed instructions.

If you’re looking for a quick update to your dining room decor, this is the perfect project!

One Hour Table Runner - Owl fabric as the center feature panel

#4 Interfacing Storage

Interfacing that isn’t stored correctly gets wrinkled and difficult, if not impossible to work with.

Find out how I store my interfacing to make sure it stays wrinkle free and easy to use.

7. Rolls of interfacing in the top of the storage bin

#3 Thimble Pip Tutorial

If you’re always searching for your thimble, make one or more of these thimble pips to store in it. You’ll never lose your thimble again.

Turning them on end and adding a hanger transforms them into beautiful ornaments. Hide small gifts in plain sight on the tree.

Made with Valentine’s fabrics, the larger ones are big enough to use as a unique gift box for a necklace or pair of earrings.


#2 Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial

This has been the most popular sewing tutorial on my blog for the past two years and this year was no exception.

They can be made in various sizes and fabric combinations. The one pictured below was made from charm squares.

Prairie Point Star Ornament made with Season’s Greetings by Sentimental Studios for Moda

And coming in at #1:

The Secret in Your Thread Spool

Did you know your thread spool may be hiding a secret?

I’ve been sewing since I was young girl and no one… not my grandmother who was an awesome seamstress and not my junior high home ec teacher… told me this!

The Secret in Your Thread Spools - 6 different brands of thread

I hope you’ll join me in the coming year and together we’ll make 2018 the best year yet!



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  • Mary Anne
    January 15, 2018 5:31 pm

    What fun to be reminded of all the goodies you’ve shared with us. I still think the most amazing one was the secret compartment in the thread spool…who knew. I’ve promised myself that this will be the year to make one of your prairie point ornaments too.

  • Gerrie Fitzpatrick
    January 10, 2018 4:45 pm

    The Canadian Rockies. Beautiful place to enjoy nature at its best. Best for creating your next project as inspiration is all around you. Blessings to you and your family in 2018!

  • Joy
    January 4, 2018 12:40 am

    Happy New Year Sue! Love the list of top 10 posts.. I’ve seen most of them, off to check a few other out! xx

  • Kate
    December 31, 2017 2:08 pm

    Favourites indeed! BTW I made your cranberry sauce recipe and it is delicious – we’ve thoroughly enjoyed it! All the best for 2018!

  • Carol S.
    December 31, 2017 11:11 am

    So many great projects in your top 10! Thanks for sharing them in one group. Have a Happy New Year!

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