Slick Slouchy Sling Bag Free Sewing Pattern

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Tweet 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 […]

Elegant Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern+ LINKY PARTY

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Tweet Woohoo! Your Spring Gloves 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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Tweet 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 […]

Learn How to Make a Quilt with 14 Online Quilting Courses

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Tweet Thursday is ‘Learn How to Make a Quilt’ – day with weekly (free) quilting  patterns at the Fine Craft Guild.  We have a huge library of 30 free quilting workshops here, many of which are taught by expert quilt instructors.  Today,  I’d like to share with you some further quilting classes I’ve been eyeing […]

Harlequin Stitch for Crochet Baby Blanket

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Tweet Adele from ‘3 Beans in a Pod’ totally delighted me when she shared this absolutely stunning photo of for her crochet baby blanket made in harlequin stitch. It’s a ‘work in progress’- photo for a blanket for her boys. The color combination with the harlequin stitch pattern is glorious for a baby blanket, and […]

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable

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Simple Free Cushion Knitting Pattern with Cable
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Tweet :: 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 […]

Free Quilt Block Patterns for Valentines Day (hearts)

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Tweet With exactly a month till Valentines Day, it is the perfect time to make something extra pretty for that special friend and that special occasion. Here are 7 free (or nearly free) quilt block patterns that would befit a wide range of home sewing and embellishing projects. Lots of hearts, of course, but also […]

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

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Tweet 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 […]

Finger Knitting Projects: Chain Necklaces

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Tweet :: 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 […]

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

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Tweet 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 […]

Triangle Wrap Scarf Hoodie Knitting Pattern + Linky Party

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Tweet 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 […]

Hudson Riverfront Hat – Free Knitting Pattern

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Tweet   Walk home super trendy from work in this fast-to-knit Hudson Riverfront hat, made with the trendiest yarns.  It’s a one-of-a-kind trendy hat that makes other heads turn!  I’m sure you don’t expect this to be a beginners knitting pattern, but it is!  I’ll explain to how it is made in simple steps.   […]

15 Incredibly Handsome Winter Hats for Men to Knit or Crochet

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Tweet Just like women look better with clothes on, men seem to look more attractive with hats on. Don’t you think? Well, given how cold it has gotten, the good news is that most men will want and need a hat! Lots of hats. Not all heads suit the same hat. That’s why I developed […]

Inspirational Knitted Nativity Scene

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Tweet Went to visit the historic little farming village of Firle in England yesterday. As it is a most picturesque village, we went there to show our holiday guests a bit of England and did a  mini photo shoot for my new shawl knitting pattern. As part of our little tour, we visited the old […]

Christmas Ornaments Knitting Pattern Sets

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Tweet 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 […]

20 Awesome Free Sewing Patterns for the Holidays

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Tweet 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 […]

Chevron Throw Knitting Pattern Free

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Tweet 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 […]

Houndstooth Quilt Pattern, Free Video Tutorial

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Tweet 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. […]

Rare Kelly Handbag: $24.000; but a Paper Model is Free.

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Tweet I just read at CNN that someone is about to pay $24,000 for a ‘rare’ blue Hermes Kelly Handbag. Hermes ~ a brand that makes beautiful objects of fine art and distinction. I bought a pair of earrings in that shop once and gave it to the shop assistant who so clearly was more […]

Sleep Socks Free Knitting Pattern

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Tweet I am sharing a family heirloom with you today: an easy peasy knitting pattern to make your own sleep socks or house slippers. These knitted slippers have been in my family for ages, and I think all my nephews and nieces now have a pair or two. Uncles and aunts too. No More Cold […]

Red Poppy Crochet Pattern

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Tweet 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 […]

Free Sewing Patterns for Kids Fall – Winter

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Tweet Emily linked this up at our linky party: ’20+ Free Sewing Patterns for Kids- Winter’.  I  quickly realize that it deserved a special post, rather than to be mixed in with all the other party features and be overlooked. As this is a go-to overview of free patterns for kids clothing for winter. Brilliant.  […]

Hexagon Quilt Pattern for Trivets, Coasters and Potholders

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Tweet Today we are discussing the hexagon quilt pattern and are making some fun quilted projects with this shape. This is #27 class in our series of free classes on how to make a quilt. After 26 free step-by-step illustrated quilting foundation classes, we are now delving into the world of actually making fun quilted […]

Triangle Shawl Knitting Pattern with Tassels and Cross

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Tweet 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 […]

8 Pointed Star Block :: Beginners Quilt Workshop

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Tweet : 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 […]

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

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Tweet 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 […]

Free Domino Quilt Block Pattern + Workshop (#24)

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Tweet 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 […]

Beautiful Blocks for Halloween Quilts

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Tweet 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 […]

Whirlpool Block Pattern (Sampler Quilt Workshop #23)

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Tweet :: 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 […]

Free Hat Knitting Pattern

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Tweet Welcome to today’s linky party! It’s been a busy week for us. We posted great free tutorials & patterns (See right bar). How about you? I can’t wait to see your great new creations and DIYs. But first … Our Linky Part Feature This whirling little girl’s Fall hat is a stunner! It’s made […]

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