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Handwork is hip again! Expand your repertoire of embroidery stitches with these beyond-the-basics designs by Sue Spargo, then use them to embellish...
Easy-to-create, machine-couched springtime tulips dance atop piped or bead-trimmed pillows.
Pretty in pink and bursting with stitch goodness, this funky blossom comes to life with rings of highly textured embroidery.
Don’t let time slip by without whipping up a clock sampler. Each number outline is embellished with a different motif, and a plastic embroidery hoop adds to the colorful display.
No fancy stitching required for this forest of felt trees. Just blanket-stitch the edges of each piece to a patterned fabric background.
Long straight stitches dotted with French knots radiate from the center of this graceful dandelion pouf. Wispy fly-stitch florets create a sense of movement.
You’ll get a flurry of compliments when you make these beaded snowflake beauties.
A timeless and endearing piece, this heartwarming mother-and-child sampler is destined to become an heirloom.
Stitch a subtle love note using a shadow redwork technique of ecru thread on a soft white foundation.
Try your hand at appliqué with this easy-to-make wool table runner.
Increase your hand-embroidery know-how as you embellish holiday motifs on a set of stuffed wool ornaments.
Decorate a nursery by dangling fun felt balls and elephants with polka dot ears beneath a big top.
Add a personal touch to seasonal packages with festive gift tags made from sewing supplies and notions.
There’s no trick to whipping up a few mini pumpkin penny rugs for your friends this fall. All you need is a little wool and thread, and you’re set for the season!
Fussy-cut delicate floral designs, such as these from the Abigail collection by Sara Morgan for Blue Hill Fabrics, to showcase...
Whip up a cheery felted wool mitten to give away or hang on a Christmas tree. The ornament can double as a holder for small gifts, trinkets, or gift cards.
Put felt scraps to good use by turning them into merry snowmen ornaments and package trims. Stuffed and assembled with a simple blanket stitch, the little guys wear felt-strip scarves and vibrant...
Dress up snowflake ornaments with frosty beads and metallic embroidery floss. Hang a blizzard for a glittery tree or string on thread for a cute garland.
Celebrate the warmth of the holiday season with these quick-to-stitch wool ornaments.
Spread your love this holiday season with heart shapes that brighten a bowl, your tree, and gift packages. Iron-on fabric scraps and a few embroidery stitches make the ornaments easy to craft in...
A partridge in a pear tree takes center stage on this quilted banner. With each pear ornament bearing an embroidered phrase from the much-loved carol, you’ll be singing along every time you pass...
A houndstooth owl rests on a plaid branch atop a wool pillow embellished with zipper trim from Indygo Junction.
Combine wool and cotton into a cute pumpkin pillow that’s perfect for dressing up your home for fall.
Add patriotic bursts to a plain pillow with simple machine straight-stitching. The dark blue background serves as a night sky for the red and white metallic sparklers.
Make simple holiday ornaments using holiday-theme fabric, metallic crochet thread, and yo-yos. Stuff the ornaments with more fiberfill and they can double as pincushions.