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!
- Make a crease with your iron across the middle of the fabric square in both directions.
- 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.
- Fold the fabric piece to match the long edges, right sides together.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tuck the topstitched end into the other end, creating a lining for the bag.
- Thread the drawstring into one button hole, around the top edge of the bag, and out of the other button hole.
- Thread drawstring through the clear drawstring bead with a needle threader, bobby pin, hand sewing needle, or bent paperclip.
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.
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!