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Sew a Coat for Your Doggie with This Free Pattern
This free sewing pattern to sew a weatherproof and warm dog coat is easy to sew and an economical alternative to buying a dog coat at the doggie boutique. Learn more about this free dog coat sewing pattern here.
Produce Tons of Microwave Bowl Potholders With...
If you've made one microwavable bowl pot holder, you know that you will be making more. This past Christmas I gave everyone a couple of microwave Bowl Pot Holders and they were a smashing hit. Many requests have been made since the original gifts went out. so I have been mass producing them in order to meet the demand. These instructions to mass produce these microwave bowl potholders will guide you to make a pile of these specialty potholders in a lot less time than they would normally take you!
How to Tie a Perfect Bow in 3 Steps
Learn how to tie the perfect bow to decorate clothing, a package or any bow need. Anyone can tie a perfectly balanced bow with the free step by step directions you will find here.
20 Free Patterns to Sew Your Own Teddy Bears
There are thousands of free teddy bear sewing patterns on the internet but finding the best ones for the project you want to make can be a challenge. This page offers you the twenty best free sewing patterns for teddy bears on the Internet.
Need an Elf Costume? Use This Free Pattern to...
This free pattern for elf costume shoes creates fun footwear for school plays, Halloween or just dress up fun. Add bells to the curly toes for more fun. This free pattern is accompanied by step by step instructions and photos so they are easy to follow.
Safe Hands with Microwave Bowl Potholders
These free microwave bowl pot holders keep you safe. Microwaveable Bowl Potholders prevent your hands from being burned when the microwave makes the bowl hot! These bowl potholders are a great way to enjoy your hot oatmeal, soup or chilli safely while you watch television on a cold winter day!
What Is a Serger with All Those Threads?
Understanding what a serger or overlock machine does will help you make an educated decision before purchasing or deciding if you need a serger. Follow these pages for an educational tutorial of what a serger or overlock machine can offer you for your home sewing advancements.
Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Christmas...
Sew your own Christmas stocking for memories that just may get handed down for generations to come. Christmas stockings coming out of storage always bring a flood of memories. This simple free sewing pattern offers you the option of personalizing a Christmas stocking to make it extra special!
Sew a Bed for Your Cat or Dog With This Free...
Use this free sewing pattern to create a comfortable spot for your cat or small dog to leave their hair instead of them leaving it on the couch. You'll find a free pattern and directions here.
Free Sewing Patterns for Barbie and Friends...
These free sewing patterns to sew clothes for Barbie® and other fashion dolls make child's play economically possibility. Free sewing patterns are an easy on the budget way to sew Fashion Doll or Barbie clothes for your child or for charity to make a child in need happy. Save your scraps and make an under privileged child happy this Christmas.
Keep Your Blender Clean with This Cover You Can...
This free pattern and directions will guide you through everything you need to sew your own cover for your stand mixer.
Free Pattern and Directions to Sew A Hooded Scarf
This is a free, simple, useful sewing project to make a hood scarf that will keep someone's head and neck warm, while using up your scraps of Polar Fleece.
Learn to Sew, One Step at a Time
Learn how to sew by taking things one step at a time! You'll find everything you need, the best ways to begin sewing and avoid being overwhelmed on this page!
How to Avoid Bobbin Thread Bunching While Sewing
It looks like your sewing machine is sewing a birds nest of looping, knotted thread on the bottom or bobbin side of your sewing. Usually the solution is extremely simple and will not require a trip to the repair shop. You can solve that problem is a hurry with this information to solve loopy bobbin thread.
Having Problems with Your Sewing Machine? These...
Sewing machine problems stop your sewing. Knotting thread on your sewing machine is a correctable problem. Learn basic troubleshooting for your sewing machine to save costly repair bills and start sewing again in no time.
Sewing Machine Manuals
It's easy to find a used sewing machine, but it's rare that the manual will accompany that machine. No problem... you can find a replacement sewing machine manual so you can get the most out of that sewing machine and find all the information you need to make sewing with it a pleasure. Page 12.
New to Sewing? Learn About Basting
Baste is a commonly used sewing term and basting can save you time as well as test fitting before you actually sew. Learn how basting is done here.
How to Turn Your Extra Flat Sheets into Fitted...
Find everything you need to know to know to change that pile of flat sheets into sheets that actually fit your bed and stay put! Using sheets or fabric, making your own sheets is possible.
How to Sew a BBQ Apron in 7 Steps
Summer Barbecues, Father's Day, birthday gifts, what ever your reason a barbecue apron is always useful! Free, full directions to sew a bbq apron can be found here.
The Top Techniques and Projects for Basic Hand...
Hand sewing can accomplish what a sewing machine does, with time and patience. Basic hand sewing is the least expensive way to sew fabric, and can save you from buying a sewing machine for mending jobs. It can also be a relaxing thing to do when you are watching television or waiting for an appointment. Learn how to correctly form stitches and the names for different hand sewn stitches here.
Make Your Own Slippers with This Extensive List...
Free slipper sewing patterns area great way to save money and make cozy slippers. You'll find free slipper sewing patterns and more in this article.
Free Patterns to Sew Bibs for Adults
Adult bib sewing patterns can be found free on the Internet and free is a great way to start sewing adult bibs. Protect clothing and keep someone smiling by making a special bib with embellishments or character fabric. These bibs would also make a wonderful charity sewing project.
Make Your Own Custom-Fit Undergarments with...
Sewing your own panty, bra, slip or any kind of undergarment allows you to make underwear that will fit and in a color and fabric you want.
How to Sew Your Own Pillow Covers in 5 Easy Steps
Keep it cheap! Save the expense of new pillows or stuffing by covering your old pillows with a simple to sew, removable and washable pillow cover.This envelope pillow cover is a simple to sew a project that makes covers for your throw pillows. You'll find full free directions to sew a simple slip cover for your throw pillows.
Use Fusible Tape and You Can Sew Without Sewing
Sewing doesn't have to be a needle and thread. Learn about quick hemming options and repairing tears or ripped fabric and more by using fusible web options.
Sewing Machine Manuals or Replacement Manuals
A sewing machine manual is the key to knowing everything about your sewing machine and it's capabilities. Whether you inherited the machine, found it at a yard sale or on the side of the road, obtain a free or replacement manual to take care of the machine and use it to it's fullest potential. Find sources for sewing machine manuals here.
Free Directions to Sew a Custom Tablecloth
You'll find free directions to sew a custom round, square, oval or rectangle tablecloth here.
Sew Your Own Duvet Covers with These Free...
Free directions, measurements and information to sew a duvet cover in all the common bed sizes can be found here. Cover your comforter or quilt with a duvet cover for a new look.
Sew a Flanged Pillow Sham: Easy Photo...
This free sewing pattern will have you sewing your own flanged pillow shams for your bed. This simple to sew pillow sham is a great way to tuck your bed pillows away during the day without having to worry about tucking a bed spread around them.
Sew Your Own Reusable Grocery Bag with This...
Sure you can buy reusable grocery bags but will they hold up to repeated use? The whole idea of a re-usable grocery bag is to prevent filling our landfills. Make your own bags and know they will last for years.
Use Fabric Scraps to Create Fabric Ribbon and A...
This bow is perfect on packages and as a hair bow to match an outfit. Use it to embellish a pocketbook or clothing accessory. Learn how to use your fabric scraps to make your own ribbon and transform them into a hair piece or package bow, with these step by step directions.
Free Sewing Patterns for All of Your Kitchen...
Save money by using free sewing patterns to change your kitchen. No need to spend money to spruce up your kitchen with these free patterns. Many of them are small and easily made with just scraps of fabric.
How to Use a Needle Threader in 3 Easy Steps
They come with some sewing needles and can be purchased in almost all sewing notion sections but many people set them aside rather then figure out how to use them. Here you'll find step by step instructions to using a needle threader. You'll never want to thread a needle without one again!
How to Sew a Simple Basic Curtain Panel,...
Sewing a straight simple curtain panel is an easy to sew project if you have easy to follow step by step instructions and take things one step at a time. You'll be making all of your window treatments when you see how easy it is! Follow these instructions to sew a simple, basic straight curtain panel. You'll be making your own window treatments in no time!
How Much Fabric Will You Need to Sew Panel...
Calculating the amount of fabric you need to buy when you want to make curtains is the second step... measuring and deciding what you want is the first. Learn more about calculating the amount of fabric you need to purchase to make your own curtains here.
Sew a Hanging Bag for a Walker with This Free...
When someone uses a walker they need both hands on the walker... and some way to carry things they need. Customize a walker bag to meet individual needs, sew them for charity and donate them to hospitals and nursing homes, using these free directions and pattern to sew a walker bag.
Learn How to Sew a Back Stitch to Make Strong,...
You can mend and sew without a sewing machine if you know how to sew strong durable hand stitch that will hold in even the most strenuous situation. A backstitch is the perfect solution. Learn how to sew a back stitch here.
Sew a Simple Fitted Dress or Nighty Using...
Sew a simple to sew elastic gathered sun dress or skirt using the elastic thread gathered fabric that you make yourself, by following these free, easy to follow, step by step directions.
Free Bag, Tote, Clutch, Backpack, Pocketbook...
If you're looking for a way to make a fantastic bag, just the way YOU want it to be, this is the place to visit! You'll find photos of the many free patterns for all kinds of bag patterns available with step by step instructions and the suggested sewing skill level for completing the project here. Use these free patterns to make your own purse for every outfit or traveling need.
Fix Your Sewing Machine Problems
Sewing machine problems stop people from sewing and being creative. Save money on repairs, because most sewing machine problems have simple solutions that do not require a trip to the sewing machine repair shop. Follow this easy check list to solve common sewing machine problems.
Sew a Sewing Machine or Serger Cover: A Photo...
All sewing machines are shaped a bit differently. The best cover for a sewing machine is one that you custom make for your sewing machine. Follow these free directions to create a pattern for your sewing machine cover and follow step by step directions to sew a sewing machine cover.
How to Remove and Replace Sewn Stitches
Learn how to properly rip out or remove sewing stitches and then resew or repair a seam here.
Sewing Machine Needle Sizes
Have you ever wondered about all the numbers associated with a package of sewing machine needles? Understanding the numbers associated with sewing machine Needles will help you make the correct choice and possibly solve machine problems. Learn more here. Page 2.
A Dozen Free Patterns to Sew Comfortable Head...
Free sewing patterns for chemo caps or hear gear can be hard to find. Make a variety of colors and fabrics so someone dealing with the side effects of chemo therapy.This dozen free patterns are bound to have something that is perfect for you or your group to sew.
What You Need to Know to Sew Knits and Stretchy...
If you've never sewn a knit fabric before it can be intimidating but it doesn't have to be. Save all of your scraps, or grab some stretchy fabric from your rag pile and try out these simple tricks and tips to sew knits before you start your project and you'll enjoy every second of sewing knits!
You Can Solve Most Sewing Machine Problems with...
Are you experiencing a bird nest of tangled thread, skipped stitches, the machine refusing to feed the fabric or another problem with your sewing machine? This list will guide you to the information you need to solve the problem your sewing machine is having... so you can get back to sewing and have fun being creative!
Sew Your Own Dog Bed with This Free Pattern
Use this free sewing pattern to create a comfortable spot for your large cat or medium to large dog to relax and sleep in.
How to Tie a Multi Loop, Floral Type Decorative...
Tie a perfect bow with many loops for decorating clothing, packages, barrettes, floral arrangements, gift bags or other needs. Follow these free step by step directions to create the perfect bow in the size you want. Once you master the technique, you can make a bow as big as a car roof if you desire.
Sew Your Own Pillow Cases in 4 Different Sizes
Sewing your own pillowcase is all straight sewing. Making a pillow case is a great beginner project, a great way to have the color, print and fabrics you want and a great way to save money. These free instructions will guide you through every step to sew your own pillowcase.
Can't Sew a Straight Line? Try These Tips and...
Sewing a straight line is not as difficult as it may seem when you are using a sewing machine.A couple of simple tricks will having you sew perfectly straight seams and lines. You'll wonder why it ever seemed like a problem to sew straight stitching.
Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Fabric...
Use this free pattern and directions to sew a fabric tissue box cover as a great get well gift.
An Easy to Make Warm and Practical Fleece Shawl
Here's an easy to make fleece shawl with pockets that is warm and practical. You'll find a free sewing pattern and full easy to follow directions here.
Sew a Classic Doll Skirt with This Free Pattern
Little girls love Barbie and dressing Barbie in pretty clothes is a large part of the charm. This free gathered skirt for fashion dolls will fit Barbie and only uses scraps of your fabric. Free pattern and step by step directions to sew this skirt can be found here.
Learn About Fusible Web and How to Use It in...
Fusible web can be the perfect solution for quick fixes and no sew sewing. What is fusible web, how do you use it... find the answers here
How To Sew a Hanging Dish Towel - Free Patterns...
Hanging dish towels are a great way to have towels where you need them, when you need them. Sew them yourself to have the color and type you want! You'll find free patterns and directions here.
Sewing Tools
When you aren't sure what a tool looks like, it can be difficult to shop for. See photos of sewing tools and learn what they are used for, how to care for them, when to use them, the available options and more.
Make a Cool Baby Toy for Next to Nothing with...
You'll find free directions and a pattern to sew a fabric baby toy ball that small hands can grab and hold. This ball is created with sections that are designed for a baby's hand.
Super Simple Instructions to Sew Your Own...
Sew a Christmas tree skirt by following these simple to follow instructions. Make these tree skirts as gifts or as family heirlooms by making them yourself.
How to Secure Your Sewing Machine Stitches
Secure the end of your seams with back stitching or a lock stitch to prevent the sewing from coming undone and know you can count on your sewing to hole up to the most rigorous uses. Follow these simple to follow instructions to create strong duable sewing.
Sewing Machine Seam Guides
A sewing machine seam guide assures accurate seams. They are avalable in many forms and may even be in your tool box or stationary. Find options for sewing machine seam guides here. Page 13.
Bottle Bag Gift Wrapping that is Re-Usable
Dress up a holiday gift bottle with a re-usable fabric gift bag. You'll find free directions and a pattern to follow to sew your own fabric gift bottle bag here.
Make Barbie Doll Jeans or Slacks: A Pattern and...
This free sewing pattern to sew Barbie or fashion doll jeans or pants accompanies step by step directions and plenty of photos to teach you how to make doll clothes. Anyone can make beautiful doll clothing using their scraps of fabric.
Free Christmas Sewing Projects and Patterns
Find photos, projects and patterns for items that you can sew for Christmas decorating and gift giving.
Keep Your Dishes Hot and Your Hands Cool with...
Sew your own potholders and oven mitts using the free sewing patterns offered here. Make your apron, curtains and pot holders to match your kitchen.
Free Sewing Patterns for Cute Clothing
Free Sewing Patterns can save you a fortune! You'll find all kinds of free clothing patterns to sew clothes for everyone without the expense of buying a pattern in this list.
Perfect Stocking to Contribute to Operation...
This free sewing pattern for a small Christmas stocking is a perfect size for Operation Holiday Stocking to send stockings to our troops, as well as many other charity needs. Imagine making a stocking for everyone in a nursing home or senior residence. How about a child care center? So many place can benefit form you sewing this free pattern... or just make a bunch to decorate your house.
Sew an Angel Ornament with Your Lace Scraps
Homemade Christmas tree ornaments are my passion. Here's free directions to sew a homemade angel ornament.
Simple Steps to Sew Your Own Customized Curtains
Making your own curtains can seem like a scary project. This article presents step by step instructions to sew curtains that are what you want.
Sew Your Own Clutch Purse with This Free Pattern
Here you'll find a free pattern and directions to sew a clutch purse that isn't overly large but is large enough to actually carry the things you need. You're the designer as you sew this bag so dress it up or down to meet your needs.
Create a Customized Apron with These Free...
Use any of these free apron sewing patterns to create an apron you love. Aprons not only prevent stains when you are cooking, they are a style statement. Sewing your aprons, for gifts or for yourself, allows you to use novelty prints and trims that you would never find in a ready made apron, if you can even find an apron to buy.
Sew Your Own Cloth Napkins with Mitered Corners
Cloth napkins don't blow away as easily as paper at a picnic and they are much more environmentally friendly. Sew your own cloth napkins with these complete free directions for sewing your own cloth napkins with mitered corners.
A Potholder That Doubles as an Oven Mitt
A pot holder that can also be an oven mitten is a handy thing to have in the kitchen. 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.
A Fun and Free Barbie Doll Shirt Pattern
This free sewing pattern will create a simple top for a Barbie or similar fashion doll. The simple unfitted style teaches sewing skills while creating Barbie clothes. Use your scraps of fabric and this free printable sewing pattern to create a doll wardrobe.
Sew Your Own Pillowcases with These Free Patterns
Learn how to sew your own pillowcases with a variety of free directions. This assortment of pillow case patterns and directions are bound to have the perfect pillow case for what you want decorating your bed!
You Can Make Dozens of Hats if You Learn to Sew...
Use the rainy days while your waiting for nice weather to create hats that will protect you and young ones from the damage the sun can do even if you want to feel the sun shine! These free patterns and the wealth of information available on the Internet make hat making a fun task! A simple click will take you to free hat patterns,and the best hat making information on the Internet.
How to Prevent Protruding Corners on Pillows
Sewing a pillow is easy but how do you prevent those protruding corners? There are solutions to those pillow corners that poke out. Learn how to sew pillow covers and pillows that won't have those protruding corners in this step by step article that offers various solutions.
Free Directions to Sew a Round Bolster Pillow
A bolster pillow is a tube shaped pillow with flat ends on it. These free directions will guide you through every thing you need to sew a pillow sham or cover for any size bolster pillow in the colors you want to match your decor. Add bolster pillows to a collection of throw pillows on your bed or couch to make things seem cozy, warm and inviting.
Thinking About an Embroidery Sewing Machine?...
Embroidery sewing machines add the ability to add beautiful additions and embroidery accents to any sewing or fabric. Learn the basics of embroidery sewing machines you will need to know to be an educated consumer. Learn why embroidery sewing machines are special and how embroidery sewing machines can change the things you sew.
Sew Your Own Cool Hair Scrunchies with This...
Use this free pattern and directions to sew a scrunchy to match every outfit. Make a box full of scrunchies from scraps as a great gift! These directions allow mass production and no hand sewing.
What You Need to Understand About Fabric Grain...
Almost any pattern you read will tell you to follow the lengthwise, crosswise or bias grain of fabric. Learn what these terms mean and understand their importance with the information you'll find here.
Create Piping for Your Sewing Projects in 8...
Piping is edge treatment that can add detail to home decorating, pillows and clothing. Find full directions to learn how to create your own so you can make piping the color or pattern that you want it to be here.
Sew a Simple Tote Bag with This Free Pattern
Sewing a tote bag is a simple project. No one ever has enough totebags. Make a tote bag as a gift, for grocery shopping or to keep in your luggage. The free step by step directions offer various sizes for your finished bag and make this a simple to sew project that anyone can sew!
Free Costume Foot Covering Pattern
Special footwear to match a costume can cost a fortune. Save your money and use your fabric scraps to create footwear that will add to the costume.
Thread a Sewing Machine Bobbin
Thread on the bobbin of a sewing machine is necessary for the upper thread and bobbin thread to form stitches. Putting thread on the bobbin has a few musts, but it really is an easy process if you know what to do. These pages of step by step directions was set up to teach anyone how to put thread on a sewing machine bobbin.
You Can Sew Your Own Fancy Lined Drapes in a Day
Learn how to sew simple and beautiful drapes with illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Jennifer Thoden shares her directions for making simple lined drapes with illustrations here.
Step by Step Directions to Sew Flat Felled Seams
A flat felled seam is most commonly seen on jeans. It provides a very strong seam that will not fray. Find directions for how to sew a flat felled seam here.
Fun Pumpkin Shaped Pillow
Follow this free sewing pattern to make your own Halloween and Thanksgiving Decorations. This free pillow pattern and directions is available in two sizes and makes a decoration that can be used for both holidays.
Fabric Characteristics -- Types of Fabric
Sewing patterns call for fabric. Many times there are special fabric requirements you need to consider to choose fabric, such as nap, without nap, one way designs, obvious diagonals and more. Find what these fabric terms mean and why they are important here.
Sew Up a Safe and Easy Way to Share a Hot Pie
Have you ever tried to transport a hot pie to share with a friend? This free pattern and directions for a pie plate shaped pot holder will guide you to make a pot holder that is the perfect solution for preventing mishaps, spills and being able to deliver a pie while it is still warm.
Sew a Zipper Tote Bag with This Free Pattern
This free pattern sews a tote bag that has a recessed zipper which is perfect for a weekend get away.I resisted paying $45 for a similar bag and designed my own. This bag has a zipper set down in the top of the bag, securely holding the bag contents and is large enough to pack a weekend get away. You'll find free directions here.
Bent-handle Dressmaker Shears
Bent-handle dressmaker shears have straight blades with a handle that is off-set at an angle allowing the lower blade to stay flat on a cutting surface. Page 8.
How to Sew a Chef's Hat: A Photo Tutorial
A Chef's hat can be part of a costume, part of a uniform or just for fun. You'll find free directions to sew a chef's hat here.
Elastic - Educate Yourself About This Stretchy...
Learn about sewing an elastic waistband and the kind of elastic you will want to use here.
How to Stitch on Double Fold Bias Tape
Bias tape is a great way to finish an edge and add contrast. Solve problems with sewing on double fold bias tape with this tutorial.
Sew Your Own Casual Handbag with This Free...
The free pattern to sew this pocketbook, creates a purse that is perfect for everyday use. It's large enough to hold all the necessities but not so large that you'll wish it was on wheels. Follow the step by step, photo enhanced directions to sew a perfect handbag!
Sew a Cool, Customized Cell Phone Case
Sewing your own cell phone case, or making one as a gift allows you to have any print or color you want. Find a free cell phone case pattern and directions for a basic flip style cell phone here.
What Type of Zipper Do I Need? Types of Zippers...
A photo gallery that explain the different types of zippers. On this page we discuss the all purpose zipper and what they are.
Make a Fun Fabric Yo-Yo with Household Materials
How to sew a fabric yo-yo or a gathered circle of fabric is a common question. You'll find free step by step photo enhanced directions to sew a fabric yo-yo here.
Sew the Perfect Pillow with Free Patterns
Sew your own perfect pillow. Find a photo and links to every thing you need to sew the free pillow patterns available on this site.
Free Directions to Sew an Oven Mitt
Free Pattern and Directions to Sew an Oven Mitt You'll find free directions to sew your own oven mitt here. Save money and have a mitt that matches your kitchen by sewing your own oven mitt. free pattern directions sew oven mitt match kitchen how to make
Removing Two Part Buttons on Denim - Sew News...
SewingQA from Sew News Magazine - I would like to remove the buttons on a denim jacket and replace them. How can I remove them without resorting to an electric saw? Find the answer here.
Sew an Adorable Toddler Bonnet with This Free...
We all know that one of the keys to preventing skin cancer is starting early. Sew sun bonnets to protect your toddler from sun damage. Find a free pattern and directions here.
A bodkin is designed to pull an item (such as elastic or drawstring)through a casing but did you know there is a way to achieve the task without spending money on a bodkin? Find out about a bodkin and alternatives here. Page 11.
Needle Position for Easier Sewing
Sewing machines have various needle position options. Learn how to use this wonderful feature to your advantage.
Pattern Marking Tools and How to Use Them
In order to obtain accurate results when you are sewing, you need to transfer the pattern markings on to the fabric. Learn how to transfer the pattern markings and the types of pattern transfer marking tools that are available here.
Make your Own Checkbook Cover!
You'll find a free pattern and full directions to sew a fabric checkbook cover here. A fabric checkbook cover stops those cracked plastic from snagging your skin and allows you the creative outlet to show your personality.
Sew a Fabric Shawl
A simple free pattern to keep your shoulders covered on a chilly evening and still wear a seductive dress.
Forget Needle Threading Frustration With These...
Treading a sewing needle is easy with these tips and tricks to get the thread through the eye of the needle. There's no need for a magnifying glass!
Sew a Personalized Tooth Fairy Pillow
You'll find a free pattern and directions to sew a tooth fairy pillow that makes a great gift to sew for an older sibling at a baby shower or a second baby that has everything.
Everything You Need to Know About Sewing...
Sewing machine needles are the most changeable part of your sewing machine and they can change how your machine forms stitches. Find how they work, information on needle sizes, specialty needles and more here.
Make an All-Purpose Tote with Pockets Galore: A...
No need to spend a fortune to have a remarkable tote for books or an overnight get away. The free pattern found here will guide you through sewing your own tote bag with wonderful outside pockets and a secure pocket inside the bag in the lining, all in a colorful stylish bag!
Sew a Long Fabric Scarf in 5 Steps
You see them everywhere, a loose fabric scarf creating a detached cowl neck look. You'll find free directions to sew your own extra long fabric scarf and save money here.
Simple to Sew Log Firewood Carrier
No need to break the bank for something that is used to carry in your firewood! This free pattern will guide you through every simple and easy step to sew your own log carrier... for a LOT less than it would cost you to buy one! This list of easy to find materials will not break the bank. Make two so you have one for each hand and can balance the load... and bring the wood in in half the time.
Teach Others How to Sew Using This Guide
Teaching adults and children to sew is fun. Once you have confidence in what you are doing and how you are approaching the task, the fun begins. Read the tips, and tricks and print out the pages to sew... yes pages of paper to sew.
Turn a Hand Towel into a Baby Bib with These...
Free directions to convert an ordinary hand towel or finger towel into a baby bib can be found here.
How To Thread A Sewing Machine
Sewing machines are handed down and found at yard sales all the time. Very few of these machines still have the owner's manual with them. Here you will find basic directions for threading a sewing machine.
Costume Mouse and Cat Ears - Free Pattern and...
Free directions and patterns to make cat or mouse costume ears on a headband for a fun play item or costume needs.
Sewing Rotary Cutting Mats
When you aren't sure what a tool looks like, it's difficult to shop for. See photos of sewing tools and learn what they are used for, how to care for them, when to use them, the available options and more. Page 14.
Directions to Sew Fabric Canning Jar Covers
Here you'll find directions with a photograph to accompany each step to se a fabric canning jar cover. Directions with visual cues make learning to sew easy.
Pressing Tools for Professional Sewing Results
A photo of pressing equipment and information about them. Page 9.
10 Easy Things to Sew
You'll find the ten easiest sewing project that are a wonderful way to learn as you sew or get you sewing again after a slump. These are simple sewing projects that will help you learn many sewing basics before moving on to more complicated sewing patterns and projects.
Simple Window Treatments
Sewing your own curtains is not difficult if you know the basics before you start sewing your own curtains. Learn everything you need to know before you begin sewing your own curtains here.
Twin and Triple Sewing Machine Needles
Find information about twin and triple needles for your sewing machine here. Page 4.
Sew Fun Pillow Cases!
This free pattern to sew a pretty pillow case with a contrasting hem and color band is a simple, straight sewing project. A great way to spruce up your bedding or make pillow cases for the kids in character fabric they will love.
Want to Buy a Sewing Machine? What You Should...
Tips about shopping for sewing machines. Choose the right dealer. Know your spending limit: Sewing machines range from under $100 to over $8,000.
Handicap or Self-Threading Needles
Handicap or self-threading sewing machine needles may be the solution if you are having difficulty threading your sewing machine needle. Find more information here. Page 3.
Learn Sewing Machine Basics
Everything you need to make a wise choice in purchasing a sewing machine, operating and understanding a sewing machine can be found here. Learn how to obtain the manual for your machine, reach out for help and explain your problem so others can help you operate your sewing machine and have fun sewing.
Make Your Own Nurse’s Cap with This Free...
Free pattern and directions for making a Halloween or stage costume nurse's cap. Links to full nurse's costume ideas are included.
39 Easy, Free Sewing Projects for Beginners
Free patterns are a great way for a beginner to start learning to sew. You'll find a variety of the easiest free patterns for beginners and learning to sew in this list of free sewing patterns. Starting a new craft does not have to be challenging when the instructions are easy to follow and designed for a beginner.
Change Your Old Jeans into a Cool Jean Skirt
Do you have beat up jeans? Who doesn't? Learn how to change those jeans in to a skirt following these step by step directions with photos to show you how to change jeans into a skirt.
Basting Mystery Solved!
What does baste mean in my sewing directions? Baste is one of the most common sewing terms you will see when you are learning to sew. Find the definition of baste here.
How to Replace a Broken Jeans Zipper
It's a bummer when the zipper breaks on your favorite jeans... any jeans! Save yourself a ton of money by learning this simple method to replace a broken jeans zipper.
Create a Perfect Blanket With a Fleece and...
You'll find free directions to sew a cotton and fleece fabric blanket, that can add color and patterns to your home decorating here. Two sizes are provided to sew a baby blanket, doll blanket, pet blanket or couch throw.
How to Applique with Fusible Web
Applique done with fusible web is one of the simplest methods. Learn how to applique with fusible web here.
Sew Your Own Curtains And Window Treatments
Sewing curtains and window treatments is an economical way to cover your windows and a great way yo learn basic sewing techniques.
Sew an Expandable Headband to Match Any Outfit
1- 6 1/2" piece of 3/4" wide non-roll elastic ( Information about elastic ) Thread to match the fabri
How to Hand Sew a Blanket Stitch or Buttonhole...
A blanket stitch can do more than trim a blanket. Learn how to sew a blanket stich or buttonhole stitch in these easy to follow, step by step directions. Yo-yos are a great place to experiment with learning how to sew a blanket stitch.
American Girl Doll Clothes from Your Fabric...
Make your own American Girl doll clothes using free patterns and your fabric or scrap stash. Make matching outfits or an extensive wardrobe that won't break the bank! Even that sock without a match can make something useful!
Is There a Difference In Sewing Threads? You Be...
You've heard the battles over types of sewing thread. Is there a difference in quality of different sewing thread among the brands? You be the judge! See microscopic sewing thread views.
Sew a Christmas Tree Costume
Use this free pattern to create a Christmas tree costume for Halloween or for groups preforming plays and productions. Use the light up possibilities to keep the costume safe and fun! These directions make the size costume you need!
How To Shorten a Zipper
Shortening a zipper to the length you want is not a hard task. Step-by-step directions will take you through the process.
Sources to Buy Extra Wide Fabric
Extra wide fabric comes in to play when you don't want a seam to join fabric. Descriptions of the type of fabrics that are available and links will lead you to sites that sell extra wide fabric for table linens, bedding, home decoration, duvet covers, window coverings and more.
3 Steps to Sewing a French Seam
A French seam is a seam which encloses the seam allowance. Find step by step directions to sew a French seam here.
Sewing Gauges
Sewing gauges are an inexpensive small sewing tool. Learn about the variety of gauges that are available and add one to your sewing box. Page 3.
How to Operate a Sewing Machine - Mystery Solved!
Sewing machines don't have to be mysterious to operate if you learn a few basics. These 8 steps will get you going and lead you to all the information you need to start sewing on a sewing machine.
How to Cut and Sew Fake Fur
Tips on getting started learning how to cut and sew fake fur, with a list of supplies and equipment you'll need and some hints about technique.
Pinking Shears
A photo of a variety of pinking scissors with all the information you need to know how to use them, take care of the, keep them sharp and make an educated consumer decision before buying a pair of pinking scissors. Page 10.
Fabric Can Be Kitchen Dishes!
Keeping your food safe and pretty has never been more easy. Use these patterns for sewing your own insulators to protect your casseroles.
Definitions Of Pattern Symbols
A tutorial for understanding pattern symbols
Reto Ruffle Apron Pattern
Here's a free sewing pattern and directions to sew yourself a retro apron that will be pretty to wear and keep your clothes clean. This apron features a full bib and ruffles on the shoulder straps.

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