Beginner Sewing Projects

How to Applique with Fusible Web

In this video tutorial, Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company demonstrates some quick and easy techniques for sewing beautiful applique on a quilt.

Style Stitches

In Style Stitches you’ll find an array of new bag designs by Amy Butler. The book offers 12 basic bag patterns with enough variations to achieve 26 unique looks ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty hobo bags and handy coin purses. Included also are instructions for altering dimensions, straps, and embellishments to …

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How to Miter a Hem for Tablecloths and Placemats

Mitered corners reduce the bulk on the folded seams and allow the edges to meet evenly resulting in a neat and tidy finish. Making a mitered hem is easier than you think and in this video you’ll learn how to miter, sew and finish the corners of tablecloths and placemats.

Make a Creative Drawstring Bag

Learn how to make a creative drawstring bag using two coordinating fabrics, plus a surprise specialty fabric that is hidden in the folds and doesn’t appear until the bag is opened.

Sweetly Stitched Handmades: 18 Projects to Sew for You and Your Loved Ones

Sweetly Stitched Handmades includes 18 original designs that incorporate patchwork and embroidery, natural linen, and a carefully chosen color palette of patterns and prints. The projects range in difficulty so that a beginning sewer may easily complete a few projects from start to finish, while others are more difficult and a more advanced sewer may …

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Basic Tools for Beginning Quilting

In this video, discover all the tools and notions that you will need to have a successful quilting experience. Basic tools and notions include a sewing machine in good working condition with a 1/4″ foot, a cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler; a good iron, magnetic pincushion, seam ripper, fabric marking pencils, and much more!

My First Sewing Book: 35 easy and fun projects for children aged 7 years +

Teach children how to sew their own toys, accessories and more with My First Sewing Book. Choose from 35 fun sewing projects for children including rag dolls and sock monsters, bags and hair accessories, lavender bags and felt starts, and even gift ideas. All the instructions and cute step-by-step artworks are easy to follow, plus, …

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Sewing for Beginners – Simple Tote Bag

Learn how to make a simple tote bag which is a great project for beginning seamstresses. This lined tote bag is easy to make using coordinating fabric for the top section and the bottom section.

Sensational Patchwork Bags

This collection of patchwork bags is sure to inspire you. With 13 designs and 21 styles to choose from, learn how to easily create your own unique patchwork bags and accessories including evening bags, practical portfolios, backpacks and more. Learn new techniques on a small scale before trying them out on bigger projects. Find the …

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Foolproof Crazy-Quilt Projects

Embrace the versatility of crazy quilting with these 10 sewing projects that are quick to sew and fun to make. Make bags and purses using a mix of cotton, wool, linen, and silk for eclectic fabric pairings, then embellish them using embroidery and beading stitches selected from the included dictionary. Also included is a foundation …

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The Book of Bags

In this book choose from 30 gorgeous bags. From a stylish clutch to an eye-catching everyday purse, from a bright and cheery beach bag to a functional shopping tote, handmade bags are a fabulous, fun way to accessorize. These projects are as easy to make as they are to admire. Find the book here

A Bag for All Reasons

This book features 12 bag designs with full photographic instructions for how to make a bag with professional results. Included are patterns for beginner sewers, as well as more fully featured bags for experienced sewers. Bags include an easy shopping bag, an iPad case, a backpack, a purse with metal purse frame, tri-fold wallet and …

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Olive Swing Bag Sewing Pattern

The Olive Swing Bag is versatile and stylish, plus it’s fully reversible – it’s like two bags in one. This large bag has a casual look which is perfect for an every day bag. Make it with your favorite coordinating fabrics or pair vintage pillowcases together for a retro look. Find the sewing pattern here

Sew What! Bags

Whether toting groceries, books, baby supplies, gardening tools, or a wallet and some electronic gadgets, eco-conscious crafters will find a bag design to fit their needs in Sew What! Bags. The focus is on simple, pattern-free sewing that requires no previous experience — just an inventive spirit, some fun fabric, and a basic sewing machine. …

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