January inevitably invites an urge to start anew and freshen things up a bit. These featured projects from the Sew, Mama, Sew! general photo pool bring to mind words like organization, fresh, clean and bright, and nicely complement our tidying moods! Are you inspired to whip up something new for your living room or work space?

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Chair Cover by Stephanie, lealou

A neighbor gave this chair to Stephanie and, though it took a little time to get her nerve up, Stephanie had great success sewing her first chair cover. Visit her blog, lealou, for more details.

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Fabric Basket/Organizer by Kim, Sidelica

This great fabric basket/organizer was a (handmade holiday!) gift. Kim used a pattern from The Small Object in The Crafter’s Companion. This design would be great for some new year’s organization, and reminds us a little of Suzanne’s fantastic bagsket tutorial in our Drawstring Bag tutorial compilation. Check out more of Kim’s gifts on her blog, Sidelica (we love those bookmarks!).

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Bento Box Pillow by Sarah, (collective) sigh

Sarah was inspired to make this pillow by Lauren’s fantastic Bento Box Quilt. Sarah writes more about the pillow here; it incorporates wool, corduroy, linen and a variety of cottons, and makes us eager for Quilting Month!

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