Free Camper Caravan Template for Crafts, Sewing, Applique

Free Summer Camper Caravan Template for Crafts, Sewing, Applique

When I was a little girl my parents took us camping in the rocky mountains every summer. Although I loved the scenery, streams, and wildlife we encountered every day, I was fascinated as a young girl by the campers that we used to camp with (from afar). I loved the idea that the campers were … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Super Easy Faux Needle Turn Applique Technique

EASY Applique Technique from A Few Scraps

See how Christina from A Few Scraps creates this pretty bird applique for a skirt easily and without frustration! Don’t miss the applique projects by SWN members in the gallery slideshow below: SWN Applique Gallery: Find more inspiring applique photos like this on Sew, What’s New? More applique techniques and tutorials for you at SWN:   How … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Easter Bunting

Sew a Celebration Bunting! – Free Project by Karen

One of my nieces asked me to sew some bunting for her sister’s birthday present, to decorate her backyard for the summer. As always for me it’s choosing the fabrics and how to arrange them that takes a lot of the time, but she wanted red and white so that simplified matters!   My fabric stash provided … [ Read More at SWN! ]

seasons eatings free apron sewing pattern

Christmas Sewing and Quilting Projects, Patterns and Tutorials – Ongoing Holiday Round-up!

                                                                      Stay tuned for updates! Submit your Christmas Sewing Project posted at SWN!   Try Craftsy Unlimited, watch everything free!

FREE PDF Merry Mug Rugs from Harding Hill Designs

Merry Mug Rugs – Free PDF Pattern from Harding Hill Designs

Strip piecing and *easy applique create a festive quilted coaster, AKA “mug rug”!  This particular pattern offers eight different applique shapes – which is very nice but what is even nicer is that *this pattern is FREE.  Thank you Harding Hill Designs!  These quilted mug rugs are fabulous gifts for teachers, neighbors, etc.  “Just a … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Black Cat Hat Sewing Pattern from Serger Pepper

Black Cat Fleece Hat Free PDF Pattern + Sewing Fleece With a Walking Foot

If you can sew a straight line and enjoy working with fleece this Black Cat Kids Halloween PDF sewing pattern from Serger Pepper is for you. For Halloween as part of a costume or everyday for fun, this free sewing pattern gives you the opportunity to create some unique hats for the kids.  Save your … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Hooty Owl Pillow - Free PDF Pattern

Hooty Owl Pillow – Free PDF Pattern by Crabby Maudie

Hooty Owl Pillow – Free PDF Pattern – This little pillow is the perfect size to tuck under the small of your back while you sit in your comfy lounge chair.  Use this whimsical pillow to add a bit of fun to any corner you use it in.  Finished size 17″ x 8″.  You should know how to sew straight and zig zag seams, … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Modern Black and White Floral Wall Hanging with Applique and Embroidery  by Wandie Garren Williams

How to Add a Hanging Sleeve to your Quilt + Applique Tutorials

“Learn how to add a hanging sleeve to your quilt or wall hanging. It’s a great way to display your quilted project.  Sharon’s tips and quilt lessons give you all the detail needed to complete this project…..enjoy!” Applique Gallery: Find more inspiring sewing photos like this on More applique and quilting @ SWN: A … [ Read More at SWN! ]


I’ve bought a Silhouette Portrait! Now what should I do with it?

I started reading about craft cutting machines on MakeItLoveIt and was intrigued.  The fact that it can cut fabric as well as vinyl and cardstock convinced me I should have one! So I bought one and it arrived a couple of weeks ago.  I unpacked it, and following the instructions I loaded the software then … [ Read More at SWN! ]


Sewing with Vinyl

  The other half had a significant birthday in May, and I bought him a cigar box guitar  (Yes, that is a guitar made out of a wooden cigar box) and he bought an amplifier to use with it.   He asked me to make covers for them.  Instead I made a cover for my … [ Read More at SWN! ]