No fireplace? No Problem with “No Hang” Christmas Stocking

christmas stocking

Here’s a free pattern and tutorial for a “no hang” Christmas stocking.  If like me, you don’t have a fireplace (and don’t feel like drilling holes in the walls) but you still have kids and family who love the tradition of Christmas stockings filled with small presents, this might be … Continue reading

Angels On The Tree, Easy Christmas Decoration

easy christmas decoration

Making an easy Christmas decoration is a great way to get the kids involved in decorating the house for the holidays.  One of my most happy Christmas memories is sitting down with my kids to make some decorations.  Of course, I would have already done the stitching and some of the more … Continue reading

Small Sewing Projects: 10 gifts to sew with one yard of fabric

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Being a regular sewer, I have noticed that I have a huge stash of fabrics that are less than one yard. This is basically leftover fabric, but the pieces are so beautiful and fabric often so expensive that I can hardly imagine throwing any away.  Also, Christmas is fast approaching and … Continue reading

How to Make a Fringed Table Runner in Under an Hour

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We are going to make a fringed table runner for your holiday table in under an hour.  Hard to believe?  Did I mention it’s reversible?  The use of burlap or hessian allows us to make the fringe a super simple and elegant way.  The quilting cotton makes it reversible and … Continue reading

Coin Purse Free Pattern, Tutorial & Video – a perfect beginner project

coin purse pattern

This coin purse pattern and tutorial are a follow-up to the Leather and Fabric Handbag tutorial we posted recently.  While you certainly don’t need to make this coin purse pattern from leather –you can use vinyl or almost any fabric– it makes a good first project for those who have … Continue reading

January Mug Rug Tutorial – It’s SNOW much fun!

Mug rugs have become so popular lately! For the past couple years they are by far my biggest pattern sellers. This is probably for many reasons. They are super easy to make, they can be made using your favorite techniques (hand or machine), they make great gifts, and they can … Continue reading

Part Two:  How to Make the Christmas Tree Patchwork with Lights.

christmas tree patchwork

The sewing part of the Christmas tree patchwork with lights is easy to do.  For sewing machine newbies, the turns and corners of the tree may be a little more tricky to sew.  My tip for you would be to draw the seam allowance with an erasable fabric pen then sew over it. … Continue reading

Mrs Santa, Christmas Apron Pattern -an Easy Project with Lights: Part-One

Christmas apron pattern

I thought this time I’d share with you a Christmas apron pattern.  This is an easy project with lights too!   I’m sure it will put a smile on the faces of your holiday dinner guests. I live in Singapore where Christmas decorations go up right after Holloween.  It’s difficult not to get … Continue reading

Fur Boots! For the Glamourous Christmas Morning Look.

fur boots

These fur boots are not meant for walking, but rather for sitting pretty by the window while you watch the snow fall — or at least, this is how I picture it.  I imagine you sitting by the window with your favorite book or your new iPad (hopefully reading this … Continue reading

Ultimate Christmas Sewing Roundup: 200+ FREE Patterns!

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Christmas is Nearly HERE!  Time to Get Sewing. Christmas is a very popular time of the year for sewing.  Many experienced sewists are always looking for new Christmas sewing patterns and projects to brighten up their homes and tables, while many new sewists may be getting a sewing machine for the … Continue reading