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Wed, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

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2136 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
503.287.bolt

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December Give Away!

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We have some books to share with you this month, Sew the Perfect Bag: 25 Great Projects From SewNews and Make Cloth Dolls: A Foolproof Way to Sew Fabric Friends by Terese Cato.  Each book will come with a small stack of fabric, too!  Leave a comment before Sunday, December 12th at 5pm (PST) and we'll draw two winners.  Only US addresses, please. 


We'll get them out to you before the holidays, so you'll still have time to use them for making or giving away!

Gingerbread Ornaments

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I mentioned that we had Betz White's Make New or Make Do pattern line, which includes these adorable "Whimsical Holiday Ornaments".  Hannah volunteered to sew two of three up for us.  She used a combination of wool felt and recycled fabric and what she did not hand sew, she used Liquid Stitch to adhere pieces together. 


Every time I stop in the store I see someone leaving with a coordinating stack of wool felt.  It is so cheerful!  The rayon/wool blend is user friendly, soft, and will last much longer without pilling than the craft (polyester) felt.  Check out Betz's blog for a super sweet Ice Cream Cone Ornament tutorial and a rundown of gift ideas from her book Sewing Green.

Gifts to Make: Pack of Eighths Table Runner