All in Free Sewing Pattern
Last year, I did a post reviewing my top posts from 2017, so I thought I’d continue that tradition for 2018. Sometimes I know that a post is going to do well, and sometimes I’m surprised by how well something is received. Every time I think I have it figured out, my readers surprise me!
In this post, I’ll show you how to make some super easy embroidered ornaments. I used some of the fancy stitches on my sewing machine and some pretty rayon and metallic threads to embroider these felt ornaments. This post contains a free pdf pattern and a full tutorial for making these ornaments.
In this post, I’ll show you how to make your own reusable handmade produce bags or vegetable storage bags. These are an easy and quick DIY project that even a beginner can make. This will help you reduce your use of disposable plastic bags at the grocery store and adopt a zero waste lifestyle. I adapted this pattern from the drawstring lingerie bags I recently made to help wash delicate items in the laundry. These produce bags are also washable, in case you ever need to clean them.
In this post, I’ll show you how to make a lingerie bag in which to wash delicate or easily damaged items. I bought one of these, and it fell apart after a couple of washes—it just disintegrated and the zipper ripped out. So I decided to sew a sturdier one, while still making it pretty, of course! I made this one out of lace fabric, cord, and a drawstring toggle, since the zipper on the store-bought one caused problems. Read on for the free tutorial and pattern.
In this post, I'll show you how to make a padded carry case with dividers to hold reusable glass straws. Everyone has been trying to get away from un-recyclable, disposable plastics lately, and glass straws are an eco-friendly solution to using plastic straws. I wanted to make sure that my glass straws were well-protected when carrying them in my purse, so I made this cute case out of a couple of fat quarters and some fusible foam.
In this post, I'll show you how to make an easy envelope pillow sham out of silk sari pieces (or scarves). I post projects on Hometalk, and they have weekly challenges and trendy topics for bloggers. This week, the topic is West Elm knock-offs. I was scrolling through Pinterest to find ideas, and I came across some stunning silk sari pillows that inspired this project. This post contains an easy beginner sewing pattern and tutorial for these pillow cases.
In this post, I'll show you how to make a patchwork velvet infinity scarf. Scarves are one of my favorite things to sew because you can finish one in an evening and have it to wear the next day! This scarf pattern goes together quickly and easily, and it's super soft around your neck.
In this post, I'll show you how to make a reusable shopping bag. This tutorial includes a pattern and step by step instructions for making this eco-friendly market tote bag. This bag rolls up and buttons closed for easy storage when you're not using it. Make a couple of them to have plenty of room for your purchases!
In this post, I'll go over sixteen easy holiday gifts to sew, each with a free pattern and tutorial. All of these patterns can be sewn up quickly!
In this post, I'll show you how to make a belly dance skirt by using two squares of sheer fabric to create a tiered effect with lots of fringe.
This post contains a free sewing pattern and tutorial to show you how to make a felt flower pincushion using some of the fancy stitches on your machine.
In this post, I'm sharing nine of my free sewing tutorials in one place. These are easy projects for beginners, but experienced sewists can enjoy them, too!