Even if you only have the most basic of sewing tools, you can still create stunning, bold seasonal appliqué with these tips. Don’t fret if you don’t have an embroidery machine or any iron-on transfer paper, simply head to your local fabric store (or dive into your scrap bin) and load up on large-print cottons –think Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and beyond! Then click over to Maybe She Made It for the full Simple Seasonal Appliqué tutorial.
It is so much fun to teach others how to sew but somethings it’s hard deciding on an easy project. This simple banded skirt tutorial because it’s just straight lines but has enough of them to get your little student some good practice. This is my go to project I use to teach kiddos (and adults how to sew).
Looking for the perfect quick and easy sewing project? Got a girl that loves to change outfits and mix and match clothing? This skirt is so simple to make, and oh so fun to wear! Made of coordinating fabrics on the front and back, it can be worn any which way for a different look as mood dictates. Get the full tutorial for the This Way That Way Skirt in sizes 18 months to 16 youth at Sew a Straight Line
And for a slightly different take for women, check out the Domesticated Skirt. It’s the perfect beginning- and group sewing project!
Ready to make your kitchen your own? Choosing your favorite fabric is a great way to personalize and add color to your space. We’ve rounded up free tutorials and patterns to help spice up your dining and food prep experience! Ready? Let’s get sewing!
Before you can make dinner, you need food! Here’s a great shopping tote tutorial!
If you forget your tote and end up with plastic bags to store, you’ll want a grocery bag holder to keep the chaos under control.
To dress your table, sew up your own placemats! You won’t believe how fast and easy they are to make!
And at each place setting you’ll need cloth napkins. With this tutorial you’ll be amazed at your perfectly mitered corners!
When things get hot you’ll want a pot holder, for sure —
And at the end of the day you’ll want cute dish towels to help clean up!
Have a project that would add to this collection? Add your link in the comments, we’d love to see!
Nothing gets the imagination going like dress-up clothes! This mermaid skirt is simple to make using knits – it can even be made using swimsuit material!
I bet you can think of just the girl who would love one of these. As an added bonus, it won’t take you all day to make – in just 30 minutes, you’ll be done!
Do you sew something special for Back-to-School? Whether they’ve already started back or the first day is right around the corner you can make them feel extra loved, by sewing up one (or more) of these 20+ Free Back-to-School sewing patterns.
Do you know what hashtags are? And how to use them? This post helps lay it all out for you – and gets you ready to find all the people on the web who share your sewing interests. Love garment sewing? Hashtags help you find your friends! Love quilting? You’ll be amazed at how much easier it can be to find the people who love the same types of quilting YOU do just by using this simple shortcut. Hop over to crafterhours to find out more!
Who says solids can’t be fun? I love how Melly Sews used different colors to make this awesome and crazy flattering color blocked shirt.