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18 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.
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.
Learn to Sew, One Step at a Time
Don't allow yourself to be overwhelmed with more information than you need! You'll find everything you need, the best ways to begin sewing and avoid being overwhelmed on this page! Learn where to start and what's important with free patterns and information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Free Sewing Patterns for Cute Clothing
Free Sewing Patterns can save you a fortune! Free is always best! Here you'll find all kinds of free clothing patterns to sew clothes for everyone without the expense of buying a pattern.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Free Directions to Sew a Custom Tablecloth
You'll find free directions to sew a custom round, square, oval or rectangle tablecloth 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 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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elastic - Educate Yourself About This Stretchy...
Learn about sewing an elastic waistband and the kind of elastic you will want to use here.
Twin and Triple Sewing Machine Needles
Find information about twin and triple needles for your sewing machine here. Page 4.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sew Your Own Duffel Bag in 4 Easy Steps
Have a bag ready for any quick get away! Personalize your duffel bag so you can find it in the airport luggage. Find free patterns and directions here.
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.
Free Pattern and Directions to Sew a Tooth...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bind a V Neckline - Sew News Magazine
SewingQA from Sew News Magazine - How do you bind a V neckline? I would like to have it show on some shirts and be folded to the inside on others.
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.
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.
More Than a Dozen Possibilities to Make Your...
Learn the history of Topsy-Turvy dolls and explore the free and commercial patterns to sew your own Topsy-Turvy dolls.
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.
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!
Singer Treadle Sewing Machine 15-30
Pictures and the sewing machine manual for a 1901 Singer Treadle Sewing machine
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.
Bra Bra-vado! - Sew News
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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.
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!
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.
Add a Light Layer with a Simple Shrug Sewing...
A shrug is the perfect solution to cover bare shoulders when the weather is unpredictable and add style to an outfit. Convert a tee shirt or other ready made item to make your perfect shrug. Explore the free patterns to sew a shrug here.
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.
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.
Sew a Clothes Pin Bag to Save on Utility Bills
Are you tired of high power bills? Let nature help out and get some exercise at the same time by hanging your laundry outside to dry. You'll find free directions to make your own pattern and clothes pin bag that will last for years. Mine lasted 5 years left outside all the time, even through winters.
Baste
Baste is one of the most common sewing terms you will see when you are learning to sew. Find the definition of baste here.
31 Great Sewing Videos That Are Like Having a...
Watching these sewing videos is a wonderful way to watch the entire process with someone else doing the task so you can see every step and how the movements happen. Now you can watch free sewing tutorial videos online to learn sewing techniques and follow a project from start to finish. You have a lot of choices with this list of 24 free sewing videos.
Sewing Classes - Free Sewing Classes Index
What could be better than having free sewing classes? These free sewing classes help you learn how to sew, starting with the very basics before cutting you loose to sew the hundreds of free patterns you'll find on the internet. This page is an index to ALL of the free sewing classes that have been offered on About Sewing. Learn to sew in a step by step method, gradually building your skills.
How to Sew a Bridal Garter in a Snap
Every bride needs a tossing garter to throw at her wedding reception. Sew her a special garter by following these free, easy to follow, step by step pattern and directions.
Bodkin
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.
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.
Stretch Needles
This sewing machine needle just may be the solution youneed when sewing stretch fabric. Find out more here. Page 5.
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.
Ready for Summer? Make a Simple Cover Up with...
Get Ready for the Pool! Use two towels and sew yourself a simple to sew robe or beach cover up. Four seams create an easy to wear robe.
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.
Sew Your Own Costume Foot Covering
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New to Sewing? Learn About Stay Stitching
The definition of stay stitching as a sewing term
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.
Sew A Personalized Eye Glass Case
Use this free sewing pattern to sew a useful eyeglass case as a gift or to keep your eye glasses safe. You'll find a free pattern and directions here.
Sew a Safe Place to Tuck Away Cash
Traveling with cash can be risky. Hiding money in your bra has been done for a long time. Secure the cash in your bra with this simple to sew removable money hiding bra pocket.
Fabric Rotary Cutters
When you aren't sure what a tool looks like, it's difficult to shop for. See photo's 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 15.
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.
Needle Position for Easier Sewing
Sewing machines have various needle position options. Learn how to use this wonderful feature to your advantage.
How to Hoop and Embroider a Tee Shirt or...
You have an embroidery machine and you want to embroider inexpensive tee shirts and sweat shirts or other stretchy fabric. Learn the basics and more about how to stabilize and hoop stretchy fabric before you start with the information you'll find in this article.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bias Tape Q&A
Bias tape may be purchased or you may make it your self to match your garment. Find details about bias tape 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.
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.
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.
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.
Denim Thread and Mending Jeans
Denim thread is a great way to repair those belt loops that get tugged on and before you know it the loop rips off the jeans with no fabric under the area you need to attach the belt loop. Learn how to replace the belt loop and make it better than new with these easy to follow step by step instructions with photos of each step in the process.
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.
Rotary Rulers
When you aren't sure what a tool looks like, it's difficult to shop for. See photo's 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 16.
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.
Machine Blind Hem - Mystery Solved
Many sewing machines have a built in blind hem stitch capability. Learn tricks to using a sewing machine blind stitch to sew hems here.
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.
Make a Wooden High Chair Comfy!
A cushion for a highchair is essential for comfort and to prevent the child from sliding around. You'll find free step by step directions to create a highchair cushion for any wooden highchair here.
Slip Stitch Like a Pro: An Easy Photo Guide
A hand sewn slip stitch is a popular hemming stitch to hand sew a hem. Learn how the stitch is sewn here. In Part 1, we anchor the knot.
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.
Bobbin Thread is not a Mystery!
Bobbin thread is a very thin thread most commonly used in the bobbin of a sewing machine, but it does have other uses in sewing.
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.
How to Make Sure Your Sewing Project Will Fit...
Fitting a pattern to your body is not a mystery. Knowing how to make the alterations is a matter of learning about what changes need to be made. Learn about sewing pattern alterations and fitting issues with this list of wonderful sewing alteration and fitting articles.
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.
Sew a Simple String Drawstring Backpack
First in step-by-step instructions to put together a simple drawstring backpack. This light-weight backpack is perfect for day trip toting and gym clothes.
Measure and Sew a Bedspread: A Photo Tutorial
Bedspreads are hard to find and even harder to find that will fit your bed the way you want it to fit. Sewing a bed spread to the size you want or need on your bed is the perfect solution. Learn how here.
8 Free Sewing Patterns and Projects That Are...
These are free and easy patterns to learn to sew on your own or to teach someone else. Teaching anyone to sew tends to be more fun if they walk away with a project they can cherish for years. The free sewing patterns that you will find here, all have the basic skills anyone will need to know and learn in the process of learning how to sew and have many lesson possibilities.
Free Directions to Sew Your Own Quality Kerchief
A kerchief is a great and simple way to mask a bad hair day. You'll find free simple step by step directions to sew a simple kerchief here.
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.
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.
How to Make an Ostomy Pouch - Sewing Pattern...
Discretion is just one reason to make an ostomy pouch cover. The cover also prevents skin irritation. You'll find step by step instructions with photos for each step so even a novice can sew an ostomy pouch cover.
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.
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.
19 Free Patterns to Sew Cozy Slippers
Find free slipper sewing patterns and resources for commercial slipper patterns here. Sewing slippers makes slippers that are comfy and fit at an economical price because you can use scraps .
Free Full Size Backpack Pattern With Pockets...
This free backpack sewing pattern creates a back pack that is approximately 17" tall by 14" wide. Large
Sew an Embellished Pillow Front With Fabric...
This embellished pillow front is done by shadow applique of artificial fabric flowers. A diffused amount of color adds a subtle touch on a beautiful pillow.
Thread a Needle - Top 10 Needle Threading Tips
Thread a needle with out any challenge by following the tips and trick compiled here for threading a sewing needle. Read how others accomplish threading a needle. Getting the thread in the eye of a needle is an accomplish-able task with this list of tips and tricks. You'll find tips and tools to make threading a sewing needle easy so you're ready to have fun sewing.
Sew a Curtain Valance with Scallop Edges
Sew a scallop edged curtain valance with these free step by step directions. Save money and sew the curtains you want instead of your limited selection at the store.
How to Set a Sewing Machine Seam Guide for...
You may be sewing for the first time, or you may have been sewing for years, either way it is a wise decision to confirm that your seam allowances are accurate. Learn how to set a sewing machine seam gauge here.
Make Your Own Slippers with These 9 Free Patterns
You'll find a variety of information about sewing slippers, where to find free slipper patterns and commercial slipper patterns in this list of slipper resources. My friends look forward to new homemade slipper from me every Christmas. Sewing slippers makes slippers that are comfy and fit, at an economical price because you can use scraps.
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.
Sew Yourself an Original Backpack!
This free sewing pattern for a full sized backpack with padded straps for carrying comfortably, will guide you through every step of sewing this essential back to school item. This free pattern also features two large pockets on the front of the back pack and two side pockets that are great for battled water. The step by step pictures and directions make this a very doable free sewing pattern.

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