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From Sew4Home: Make a Triangle Pencil Case

Great little accessory for school, office or home.

Little pouches and cases – you can never have too many, can you? That’s how we feel about these little gems. Must be the combination of cuteness and usability, huh? Use them to keep school supplies handy inside a backpack, or pens and pencils gathered in an office drawer. The folks at Sew4Home™ made them extra special by picking out fabulous fabrics for each. Finish your pencil case off with a Dritz® sew-on label to declare it’s “handmade” and you’re good to go!

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Beginner Sewing: Make an Incredibly Easy Fabric Book Mark

Ten minutes is all it takes. (Yes, we said 10 minutes.)

This project is easy. Period. You’ll use scrap fabric plus a few basic Dritz® sewing supplies to make these super cute bookmarks in just a few minutes. They are great for getting the feel of using the sewing machine, and they make creative gifts – so you can never have too many on hand.

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Easy Crafts: Make a Magnetic Message Board

Cover button magnets keep daily reminders organized (& cute!).

Looking for a way to stay organized? Need to keep kids’ school activities and schedules front and center? A magnetic message board is just what you need! This DIY craft project is fantastic for a few different reasons. The board itself is pretty clever (can you say painted pizza pan?), and the easy-to-make magnetic cover buttons use your favorite scrap fabrics. Best yet? You won’t miss this week’s soccer practice.

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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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Easy Crafts: Make a Personalized Wreath

Great for celebrating any season, occasion or holiday!

And just like that, spring is on its way! To celebrate the bit of sunshine that’s finally peeping out, we made this cheery spring wreath. It’s super easy to DIY, and can be personalized in so many ways! We used dyed Dritz® cheesecloth to wrap the foam wreath, and then customized it with a banner celebrating “March” and an assortment of colorful cover buttons. Make this yours by choosing favorite banner and button fabrics, a different color of dyed cheesecloth, and the message of your choice for the banner. See how!

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