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Make a spooky trick or treat bag just in time for Halloween!

Choose two different cotton fabrics; cut out 2 rectangles of each. You can easily adjust the size of the bag to fit the trick-or-treater. This tutorial used rectangles of 51x66cm (20×26”)

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Pin panels of the same pattern right sides together. Sew along the bottom, 1.25 cm (1/2”) from the edge. Press seams open.

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Pin together the shorter ends of the two sewn panels, right sides together. Sew along the shorter ends to create a circle of fabric. Iron seams flat.

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Line up the new seams with right sides still together, and stitch along the long sides, starting 2 cm or so from the seam where the two fabrics meet to leave an opening. Do this 4 times, creating the seams for the sides of your bag.

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7Trim the corners and turn bag inside-out through one of the openings by the seam. Invert one side into the other to create the bag.

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Top-stitch just below the openings, about 1.5 cm from the edge. (If you are using a particularly wide cord, you may want to adjust this to 2 or 2.5 cm.) Cut 2 pieces of cord each about 2x the width of the bag plus an additional 20.3 cm (8”) for ease. (In this case, it was about 142.25 cm (56”) each.) Using a safety pin, thread one cord through one side of the bag, then the other side. Tie ends and trim. Repeat with other piece of the cord going in the opposite direction.

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Download printable PDF here.swatches

Halloween-themed cottons are available while supplies last!

Item 0644304000D 100% cotton 112cm

Unleash your inner creativity and help alleviate stress with a fun colouring project on fabric. Designs are great for use with fabric markers or paint but if you like the print in black and white, they’re perfect for crafts and clothing just as is.

Fabric Item #0647073000D Pattern Play 100% cotton 112cm / Fabric Markers / Large Poly Knit Cord Item #5012001736U

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Here’s a quick and easy project to sew after your colouring is done!

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Download printable pdf instructions here.

Fabric Flowers

Learn to make these simple fabric flowers for a fun afternoon craft. Attach them to a barrette or brooch clip or use them for decor. Easy to make with a glue gun or if you’ll be washing them, a quick hand stitch through all the layers will secure in place.
All you need are 13 circles (as shown 7cm / 3″).  Mix and match your favourite cotton craft fabrics or use all one…

As shown using item #0649 102 000D Arabella Coordinates 100% cotton 112cm as seen in a previous blog post here

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With soft shades of white from crisp white to warm ivory and blush, brides can find a wide assortment of trims, ribbons and more to craft the accessories of your wedding dreams.

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Follow these instructions to create accessories to match any bride’s or bridesmaid’s dress …
Bridal Belt Tutorial

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Lace Belt:
Bridal Lace Style 6 White 5016027000
38mm Grosgrain Bridal White 5101038010

Silver Belt:
2.7cm 6 Row Bling Ribbon Silver 5988004925
5cm Rhinestone Beaded Brooch (1pc) 6317101695
38mm Double Faced Satin Silver 5100038925

Rhine Stone Belt:
38mm Double Faced Satin Bridal White 5100038010
20mm Layered Center Stitched Organza Trim White 5983036000
2.7cm 6 Row Bling Ribbon Silver 5988004925
9mm x 18mm Horse Eye Jewel embellishments 24pcs/pkg 5093009000

Bridal Belt Tutorial PRINT

DIY Block Quilt

A fun way to use Just the Basics or any collected cotton fabrics is this super easy, super fast quilt using 25cm (10″) squares.

Download printable pdf instructions here.

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