5 Easy Projects to Celebrate Black History Month
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by thatssewmonica
1y ago
It is important to me to celebrate black history month with my family. With my daughter being away at college I wanted to make sure she was able to celebrate in her own way as well. I created a Black History box and added some handmade items as well as products from the “One Together” line from JOANN. Check out the box to see everything I made and more. Did you know that JOANN has a diverse fabric assortment to represent black pride and culture? Well this box displays a few of my favorite designs. There are so many beautiful designs that I wanted to buy them all. I knew instantly that I wanted ..read more
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Fall for Fall!
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by thatssewmonica
1y ago
Fall for Fall in this bright Fall colors Shacket. Yes, I finally made a shacket and I am so making many more. I mean, it literally can be a jacket, sweater, dress, coverup, blanket and more. This plaid fabric from JOANN fabrics brings the pattern to life.   It’s National Sewing Month and this week’s theme is Fall. Fall by the way is one my favorite seasons. I love the transition of the weather and foliage. I lived on the east coast for years in New York City and also in New Hampshire and some other city and states.  The colors, the smell of the crisp air, apple picking and pumpkin p ..read more
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The right fabric can add the style you need!
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by thatssewmonica
2y ago
It’s National Sewing Month and for week 2 the theme is Home Décor. Do you enjoy using fabric to reupholster your furniture? Are you like me, when you walk by the Home Dec you only think of ways to make a fun garment sewing project? Well, I was challenged with this one and I was up for it. Every time I am in JOANN and that is daily …LOL I see this fabric and I absolutely love it. I’ve eyed it for weeks and would often see other things than just pillows and then I would put it down. Well, this time, I grabbed all of what was left for this project. I know this is a popular print and one that goes ..read more
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Give back this holiday season for St. Jude.
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by thatssewmonica
2y ago
JoAnn Fabrics is partnering with St. Jude to give back this holiday season and raise $1 million dollars in funds to support children battling illnesses. They have launched their new cotton print fabrics that are inspired by the patients to support the cause. Check out the fabrics available here. I love all of the designs and chose this snowflake inspired one by St. Jude patient Sydney. You can support St. Jude by donating or purchasing St. Jude patient art fabric. There are a variety of options and you can make nice gifts while helping a cause. I decided to make a “love gift pillow”. I love p ..read more
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Friendsgiving done the JoANN way!
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by thatssewmonica
2y ago
As an event planner I truly enjoy planning events. The largest part to it is how you want your guest to feel. This year, I will be hosting a Friendsgiving at my home. Something fun for my intimate group of friends. This past year has been tough on us all and I want to make sure that my guest feel special. I headed over to my local JoAnn and saw the beautiful pumpkin décor they had and I picked up a few sizes. From ceramic to fabric pumpkins JoAnn’s has a great array of color and sizes. I had an idea in my head of creating beautiful fall inspired décor. I wanted browns, tans and orange and dec ..read more
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Femme Empowerment
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by thatssewmonica
2y ago
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am showing up strongly in support of Femme Empowerment. I decided to show my Femme Empowerment by making a pink pencil skirt and designing a shirt with words that exemplify who I am as a woman. I chose Simplicity 1559 for the skirt pattern and for the shirt I used vinyl I purchased from JoAnn to create an empowerment t-shirt. I placed the words in various directions so to give the look I was looking for. The words on my shirt read BOLD, EMPOWERED, COURAGEOUS, FAITHFUL, FEARLESS, FIGHTTER, LEADER, BELIEVER, WARRIOR, STRONG, AWESOME, RESILIENT and ..read more
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The sewing robe we all need!
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by thatssewmonica
2y ago
This is the last week of national sewing month and I don’t want it to end. When I tell you that I love sewing, I LOVE SEWING. I even started a business sewrority wear with my sewing sisters to show our love for sewing and sewing merch. I needed a new robe and this time I wanted it to reflect all things sewing. This sewing fleece from Joann helped me do just that. How cute is she? Now when I wear this robe, you know all I need is my coffee and machine. I saw this warm and cozy fleece in JoAnn Fabrics and immediately picked it up because it had everything to do with SEWING! The fabric was easy t ..read more
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