Sewing

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Just a few red, white and blue easy to sew accent items for a backyard picnic or scattered throughout the home make for a very festive and patriotic statement. Individual red, white and blue fabric scraps combine to make for quick to sew or no-sew projects.

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Beautiful cotton fabric prints in summer’s riotous colors beckon the sewer to create a few easy-to-sew projects to dress a summer picnic table that will be sure to add to any happy outdoor gathering. Assemble a fabric teepee for the little ones too!

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A designated sewing room or a space in a room dedicated exclusively to sewing is one of life’s pleasures for those who sew. Along with this treasured space comes the task of keeping all things related to sewing tidy and accessible to allow for inspiration, creativity and productive sewing efforts.

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Whether called a hanging wall or door organizer, closet organizer, or closet caddy these terms are all synonymous for serious storage solutions and organization. Clothes closets seem to get messy quickly no matter how initially organized. An easy solution to closet clutter is to sew organizers.

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A printed paper sewing pattern is like a road map; the directions on getting from one place to another are all tantalizing provided, but it’s up to the reader to interpret and make sense of how to get from map point A - You Are Here, to map point B - Unfamiliar There.

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The contemporary form of today’s commercialized bandana is thought to have originated in India in the 1800’s, woven of silk or cotton with designs of white on colored backgrounds of red or blue. Today this cheery square of fabric is produced in every color of the rainbow with many design elements.

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A very useful upcycle sewing project is to take a classic women's button-down shirt and re-fashion into a new trendy shirt, one that may fit better, be more in line with contemporary fashion and satisfy a creative urge to transform something old into something new.

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Instantly familiar, endlessly versatile, at once old and new, the fabric we know as denim and the many clothes, accessories, and home items it has so readily adapted to, has enjoyed steady popularity since the mid 1800s.

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E-patterns or online sewing patterns are convenient for a home sewer, often offered free or low-cost. However, a small stack of standard size 8.5 by 11 inch computer printing paper, printing ink, a reliable home printer and much clear tape for assembling a printed e-pattern are cost considerations.

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Sewing tips that can save time, cost or reveal some clever tidbit of info are always welcome. It is only those that provide really practical workable results to have expected value for the sewer. Sewing machine thread issues can provide frustrating moments if not for a few simple tips to consider.