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Pin cushion for sewing machine

Pin cushion for sewing machine

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Here's an easy pin cushion that can be used on your bobbin winder while not it use. It's out of the way and easy to reach when you are sewing and taking pins off as you sew. 

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Sewing Gift Suggestions

Sewing Gift Suggestions

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More notions, machines, and other present ideas from the Threads staff

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Catwoman & The Penguin Costumes

Catwoman & The Penguin Costumes

My daughter wanted to be Catwoman, but not just any Catwoman...Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman. Do you know how hard it is to find an out of print Butterick pattern 6378? Very hard! I actually found one...

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Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

Sun hat for the gardener or beach comber

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This pretty yet sturdy hat was made with the outdoors in mind. Outdoor home decor/utility fabric and sew in interfacing were key to construction. The fabric was chosen for its floral...

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travel sewing kit

travel sewing kit

I used fabrics from my scrap basket to make a purse-sized sewing kit.  I didn't use a pattern, I just pieced bits together like a puzzle.  I made the cover first and then added the scissors pocket...

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My M2 Jacket

My M2 Jacket

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My version of this jacket began with the M2Again jacket pattern by Elaine Waldschmitt, which seemed the perfect scrappy stash jacket. I used many many different fabrics both batik and quilting cotton...

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Tantalizing Tote

Tantalizing Tote

This tote bag was inspired by seeing a photo of a guild hand quilting a project for a charitable raffle. I loved the block they were using and set out to find it. A similar block is pictured in the...

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RAINFORESTCOUTURE green rose

RAINFORESTCOUTURE green rose

Green Rainforestcouture rose: This rose is made with silk organza. Perfect to add a delicate, femenine accent to any dress, or for your hair, or pin it on the side of your party little handbagTo...

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How to Use Pins the Right Way

How to Use Pins the Right Way

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Sometimes it's the simple things that need to be given a little thought.

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Great Gift Ideas for Sewers

Great Gift Ideas for Sewers

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The holidays are upon us! If you are looking for a gift for the sewer in your life (even if it’s yourself), one of these items might fit the bill!

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Gifts for Sewers - A Gift Guide to the Holidays

Gifts for Sewers - A Gift Guide to the Holidays

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Find out what our editors are craving this holiday season.

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Cupcake Party Dress & Coat

Cupcake Party Dress & Coat

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Talk about I love to sew! I am a Grandma of 8 beautiful grandkids. and Thank you for giving me this oppunity to make my 2yr old grand daughter this party dress. Dress- is a 2T Cupcake pattern lined...

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When downsizing, consider a new home for your stash

When downsizing, consider a new home for your stash

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Here are some ideas for your excess stash when downsizing is in your future.

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Teach Yourself to Sew 2: How to Apply Elastic

Teach Yourself to Sew 2: How to Apply Elastic

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Learn several ways to apply elastic in this excerpt from our beginner sewing video series.

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In honor of our Soldiers

In honor of our Soldiers

I was asked to make an Army costume for one of my grandsons for Halloween, if I could.  I didn't have a specific pattern for the costume, I just used a basic shirt and pant pattern that I had...

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Another costume for another Grandson!

Another costume for another Grandson!

My second grandson wanted to be "Superman" for Halloween, I looked for patterns for the costume and could not find any, so I took a vintage pattern that I had of the old pajama's that snapped at the...

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BooBerry Cereal Ghost Costume

BooBerry Cereal Ghost Costume

Boo Berry is super easy to make! Just paper mache a helmet, cut the eyes, nose and mouth out. Glue while fleece cut to drape to the knees (I airbrushed it very lightly with blue) and glue circle...

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Coupons On The Go

Coupons On The Go

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Jo-Ann’s store app—which now works for Android phones, as well as iPhone—lets you save and organize coupons.

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Specialty feet can do amazing things!

Specialty feet can do amazing things!

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We asked our authors which specialty sewing machine foot they value the most

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Quick Cuts for Applique and Quilting

Quick Cuts for Applique and Quilting

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The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter looks like a handy way to cut multiples of fabric shapes fast.

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