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1. Easy Fleece Gift Ideas
Fleece is a deep pile polyester knit that provides warmth without weight washable and machine dryable. Fleece has a soft and fuzzy texture and comes in a rainbow of solid colors and prints as well as novelty and licensed designs. Gifts can be quick and easy to sew with this very forgiving fabric.

2. Children's Soft Toys to Sew
Whether known as plushies, softies, or stuffies, stuffed children’s soft toys are a delight to sew using a few fabric scraps or knitted fabrics. Soft stuffed simple shapes and whimsical animals make for creative play especially when sewn using colorful and appealing print fabrics.

3. 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.

4. Advent Calendars to Sew
Traditional charming hanging advent calendars often have numbered pockets frequently containing small treats to help countdown the days leading up to a special holiday. All are endearing for what they represent - innocent anticipation for a big day.

5. Finish Fraying Fabric Edges
No serger to encase that pesky fraying fabric at the seam allowance edges? No worries! Although the home serger is bar none an exceptional sewing tool to apply a professional look to seams and fabric edges, and at an amazing speed, the trusty traditional sewing machine can mimic the process well.

6. Thanksgiving Themed Sewing Projects
As a national U.S. holiday, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a day to remember that first gathering of English settlers and Native Americans for a harvest feast in 1621. At that time sewing quilts, clothing, spinning and rug making were vital daily endeavors.

7. Rustic Sewing Ideas
Rustic, rural, pastoral, country, primitive may all be terms that apply to a general interpretation of visual folk art. Folk art is an art tradition, intensely cultural, introspectively ethnographic, and most often distinctively hand worked and one-of-a-kind.

8. Wickedly Easy Halloween Sewing
Halloween or Hallowe’en is a day to remember the departed and scare away evil spirits. The day is a fun fall activity for much of the Western world and all about carving Jack-O-Lanterns, Trick or Treating, ghostly superstitions, flickering candles, black bats and steely-eyed cats. Quick, let's sew!

9. DIY Children's Halloween Costumes
With Halloween just around the corner it seems this rather scary, spooky, whimsical, fun time can’t help but summon the DIY Costume Bug. Short on time? No problem. Consider a no-pattern-needed, simple-to-sew costume out of felt, fleece or tulle for the little ones.

10. Sew Easy Christmas Wreaths
Having a front door wreath is a common even year-round custom with a different one for each season or to announce a special occasion. Often assembled out of fragrant evergreens, the Christmas door wreath seems especially welcoming as it signals for all that hospitality is no stranger at that home.



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