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It's time to Reveal our U-Pick Sewing Tutorial for December… did your favorite win? I hope you voted, because it's finally time to reveal which project won and gets to be our U-Pick Sewing Tutorial for this month!

A DIY no sew leather bucket bag I was recently gifted a leather bag kit to test by Esther of Leather Needle Thread and oh em gee it's amazing! These kits contain everything you need to make yourself a leather bag from scratch. The only thing you need to add yourself is a hammer and a hard surface to set the rivets against!

Free Pattern: Travel Jewelry Case Merry Christmas SewCanShe fans! I've been saving a present for you! Last year when I was putting my proposal together for Just For You, I wrote this Travel Jewelry Case Pattern. We figured out a few months later that it wasn't going to fit in the book, so I decided to save it for Christmas.

Sew Reporter - 8 December The end of the year is drawing closer and we see more and more festive outfits popping up. Are you making something new for the party season? Just scroll down for lots of festive maker inspiration, new patterns and we spotted some gorgeous new fabrics too.

Black Scalloped Lace Watson Bra The garment I've got to share with you today has been a long time coming! Years in fact. Bra sewing has been on every project list for the year/season or goal setting challenge like #makenine on Instagram for quite some time. I'm not quite sure why but other garments seemed to continually jump ahead it in the queue.

New sewing Pattern Releases - November & December 2019 Hello team, well I can't quite believe it but this is the last one of these this year! Go peruse you last slice of new sewing patterns until January. There are some fab releases this month and for those keen to embark on a bit of outerwear then you're going to be ver happy with the releases this month.

Fast and Easy Petit Four Baskets - and how to ditch the baggy lining! Have you made the Petit Four free pattern from ByAnnie before? Tell me what you think in the comments! Happy Sewing,. Are you looking for a cute way to organize a messy drawer - or an instant handmade gift basket that's just the right size for little goodies?

DIY Doll Pajama Pants 18" If you can sew a straight line, you can make this in an hour. Not only will you learn the basic construction of doll pants, you will add lace, ribbon and decorative stitches. Try my recipe and then add your own flair! Cut out your pajamas pants template.

CSCMakes: November Instagram Highlights November was a great month for me. I hope it rocked for you too. If the creations in the #cscmakes hashtag are any indication, you did! Check out the rest here, because these are only the highlights! @leila_sews made a Muna and Broad Torrens Box top. @threadyforit made a Love Notions Sloane sweater.

Introducing the Nora Cardigan Add-On Pattern! We're thrilled to launch something a bit different for you today - meet the Nora cardigan add-on pattern! The Nora cardigan add-on is a digital download of bonus pattern pieces and instructions to turn our Nora top pattern into a cosy, casual cardigan.

Candy Canes Quilt Block - Blocks 2 Quilt This time of year sweets are everywhere so, it's only fitting that a few Candy Canes be included in my Blocks 2 Quilt series. Candy canes are one of those sweet candies that play well with others if you know what I mean. From a swizzle stick in a cup of hot cocoa to an extra treat on your present, these mini treats can be found everywhere.

Christmas Stocking Zipper Pouch Tutorial - Perfect for a Gift Card! This little Christmas stocking zipper pouch is just the right size for a handful of treats - plus it makes a great gift card holder. For the front, I used a quilt as you go technique on cotton batting. The back of the stocking zipper pouch is simpler.

Friday Spotlight: The Joy Noel Table Runner from Simply Fresh Vintage! Kick off your holiday decorating and gift giving with this beautiful holiday table runner from Simply Fresh Vintage !

Christmas Stocking It's time to get into the holiday spirit because Christmas is just around the corner! It's my favorite time of the year because I gather with my family and friends all in one place, setting up the Christmas dinner, and sewing some cheerful projects. There is nothing more to get you in the holiday spirit than sewing for your loved ones.

DIY Cozy Poncho Wrap Sew a soft and cozy poncho wrap! This free sewing tutorial shows you how to make one using a lightweight throw blanket OR 2 yards of fabric. I'm mainly a quilter - not really a big fashion sewer, but when I started seeing cozy poncho wraps like this one all over the place, I had to figure out how they were made so I could sew my own.

Up to 35% Off Everything Sale Ends Thursday - Cashmerette Purchasing a gift card during our Thanksgiving sale means you can get the same savings whenever you're ready to make your choice, even if that's sometime next year. Stock up on gift cards and save on our lineup of 2020 patterns-we've got some exciting ones coming your way!

Tetris themed iPad and Tablet Case This fun case looks old-school like a Tetris game on the front, but it is made to hold the latest model iPad or Tablet. The finished size is 11'' tall by 9'' wide.

A Bodysuit Somehow I managed to develop a love for bodysuits this year. I've been making them as there's no tomorrow. That's how I ended up making one when I chose what to make for the Minerva Blogger Network for December. Sewing Summary:.

Stardust Quilt-along: Quilting I quilted my quilt on my spectacular BERNINA Q24 longarm but regardless of what machine upon which I was working, I'd start with the basic quilting and build up the quilting density as I went. I used the quilting designs in the BERNINA-Exclusive Celestial Lights Embroidery Collection, available from your BERNINA dealer, to quilt Stardust.

The Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans The Megan Nielsen Dawn jeans have been on my radar for a little while. I'd been looking for some high waist "mom" jeans for non stretch denim and had been deciding between these and the Anna Allen Philippa pants. What swayed me to the Dawn jeans were the multiple leg styles and positive experience of so many people who'd made them!

Sewing buttonholes on clothes - beginner dressmakers guide - Guthrie & Ghani Interfacing - Buttonholes need to be stabilised first, before the stitching is sewn and the hole is created, using interfacing. Depending on the type of fabric you are using will depend on the type of interfacing you use and I've covered interfacings in another video and blog post which you can check out this link.

Studio Chat #28 - Take a Look at the Mod Log Cabin Tote! Here’s your chance to get a good look at my free Mod Log Cabin Tote - the free bag pattern that I posted here on my blog last week.

Jo-Ann Rainbow Linen Hinterland Dress Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen all of the fun Jo-Ann rainbow linen projects popping up all over blogland and Instagram over the past year or so. I was so inspired by the dresses, shirts, and even bags that others shared, that I knew I needed to make something for myself with it!

Inspiration for the chaval coat pattern Chaval Coat Pinterest folder. What do you think? Will you be sewing yourself a Chaval Coat this winter? Or maybe a lighter version for next spring? You can order a copy of this pattern for yourself now in either paper or digital format. And be sure to show us what you do with your coat by uploading your photos to the Liesl + Co.

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