Essential Guide for Beginning Sewists

Essential Guide to Beginning to Sew

When undertaking something new – whether setting out to produce a set, defined product or learn a new skill set  – it’s easy to get swept up and away as you search for a place to just get started. As relatively new sewists, we know just how hard it can be for beginners. You want sewing success. You want to make those adorable pants for your kids or that deliciously modern quilt for your bed or to hem your pants just so. But even though you want it, success is not necessarily guaranteed. Success sort of hangs in the ether, waiting for you to reach out and grab it. But whether or not you’ll grab it depends on a couple of things.

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Inside Explore Sight

Have you wondered what’s inside our latest issue? Well, let’s satisfy your curiosity, shall we?

Crafting the Perfect Summer Road Trip | craftingconnections.net

Crafting the Perfect Summer Road Trip

It’s that long-awaited favorite time of year – Road Trip Season! And we like to usher it in, like we like to usher in most things, with a little creative making to prepare our families for epic adventures.

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Fancy Decorated Paper Hat Project

You know that we are obsessed with creativity – creative living, creative making, if it’s creative chances are we’re talking about it! Well, another aspect of creativity we have been really enjoying over the past couple months is the chance to collaborate and work with fellow creatives that we admire. So you can understand how… 

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Nature Art Inspiration

With the weather warming, you are hopefully finding yourself outdoors a lot more. As we’ve talked about before, just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean that you have to stop creating. Just as fall and winter lend themselves to cozy crafting, spring and summer lend themselves to a new, beautiful, and spontaneous type of creative making… 

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This is not a competition.

I want to talk to you today about something that, it appears, lots of people are confused about. I see it in the grocery store, at the playground, at schools and even friendly get-togethers. Apparently, there’s a bit of confusion over what, exactly, is a competition. So I’m here to break that down.

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Three Common Myths About Living a Creative Life

I think there’s a lot of myth surrounding creativity, about what you need to have and what you need to do in order to live a creative life. And you know what, most of it is rubbish and poppycock. Truly.

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Creative Tools Mini-Series

Oh, we’ve been hinting on social media about a little something we’ve been cooking up. Something that’s made us so excited. And something that we’re ready to share! Well, there’s a reason we’ve been excited – it’s super special and we think you’re really going to like it! Today we’re launching our very first creative… 

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Start with Success

This life – this beautiful, messy, full life  – is undeniably busy. There’s no question about that, and no use pretending it isn’t the case. It’s so very easy to start the day at a frenzied pace and end it wondering just what happened to the day, and how all those hours managed to slip away. Recently,… 

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