Here comes the bride — and the groom, the bridesmaids, and the groomsmen – plan ahead, practice a little, and then enjoy bring... Read more »
Choose flowers you really love for romantic and beautiful wedding centerpieces you’ll always remember. Read more »
When you’re filling out your wish-list of wedding gifts, don’t forget to include supplies for the garden shed. With the right... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Pruner, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented gear techno... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear®2 Titanium Hedge Shears, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented g... Read more »
The first time you try our PowerGear2™ Lopper, you’ll be amazed — but it’s not magic, it’s gears. Our patented-pending tec... Read more »
Making your own wedding invites and thank you cards is a delightful task when you a few versatile tools and simple techniques... Read more »
Adding a small photo charm to a bride’s bouquet is a touching way for a bride to remember someone special on her wedding day. Read more »
Create a beautiful setting for your post-wedding brunch. Using these Fiskars tools will make the project even easier. Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of crafting and mixed media tasks, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force th... Read more »
Our unique Tag Maker with Built-in Eyelet Setter features an innovative design that makes it easy to create tags perfect for gi... Read more »
Choose our low-maintenance Photo Bypass Paper Trimmer to trim large quantities of photos with speed and precision. An easy-to-u... Read more »
Window treatments can turn a room from drab to fab, but if you’re on a budget sometimes hand-me-down curtains will have to do,... Read more »
Crop tops are making a comeback, but with a new shape, a longer length and a swinging silhouette. Stay ahead of the trends by... Read more »
If you’re not ready to fully embrace the trend for bold 70’s prints in your clothing, why not reflect it with a gloriously lou... Read more »
Perfect for a wide range of sewing and quilting tasks, our Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears sense blade separation and force t... Read more »
Perfect for tight, precise cuts, our Amplify® Mixed Media Shears sense blade separation and force the blades back together to c... Read more »
Our Classic Stick Rotary Cutter with a 45 mm blade is ideal for crisp, controlled cuts on a wide variety of materials. A symmet... Read more »
Make clean up time a fun game for the kids! It becomes really easy for toddlers and preschoolers to match their toys to their... Read more »
Funny Face Magnet Gift Wrap is simple to make and quite literally gives each gift magnetic personality. Read more »
“Painting” with tissue paper is not only fun but beautiful! Read more »
Our Preschool Training Scissors features a special training lever that opens the blades after each cut, helping children learn... Read more »
Children love our Designer Non-stick Blunt-tip Kids Scissors for the colorful handle patterns that make cutting fun and the non... Read more »
Our Designer Non-stick Student Scissors are larger than our Kids Scissors but smaller than adult scissors, perfect for those ol... Read more »
Introduced to the world as a quality fabric scissors, the Original Orange-Handled Scissors redefined the standard for cutting p... Read more »
Whether it is your go-to bag for shopping or a gift for someone, this simple and chic crossbody purse is a great bag for everyday of the year.
There are two things I really enjoy, making things and finding a bargain. So, when I was asked to participate in the $15 sewing challenge, I was very excited! My idea was to show everyone that they could make something cute and fashionable without spending a lot of money, but I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to get there. I knew that I’d love to make one of the cute items in Kay Whitt’s book, Sew Serendipity, but I was afraid I wasn’t going to find the right fabric. Well, imagine my surprise when I found this incredible fabric!
It’s called Mod Squad, and it’s from Waverly. I decided then and there that I just HAD to make the “Mod Jacket” from Kay’s book.
I was a little nervous, because the book said that I would need 3½ yards of fabric, and there was only a little less than 3 ¼ yards left. The pattern layouts in the book looked like they were generous, so I crossed my fingers and made my purchase. The fabric and interfacing cost me a total of $14.46. I still had 54 cents to spare!
Using my classic Orange Handled Fiskars 8 inch scissors, I went to work on my jacket. The instructions were very easy to follow, and my jacket was finished in no time. Total sewing time was about 5 hours. I did change a few things on my jacket – I opted not to use buttons on mine, I just wanted a cute wrap look with a wide belt. I also used the same fabric for the belt and cuffs, instead of the contrasting fabric listed in the book. I love my new jacket, and I can’t wait for the weather to get cooler so I can wear it!
Here’ my Wal Mart receipt.
Sew Serendipity by Kay Whitt (Serendipity Studio)
Interfacing (1 3/4 yards)