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High-End Hack: Shoe Embellishment Tutorial

Bedazzled shoes are everywhere and adorned with everything: embroidery, pom-poms, tassels, beading — you name it. With a few simple steps, it’s easy (and inexpensive!) to transform a pair of basic flat mules into designer flats. Follow these simple step-by-step photos … Continue reading

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Remodeez Giveaway

Remodeez Giveaway Start the year fresh and renew vintage fabrics from storage with the power of Remodeez Home Deodorizer. Simply place this deodorizer in your fabric stash and let it go to work. It lasts up to one year and … Continue reading

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Sewing Themed Cookies

Bake what your heart really desires — sewing! Sewing Kit Cookie Cutters come in a set of four, featuring a sewing machine, a pair of scissors, a thimble and a thread spool. Each is made of silver-colored tin-plated steel.

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Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: MILK ITS WORTH To avoid adhesive overspray, cut the bottom off a plastic milk carton and spray through the lid. … Email your tips to and your tip could be featured in a future issue … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: COLOR MATCHING When embroidering on a towel (or anything else that you want to appear nice on the back), match the bobbin thread to the towel or fabric color rather than the top thread. … Email … Continue reading

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Tapestry Tattoo Elementz GIVEAWAY!

Enter to win a set of the Tapestry Tattoos by Urban Elementz (designs shown below). Add some fun and pizazz to your embroidery machine. Unlike real tattoos, you can remove them with ease whenever you wish. There are 8 cut designs … Continue reading

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American Pride

It’s time to start on your festive Independence Day decorations. Are you hosting a patriotic party this year? If so, the Fabulous Fourth table setting kit is perfect and on sale!!

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Islander Sewing Systems Certification Course

Islander Sewing Systems Certification Course brought to you by Sew News and hosted by Craft U. This course will run from May 31st 2016 through September 6th 2016. You may be asking yourself, “What will I get out of the Islander … Continue reading

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New Year, New Resolution!

Follow my journey this coming year as I reconnect with techniques that I was taught in college. Each month I will feature a brief introduction to a non-sewing, mixed media technique. Be sure to check out both Creative Machine Embroidery … Continue reading

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Embroidered Pendant Necklace

Check out what I am wearing to work today!               I am IN LOVE with the Art Nouveau look of this necklace. It’s simple and classic with a little bit of pizzazz. Perfect for … Continue reading

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