Learn to Sew a Christmas Stocking – Free Beginner Pattern and Tutorial

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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Learn to Sew a Simple Zipper Pouch – Free Beginner Pattern and 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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Learn to Sew and Fit a Simple Apron – Free Beginner Pattern and Tutorial

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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Learn to Sew a Basic Tote Bag – Free Beginner Pattern and Tutorial

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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Learn to Make Little Vintage Pin Cushions – Free Tutorial

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 Wilder Gown Pattern – Top – Friday Pattern Company

(Scroll down for links and a “Hitting the High Points” section…) This was such a fun pattern to make. It is a dress and/or top pattern from Friday Pattern Company. Wearing it makes me feel a bit like a baby doll. Now, I must say, you can get totally scandelist with this top. I am

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The Cielo Top – Closet Case Patterns

(Scroll down to the “hitting the high notes” section for a quick read…)  I had a serious blast making my first Cielo Pattern from Closet Case Patterns. I had just listened to the Love to Sew Podcast about couture sewing so I decided on French Seams. Closet Case does an excellent job describing French Seams

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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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Jelly Roll Rug Virgin

I’ve been keeping an eye on the Jelly Roll Rug craz…thinking there is NO way I would commit to that…but once I learned that there were pre-cut batting rolls I decided they might be for me. NO way in the world I would take the time to cut strips of batting! So I ordered two

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