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I know it’s still the middle of August, but as far as I’m concerned it’s never too early to start making things for Halloween! We have been getting some pretty awesome new Halloween prints in, and I have been feeling very inspired! This bat shaped sleep mask is a super quick project that only takes a little bit of fabric! Let’s get started!

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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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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!

Supplies:

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)

scissors

serger

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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!

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Pot holders are a great beginner sewing project! They are quick to sew and are a great way to showcase your favorite fabrics! Everyone at Harts is obsessing over the new Cotton + Steel collections, so I though this would be a perfect opportunity to sew with some fabric from  August, the collection by Sara Watts!

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