More Free Tote Patterns

More Free Tote Patterns

< Back To Free Tote Patterns Main Page Black and White Tote Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial Tote bags are perfect for carrying your essentials for a day out in the beach or pool. They can also offer the perfect storage solution for your little one’s toys, books and other items during travel. This tutorial will show you how to …… Black and White Tote Bag – Free Sewing Tutorial ( image credit : http://www.love-to-sew.com/…

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‘Joyful Noise’ Machine Appliqué Project

‘Joyful Noise’ Machine Appliqué Project

My favorite holiday memories always seems to revolve not around what my sisters and I were actually supposed to be doing, but all the contagious giggles we often had instead. This little pattern is all about sister time like that. (Download the pattern here.) For this project, I made a quilted pillow, but these happy gals can brighten up any project. Here is a photo tutorial on how to use the pattern and apply it…

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3D Aquarium Mug Rug Pattern

3D Aquarium Mug Rug Pattern

Ok…I KNOW everyone is thinking holiday right now, but sometimes inspiration hits me. Sometimes it’s super random. Like this project for example. I thought “How can I create a mug rug that looks 3D and lets a more intermediate sewist play a bit?” Then I walked by my son’s fish tank. This mug rug pattern is a fun one and made easy by using the Heat N Bond method I talk about here: How To…

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Free Reindeer Antlers Pattern

Free Reindeer Antlers Pattern

Remember my first appearance on My Carolina Today last year? I had the BEST time showing the hosts how to get creative with their holiday hoodies. We pulled out all the stops: we had glitter, stencils, sequins, puffy paint, feathers and bells, but best of all, we had hoodies with reindeer ears! (I made a pattern and added them to the blank hoodies right before the show!) Being a mom to a brand new baby…

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How To Make A Pattern

How To Make A Pattern

Did you ever wonder how to make a pattern? The answer is: there are many ways to make sewing patterns. Here are the most common ways of making patterns: Method #1 – Draping This method of making a pattern is really more like just fitting fabric around what you plan to sew, and simply pinning it how you want it to lay. It is a great if you have a dress form (people get wiggly when they have…

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Free Christmas Stocking Patterns

Free Christmas Stocking Patterns

I love handmade Christmas stockings. They are adorable decorations and useful when Santa comes around. Free Christmas Stocking Patterns can be used to make a completely custom Christmas creation rather than buying something from the store. And who wants to spend money when you can get something better by making it yourself? Look how cute they are hanging on the mantle! I love the use of lots of different fabrics for the folded top and…

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Delightful Details – Simple Pops of Personality For Your Sewing

Delightful Details – Simple Pops of Personality For Your Sewing

Sewing expert, Heather Valentine, offers this excellent tip for taking basic sewing to the next level. She says to add personality by adding unique details to your handmade pieces. Heather says that adding small details can make the difference between something basic and something with real “wow” factor.  She suggest these ideas: ~Outline a print with a simple straight stitch.(like the leaves in the photo above.) ~Hand stitch embellishments like beads or crystals to your…

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