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Beating the Winter Blues

Do the recent cold weather temperatures have you singing the winter blues? Being cooped up indoors is a great time to catch up on those never-ending sewing and knitting projects! The start of the new year is also an opportune time to start tackling new sewing crafts and projects. Here are a few projects and ideas to help and inspire you this winter season:

1.) Scraps of fabric. We all have them, yet can't seem to part with our own collection of castoff pieces. Use your time stuck indoors to gather and sew a patchwork throw made up of fabric squares and rectangles of varying sizes. The throw will help you declutter your sewing space and serve as a nice keepsake of former sewing projects and the stories behind each of the fabric patches.

2.) Upholster! That's right. One of the easiest ways to revitalize a bedroom or living room is to reupholster a piece of furniture. Even projects as simple as an ottoman, piano bench, headboard or even new slipcovers for pillows can modernize or bring new colors into a room. In-Weave has a broad assortment of multipurpose home decor fabrics that are durable as well as beautiful-to help you create fabulous furniture pieces and great pillows!

3.) Clean and organize your sewing space. Spring cleaning is just around the corner. Yet, when the warmer temperatures hit the last thing you'll want is to be stuck inside cleaning the house! Take advantage of your time indoors to take inventory of the materials you have, don't need or still need to purchase. An easy way to organize your space is by creating a 3-pile system: Keep, Throw-Away, Give-Away. Contact local churches, sewing clubs and 4-H clubs to see if they would be interested in a fabric donation for a service project.

4.) In addition to fabric, take time to go through your patterns. It's time to come to grips with the fact that the only future project in store for that old leisure suit pattern is a
Halloween costume. :-) Be realistic. Will you use these patterns in the future or are they just taking up space? Also take into consideration whether or not these patterns could be donated or are better "suited" for the trash receptacle.

However you spend the winter season indoors, we want to hear about it! Share your winter In-Weave projects and inspirations with us on our
 Facebook and Pinterest pages.

And hey, look on the bright side. Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, which means an early spring is on its way!

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