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First Projects

Stitch two hems, sew two seams, and you’ve made an amazing pillow. Here you’ll find complete instructions for making pillow covers in four sizes--from 12" to 18" square.

Adhesive-backed felt makes these ornaments a breeze to assemble! They're so quick to make that both kids and adults will love whipping them up and decorating the tree!

Snuggle this sew-easy draft stopper close to the threshold to stop the winter chill from entering your house. When not in use, hang it from a doorknob with the added loop.

Scarves are the must-have accessory that look great on anyone! Customize the look of an infinity scarf by choosing the perfect print for each person on your list.

Felt pumpkins with decorative stitches and button embellishments make the perfect friendly fall decoration. 

The holidays are all about simple and afforable--and this project fits both those categories! Linen no-sew coasters make your holiday table elegant and easy to set!

Serve up drinks at a Halloween party with these spooky spiderweb coasters!

Make a small treat bag from crafts felt and ribbon. This bag is so simple to sew, you’ll be making them by the dozen!

Strips of T-shirts are a perfect material to protect tables and fingers from your hot meals! Weave T-shirt scraps together and simply sew around the outside for a great hot pad.

Old T-shirts are perfect for stocking up on headbands! Patterned T-shirts make great accessories to stylish outfits. Or use your old ratty ones to hold your hair back when you workout.

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