New Challah Cover Sewing Pattern: Almond Blossoms
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New Challah Cover Sewing Pattern: Almond Blossoms

There’s a new challah cover pattern in the shop: “Almond Blossoms.” Almond trees are the first trees of the year to blossom in Israel. They produce flowers even before the leaves appear. In late winter, as the days grow longer, the almond trees come into bloom, a welcome sign of renewal and a promise of … Continue reading

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The Almighty Shin
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The Almighty Shin

Shalom! The Hebrew letter that starts the word shalom, shin, often appears in Jewish design, particularly on ritual objects like tefillin boxes and mezuzah scroll covers. When used in Judaica, it traditionally stands for one of the names of God, Shaddai, which means Almighty. Shalom, Shin! [Image: Detail from mezuzah scroll cover project in Sew … Continue reading

Need a Wedding Gift? Make a Challah Cover that Matches the Couple’s Dinnerware
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Need a Wedding Gift? Make a Challah Cover that Matches the Couple’s Dinnerware

Find yourself looking at any wedding registries lately? How about using that registry as inspiration for a unique, handmade wedding gift: a challah cover that coordinates with the couple’s china pattern? The cover can become a highlight of the couple’s Shabbat and holiday table decor, covering the two loaves of challah bread, for years. Start … Continue reading

Here’s an Easy Way to Sew Tzitzit Holes in Your Tallit [Video]
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Here’s an Easy Way to Sew Tzitzit Holes in Your Tallit [Video]

When you’re sewing a tallit, making holes in the corners for the tzitzit strings can be tricky if your sewing machine can’t make eyelet circles automatically. We’ve come to the rescue with a technique you can use with any sewing machine. This video explains. It’s full of details and tips, so even beginning sewists can … Continue reading