Free Clothes Patterns. Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size.
Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. One type requires you to take your measurements and draw up the pattern yourself. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern. I came across a few patterns that didn’t fit into any other category, so I gave them their own. We normally assume underwear is too complicated or to time consuming to sew ourselves. Aprons can usually be whipped up in less than an hour. Shirts and dresses are much more complicated to make than skirts. Coats can easily be the most expensive piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Click on the first link to get inspiration. Easy Ruffled T-shirt Scarf. Today was one of those rare, laid-back Sundays.
I was even in my Sunday school class before all my little students, which almost never happens! :o) And since we had no plans after church, I took the opportunity to make this little scarf that popped into my head as I was making lunch. I intended to make it for myself, but I didn't have quite enough material from these two old, ill-fitting shirts of mine, so I made one for Paige! It was so easy. All you do is cut three strips, the same length, but each one a little wider. For Paige's, I made three 55" strips in 3", 4", and 5" widths.
Then you lay them on top of each other. largest on bottom, smallest on top, and pin. Wind your bobbin loosely with elastic thread: Set your straight stitch to the longest length, and sew two rows, on either side of the middle strip, back-stitching at the beginning and end of each row. Anthropologie Pratia Tank Top Tutorial.
February 6, 2010 1:59 pm Per popular demand, here is the Pratia tank tutorial!
Start off with a t-shirt or tank top. Fully lined zippered box pouch - pattern and tutorial - it's a Pretty Modern life. I love the look of a zippered box pouch...so incredibly cute.
I found many tutorials on the internet, but was disappointed after making pouches following these tutorials to find that they were not fully lined; looks so much nicer when you open your pouch and there are no seams. It took me a long time to figure it out and I thought and thought and thought...then I got it♥ I don't want to keep this knowledge to myself, so here it is. I'd like to thank Jane at Projects by Jane (the only other tutorial like this that I was able to find on the internet - wish I'd found it sooner).
Her photos may help you out too if mine fail to communicate properly. If you like what you see and this tutorial was helpful, please help me by making a small donation to my site (click mauve button on top right on homepage). ♥♥♥Thanks so much! The finished pouch is 3 high x 4 wide x 7 long (inches) Here's what you need: 1 twelve inch zipper 2 10x7 inch panels for the lining (my lining fabric is the green one) STEP 1. Perfect Box Pouch Tutorial ? Make it Modern. How insanely fabulous is this pouch?
I can’t decide if I love it so much because a) it is made from glittery elephant fabric, b) of it’s small but perfectly proportioned size, c) it holds my on the go quilting supplies or d) all of the above. If you’d like to make your own see how below. You will need: 2 pieces of exterior fabric measuring 8 inches by 6 inches. (The longer side will be the top of your pouch, keep this in mind when cutting directional fabric)2 pieces of interior fabric measuring 8 inches by 6 inches2 pieces of mid-weight woven non-fusible interfacing (This helps add body to your bag, because without it it wouldn’t be very “boxy””1 12 inch zipperCoordinating thread (this will be visible on the outside of the bag) Tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress.
Make a t-shirt headband. Of all the headbands I've made, I think this is my new favorite.
It's like wearing sweats on your head, without the dumpy look. It's so cushy and comfortable! And yes, I am wearing the shirt with the bottom cut off in the picture. Hey, I needed something to match okay? This could match, too. Scrounge around for an old t-shirt. Fold in half lengthwise and pin in place. Fold the headband right side out. Make a flower or two and hand stitch it over the seam. The Real Deal: It cost me pretty much nothing. How to Sew a Cutout Beret. February 25th, 2010 Email 119 users recommend Layer felt to create a colorful motif for your beret.
Jack Deutsch Transfer your motif to the felt. Sloan Howard Use small fabric scissors to cut out the motif. Photo: Jack Deutsch A beret adds a great accent to any outfit. These berets were made from felted wool, but any felted knit fabric will work. What You'll Need: Fabric scissors, smallFelt, 1⁄2 yardMeasuring tapePaperPaper scissorsPencilPhotocopierSewing machineTailor’s chalkThreadMotif Template. Free sewing project: Fascinator Headpiece.