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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Stocking with Paper Piecing

Finish it off with a DIY yarn tassel.

Merry and bright is right! The paper piecing accents on this stocking really steal the show. This is a great Christmas sewing project because you have so many design opportunities based on the fabric and Dritz® paper piecing shapes that you choose (we used hexagons, but there are other shapes/sizes). Finish it off with a colorful DIY tassel and you’ve got a super unique, totally one-of-a-kind holiday stocking. Make a few this weekend?

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Sewing Tutorial: Make an English Paper Piecing Wall Hanging

Isn’t it be-YOU-tiful?!

Want to lounge by the lake or pool, but still stay creative? Have a teen who needs something to do on a long car trip? English paper piecing is the answer – it’s an ideal summer sewing activity because it’s portable. You can make the pieces on-the-go using Dritz® paper piecing shapes, and then turn them into a finished accessory later. This wall hanging is simple, but stylish – sure to be the star of any wall gallery. The cheery message is hand stitched and brightens any space! It’s be-YOU-tiful indeed!

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Project Pouch for English Paper Piecing Supplies

Now’s the time – EPP is perfect for on-the-go summer sewing.

English paper piecing is the perfect project for summer because it’s portable. Whether you’re working with hexagons, tumblers or diamonds, you can keep all of your hand sewing supplies at hand in this cute project pouch. The magnetic snap keeps your supplies tucked safely inside. Poolside sewing? It’s a thing!

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Needle Book for Sewing Supplies

Stitch on-the-go & in style!

Organize and keep your hand-sewing tools accessible with this cute needle book. Featuring a designated spot for needles and a pocket for threads and thimbles, this needle book also has a special place for scissors and a pen. This needle book also makes a great gift for a beginning sewist. Fill it with notions, and they’ll be set to go. So cute!

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Sewing Tutorial: Make a Hexi Key Fob

A scrap buster that’s easy to sew, super cute AND functional? Yes, please!

If you’ve resolved to get organized and sew more in 2016, here’s a sewing project that should move to the top of your list – hexi key fobs! We made these functional little cuties using our Dritz® paper piecing shapes. To make the fronts of the fobs, we took our 1-1/2″ hexagon shapes and cut them into six 60° triangles. For the back we used the full hexagon shape; the finishing touch is the Dritz® key fob hardware. So, if you’ve got some fabric scraps you’ve vowed to use … this is the project for you! Clear out that stash, brush up on your sewing skills, and create a functional accessory or two. Win, win, win!

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