background preloader


Facebook Twitter

82018-18-1. Free Tote Patterns - Craft Ideas. The Tohoku Tote. Today I am publicly posting the full pattern and tutorial for the Tohoku Tote.

The Tohoku Tote

I have chosen to do this for a few reasons. 1) Kari from UCreate asked if it could be used for her monthly "Create With Me" and Kari rocks. I'm thrilled about this. 2) I think we raised what we could selling if for charity. Reusable Fabric Gift Bags to sew. When Deby asked if I wanted to contribute to the So Sew Easy Seasonal Sewing Series, I immediately agreed.

Reusable Fabric Gift Bags to sew

Not only did it sound like a fun series, but I could get a head start on planning and sewing for Christmas. For the past couple of years, I’ve cut down on my use of Christmas paper, by sewing re-usable fabric gift bags. Today I’ll show you how I make some of those bags… Super easy, next to no sewing bag: Cut a rectangle twice the width you need (mine is 15″ x 8″, suitable for a small gift such as a pack of cards).Fold in half, with the right sides together.Sew down one side and across the bottom.Use pinking shears on the seams and across the top. Reading glasses case using a Flex Frame. This week, something bad happened to my sunglasses.

Reading glasses case using a Flex Frame

Oops. They were floating around in my bag while it was briefly raining and next time I took them out, the lense was broken. 30 Great Places to Buy Fabric Online. You can make the greatest stuff with your sewing skills but if you don’t have great fabric to work with your projects just won’t turn out as well.

30 Great Places to Buy Fabric Online

Finding fabric that is perfect for your needs can be a bit of a hassle and it’s often a task that’s best done in person so you can gauge weight and texture. Yet, some of the best deals on fabric, especially imported or designer fabric, can be found online. Here are a few sites that I’ve found to be particularly useful in finding and buying great fabrics. UPDATE: I appreciate all the comments and recommendations, but please check out my follow up post for additional sites. Many more suggestions appear there!

Bernina Free Sewing & Quilting Videos. Free Sewing Lessons, Tips & Techniques. Sewing School. Welcome to the Sewing School!

Sewing School

I get a lot of emails and comments asking about how to do certain sewing related things and where to find old posts on my blog and so in an effort to consolidate the tutorials and sewing advice you find here on A Fashionable Stitch, I’ve made up this handy dandy Table of Contents page to navigate you through what’s available here. It’s due to be added to every now and then, so check back when you are searching for something and can’t find it. Happy Sewing Adventures! Xoxo, Sunni Making a muslin or a test garment (also known as a toile) is a great way to find out if certain alterations are needed for a particular pattern. Alterations for Pants/Trousers Getting a pair of pants or trousers to fit perfectly can be one of the hardest fittings we ever do as sewists. Duct Tape Double: DIY Dressmaker's Form. Rustybobn Makes a DTD (Duct Tape Double) I read about it, and wanted one for a long time.

Duct Tape Double: DIY Dressmaker's Form

The whole process just seemed *icky* and I didn't think I'd be able to breath with all that tape on me. In fact, just thinking about it would almost bring on a panic attack. It ain't that bad... Mandatory reading: My Pattern Fitting Secrets. I have picked up a handful of fitting hints I should not keep secret!

My Pattern Fitting Secrets

Sewing should be FUN. That is why we buy and use Lutterloh. Why not master some great ways to fit your patterns? When you think about fitting a garment the first thing to consider is:"what does everything hang off of? " Starting at my head my next widest part is my shoulders. My handy tool is a tracing of my neck and shoulders. How To Make A Pattern From A Favorite Garment. How To Turn Your Dress Ideas Into Reality By Making A Custom Pattern. Jenna!

How To Turn Your Dress Ideas Into Reality By Making A Custom Pattern

You continue to astound and amaze us with your just do it your own damn self awesomeness! As stated below - this is really pattern draping, but the BEST source I've found for actual flat pattern drafting using slopers (the basic building blocks of every garment pattern piece) is "The Theory of Fashion Design", by Helen Brockman. It's from 1965, and is a super fantastic source of the hows and whys of how the elements of a design work together, and then how that all translates into your drafted pattern pieces.

The sample designs are at once classic, kitsch, and insanely informative. Once you set up your first set of personal slopers and start flat pattern drafting, you're pretty much hooked! Directory of Free Sewing Patterns, Tutorials and Projects. Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types. I’ve recently ventured into drafting patterns starting from my basic bodice and skirt sloper.

Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types

The fit issues are minimal, since the sloper is made skin tight. Design ease is added as you go along. I found these reference pictures useful for ideas on basic sleeves, necklines, collars, and dress types. These are from Vogue Sewing, circa 1982. All Free Sewing - Free Sewing Patterns, Sewing Projects, Tips, Video, How-To Sew and More. Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet! Special Sunday greetings you naked molerats!

Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet!

Since you’re so naked, I thought you might want to make yourselves some nice little circle skirts. And perhaps, like me, you find yourself with little mole rat patterns just a touch on the small side. A string quilt block tutorial – paper pieced method. I’m so blown away by all the wonderful comments on my string quilt, now aptly named ‘Kaleidoscope’ (many thanks to Kerri who was the first to suggest it, followed by 9 others of you who had the same thought!) I think it’s just perfect. And now, a quick tutorial – I had a few requests for a tutorial on making this type of quilt, so I figured I’d oblige (it’s the least I can do, right?). This shows the paper piecing method, which is my preferred method. To start, you’ll want to decide on the size of your blocks. For the Kaleidoscope quilt, my blocks were 11″ square.

Cut squares of your desired size from the copy paper and set aside. Decide on your fabrics and cut strips of a variety of widths. Fabric Storage Box – Free Tutorial. By Tina Craig + MIssouri Star Quilts I hope you enjoy this little fabric box tutorial. I thought it would be something we could make for teachers to put on their desks or for daycare, etc.

A million uses come to mind which makes this tutorial and sewing project incredibly useful – practical. Beautiful Make It Yourself Rag Quilt – Fun & Easy. Block Patterns. Articles 1 - 10 of 204 << Prev 1 | | | 8 of Our Favorite Quilt Block Patterns + 20 Top Patterns There are endless numbers of quilt block designs you can use in your quilt patterns, but sometimes it can be hard to find the real winners. That's why we've collected 8 of our Favorite Quilt Block Patterns, so you can try the most popular quilt blocks we have. If there's one thing these quilting blocks all have in common, it's their stashbusting power. Most of our top quilt squares are scrap quilt blocks, so you can use them to give leftover fabric a new purpose. 1.414: every quilter’s magic number.

Numbers. I confess a love/hate relationship with them. They are so unyielding; so absolute. Free Block Pattern: Ooh-Rah Block 4. 5 Circle Quilt Patterns to Try. Free Quilting Tutorials. 25 things to do with Fat Quarters. Why are fat quarters so tempting? Do they tempt anyone else? Half-square-triangle short-cuts and easy square-up. HST Tutorial and Maths Formula - Blossom Heart Quilts. Pat Sloan's QuiltersHome: FREE PATTERN PAGE. Note from Pat. Connemara: FREE Ireland-Themed Quilt Block Pattern. Skill LevelCONFIDENT BEGINNER. Treasures from Ireland: FREE Irish Quilt Block of the Month Pattern. Skill LevelCONFIDENT BEGINNER. Quilt Blocks Galore! Stringing it Up with Tulip Fields! This is as far as we’ve gotten this morning –but what a fun morning it has been! Tulip Fields is such a fun quilt to make with its tiny 3” finished tulip block quarters – each one is the cause of much squealing and delight as we piece units, swap fabrics, trim to size, slice on the diagonal (Up the center of the center string from corner to corner, not ACROSS the strings as some of my students found out after a couple of Whooops!

Cuts -- We worked on string block parts all the way up until the lunch break we are now enjoying. Nested Churn Dash. Churn dash fever has hit cyberspace so in celebration of the revival of this classic block I designed the nested churn dash. Centering Designs in Prairie Points. Sixteen Point Star Quilt Block Pattern. Examine the Sixteen Point Star quilt block and you'll discover several ways to assemble its patchwork. Where There’s a Will; There’s a Way. Yeah, sometimes things don’t go as planned. Quilting Tutorials - Point Trimming. How to Add Piping for Quilt Projects, Part 2 of 2. How to Add Piping for Quilt Projects, Part 1 of 2. Super-Size Castle Block. Scrappy Nickel Dutch Rose quilt block tutorial.

Solstice Stars Series : Another Star. Crazy Patch Tutorial: How to Embroidery a Crazy Heart Two Ways. Quartered-star-tutorial.pdf. DIY Headband. 15 ways to repurpose old jeans. Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. 25 More Free Dress Patterns. TUTORIAL and PATTERN: Kid Pants, the basic pants. DIY: eyelet sweatshirt. Tutorial: Reversible Patchwork Bag. DIY: eyelet sweatshirt. Make Your Own Pattern. Free Sewing Patterns - Over 2000! Children's Size Chart for Clothes. TUTORIAL and PATTERN: Kid Pants, the basic pants. 25 More Free Dress Patterns. 25 Free Women's Dress Patterns. Learn To Sew Dresses: Free Patterns. Free Dress Patterns. Free Online Dress Patterns For Sewing. 52 Free Dress Patterns.

52 Free Dress Patterns. 39 Free Skirt Patterns. Elasticated blindstitched neckline finish. FOLD and FLIP Facings....a Sewing Tutorial. Not your usual shirt placket :)) 65 Free Clothes Patterns. 38 Free Apron Patterns. A Summery Flutter Sleeve. Refashion Tutorial - Long Sleeves to Bow Sleeve T-shirt. Women's Clothes Patterns & Tutorials. Free Dress Patterns.