Christmas Stocking Pattern – Free Beginner Sewing Pattern

First, you need to download the paper pattern and print it in color (preferably) on your home printer on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Follow the directions on the pattern pieces to cut out and tape your patterns together. Be sure your printer is set to “actual size” so the pattern prints to actual size and

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Zipper Pouch Instructions – Free Tutorial

A basic zipper pouch teaches you all sorts of skills like top stitching, zipper insertion, squared off corners and turning a bag. It makes a quick gift for anyone…just adjust your fabrics to match the recipient’s personality. For this pattern, we will use a basic sheet of copy paper as the pattern. MATERIALS 1/2″ yard

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Sew Your Own Apron for Beginners

I developed this easy beginner apron pattern for my Zero to Sewing students. The pattern is designed to easily adjust to any size and uses only straight stitching. WHAT YOU’LL NEED: Plain white copy paper A ruler Tape Paper scissors Fabric scissors One yard of your primary fabric One yard of a contrast fabric (or

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Basic Tote Bag Tutorial – DIY

I just released a new Candy Corn Pouch of the Month Pattern, and when I was making the sample, I couldn’t resist turning it into a Trick-or-Treat tote bag instead of a zipper pouch. The pattern you can purchase here is still for a zipper pouch, because it goes with the pouch of the month

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Little Vintage Pin Cushions – DIY

I love them! I love them! I want to keep them all!!!!! I made these little cutie patooties and I love them so much. They are a great scrap buster. I visited my local antique mall in Little Mountain, SC and found all the cups. My goal was to pay less than $3 for each.

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The Davenport Knit Sack – Free Pattern

I made this cute little knit sack for my two week vacation the end of July. I made it in an evening with not much thought really to construction or logic. I learned some, “oh next time I would” stuff, but ultimately it has become my favorite bag. I started carrying it like a purse.

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Wyoming Wind Quilt Along – Week 6 – Piecing Summer Wind Block #2

Welcome back to the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! This week – week 6 – we make the second of our Summer Wind Blocks. Grab the last bag of cut and labeled pieces from Week 2 for the Summer Wind Block #2. This week is exactly like last week…unless you did a different color combination. I

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Wyoming Wind Quilt Along – Week 5 – Piecing Summer Wind Block #1

Welcome back to the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! This week – week 5 – we move on to the Summer Wind Block. I love this block. It has so much impact and goes super quick! Grab the first bag of cut and labeled pieces from Week 2 for the Summer Wind Block #1. Mine looks

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Wyoming Wind Quilt Along – Week 4 – Piecing Wyoming Valley Block #2

Welcome back to Week 4 of the Wyoming Wind Quilt Along! So this week is EXACTLY like last week! Awesome right! Make another Wyoming Valley Block just like last week or in a different color combination. MAKING THE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES The first thing we need to do is make some half square triangles. That

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Guide to Quilt Sizes – Planning Your Quilt Top & Batting

WHY  YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR QUILT SIZES I have always believed that quilt patterns are more of a suggestion than a rule. Whether you want to design your own quilt top from start to finish or alter a quilt pattern to a new size, first you need to know the purpose of your quilt.

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