We’re excited to announce our 2012 Black Friday & Cyber Monday craft deals! We’ve put together some fun “3 Top Threes” in Editor’s Picks to help you get started filling up your shopping cart. You can find all of these craft and sewing deals, plus more special discounts, at store.marthapullen.com. Get a special 15% off coupon from 11/20-11/25; then, get 50% off magazine back issues and select downloadable patterns on Cyber Monday – that’s a steal, putting our Summer and Fall 2012 issues of SCC at just $5 each! From stocking stuffer ideas for crafters to our editor’s picks of favorite projects from Stitch Craft Create back issues, we’ve got you covered for Christmas presents for crafty friends and family.
Top 3 Holiday Stocking Stuffers for Crafters
- Roxanne’s Glue Baste-It: This is a must-have tool for new sewers and experienced seamstresses alike. A water-soluble glue with a fine tip for making tiny dots, you can literally glue seams or applique together before sewing for pin-free sewing. It’s especially great for tricky shoulder seams and curves or applique; and when you’re done, it just rinses away!
- Bulk Colored Buttons by the Pound: With the popularity of button-themed crafts popping up all over Pinterest, Etsy and craft shows, you won’t want to miss our selection of buttons by the pound. Available in a rainbow of colors including ivory and black, look no further for easy access to supplies for making button monograms or wreaths.
- Sulky KK2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive: We already covered glue baste for seams, but Sulky KK2000 is the Cadillac of air-soluble temporary basting spray. Use it to hold quilt layers together while pinning, keep applique pieces firmly in place without pins or hold pattern pieces in place for tracing without pattern weights – plus, it’s repositionable, so you can pick up templates and replace them as needed while you work without pins getting in the way.
Our Summer 2012 issue was a our second ever in print, a followup to the premiere Holiday 2011 Stitch Craft Create. The color palette is bright and juicy, featuring an interview with Sis Boom’s Jennifer Paganelli, plus profiles on Ruth Clemens, Princess Lasertron and Amy Powers. We also shared some colorful, creative ideas for craft rooms, from storage to decorating and gifts; plus, unique ideas for using doilies, buttons and more. A custom felt Kindle case sewing tutorial is also included, as well as a DIY shabby chic lampshade slipcover and handmade fabric jewelry. Get it on Cyber Monday for half price!
- Blooming Beauty Needlebook by Christy Schmitz: This simple flower cross-stitch design tops an easy felt needlebook, creating a is colorful, simple and easy-to-make afternoon project.
- Candy Colored Yarn by Vicki Ramsey: Learn how to die yarn with Kool-Aid in this reader favorite! Also included are supplemental tutorials on using died yarn to create crocheted mug mats and yarn bowls.
- Garden Party: In this sunny pictorial, we pulled projects featured throughout the issue into a piece all about creative summer entertaining. Highlights include twine-wrapped jars, spraypainted bottles, simple washi tape flags, decorated flower pots and quilted placemats. Plus: get a free printable summer party invitation that you can embellish to make it your own!
Our Fall 2012 issue covers autumn crafting, Halloween and everything in between. With a feature designer interview with artisan Melissa Valeriote, you’ll find unique Halloween craft projects that thrill and inspire, from a giant 3D Styrofoam haunted house to a simple paper owl mobile. Autumn is also embraced with lots of easy fall papercrafts and vintage-inspired sewing ideas. Gobs of free Hallowwn templates are included, so snag a copy on our website on Cyber Monday for 50% off and stash it for fall 2013 crafting, or gift it to your Halloween-loving friends!
Editor’s Picks from the Fall 2012 Stitch Craft Create
- Secret Sewing Kit Necklace by Jessica Woodroof: You’ll love this clever project that makes use of vintage sewing notions to create a unique necklace that doubles as a sewing kit. It’s a perfect gift for any vintage-loving seamstress or collector. Hint: the fabric bow on top is actually a tiny needlebook!
- Paper Leaves Wreath by Danielle Burkleo: Don’t miss this amazing papercraft how-to that yields impressive results with minimal effort. Scrapbook paper, a stapler, a cheap wreath form and hot glue are about all you need to recreate one in your own favorite colors.
- Midnight Owl Mug Rug by Kaye Prince: This simple patchwork mug rug tutorial would make a great gift for any owl-lover. The included owl cross-sttich design can be easily reworked in a color palette of your choosing for any holiday. Plus: don’t miss several other owl craft projects included in the issue!