My Favorite Sewing Tools & Supplies
My Favorite Sewing Tools & Supplies
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/18/2020 | No Comments
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I may have a pretty sizeable fabric stash, but when it comes to sewing notions, I’m a definite minimalist. Instead of cluttering up my sewing space with the latest and greatest, I stick to a basic collection of tools and supplies that save me time and solve specific problems. Here are the sewing tools and accessories that I’ve come to rely on.

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How to Make Hot Chocolate on a Spoon
How to Make Hot Chocolate Spoons
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/15/2020 | No Comments
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These hot chocolate spoons look fancy, but they’re a cinch to make. Whip some up as a special treat for your family, or make them your go-to holiday gift for friends, co-workers and neighbors. I came up with a fun twist that you’re going to want to try.

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How to Make Peppermint Spoons
How to Make Peppermint Spoons
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/13/2020 | No Comments
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Peppermint spoons sell for over $1 a piece, which is silly because they’re really easy to make. Here’s how to whip up a batch, so you can enjoy them in your hot cocoa and give them as gifts.

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How to Sew a Microwave Popcorn Bag
How to Sew a Reusable Microwave Popcorn Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/04/2020 | No Comments
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Enjoy the convenience of microwave popcorn without all the cost and chemicals that go along with the store-bought kind. This microwave popcorn bag can be used over and over again, and doesn’t require any oil. Just measure some kernels into the bag, stick it in the microwave, and it’ll pop just as fast as the store-bought stuff.

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How to Sew a Lanyard
How to Sew a Lanyard
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/02/2020 | No Comments
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Sew up a quick lanyard for your keys or ID. This is a great stash buster, and would make a nice gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who has to wear an ID to school or work.

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How to Sew a Wristlet Key Fob
How to Sew a Wristlet Key Fob
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/01/2020 | No Comments
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These wristlet key fobs are a cinch to make, and a wonderful way to put your favorite fabric scraps to use. They also happen to make a fantastic gift. Give them to teachers, co-workers and anyone else you’d like to acknowledge with a little something. Then, make some more to use as stocking stuffers. This is one gift everyone could use.

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How to Sew a Car Trash Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/22/2020 | 1 Comment
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Need some help keeping the inside of your car or truck clean? This car trash bag is the answer. Sew one up for yourself. Then, sew up a few more to gift.

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How to Sew a Drawstring Laundry Bag
How to Sew a Drawstring Laundry Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/20/2020 | No Comments
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This drawstring laundry bag will easily hold two loads of laundry, and has reinforced seams to ensure it’s up to the task. Use it to keep dirty laundry off the floor. Then, use it to lug everything to the laundry room or laundromat. If you’re looking for a gift for a college kid, this would be a great one.

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How to Make a Quick Gift Pouch
Quick-Sew Gift Pouch
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/18/2020 | No Comments
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This fabric gift pouch looks fancy, but sews up in a flash. It’s the perfect size to wrap jewelry, or another small gift, and so cute it’ll become part of the gift. You only need a small amount of fabric and ribbon to make one, so it’s a great use for your scraps.

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How to Sew Drawstring Gift Bags
How to Sew a Drawstring Gift Bag
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/16/2020 | 3 Comments
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Up your gift wrap game. These reusable drawstring gift bags will save you money and time, while helping the environment.

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How to Make Fabric Envelopes
How to Make Fabric Envelopes
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/13/2020 | No Comments
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These fabric envelopes are such a nice way to gift money, gift cards and other flat gifts, or to send a special card or letter. Pull out your fabric scraps, and make several to add to your gift wrapping supplies. This is a fun little project that sews up quickly.

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How to Make Gift Boxes Out of Greeting Cards
How to Make a Gift Box Out of a Greeting Card
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/12/2020 | No Comments
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Feel bad about throwing away the pretty greeting cards people give you? Turn them into little gift boxes, and send them back out into the world. It only takes one card and a bit of folding to make a lidded box that’s big enough to hold jewelry or another small gift.

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Make Gift Tags From Old Christmas Cards
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/10/2020 | 1 Comment
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Christmas cards are too pretty to throw away, so I like to turn them into gift tags to use the following Christmas. It takes just minutes to do, and they come out looking every bit as nice as store-bought gift tags – if not nicer.

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How to Make a Cord Wrap
How to Make a Cord Wrap
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/09/2020 | No Comments
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Tame your tangle of cords with a set of these cord wraps. They’re an easy sewing project, and a great use for your smaller fabric and batting scraps. These would make an excellent gift or stocking stuffer for any hard-to-buy-for men and teens in your life.

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How to Make an Ice Pack Cover
How to Make an Ice Pack Cover
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/07/2020 | No Comments
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Turn an old towel into an ice pack cover, so your skin stays protected and dry when you’re icing injuries. It fits over the ice pack like a decorative pillowcase, so it won’t slip off when you’re using it.

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