Kenna Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

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Wow. That’s what I said when I saw the incredibly detailed and excellent free bag sewing pattern by Leah Williams for her Kenna tote. I have many readers who have requested new bag sewing patterns, and ladies/gentlemen, here is one free tote bag sewing pattern too good to pass up. It is the perfect mid-sized […]

Top 9 Toy Animal Sewing Patterns

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Thursday is quilting day at FineCraftGuild.com. But today’s fun article is for critters that could be quilted or made from fabric or felt instead. With friends who have little babies, I have been looking into ‘sewing for baby’ – ideas. One of the things on my list is to design some quilted toy animals. To […]

Baby Book Knitting Pattern – WIP + Wednesday Linky Party

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Hi guys!  Just thought to share my progress to date on the baby book knitting pattern I am developing.  Each knitted baby book page is about 8 by 8 inches.    My Baby Book Design – WIP I like your input. What do you think of it? Colors ok? Style appropriate? Ideas? Suggestions? All welcome. […]

Romantic Collar Crochet Pattern

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Crochet collars  have been in fashion lately and this simple, little crochet collar pattern gets you walk around in style and trend in no time.   It only takes about an hour, start to finish to crochet this.  This hand- crochet peter pan collar necklace is designed and made by yours truly. The rope tie at […]

Fabric Bottle Wrap

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Bottle wraps and jar cozies don’t have to always be made with intricate mason jar crochet patterns.  Muslin fabric wrap is as beautiful and can be put together with 15 minutes, with just a few stitches.  This fabric wrap technique works on recycled bottles, mason jars and glass jam pots. As well, what a great […]

How to Weave a Rag Rug

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Happy Chinese New Year in the year of the Sheep.  To ensure that that last year’s dirt does not enter your home this year, Chinese feng shui suggest to change your mats each new year, particularly your front door mat.   So, I felt that today’s featured linky party submission of ‘how to weave a rag […]

Mason Jar Cover Crochet Pattern

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Isn’t this just the cutest little project? Thought to spruce up mom’s house a tat, while I stayed there for the last few weeks, and this is what I orchestrated. Like this mason jar crochet cover? Mason jar cozy crochet pattern I am calling this a Mason jar crochet pattern, it is however a cover […]

Shredded Heart T-shirt Pattern + LINKY PARTY

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Hearts, hearts, hearts. Get ready for Valentines! I promised that I would feature my pick of this week’s linky party. The project that took my fancy more than other one was this delightful shredded peekaboo heart T-shirt. It’s the brain child of Niki and Erin ~ identical twins who are the writers behind ‘Roonie Ranching’. […]

Large Heart Crochet Pattern

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Did you see this article yet: 14 Cute Valentine Pillows (Free Sewing Tutorials)? Below it, one of my favorite readers left me a comment to say: I can’t wait to see what pillow you come up with yourself.  So, rather than posting what I had planned posting, I am answering her today. I made this […]

Slick Slouchy Sling Bag Free Sewing Pattern

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This slick slouchy sling bag has to be one of the simplest sewing patterns around. It’s a tote bag with a fold over. Without reference to size, its design reminds me of the trendy Coach sling mens bag that I just bought for my husband at my last trip to Paris (pic below). Luckily it […]

Elegant Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern

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Woohoo! Your Spring Gloves Crochet Pattern is Here! Yes, finally.  I wanted to add the most detailed crochet instructions so that your fingerless gloves will turn out as pretty as this pair here finished on my project table.   My friend’s Fingerless Gloves I had so much fun with these fingerless gloves. I first started […]

14 Cute Valentine Pillows (Free Sewing Tutorials)

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One of the easiest way to decorate for Valentines is with pillows. I am getting into pillow making and I found 14 Valentine Pillows I could make. Most of them have free and detailed sewing patterns/tutorials, but as always, some are just so inspirational that if they have no tutorial, I will post them anyway, […]

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable

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:: Easy Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with single Cable :: Love this!!! I am a particularly lucky girl. For many reasons, but one of them is my awesome knit bed spread. About 2 years ago, picked up a chunky white knitted cotton bed cover. At Ikea. Nice, you might think. But ‘very nice’ was the […]

Red-Gold Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern with Button + LINKY PARTY

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Today I want to (share) show off (sorry!!!!) my latest find at a local charity shop. And I want to share with you my red + gold ear warmer crochet pattern with button. For beginners. I created it last year but never got around to show you earlier.(** LONG OVERDUE **) Red – Gold Fashion […]

Finger Knitting Projects: Chain Necklaces

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:: Finger Knitting Projects : Make the cutest finger knitting necklace :: Teach your kids your love for working with yarn, and introduce the basics of knitting. You will do both when you make a couple of these finger knitting chain necklaces. Kids loooovve finger knitting as it is so easy to do. And fun! […]

Free Diaper Bag Pattern (or Office/Going to Town)

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Initially I classified this as a free diaper bag pattern. Big enough to be that, but it sure is beautiful enough to be an office bag to take to town. May I show you this gorgeous, smooth handbag design by real sewing artist: Rebeka Lambert. Her bag is called the Phoebe bag. Looking at it, […]

Triangle Wrap Scarf Hoodie Knitting Pattern + Linky Party

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Over the holidays I had the delight of having my pretty niece over and found her willing to model a triangle scarf hoodie that I designed recently. Here are some photos showing the various ways the scarf can be worn: as a glamorous hoodie, as country-walk wrap and as a casual over-sized scarf (regular or […]

Christmas Ornaments Knitting Pattern Sets

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I like to add some new Christmas ornaments to our collection each year. I had been doing that for years. But then of course with these international moves, it does not make sense to hang on to Christmas ornaments, other than those that are keepsakes. So, the reality is that I have very few Christmas […]

20 Awesome Free Sewing Patterns for the Holidays

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You know me, I am ‘Researcher Extra-ordinaire’ when to comes to finding eco-friendly and / or low-cost| free resources online for our creative projects.  If you want to do a bit of sewing for the holidays, here are 20 very popular and really awesome free sewing patterns for the holidays, none of which I have […]

Chevron Throw Knitting Pattern Free

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This Fall/Winter chevron throw looks so good, you could wear it as part of our winter wardrobe. It’s the ultimate oversized wrap! The long fringe and unusual mix of yarns, make it look like a Free People’s outfit for their Fall catalog, doesn’t it?! This ginger model looks magnificent with this wrap over her shoulders. […]

Houndstooth Quilt Pattern, Free Video Tutorial

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Today is class #29 in our ongoing series of quilting workshops for beginners. We are now doing quilting projects, and today’s project is a Houndstooth quilt pattern for a lap quilt. The last two workshops we experimented with doing smaller quilting projects for the kitchen, such as Fall leaf potholders, coasters and table runners. Today’s […]

Red Poppy Crochet Pattern

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Today’s free red Poppy crochet pattern is a tribute to our forgotten heroes. Because I cherish my freedom and freedom for all people. I love living fear-free. That’ s why I designed this Poppy flower crochet pattern, to share and to hopefully raise some funds for those families who lost their hero in the war. […]

Triangle Shawl Knitting Pattern with Tassels and Cross

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Oh wheeh! Just finished designing and knitting an over-sized triangle shawl, and I’m absolutely thrilled about it. The base shawl as already great, but it now features a statement-sized cross and beaded tassels. It’s huge – so it’s trendy; it’s black – so it matches everything; and it’s a wool blend – so it’s wonderfully […]

Yarn Bombs in Trees

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Yarn-bombs are literally everywhere. What makes yarn bombs so good is the surprising element they entail. As well, yarn-bombs inject the cozy, homey and human nature of yarn  into the environment. Be that place the wilder side of nature, such as a forest,  the harsh industrial design setting of a city, or the practical outdoors […]

Best Halloween Ideas + Linky Party

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Hi everyone! Today is the last linky party day before it’s really Halloween!!   Before I ask you all to link up, I’d like to share some amazing Halloween-themed features. These are some of the Best Halloween Ideas!!   The Features ~ Best Halloween Ideas Halloween Greeting Card This first feature is  fantastic. It’s in […]

8 Pointed Star Block :: Beginners Quilt Workshop

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: Today’s pattern is for a pretty 8 pointed star block to complete our sample quilt : Hi all! Sorry to say, but our beloved quilt instructor has a back injury. I don’t dare asking her to come teach us quilting as she should really rest and recover instead. Not sure if/when she’ll be back. […]

Flying Geese Block Pattern :: Free Quilting Workshop for Beginners (#25)

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6 block so far in our quilt sampler. It’s starting to look gorgeous. (Free block patterns at end of article) Janeen van Niekerk will teach us how to make a flying geese block ~ #7 ~ today. It has a real modern feel to it. As Janeen will point out, with some minor modification (letting […]

Free Domino Quilt Block Pattern + Workshop (#24)

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Hi guys. I realize that upon completion of this week’s Domino quilt block pattern we will have reached the 2/3 completion point of our 9-block Fall quilt sampler. Whoohooo. How’s it going for you? Today’s quilt block design is called a Domino. Lovely and colorful, it’s fairly easy and quick to sew.   Does your […]

Beautiful Blocks for Halloween Quilts

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Here is an exclusive by quilt designer Janeen van Niekerk that will just thrill you and yours. Look at these amazingly cute and beautiful paper piecing blocks to make Fall or Halloween quilts. It’s the ultimate in Halloween crafts! What is particularly nice about this set of Halloween quilt blocks, is that they say ‘Happy […]

Whirlpool Block Pattern (Sampler Quilt Workshop #23)

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:: Whirlpool Block Pattern (Sampler Quilt Workshop #23):: Our (and your) collection free patterns and workshops for beautiful quilt blocks is growing. Each block gives you an opportunity to learn new quilting techniques and to develop some insight as to which style of block patterns suit your taste. This is 5th block in the sampler […]

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