DIY Decorative Throw Pillows Sewing Tutorial

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Free Ruffle Pillow Sewing Pattern :: This is for a different sort of ruffle pillow: a zigzag ruffled pillow.  Unique and, as far as ruffles go, not too frilly. You know what I mean with that, don’t you? A lot of ruffled stuff is way to frilly to my taste. Anyhow, girly as I am […]

Perfect Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

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:: Free sewing pattern for a perfect tote bag :: Many years ago for Mothers Day, I featured a free sewing pattern for what I considered to be the perfect tote bag. See picture on the right. Much to my dismay, that blog vanished/changed and the tote bag pattern is no where to be found!!! […]

Ikea Poang Chair Slipcover Pattern

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:: Ikea Furniture Makeover ::  If you are the lucky owner of an Ikea Poang chair than today’s article is for you: it’s a free sewing pattern for an Ikea Poang chair slipcover.   At only $69, the Ikea Poang chair has to be one of Ikea’s most popular chairs. This chair has been around […]

Party 98

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Whoohoo! Wednesday. Linky Party time. Thank you so much for your contributions last week. Loved every one of them. By faaaaavvvoorite link-up is this one… by SillyPearl.   Featured Linky Party Contributions This Week’s Featured Blogger Years ago now, we featured Silly Pearl- Steph’s other cool applique pillow with a teach-your-kids-useful-stuff theme. It was a […]

Time for a Party :: Come Link Up!

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Tomorrow marks the first day of Spring and we’ve groomed the closets, making space for the new: a series of quilting for beginners.  Remember our featured blogger at last week’s linky party who make the unique quilted postcard pattern? Exactly. Janeen van Niekerk, who turns out is a published international quilter with  many years of […]

DIY Garden Canopy

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The verdict is out: I  NEED to make my own canopy for the backyard. Don’t get me wrong, I love it here in the UK but it is still a tat early for sitting outside in the garden for any stretch of time. It’s not so much that it is too cold or that the […]

Romantic Easter Egg Bag Sewing Pattern

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  It is the hand embroidery that sets this bag sewing pattern apart. The small size of this Easter basket- bag is perfect to hold the eggs for Easter. Of course,  the chocolate eggs on your outdoor Easter coffee or brunch table in the garden will look glorious and luxurious in to as well.   […]

Top Creative Gifts

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1200+ free craft tutorials I guess is enough to find any kind of handmade gift to make. However, if you want to complement that handmade gift with a store-bought goodie, here’s a bit of help on picking the right gift for that one last person on your list.    Bestselling Christmas Gifts Top Gifts for […]

Make Your own Table Cloth

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… with this Happy Circus Hot Air Balloon Fabric! I just received it in another free craft supplies package by Wholeport. Unlike other times when it arrives, I vowed myself to make something with it RIGHT AWAY, whatever the package contained. And I did. As soon as I opened the package and saw the nice, […]

22 Beautiful Scarf Patterns

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Make yourself some scarves with these beautiful Scarf Patterns! Today I thought to bring you some of the fabulous crochet patterns that have been posted on my Pinterest community board for the most beautiful crochet patterns. infinity scarf crochet pattern w herringbone weave stitch design. Infinity Scarf Pattern – silk with cotton crochet flower detail. […]

DIY Lace Skirt

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Lace to the rescue!   Pretty Ombre Shirt It all began with my pretty, sheer ombre shirt. I bought it almost two years ago. But I’ve never worn it! That is, until today. Because I finally created a skirt to match. I am happy!   How did I do it? See, I had this Banana […]

Free Bag Sewing Patterns

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15 Free Bags Sewing Patterns for Fall We, at the Fine Craft Guild, have a giant ‘free bag patterns & tutorials’- section, I thought to preceed today’s party features of ‘bags to sew’ by highlighting different bag sewing patterns for designs to make this Fall:   :: Time for a Party … of Fresh Fall […]

DIY Demin Shirt with Lace Back

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Ohhoh. Featuring a DIY idea you must do … today even… Refashion your plain-Jane, denim shirt into a classy-but-spunky shirt with lace back! This button-down shirt is like a ‘Ralph Lauren’ with some cheek. (like Anthropologie). Lace is so ‘en vogue’ nowadays, that you might as well …. just do this project!     Suitable […]

Free Bangle Summer Dress Pattern

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The list of free sewing patterns for summer dresses is slowly growing…. Here’s another fabulous summer dress for you. This bangle dress is so, so simple. Can be sewn in an hour, I think.  Sew it quickly today and wear tomorrow to the beach, or as a daring cocktail dress tonight! Free sewing pattern | […]

Make Fun Gathered Bags using Free Pattern

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Many wonderful bags are to be made with this detailed free sewing pattern. This gathered bag design will be a great summer bag in aqua/green or other happy color scheme. Prefer to make it now and use it later: use combinations of moss, orange and reds and you’ll have a great Fall handbag.  Ta-Da: GREAT […]

Beachy Bath Mittens

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Another great contribution to your beach cottage: starfish, coral, seaweed and fish-shaped bath gloves. Aren’t they both lovely and fun? Depending on the colors in your bathroom, use either pastel or brightly-colored hand towels and the templates below. There’s a fish, starfish and a coral shape. My favorite bath mitten shape is the coral and […]

Pillowcase Summer Dresses

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Pillowcase summer dresses are so easy to make and these have been inspiring me to make my own summer dress. Before mine is finished, I want to show you these pillowcase dresses instead.       What’s so special about these pillowcase dresses that you see in the picture here is that they are not […]

DIY Tutorial: Personalized Bags w Inkodye

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Never heard of Inkodye? Me neither. But I discovered that Inkodye is one of the simplest way to permanently print fabric, and I sure love that. It is a permanent, water-based fabric dye that’s activated by the sun. When dyed areas are exposed to sunlight, they turn bright colors. Meanwhile, the unexposed areas of your […]

Beautiful Recycled T-shirts

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Today I’m inspired to do something with the many unused new / old t-shirts we have laying around.  You have seen this great summer dress made from ripped yoga pants.   But you might also recall these great DIY refashioning /recycling t-shirts. In today’s feature on revamping your old t-shirts, I am dusting them all […]

10 Small Bedroom Ideas

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Who has enough space in one’s bedroom? Are we not all looking for bedroom furniture that offer ‘small space’ –solutions (even if our rooms aren’t actually small ?! ) Here are 10 small bedroom ideas to make the most of our nest space available. Good for kid bedrooms also. Small Bedroom Ideas 1. Add Structural […]

The Little White Dress : All you’ll Need for Summer!

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:: Pleaded Summer Dress :: Free Sewing Pattern ::   Here’s a fun weekend project for you to hone your sewing skills and get ready for summer too: learn how to make this romantic pleaded summer dress for you.  Find below a free sewing pattern for this and other summer dresses.   Romantic Pleated Summer […]

LINKY PARTY 5 Features

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    Today’s Features These are the top features of the projects that seems to have inspired us the most in last week’s linky party. I love each and every one of them.  What about you? What’s your favorite, now that you are getting a close-up look at them???!!   Studded Wrap Watch Tutorial. Kristina […]

Flipflop Refashion

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We’ve seen our fair share of flip-flop refashions, but this one is a bit different. It uses the embroidered bra section of a summer dress over the super-cheap flip-flop bases, giving them quite a lift of fun and elegance. Pair it with some black nail polish and you’ll love the results.   source: Thethriftinessmiss.blogspot.com Simple […]

Decorative Pillows: Cathedral-window Quilting Technique

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Depending on the scale you prefer to use, this free quilting pattern is for a sunburst decorative pillow for the sofa or a tiny pin cushion for your craft room. The original design which shows you the cathedral-window quilting technique is for a small 3.5” square pincushion. But scale it up, if you want! 100% […]

Apolis Garden Tote Bags :: Free Sewing Pattern

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I noticed the popularity of these tote bags aka garden bags by Apolis + Kinfolk. So, I though you might also like the garden/tote bag pattern we have featured here some time ago. This tote bag by Alissa is a free bag sewing pattern, which is ideal to make your own garden bag similar to […]

Spring Fashion :: Free Infinity Scarf Pattern

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Spring Fashion :: Free Infinity Scarf Pattern for a really feminine accessory, to make in minutes and wear for months throughout Spring and into Summer.   Infinity scarves are not only wonderful for a cold Winter. This fashion accessory can spruce up your Spring dresses just the same. Wear this Spring infinity scarf over your […]

DIY Summer Dress from Yoga Pants

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Tada!!! I am happy to hereby announce craft artisan extra-ordinaire: Jutta Dobler. Today I am nominating her as the second artist chosen in ‘A Stitch Above’ awards. For the event, she is sharing a pattern for super-easy DIY summer dresses. Jutta’s living & working in Africa where it has just been a hot summer for […]

Quick Toddler t-Shirt Pattern

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Lazy girls sewing pattern for a personalized 3-4T toddler t-shirt.  My lucky friend, who came to visit with her 3-year girl old last week, received a huge bag of used kids clothes from my neighbor. It contained everything from darling Spring dresses to blankets, socks, and everything a three year old might need. As my […]

5 Fabulous Easter Ideas + a Linky Party

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Linky party today. Whoohoo. Last week / the Easter link-ups have been a success!! So many wonderful ideas Easter decorations, Spring dresses, Easter eggs, other Easter recipes, and what not. Here are five not-to-miss ideas for you that you can use to prep for this Easter weekend, without   1. Easy Spring Dresses Whip up […]

Dress for Spring: Upcycle Scarves into Pleated Tartan Skirts

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This Spring skirt free sewing pattern takes an old scarf and transforms it into a pleated tartan skirt. The pleated skirt pattern featured here was for a cuter-than-a-button 2.5-year-old girl (don’t you agree?!).But you can use any kind of scarves and easily transform ‘m into all kinds of Spring skirts.  I’m thinking… womens skirts, like […]