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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 Fleece Sewing Projects
Fleece fabric is truly an engineering marvel mostly made of a high-tech polyester, fleece yarns can be blended with other fibers and come in every conceivable color in solids, prints too numerous to mention, from low loft to high loft, lightweight, extremely durable, with a warm wool-like quality.

2. Sew a Cheery Holiday Kitchen
To bring the warm glow of the happiest of holiday times to that busiest of rooms - the kitchen, consider sewing a kitchen makeover with just a few yards of holiday themed printed fabric.

3. Sew a Clothespin Doll
Of all the delightful things to handcraft or sew as ornaments clothespin dolls will surely bring a smile as they hang serenely with festive candy canes, jolly Santas, and smiling snowmen on a decorated holiday tree.

4. Simple Sewing Kits
With little time to sew and busy holidays approaching, searching for just the right gift to give to a sewing enthusiast, traveling friend, college student, charitable outreach or work colleague, among others, may be a challenge. Crafting a compact sewing kit may be just the right thoughtful gift.

5. Sewing with Selvages
Sewers have often been instructed by pattern layout details to not use the fabric selvage edge, a word combined from self-edge, which was expected to be cut off and discarded. These factory loomed finished edges today no longer fill the waste basket or cutting room floor but have surprising uses.

6. Sewing and Reupholstering Basics
What has reupholstering got to do with sewing? Actually, everything! From choosing fabric type, determining how much fabric yardage to acquire, batting wraps, measuring, cutting, and some stitching there are many commonalities with sewing to consider when attempting a modest reupholstering project.

7. Nostalgic Sewn Toys
Spanning the decade of the 1930s The Great Depression was a time of severe economic downturn that began in the United States and spread worldwide. Although this time period found many families enduring great hardship, there was still an attempt to find ways to give children gifts at holiday time.

8. Gingerbread House to Sew
As a holiday craft project, sewing a gingerbread house from fabric or felt can be delightful. The tiny houses are charming to use as a tree ornament, package decoration, or multiples strung together for garland.

9. Countdown Calendars to Sew
Countdown calendars, with a nod to Advent calendars, can be used to count the days in eager anticipation of an upcoming holiday or special occasion event. Use scraps of fabric to make a simple one for a fun family activity. When completed all can see just how many days remain until the festivities.

10. 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.



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