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Merry Christmas Eve!

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Up in the North Pole, Lies the special man.  He gives his belly a shake, And laughs until it aches. There’s a blizzard outside, But he has promises to keep. With cookies and milk, This trip should be a breeze, Hopefully the reindeer won’t freeze! He, Santa Claus, rises from his bed, Ready for the night ahead! Christmas sewing is - somewhat - enjoyable, And almost always last minute! The sounds of the machine echo Through the house.  From the first to the twenty-fifth, The sewing never stops! We sew tea towels, embroider terry cloths, Make pillowcases and more.  We have promises to keep, And until then we shall not sleep! In the end it’s always worth it,  For the happy faces  Of the ones, who receive the gifts, On Christmas, Are irreplaceable! Excited children wake in the morning to see, Oh, where has the elf hidden?! The elf on the shelf will always be goofy, From rolling down the stairs in toilet paper, To ‘elf-ercise’, to a marshmallow b

How To Sew Tea Towels

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Here’s how you can sew a set of tea towels. You can embroider and/or use decorative stitches on these if you’d like to. It’s up to you, personalize them your way! These tea towels make great gifts too. Recommended read: How to sew scrunchies These tea towels are a great quick and easy project for all skill levels! What you will need: Cotton fabric, one fat quarter (18” x 21”) Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Pins Iron and ironing board  Measuring tape Sewing thread Sewing machine Rotary cutter and  self-healing cutting mat Machine sewing needle, 80/12 - Optional:  -embroidery machine -embroidery thread and tear away or cutaway stabilizer - embroidery design -embroidery thread -machine embroidery needle, 75/11 Recommended read: Guide to the three main machine embroidery stabilizers   Recommended read: 10 things you need to start sewing by machine today The steps:    1. Iron the fabric.  Tea towels are often 18” x 28” but when ma

How To Sew a Fleece Embroidered Patch Pillow

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Here’s how you can create a throw pillow with patching and embroidery! This is a super fun project and makes amazing gifts ! Recommended read:  How to Make a Blanket Pillow What you will need: Fleece, one square of about 17” and 9 squares of 6” Iron and ironing board  Pins Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or scissors) Measuring tape Embroidery thread and tear-away or cut-away stabilizer (use wash away stabilizer on top of the fleece if its thick, the fleece that I embroidered on was quite thin so I was able to get away with just tear away on the back) Sewing thread Machine sewing needle and machine embroidery needle Baby Yoda embroidery design from Lizzsews Etsy shop Stuffing  Sewing and embroidery machine The steps:    1. Iron fleece and cut out 9 squares of 6”    2. Hoop the stabilizer, tear-away or cutaway, I chose to use tear away.  Pin (or spray) a square (colour one) to the stabilizer. Recommended read: What is tear away stabilizer

How To Wind And Install The Bobbin On Your Sewing Machine

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . To be able to sew, you must have the upper thread threaded, the bobbin wound and installed! In this article, I will guide you through winding and installing the bobbin, step by step.  Recommended read: How to thread your sewing machine Recommended: Learning to sew article course Please note that not all machines have the same exact way to wind/install the bobbin, although most are quite similar.  Your machine should have little diagrams on it on how to wind/install the bobbin and should have numbered thread guides that can help you understand how to prepare the bobbin for your machine.  Let’s get started! To wind the bobbin, take an empty bobbin and place it on the bobbin winder seat. Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left until it snaps into place. Make sure that you are using the correct type of bobbin for your machine. Place the thread in a cup, on a thread stand or on the built-in thread holder. Pass the thread under the thread gui