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Fabric Gift Tags
During this busy season of giving, it may be difficult to find the time to sew as December 25th draws near. A few fabric gift tags to lightly sew and embellish with a few sewing notions may take little time. All that is needed is some prior cutting of felt or fabric, minimal stitching and decorate!

Holiday Sewing Remembered
Though our busy hustle and bustle modern era seems to shorten the time to devote to handcrafted items for gift giving, stitching together simple materials for quick-to-make items helps to recapture the magic and quaint charm of holiday times remembered.

Retro Inspired Sewing
With a playful nod to the recent past, newly made women’s fashion that copy the style of the post-war era are referred to as retro while actual surviving garments are considered vintage. Sewing retro brings a light-hearted wistfulness to capture what past times were like.

Sewing Time Savers
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.

Tips for Sewing Fabric Selvedges
Don’t throw fabric selvedges away! Put those narrow strips of fabric edges to good use instead. Selvedges or selvages (self-edges) are the long factory finished side edges of woven fabric generally less than a half-inch wide. Selvedge edges do not fray or unravel and can be used to make many items.

Sew Holiday Kitchen Decor
Brightly colored seasonal fabrics paired with simple to sew items for the kitchen and dining room bring a festive air to the most functional areas of the home. Décor items can be quickly sewn using fabrics that display the bright colors of the holiday season.

Machine Patchwork
Patchwork is a practical fabric craft that can be made simply and quickly on any sewing machine. Various size fabric pieces too useful to discard, relegated to the sewer’s scrap basket awaiting new purpose, can be joined together to form an eye-catching design or a riot of mismatched color and fun.

Fabric Greeting Cards
Fabric trimmed handmade cards are easy to make from leftover scraps and plain cardstock for a uniquely personal holiday or special occasion greeting. Personalized cards can be created in little time and effort. They are sure to be endearingly impressive to the recipient.

Applique Methods
In applique, fabric pieces are folded and tucked at the edges to create desired shapes, traditionally hand stitched onto a base fabric, today often machine stitched in place. Applique has many uses, to strengthen worn clothing, patch obvious holes and tears or simply beautiful ornamentation.

Quick Fleece Halloween Costumes
For warmth and simplicity using fleece to construct simple Halloween costumes can’t be beat. Fleece fabric is economical, easy to sew or no sew, and creative ideas are always available online to spark the imagination.

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