February 23, 2018
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Tie the colors together in your kitchen with a stripe of fabric sewn onto plain tea towels. This is an easy sewing project for gift-giving. Use holiday fabric for holiday tea towels. Materials  Plain cotton tea towel  Colorful fabric scrap  Coordinating color for fabric yo-yo  Needle and thread  Iron  Sewing machine Instructions: 1. Add ¼-inch fabric scraps to all sides and cut out...
With this free purse pattern, sew an inside out tote bag, perfect for taking on long bike trips! Learn how to sew your own purse and you'll never have to answer "paper or plastic?" again. Materials:  Main fabric  Canvas fabric  Sewing supplies     Instructions: 1. Cut two 17" X 17" squares from main fabric. 2. Cut two 3" X 30" strips from main fabric for...
Learn how to create a very cool kids’ shirt using a basic tee. While perfect for Easter eggs hunts, kids (and fun-loving adults) can wear this shirt throughout the spring and even in the summer. Materials: · Garment to appliqué · Template · Sewing machine capable of zig zag stitch · Two contrasting scrap fabrics · Double sided fusible web · Tear away stabilizer · Thread · Button Instructions: 1....
Creating a fabric and daisy topiary that’s perfect for Easter decorating. The project cleverly uses Styrofoam balls at the base for the topiary. Use as a table centerpiece or place in your entryway to greet guests. Get started on this project now to allow time for the grass to sprout in the pot! Materials:  Medium-sized flower pot  6” diameter Styrofoam ball  8”...
This free applique pattern really rocks the house. Use leftover fabric to create a brand new shirt for your favorite little guy. A long-sleeved striped shirt shows through the guitar shape in the tshirt on top for a very cool look. Kids will love showing off the design to all of their friends. Materials:  Two t-shirts Instructions: 1. So first find 2 coordinating shirts (preferably one with long sleeve and a pattern on it if possible). Next place the...
Even if you don't own a sewing machine, you can easily add interesting appliqué flowers to any garment. This tutorial shows you how to dress up clothing in a simple and inexpensive way with scrap fabric pieces. Materials: · Scrap fabric · Pins · Sewing machine or needle and thread Instructions: 1. Sculpt a flowery form with your hands. 2.   You can pin it first...
This is a must-have for every little girl. This free easy sewing pattern uses beautiful fabrics and basic techniques to create a fantastic tiered skirt that your little girl will love. Materials: · Fabric o Yardage varies: the least you would need is ½ yard. More for longer skirt. · Scissors · Elastic · Surger · Thread · Ruler · Rotary cutter Instructions: 1. Choose 2-4 different kinds of coordinating...
Quit spending big bucks on an accessory. Instead, use this tutorial to sew a Spacious Pillowcase Purse with the materials you already have. From this detailed tutorial, you’ll learn how you can upcycle an old pillow case into a fashionable bag. Materials:  General Sewing Supplies  Pillowcase - Thrift Store Pillowcase Recommended  Matching Thread  Interfacing for Liner - Optional use a Lightweight One  Material for...
Recycled Sweater Throw Pillows -  Sewing for Beginners . This eco‐crafting idea uses recycled sweaters found at thrift stores or in the backs of closets to create cozy pillows. For the best results, look for sweaters with embellishments or great texture. Materials: •    Pillow form •    Ruler •    Chalk pencil or disappearing ink pen •    Embellished sweaters •    Sewing machine and thread (either complementary or contrasting...
Pillows - Heating Pillow with Buckwheat - Sewing for Beginners . Sew up an easy pillow filled with buckwheat to serve as a heating pad. Buckwheat holds the heat (or cold) better than rice or other grains and is hypoallergenic, since buckwheat is not actually a cereal or grass. Add a few drops of your favorite fragrance oil, or just enjoy...

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