Love Sewing? Have a project that would be ideal for a sewing themed fabric? If so, look for the new Sewing Room Tapestry collection in stores now. Tapestry is one of the oldest forms of woven textiles and has proven to be both beautiful and durable. It’s perfect for upholstered chairs & benches, bags and crafts of all kinds. Sew much fun!
The Origami Crossbody Bag is a simple and satisfying project for this tapestry group. Check out the pattern here…
Be inspired by beautiful fall flowers, fruits and vegetables and the changing colours of the season AND use your quilting skills to make this quilted Thanksgiving tablerunner. The autumn theme will not only enhance your table decor, but will also add a welcoming look for the entire season.
What you need:
Fabric A – 40cm
Fabric B – 20cm
Fabric C – 50cm (includes binding)
Fabric D – 30cm
Backing – 1.8m (or 1m if pieced)
Cut pieces as follows: Fabric A cut 4 (4 1/2 x 4 1/2” ) squares Fabric B cut 4 (3 x 4 1/2”) and 4 (3 x 7”) strips Fabric C cut 4 (3 x 7”) and 4 (3 x 9 1/2”) strips Fabric D cut 4 (3 x 9 1/2”) and 4 (3 x 12”) strips
Measure finished block size and add 5/8”. Cut 3 squares Fabric A to that measurement and cut each square in half diagonally point to point. Place as photo and sew allowing the points to extend beyond the block.
Arrange pieces as shown and sew pieces together.
Using basting spray, layer top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired, trim excess and bind edges.
Fall is here so that means Halloween is just around the corner. Get a head start on the fun with easy Halloween crafts using Craft Fun Solids.
With some fun shapes and your imagination, the possibilities are endless. Grab your scissors or rotary cutter for these 3 simple projects to start.
With just a small strip of white craft fun solids, some black twill tape and a little bit of Fabri-Tac glue you can make this super cute ghost banner. Cut out the shapes from the pattern, draw a scary face with a permanent marker and glue to the twill tape. Easy and fun!
Make this easy trick-or-treat bag with 2 rectangles and some appliques. Craft Fun Solids don’t fray so there’s no need to finish any raw edges!
Cut one rectangle 17×40″ for the bag and another 4×36″ for the handle.
Cut out a circle using a large plate as a pattern and some bat motifs from the pattern below. Place in the center of one half of the bag rectangle as shown. Attach either by machine stitching, Fabri-Tac glue or even a spray adhesive.
Fold the bag rectangle in half right sides together and stitch 2 side edges. Turn right side out.
Fold the top edge down 1″ and topstitch in place.
Fold the handle rectangle in 3 and topstitch along the 2 folded edges.
Pin and sew the handle to the inside of each side seam.
Create your own fun and “Dazzling” Fruit Scrubbies in a few simple steps.
This project is perfect for keeping summer alive all year round and brings just the right pop of colour to your kitchen clean ups!
Materials: – 2-4 balls of dishcloth or textured yarn* in colours: White, Yellow, Green, Red and/or Black – 5.5mm (I-9) crochet hook – 6 stitch markers – scissors *Gauge is not important for this project
Abbreviations: ch = chain dc = double crochet st(s) = stitch(es) sl st = slip stitch
Citrus Lemon & Lime Instructions
Round 1: With colour ‘White’, ch 4. Sl st in 1st ch, creating a loop. Work 8dc into the centre of the loop. Sl st in the 1st dc to close round.
* Switch to colour ‘Yellow’ (or ‘Green’ for Lime) Round 2: Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 1dc into same st, 2dc into each st in round. Sl st to top of ch3 to close round.
Round 3: Repeat Round 2.
Round 4: Ch3 (counts as 1st dc), 1dc into each st in round. Sl st to top of ch3 to close round.
* Switch to colour ‘White’ Round 5: Repeat Round 2.
* Switch to colour ’Yellow’ (or ‘Green’ for Lime) Round 6: Repeat Round 4.
Finishing: Place 6 stitch markers equally around the edge of Round 5. With colour ‘White’, from the center, use surface slip sts between each round until you hit a marker. Repeat 5 times. Weave in all ends.
Watermelon Fun Instructions
Same pattern as ‘Citrus Lemon & Lime’.
Round 1-4: Use colour ‘Red’
Round 5: Use colour ‘White’
Round 6: Use colour ‘Green’
Finishing: With colour ‘Black’, sl st knots to create the seeds. Weave in all ends.
Download your own printable instructions PDF here.
Featured yarn used in this project is Spindle Yarns Dishcloth Dazzle.
Making this origami crossbody bag is easy and fun and oh-so-rewarding. Mix bag and lining fabrics to match all your outfits and add your own strap styles and embellishments to create extra personal touches.
It’s easy to adjust the size to make smaller as an evening bag or bigger for shopping … just be sure the rectangle size is length is 3 times longer than the width.
What You Need: .3m of 150cm boiled wool fabric (or similar weight) .3m of lining fabric (any width) 1.2m faux leather or other trim for the strap 2x triangle rings 2x swivel hooks
STEP 1: Cut 1 piece each of the wool and the lining 36×12”. With right sides together, sew around all edges leaving a small opening.
STEP 2: Turn right side out, press flat and edge stitch around the entire rectangle. Mark 14” on top and bottom edge as diagram and fold as shown.
STEP 3: Fold sides towards the center along top and bottom points and pin. Machine stitch in place as far as possible along edgestitch end as shown. Hand stitch remaining opening to the point.
STEP 4: Flip over and repeat. It will be trickier to sew the flap to the body on the 2nd side. Sew as far as you can and hand stitch remaining opening closed.
STEP 5: Fold top of the bag tips over triangle ring bar and stitch in place as shown. Cut the strap to your preferred length, fold ends over swivel hooks as shown and stitch.
STEP 6: Attach handle and add embellishments such as tassels or appliqués to personalize.
With the swivel hooks, it’s easy to make multiple straps to suit your mood or for an extra-easy version, just sew the strap trim directly to the corners of the bag.
If you’re a crocheter AND plant lover, this project is just for you! Create these cute plant holders for your mini succulent pots or other small plants. Hang them anywhere around your home or office and add some life into your living space!
Super Bulky 6 or Jumbo 7 weight yarn 12mm crochet hook 1 stitch marker measuring tape scissors
6 sc x 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) * This is only a recommended gauge used to fit a mini 3″ x 2.5″ (7.5cm x 6.5cm) clay pot, using a 12mm crochet hook, as suggested. It is to be used as a reference. You may use the recommended hook size found on the label. Just note, gauge and size of project will vary depending on the yarn and hook size chosen.
CH = chain SC = single crochet SL ST = slip stitch ST(S) = stitch(es)
CH3, then close circle with a SL ST in the first CH. Make 1 SC in the middle of the circle, and then place a stitch marker on that ST. Make 5 more SC in the middle of the circle (Total of 6 STS)
Make 2 SC in the first ST. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Continue to make 2 SC in each ST. (Total of 12 STS)
*Make 1 SC in the first ST. Place stitch marker. Make 2 SC in the next; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. (Total of 18 STS)
*Make 1 SC in the first 2 STS. Place stitch marker on the first SC. Make 2 SC in the third ST; While keeping the stitch marker on the first ST, repeat from * to end of round. (Total of 24 STS)
Make 1 SC in each ST to end of round. Continue to place your stitch marker on the first SC of the round to keep track of each round. The edges will naturally begin to roll.
CH8, SL ST in the first ST, and continue to SL ST each ST to the end of round, including the CH. (Total of 32 STS)
Measure 8” (20cm) of your working yarn, cut. Wrap the tail end around the CH a few times. This will create the handle of your plant holder. Thread the tail end through all the wraps to keep it in place. Weave in all ends.