News and Notes From Cool Stitches

January BTO Reveal!!

January BTO Reveal!!

I get so excited for everyone's subscription boxes to start landing on their doorsteps! Packing them always feels like wrapping presents. I thought I'd try something new to showcase the projects, so, tada!! The January Bags Totes Organizers box reveal - or opening - we'll work on that part.  This one happens to be the Cozy color attitude and you'll see the fabric and notions included for the project, the featured pattern from Vanilla House, and a little something to delight you. There is also a scrapbuster project you can download, and the teaser postcard for next month. I also stuck a...

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Suh-Weeet! It's Almost Valentines Day

Suh-Weeet! It's Almost Valentines Day

It's February and we are all pulled into the Love vortex, right? It's everywhere! Hearts and flowers and candy. Oh, and I love you my sewing enthusiast friends. It's wonderful to have you be a part of my sewing world. One of my favorite ways to celebrate Valentine's Day is with kids' Valentines Day cards and by making special sweets for my favorite people. This year we are all over here trying to shed our 'stay-home' extra love handles so I am thinking some sweets for keto and low carb diets are in order. A nice recipe for Chocolate Truffles...

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COMPOST COOKIES® RECIPE from MILK BAR

COMPOST COOKIES® RECIPE from MILK BAR

You know, we can't eat cookies all the time, but sometimes you just have to. This is a good recipe for just digging in and mashing up everything you have for a little junk food, right? I ran across an interesting chef who owns a place called Milk Bar in New York. I was taken by her focus on sweets and then found she shares her recipes for her signature items! This one is a familiar version of cookies I've made in the past, and  I thought this Compost Cookie was especially relevant for the times. :) We are celebrating our...

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Furoshiki Low Sew Handbag Kits

Furoshiki Low Sew Handbag Kits

We are pretty excited about our newest product line we are introducing! Sign up for our emails to get the code for your Furoshiki Low Sew Handbag Kit at an introductory price when we are rolling out this exciting new product. Here are examples of the Furoshiki Handbags you can create:  Here's what's in your Furoshiki Handbag Kit: The Anso Miyako or Kyoto leather handle made in France a 100 cm length of quality fabric to make the furoshiki cloth A Schmetz needle and Gutermann thread spool The project instruction booklet The Miyako or Kyoto leather bag handles, available now, are the centerpiece of your...

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January 2021!!

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January 2021!!

it's been a long time coming - getting out of 2020. While we are not out of the woods, it's nice to close the door on 2020. Now, what are we looking forward to in 2021? What did we discover that we weren't looking for in 2020? For me it was the subtle changes that I thought were going to be so crummy and turned out okay in fact.  Let's take a look back and see what we did, didn't do, and did differently than imagined and planned. First are the cool sewing projects we planned, assembled, and sent to...

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