Nautical Decorative Pillows – Sewing Pattern

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  Today I thought to share with you the very first project I have made with my new sewing machine, that I bought a few weeks ago at Amazon. I bought this one: and I can not no be happier with it.   I highly recommend it, and I think I should write a post about […]

Quilted Organizing Baskets :: Free Sewing Pattern

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Get organized for good with these lovely quilted organizing baskets for every room and season. Size matters when it comes to baskets.   Reduce clutter throughout the house.  These handy cloth baskets let you organize scraps in your craft room, or the cutlery in your living room.   The free quilting course for beginners at  Fine […]

Toddler Summer Dress Tutorial: Darling Tunic w Ruffle Straps

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Here’s a Toddler Summer Dress Tutorial. It’s a great, free sewing pattern + instructions to make a darling girl toddler summer tunic dress with ruffled straps and an elastic back. It’s presented here as a short tunic, but I would lengthen it to make it into a full dress that you could wear with/without leggings […]

Burberry Clutch Bag ‘Petal’ – Inspired Tutorial

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:: Burberry clutch bag – inspired DIY :: Everyone has seen the Burberry folded clutches, called ‘Petal Flowers’ in their Spring/Summer 2014 collection?!! These slightly A-symmetrical floral Burberry clutches are beautiful and really trendy! The bag design is rather non-traditional for the conservative Burberry bag brand: Use it as a handheld clutch or wear it […]

Fathers Day Special: Free Sewing Patterns for Men

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We have enough time to sew him something special. Him. You know, Dada. The man who has everything already. It seems to get harder year after year to come up with something good.  The gifts he wants are usually either too expensive, not in line with the family budget.  Or he simply buys them for […]

How to Finish our Lap Quilt – Online Beginners Quilting Course – #12

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Hi all. Welcome to yet another class in our free online beginners quilting course. It will be class 12.  Today we will finish our lap quilt, and I am going to show you a couple of quilting techniques to do so in a most beautiful way.  All pretty easy, so no worries; Your quilt will […]

How to Make a Modern Lap Quilt- Tutorial for Beginners – Quilting Class #10

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Today, quilting instructor Janeen van Niekerk is going to bring you a free lap quilt pattern in her step-by-step online workshop on quilting for beginners. In case you wonder ‘What is a lap quilt’…. it is just a particular quilt size. Another word for it would be an afghan. It is about 2x the size […]

Beautifully Romantic Skirt with Gathered Ribbon Pull-ups :: Free, Easy Skirt Sewing Pattern

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Never knew that skirts with those gathered ribbon pull-ups at the bottom – you know, the ones that result in such a lovely romantic skirt edging – were actually simple to make. Really. I had no idea. I had been under the impression that this kind of skirt would be too advance for my simple […]

How to Add Batting & Backing, and Bind a Quilt – Free Class

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Today’s workshop #8 about how to finish a quilt, is really three free quilting classes in one: How to add batting to a quilt how to add backing to a quilt, and how to bind a quilt. Get ready for a ton of illustrations! And with so many step-by-step photos, this is arguably the best […]

Quilted Pleated Toiletry Bag Pattern

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This super-sweet quilted toiletry bag design is Ina’s. She’s a trained seamstress from Berlin and it shows. This bag design shows some serious bag design skill. I would never attempt this pleated bag without a pattern like Ina’s. And then, actually, it’s easy. Frankly, if it wasn’t easier than you’d think, I would probably not […]

Elegant Bow Tote :: Free Bag Sewing Pattern

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As far as tote bags go, this beautiful bag has to be one of the classiest ones I have seen. The details of the neat bow over the bag’s top band, and that those crisp folds on the bag’s side panels make this a tote bag to take to town. To ‘go shopping’ rather than […]

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 […]

‘How-to-Read-the-Clock’ Pilow Pattern + Linky Party

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My faaaaavvvoorite link-up to last week’s linky party was by SillyPearl, who submitted a free sewing pattern for a ‘teach a toddler how to read the clock’- pillow.   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 […]

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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The 1200+ free craft tutorials here at Fine Craft Guild allow you to create any kind of handmade gifts. However, if you want to complement your handmade gifts with store-bought goodies, here are some well-priced, wonderful gifts for creative people and kids. (& just the right gifts for that one last person on your list). […]

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 Photo Transfer

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:: how to create photo transfers onto fabric to create personalized bags :: 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 […]

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 […]