Sewing

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Whether called sewing hacks or tips, sewing room secrets or shortcuts, the effect is always the same – sewers sharing a more productive, efficient way to sew. Of course, learning and trying new sewing techniques is really part of a long tradition of the sewing process.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fabric toppers for Mason-style canning jars, popular when giving home preserved fruits and veggies as gifts, can be ornately hand-embroidered, delicately draped with an antique hankie or a simple cut square or circle of fabric. Easy to make, the fanciful fabric bonnets are a finishing touch.

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Spot a fabric-lined sewing basket filled with sewing notions and it evokes a call to our inner sewing muse. Whether new or an endearingly inherited one with a jumble of well worn needles, fading threads, mixed buttons and perhaps a makeshift pin cushion is a sewer's delight to own and cherish.

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Memory pillows to sew in honor of a loved one or to preserve memories from an enjoyable vacation, graduation, holiday times or family and friends gathering, can become charming keepsakes to hold and cherish. They are easy to sew, and can be especially comforting reminders of times past.

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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.

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Instantly familiar, endlessly versatile, at once old and new, the fabric we know as denim and the many clothes, accessories, and home items it has so readily adapted to, has enjoyed steady popularity since the mid 1800s.