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This week’s how-to video from SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show brings you one of our favorite celebrity sewers, Heather Ross. Martha and Heather take you step-by-step through making an adorable smocked dress perfect for summer days lounging by the pool. This super simple project is great for both children and adults, and Heather shows you a few cool tips (like using elastic wrapped thread for your smocking) that make this a fun and easy garment you can whip up in a weekend!

Now that Heather has inspired us all to get ready for spring, let us know what your favorite weekend sewing projects are for a chance to win a SINGER® Home Essentials™ Expert Finish™ Iron! Don’t forget, you can still comment for your chance to win SINGER® 7467S Confidence Stylist! You have until 9AM EST on Monday, January 31st to get those comments in for both prizes and our winners will be announced on February 1st. Stay tuned for next week’s video and more awesome giveaways from SINGER®!


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    Jan 17, 2011, 08.15 PMby 5294sandras

    My weekend project will be to finsih projects that I have cut out and need to sew. Another project that I will be working on is to learn more about the features of my embroidery machine.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.54 PMby lester

    Anything upcycled with fabric from the thrift store.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.53 PMby crzymom

    My favorite weekend projects are machine quilting. My husbands home, so he can occupy the 5 yr old and I can concentrate without interruptions!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.53 PMby dnembhard

    I do most of my sewing on the weekend, so any project that I’m sewing is my favourite weekend project!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.52 PMby eha

    in the weekend, i love to make things that I can finish in one weekend!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.40 PMby G-A-

    My favourite week end projects are clothes that can be finished within the week end, like pretty blouses and skirts.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.38 PMby elisabetsy

    My favorite weekend project now that it’s a new year involves finishing already-started projects! Also, I have the Weekend Sewing book and the Yard Sale Wrap skirt is on my list.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.17 PMby mrelia

    One of my favorite weekend projects practicing new patterns and techniques in small-scale clothes for a 50’s “bride” doll who lost her clothes before she came to me. I can try interesting pattern changes and embellishments before investing in the time and materials in garments for people.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 07.03 PMby shorne89

    My favorite weekend projects are finding little treasures at the fabric store. I go through the scraps bins or the sale fabrics and find some pretty great stuff!

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    Jan 17, 2011, 06.51 PMby ellohdesign

    I like to take a pretty complicated shirt/skirt pattern that I know will take me all weekend and just focus on that for the whole two days. It’s a good way to set aside the right amount of time for something like that. That way I know that no matter what snags I run into, I’ve got a chunk of time to figure it out.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 06.47 PMby thusholt

    My favorite weekend projects is to find new stuff to make. I’m still in the beginner-level, so creating new things, from patterns I’ve bought or patterns I’ve made myself, is very fun to me.

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    Jan 17, 2011, 06.35 PMby clairesophie

    My favorite weekend projects are upcycling/recycling clothing from thrift store finds.

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