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  • Angela Walters With Gift Box
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    It's easy to make your sewing friends happy around the holidays, their birthdays, Mother's Day — all you have to do is fill their arms with sewing gifts! Whether you're giving them a fabric that totally made you think of them, notions that need to be replaced or kits that let them tackle a new project, you're guaranteed to put a smile on their face. Happy shopping!
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  • Ruby Mac Making a Circle Skirt
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    If you love to sew, it's only natural that you want to pass along that enthusiasm to your kids or grandkids. After, all there are so many fun projects you can tackle together! As soon as you have your specific creation in mind, these are the tips you'll want to keep in mind to make sure it's an exciting, positive experience for everyone.
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  • ruby mac wearing a pink circle skirt in front of white background
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    If there are little aspiring sewists hanging out at home, we've got great news: there are plenty of projects for them to stitch! Pick your pattern, help 'em through the steps and work through each activity at a pace that works for them. Before you know it, you'll be crafting masterpieces left and right!
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  • Woman Using Serger on Blue Fabric
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    Sure, you read (or at least skimmed) the manual that came with your serger. But let's be honest: there are a lot of stitches and thread options to choose from. So it's no surprise if you still feel a little stumped over exactly which stitch to use with the fabric you have on hand and the project you're ready to tackle.
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  • detail shot of floral hand embroidery pattern around the collar of a gray t-shirt with stabilizer
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    It's a given: 88 percent of T-shirts end up in the back of your closet. But before you Marie Kondo said closet, bring those shirts to the forefront. These upcycle projects are simple to make and will refresh your garments so they're oh-so-ready to wear again.
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  • striped pink T-shirt with a long diagonal dark pink bottom
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    It happens: Sometimes your favorite T-shirt gets a hole near the hem. But that doesn't mean you have to throw it away! This project takes care of that pesky tear while giving your garment a fresh new look.
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  • Bust Dart Pattern
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    Darts are an essential part of garment construction but, uh, what exactly is a dart? It's simply a folded wedge of fabric that's tapered and stitched down, allowing flat fabric to take on a shape that fits the body well.
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  • a green fabric bag and pink fabric nesting baskets on a white table filled with sewing notions
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    Admit it: it's easy to lose control of your sewing space to fabric, thread and other tools. But we're here to fight back against clutter and keep your craft room mess-free. Say hello to your new favorite organizers — that you get to DIY!
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  • gray T-shirt with white sheer back on a mannequin
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    You know that old T-shirt that's tucked away in the back of your closet? The one you never wear, but for some reason can't get rid of? Grab it and shake off those moth balls — it's time to give it new life! In this upcycle, you'll transform that plain T into a fabulous summer top by adding a sheer back panel. (You could also use a colored fabric that contrasts well with your shirt). Best part: You'll be done in three (count 'em — three!) easy steps.
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  • Old Jeans Upcycled Into New Shorts
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    Looking for some instant summer wardrobe gratification? Grab those old jeans out of the dresser and transform them into fun, stylish shorts! With these three quickie tutorials, you'll soon be ready for all the warm-weather adventures.
    Beth Galvin
  • Straight on view of red waxed canvas bag with leather details and zipper
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    Grab your sewing machine, and start dreaming of your next vacay as you stitch up this handmade beauty. With waxed canvas, a metal zipper and leather details, this dopp-kit style bag is ready for any adventure.
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    Get ready to travel in style with the Woodland Bag! In this video tutorial, designer Ellie Lum helps you sew and construct a unisex dopp-kit-style pouch made with waxed canvas fabric. Learn techniques for inserting metal zippers, canvas lining, leather trim and more. The class materials include detailed instructions to make your own, and a kit is also available.
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    DIY meets fashion and function with this wonderful Woodland Waxed Canvas Maker kit. Perfect for traveling, this toiletry pouch is durable and water-resistant, spacious enough to stay organized, and stylish enough to pause and admire on your hotel vanity. The kit comes with all the tools you need, including waxed canvas, leather, hardware, and zipper. Watch the companion video [Handmade Travel Kit Bag](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11834/22968) to get expert instruction for your bag.
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    Ready to try your hand at this stylish and rugged take on the classic colorblock bag? The Portsmith Tote Waxed Canvas Maker Kit is perfect for everyday errands, whether you’re running to the pharmacy or loading up with a laptop. The kit comes with all the tools you need, including waxed canvas, leather straps, and hardware. Watch the [Mixed-Media Tote Bag episode](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11778/23020) of Runway Remake to get expert video instruction for your bag.
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    Are you sew ready to learn a new craft? Learn the basic tenets of sewing with designer Sarah Alm’s “Jump Into Sewing” class. You’ll start with simple projects—a placemat and a pillowcase—as you learn the ins and outs of threading and stitching. The kit features our Boundless 100% cotton woven fabric, pins, pin cushion, supplies for tracing, needles, and thread—and it’s even kid-friendly!
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    Have you been flirting with the idea of sewing your own frocks? This curated course kit has everything you need to get started! It comes with a floral watercolor stretch cotton fabric, interfacing, thread, an invisible zipper, and McCall pattern 7681. Simply follow along with Startup Project: Sew the Flirty Dress, and you’ll become a bonafide seamstress in no time. (This is a great next step after you have completed the Sewing Bluprint Box Projects.)
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    If you love bragging rights, this DIY Fremont tote is your big ticket item. The gorgeous waxed canvas bag has a classic two-toned exterior, with real leather straps and metal hardware. The completed look is so contemporary and stylish, everyone will ask, “Who makes this bag?” And you’ll get to wow everyone by declaring, “I did!” For step-by-step video instructions watch the companion class, [Sew the Fremont Bag.](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/11723/22254)
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    Have you ever wanted to sew some of your own fashion statements? Well, we’ve rounded up everything you need for your first projects, including the fabrics, interfacing, patterns, and professional tools! We’re excited to see what you stitch up with the help of activewear expert Sara Alm — so buy the kit and then head on over to our [Startup Library: Sewing class](https://mybluprint.com/playlist/startup-library-sewing/11299) to dive in.
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Popular Projects
  • sewing along the top of a polka dot fabric bin
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    We love launching into long-term sewing projects as much as the next person, but trying to fit them into a busy schedule can be tough. If you're itchin' to create but only have an hour of free time, don't fret — we've got projects for you.
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  • Makeup Bag With Assorted Beauty Products
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    Bags can be such a fun sewing project to jump into, but if a full-size tote sounds like more than what you're ready to handle, we have the perfect solution: a makeup bag! It's the ideal way to start installing zippers, working with different fabrics and adding custom touches that truly make a bag your own. Plus, they make great holiday gifts — win, win!
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  • woman wearing an apron made from a blue button-down shirt
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    Before breaking out your wallet to buy a new apron, take a peek inside your closet — we bet there's an old, oversized shirt in there that's just begging to be transformed. And with this quick and speedy tutorial, you'll be back in the kitchen making delicious dinners and decorating cakes in no time.
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  • Mixed-Media Tote Bag
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    Bags, bags, bags! If you ask us, it's not possible to have too many in your closet — especially if you make them yourself. Add these fun projects to your queue and soon enough, you'll have the perfect handmade option for every occasion.
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  • Blue bucket-style knitting bag holding yarn and needles
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    Most knitters will tell you that having a good project bag is essential — you can store all the necessary needles, notions and, you know, the actual knitting, so that when you're ready to stitch everything is ready and waiting. Plus, if you have multiple WIPs (works in progress), keeping each one in its own bag is the key to staying organized. And while you could buy a project bag (and there are tons of cute ones out there), we're all makers here — so why not stitch up a few of your own?
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  • detail shot of floral hand embroidery pattern around the collar of a gray t-shirt with stabilizer
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    It's a given: 88 percent of T-shirts end up in the back of your closet. But before you Marie Kondo said closet, bring those shirts to the forefront. These upcycle projects are simple to make and will refresh your garments so they're oh-so-ready to wear again.
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  • striped pink T-shirt with a long diagonal dark pink bottom
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    It happens: Sometimes your favorite T-shirt gets a hole near the hem. But that doesn't mean you have to throw it away! This project takes care of that pesky tear while giving your garment a fresh new look.
    Beginner
  • gray T-shirt with white sheer back on a mannequin
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    You know that old T-shirt that's tucked away in the back of your closet? The one you never wear, but for some reason can't get rid of? Grab it and shake off those moth balls — it's time to give it new life! In this upcycle, you'll transform that plain T into a fabulous summer top by adding a sheer back panel. (You could also use a colored fabric that contrasts well with your shirt). Best part: You'll be done in three (count 'em — three!) easy steps.
    Beginner
  • Old Jeans Upcycled Into New Shorts
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    Looking for some instant summer wardrobe gratification? Grab those old jeans out of the dresser and transform them into fun, stylish shorts! With these three quickie tutorials, you'll soon be ready for all the warm-weather adventures.
    Beth Galvin
  • Straight on view of red waxed canvas bag with leather details and zipper
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    Grab your sewing machine, and start dreaming of your next vacay as you stitch up this handmade beauty. With waxed canvas, a metal zipper and leather details, this dopp-kit style bag is ready for any adventure.
    Beginner
  • Color Blocked Lined Curtains
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    A major reason to fully line your curtains: lined drapes block out way more light than their unlined counterparts, meaning your room stays nice and dark — and you (or your kids!) get plenty of zzzs. But that’s not all: lining also protects the main fabric of your curtains from fading in the sunshine, and adds an extra touch of elegance that makes the whole curtain look more polished.
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  • Starlight Pillowcase
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    If you love to sew, there's no such thing as too many pillows — and the same goes for pillow cases! They’re beginner-friendly, fun to make with your kids and, thanks to this burrito method, you can bust one out in just 15 minutes. Stitch up a set for every bed in the house, sew some as a gift, or round up your friends and donate a bunch to charity. The opportunities really are endless!
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    Sara is now a patternmaker, designer, sewing instructor and author.
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    Sara Alm
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    Suzy’s is the founder of her own design school, Apparel Arts.
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    Suzy Furrer
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    Annie is a sewing and quilting expert, but her skills are unmatched when crafting bags.
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    Annie Unrein
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