2nd Annual Sew your Hart out September!

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Hello fellow sewists and fabric lovers… 

It’s time to start warming up your sewing machines because the official Kick Off To our 2nd Annual Sew Your Hart Out September will be starting September 1st!   Yea!  Get ready for fun projects, inspiring tutorials and lots of fun!!  We are all sooo excited about Sew Your Hart Out September and we hope you are too!

Here’s a little background on why we are doing this and what Sew You Hart Out September means to us…

To us being creative is not just a hobby, but a way of life!   We really want to inspire more people like you to get involved in our sewing community.   Inspiration feeds more inspiration and as the great Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious, so pass it on.” This is so true!  Our customers and co-workers are such a creative community of sewists, quilters, crafters, cross-stitchers and home decorators and we want to inspire you just as much as you have inspired us with your projects!  We really want to show you that sewing may not be as hard as you think and we want to share with you some great staff projects and tutorials to either get you started on a path to sewing or inspire you to dust off your machine and get sewing again if you haven’t in awhile.

Here is the low down on Sew your Hart out September how you can get involved and how you can win some really fabulous prizes…

Share your sewn projects with us on our Facebook Fanpage each week throughout September for a chance to win a $50 gift card from us to you.  The project pics with the most likes each week will determine the winner.  So, make sure and tell your friends to vote for your project!

To keep you Inspired…

Each week we will focus on a different sewing category with inspiring tutorials, fabrics and even a few quest blog posts to keep your creative juices flowing.

1st week:  Fashion

2nd week:  Quilting

3rd week:  Home Decor

4th week:  Crafty stuff

We are excited to Sew our Hart’s out this September and we hope you are too!

Happy Sewing!


The Hart’s Crew




Bat Shaped Sleep Mask Tutorial + Free Pattern!


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Easy Dingle Ball Scarf Tutorial


Hey every one! Today we are going to make an awesome scarf using a couple fun sewing techniques like a flat felled seam, and a hem using a rolled hemmer foot. This is a great project for an advanced beginner, its all straight seams but takes a little bit of finesse, and we are using a rayon which is a little bit of a wiggly fabric… But its all fun, and pretty basic I promise! Okay, so what you will need for this project is:

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Simple Serged Tote Bag



This simple tote has an envelope bottom which makes a professional finished look with a squared off bottom.   The tote is made out of a 100% Hemp fabric in natural.  The Hemp fabric is perfect for a tote bag, it’s durable and washable.  I added a gold metallic thread on the lower looper of the Janome 1100D Serger to give it a more decorative finish.  Includes pocket in interior.  This tote can be made using a sewing machine if you do not have a serger.  You will need metallic needles if using a sewing machine with metallic thread.  Lets get started!


3/4 yard Hemp or Canvas

1 spool gold metallic thread

Metallic Thread Needles (You only need this if using sewing machine instead of serger)



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Cotton + Steel Patchwork Pillow

IMG_4271         In case you haven’t herd yet, we are OBSESSED with Cotton + Steel’s premier collection! We bought it all and have been having an amazing time creating fun projects. Today I decided to play around with one of the project they included in their little booklet which we got at quilt market. Its a bag pattern that Rashida Coleman-Hale put together using her Moonlit Collection. I decided I have enough little bags hanging around but I can ALWAYS use some throw pillows! So I modified the project a bit and thought I’d share how!

Materials If you are going to match the pattern exactly like what I did you will need 2″ of each print. I recommend getting a fat quarter of each so you have some awesome scraps left over. Here are the prints I used:     Continue reading