Sashiko Quilting Tutorial: How to Make a Japanese Embroidery Cushion

sashiko quilting tutorial

Hello! I’m Rin from Sew in Love and owner of Hana Patterns. I’m back with another free sewing pattern for you, inspired by my Japanese heritage. You can make this embroidered pillow to add a touch of ethnic and bohemian style to your home. What’s Sashiko? Sashiko is a type of … Continue reading

Recycling Old Placemats – Doing Your Part To Reduce Waste

At home, I have eight ugly, crackly, and wavy old-looking vinyl placemats that I keep using every day. Sadly, they have become an eyesore in my kitchen. However, as you all know, I hate throwing things away –so I thought I’d breathe new life into them. In this article, I … Continue reading

Bunny Silhouette Hot Pad Tutorial

Bunny Silhouette Hot Pad Tutorial

Hello! It’s Amy from Friends Stitched Together with a tutorial for these fun Bunny Silhouette Hot Pads! I am so excited for spring and all the fun, bright colors that are popping up in the fabric stores now. I made these specifically for Easter, but I think they’d be cute … Continue reading

Scrappy Valentine’s Day Pincushion

Heart pincushion. I like that its a larger size.

February brings lots of red, pink, and hearts! Stephanie from Swoodson Says here, and I have a quick, easy, scrappy Valentine’s Day pincushion tutorial for you. If you’re looking for another idea, I also have a heart-shaped hand warmer tutorial on my blog that uses upcycled wool. This pincushion is … Continue reading

Penguin Pot Holder

This penguin pot holder is so cute! Can make this a boy or girl potholder. Christmas fabrics are good for this too.

While it might seem like an obvious comparison, as I was designing this little guy, I realized potholders are much like puppets. I feel rather silly having never thought of that before now. To make your own penguin pot holder, you will need: The Pattern – download from Payhip HERE … Continue reading

30+ FREE Dinosaur Sewing Patterns & Projects

Is someone in your family absolutely in love with dinosaurs? Dinosaurs are popular with kids of all ages. They make wonderful subjects of sewing projects from the most simple to some that could be pretty complicated. My son really loved dinosaurs when he was a baby. I developed the Pinch … Continue reading

Faux Chenille Baby Blanket

The most adorable chenille style baby blanket. I want to make a full sized on for my own bed. Just takes a bit of patience!

After my recent attempt at quilting and all the adventures, failures, and very steep learning curve that went into making a baby quilt, I decided for my next expectant friend, a different approach was in order. Pinterest to the rescue for inspiration and I came across this tutorial for a … Continue reading