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Sew for Thanksgiving and Hostess Gifts

Free Sewing Patterns and Projects

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Spruce up your home for your Thanksgiving company or sew a memorable hostess gift to show the hostess just how much you appreciate that they are doing the work by following these free patterns and directions.

1. Potpourri Pie! - A Pie Made with Fabric and Potpourri

Potpourri Pie!
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

This articleffers you a free pattern and directions for making a Potpourri pie from fabric and potpourri. Keep the fragrance of pies cooking without having the oven on! This pie kes a great centerpiece and won't grow andmold!

2. Free Directions to Sew a Custom Round, Square, Oval or Rectangle Tablecloth

Sew a Custom Round, Square, Oval or Rectangle Tablecloth
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Not all tables are the exact same size and tablecloths can cost a fortune. Sew your own and use the money you save to make a different shaped table cloth to have layered tablecloths with contrast.

3. Sew Your Own Cloth Napkins with Mitered Corners

Mitered Corners
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

These directions for simple cloth napkins have all the basic information you need to sew simple cloth napkins, as well as tips to make the job easy. It's easy to provde thegance of cloth napkins without breaking the bank to do it!

4. Sew a Simple Apron Using One Yard of Fabric

Cutting Diagram for a One Yard Apron
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This simple to sew apron uses one yard of fabric. It's made with all straight line sewing so it's a great beginner project. You'll find free directions here.

5. BBQ Apron

Sew A BBQ Apron
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Use any of the wonderful fall prints, flames hot peppers or beer prints on fabric to sew the perfect Thanksgiving apron that will keep your clothes covered and prevent grease stains... as well as be a fun focal point at the grill.

6. Free Directions to Sew a Durable, Simple, Useful Pot Holder

Durable, Simple, Useful Pot Holder
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Need a clean looking potholder in a hurry? The way this potholder is constructed, you can turn it around and have a clean outside in the blink of an eye! You'll find free directions to sew this simple, useful and durable potholder. This is a great beginner project that teaches measuring and straight seams.

7. Free Pattern & Directions to Sew a Dish Liquid Apron

Dish Liquid Bottle Apron
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Are you looking for a quick project to spiff up a kitchen or a small house warming gift? Here's one that can be made to match any decor! Use scraps of fall print fabric to make it perfect for Thanksgiving... added to a bottle of dish soap is a great (and useful) Thanksgiving Day hostess gift.

8. A Potholder That Doubles as an Oven Mitt

Potholder That Doubles as an Oven Mitt
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
An easy to sew, free pattern and directions to sew a pot holder that doubles as an oven mitt with easy to follow step by step directions can be found here.

9. Sewing Your Own Kitchen Small Appliance Covers

Kitchen Small Appliance Covers
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Designer appliance covers can cost a small fortune and it is difficult to find ones to match your decor. Find the perfect fabric for your kitchen and make them be just what you want!

10. Sew Your Own Kitchen Curtains

How to Sew a Basic Curtain Panel
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Imagine being able to have your appliance covers, potholders and towels all coordinate! You can by trimming your curtains with the other fabrics you've used in your kitchen. Or you can make your own curtains to dress your kitchen up for the holiday. Any way you look at it, sewing your own curtains is a win win situation!

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