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TAG : Winter 2020

How to Sew a Slot Seam

The correct seam finish will help your handmade garment hang better and last longer. Specialty seams are functional, while also adding value to a garment. A slot seam is a decorative technique used on pockets, blouses, dresses, jackets, and coats. This unique seam finish will give your designs ...

Wild Spring Wreath

Photo by Kristin PerersWithout a doubt, spring is one of the most wonderful times of year. It’s hard to beat that feeling you get when the flowers and trees start to bloom, and you know there are many months ahead of being able to use all your favorite flowers for a variety of things. We ...

Quick-Sew Potholders

If you’re like me, you have a stash of fabric just waiting for inspiration to strike. Here’s a project that’ll unearth some of those treasured prints you’ve been saving to make something purposeful and beautiful. This quick and easy potholder set (one square, and one circular with a ...

Wild and Whimsical Wreaths

Photo by Kristin PerersCrafts made with natural materials are gaining popularity. For the first time in years, it feels like people are foraging again for food and plant life to bring indoors. Nurturing that connection with the world around us and its changing seasons is important to us, and ...

The Art of Natural Cleaning

Cleaning can be a bore, no doubt about it. Growing up, my mum kept an immaculate house, and still does. As a kid, it was irritating being constantly nagged to pick up after ourselves by the “clean queen,” as my brothers and I called her (behind her back, of course). Nowadays, though, my ...

Steak Fajitas Recipe

For more supper idea recipes, see Simple Ideas for Supper.Traci Smith is a Capper's Farmer editor. With access to thousands of archived recipes from the magazine, she's always trying something new.

Star of the West Quilt Block Pattern

Photo by Allison SarkesianThe Star of the West pattern is an old one — at least 150 years old. This striking, geometric design predates the Civil War, and is also known as "Clay's Choice" and "Harry's Star." Quilt historians believe the latter names refer to politician Harry Clay, who ran ...

Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/elena_hramowa For more supper idea recipes, see Simple Ideas for Supper.Traci Smith is a Capper's Farmer editor. With access to thousands of archived recipes from the magazine, she's always trying something new.

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White Chicken Chili Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/ALLEKO For more supper idea recipes, see Simple Ideas for Supper. Traci Smith is a Capper's Farmer editor. With access to thousands of archived recipes from the magazine, she's always trying something new.

Tamale Pie Recipe

Photo by Getty Images/ALLEKO For more supper idea recipes, see Simple Ideas for Supper.Traci Smith is a Capper's Farmer editor. With access to thousands of archived recipes from the magazine, she's always trying something new.

Raspberry Cheesecake Bars Recipe

 Layered dessert bars start with a baked cookie crust, followed by a cheesecake-like filling, and covered with raspberry jam. Photo by Getty Images/nata_vkusidey

Newfoundland Trigger Mitten Pattern

Photo by Christine LeGrowIn the world of hand knitting, Newfoundland mittens are special. Isolation of every type haunted us Newfoundlanders in the past, and it certainly wasn’t seen as a benefit, but to the historian, the linguist, and the folklorist, isolation can be seen as a gift. ...

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Sew a Trio of Denim Baskets

My friends and family like to give me their worn-out clothes to upcycle into my crafts and sewing projects. These baskets are from the overalls of a friend’s father, who passed away. Instead of taking the overalls apart and adding them to my denim pile, I decided to use them to make my ...