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31 Gorgeous Free Sewing Patterns for Tops (Women)

Every week I scour the web for free sewing patterns to share with my email subscribers. In the process, I’ve come across a LOT of incredible free sewing patterns for tops. I’m going to share the best patterns for women’s tops, including blouses, tunics, crop tops, summer tops, t-shirts, cami’s, and more. All of the […]

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Sewing for Beginners

How Big a Yard of Fabric is & 6 Helpful Photo Comparisons

A yard of fabric is 36″, 3 feet, 0.9144 meters, or 91.44cm. It looks like a yardstick, or about double your shoulder width. A “yard of fabric” only describes the length, not the width. Fabric widths often vary from 43″ (1.09m) to 60″ (1.5m). Fabric stores won’t cut the width, they only measure and cut […]

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How To Clean & Look After Fabric Scissors: I Asked 3 Pros

Cleaning and looking after your fabric scissors will make them cut smoothly and repel rust. Here are 4 steps to make your scissors last longer: Wipe your scissors after each use to remove waste fibers. Wash them to remove glue and dirt (stainless steel scissors only). Oil your scissors so they cut smoothly & don’t […]

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15 Sewing Patterns for Potholders & Oven Mitts (8 Free!)

Here are the best sewing patterns I’ve found for potholders, hot pads, oven mitts, and double oven gloves. I’ve included free printable PDF patterns and physical paper ones. Ps. I run an email list where I send people 1 FREE sewing pattern every Thursday. If that sounds exciting to you, join here. It’s normally printable […]

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36 FREE Printable Sewing Patterns for Kids, Babies & Toddlers

I’m always looking for free sewing patterns to share with people on my email list (join here for 1 free pattern every Thursday!). Here are the best printable sewing patterns I’ve found for kids. These are modern and on-trend designs. For this post I focused on clothes, hats, and accessories. The sizes include babies, toddlers, […]

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12 Cross Back ‘Japanese’ Apron Patterns & Tutorials (+ FREE)

I’m sharing apron sewing patterns and tutorials that have a criss-cross back. They’re sometimes called Japanese aprons. I’ve included free printable sewing patterns, physical paper ones, and tutorials with apron measurements. FREE PDF cross back apron patterns Apron with front pocket by Tessuti Download now ($0) Sizes: one size. Design: this apron has a square […]

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Fabric Scissors vs Normal Scissors: 7+ Differences Explained

If you’re new to sewing, you might be wondering what the difference is between fabric scissors and normal scissors? Are fabric scissors necessary? Or can you cut fabric with regular scissors? To find out, I spoke to Ernest Wright and LDH Scissors. Ernest Wright is a manufacturer of scissors. They’ve been in business since 1902! LDH Scissors […]

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Sewing Project Ideas

Turn Scrap Fabric into NEW Clothes: 14 Sewing Project Ideas

Not sure what to do with your fabric scraps? I’m here to help! This is part 1 of my ‘scrap fabric sewing project ideas’ series. Here are creative ways to use fabric scraps in your next clothing project. I looked to fashion brands for inspiration. I’m starting today’s list with ideas for smaller bits of […]

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7 Easy First Sewing Project Ideas for Adults *TESTED*

Last summer, I spent 2 days teaching my cousin how to sew. She had never used a sewing machine before. Here are 7 first sewing project ideas for adults. I would genuinely recommend all of these to beginners like my cousin. I tested every single idea on this list to make sure it was easy […]

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24 Best Headband Sewing Patterns & Tutorials (All Free!)

Headbands are a quick and easy sewing project idea for beginners. I rounded up 24 of the best headband sewing patterns and tutorials I’ve seen. The patterns are all free printable PDF files! This list includes: Multiple sizes for babies, toddlers, kids, and adults. Different fabric types (stretchy knits and non-stretch woven fabrics). Multiple styles: […]