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Here are the top ten articles for the Sewing Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Quick Holiday Gifts to Sew or No-Sew
Nostalgia for simpler times can become the inspiration sewers may consider for making unique holiday gifts with homespun charm. Many are surprisingly easy to sew for gift giving using thrifty scrap fabrics to give as gifts of the heart.
2. Free Pattern for a Quilted Bread Warmer
Free pattern for a vintage style quilted bread warmer with assembly instructions. Makes a wonderful hostess or holiday gift.
3. Felt Thanksgiving Turkey Pin
Make this festive felt turkey to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday! The pattern can be used to make a turkey pin or turkey napkin rings.
4. Free Fleece Hat Patterns
Links to free fleece hat patterns for sewing.
5. Needlework Chatelaines
With meticulous attention to detail the popular series Downton Abbey shows the character of Mrs. Hughes wearing a needlework chatelaine. Often elaborate and very ornate, needlework chatelaines had scissors, thimbles, and tiny cylinders containing needles. Sew a modern one with a nod to the past.
6. Free Fleece Baby Patterns
Links to free fleece baby patterns and fleece kids patterns for sewing.
7. Basic Hand Stitches
Holidays bring back memories of cherished traditions and allow us to not only reminiscence but endeavor to carry on those beloved customs as well. Knowing how to sew using basic hand stitches is one of those customs worth knowing and teaching to a willing learner.
8. Holiday Ornaments to Sew
The simple beauty and homespun warmth of holiday ornaments lovingly made bring many a smile to all who have ever gazed on an old-fashioned decorated Christmas tree. Simple sewn ornaments bring elegance to the time-honored tradition of decorating a pine tree brought indoors for seasonal goodwill.
9. Pretty Pillowcase Dress
Pillowcase dresses are a quick and easy way to sew a charming sleeveless summer dress for a little girl. Delightfully nostalgic a pillowcase dress especially if embroidered with a simple design or with a scalloped edge can be a charming way to use a lovingly saved heirloom.
10. Smocking Techniques
A brief introduction to the various smocking techniques.
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