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The Valentine Day Box

Its February! Are you SEW excited to get started on the projects in this month's shipment?

First off, the goodie this month is a really nifty magnetic pin wand. I am looking forward to using this for easily picking up any pins that I accidentally drop on the ground. 

Also I hope that our handy sewing machine needle guide is helpful to you! All of our guides are the perfect size to store in a notebook for future reference.

...Now, let's get sewing!

Our pre-cut project: Mini Treat Bags!

Written steps: 

  1. Make a crease with your iron across the middle of the fabric square in both directions.
  2. Sew 1/2 inch long button holes on one side of the short crease, one button hole about 1/2 inch away from the long center crease.
  3. Fold the fabric piece to match the long edges, right sides together.
  4. Sew around the 3 raw edges with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving most of the short end (the one on the side of the middle crease that does not have the button holes) unsewn.
  5. Turn the fabric right-side-out through the hole that was left. Fold the raw edges of the hole inward, about 1/2 inch and press. Topstitch this hole closed.
  6. Tuck the topstitched end into the other end, creating a lining for the bag.
  7. Thread the drawstring into one button hole, around the top edge of the bag, and out of the other button hole. 
  8. Thread drawstring through the clear drawstring bead with a needle threader, bobby pin, hand sewing needle, or bent paperclip.

Upcycle Time!

This month, we will be learning how to upcycle an old sweater into a pair of cozy slipper boots!

If you need to brush up on your hand sewing skills (or just learn the trick that I mentioned in this video), head here.

If you would like to add the non-slip fabric to the bottom of your slipper soles, here is a link to purchase some Dritz anti-skid fabric.

Downloadable Pattern:

Click here to download a pattern for the adorable mini treat bags!

If you need some help learning how to use a downloadable pattern, check out this tutorial video on downloading, assembling, and using! 

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