Awesome Backpack Sewing Patterns

Whether it’s lugging a laptop and books to school (or the office) or using as a daypack on vacation, everyone should have a functional and practical backpack. Add your own personal touch and make the perfect rucksack for you with this collection of backpack sewing patterns. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make

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Stuffed Dog Patterns

As I was sitting here, searching for the best stuffed dog patterns, I’ve had the song “Dogs are the best people” by The Fauves stuck in my head (and I have no idea when the last time I heard that song was!). My son loves a dog plushie. I have no idea how many are

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Winter Warmers: Women’s Hoodie Sewing Patterns

The word hoodie brings to mind a teenage boy, hood up, slouching in the dark, up to no good. But seriously, everyone needs a hoodie! On a cold day, pull the hood up to keep warm (or keep your hair dry when you forget your umbrella!). Now, on some days a bulky over-sized hoodie is

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Ultimate Gift Guide: 100+ Gifts for Sewers

Are you looking for gifts for people who sew? Or are you the one who sews and are looking for ideas for what to add to your Christmas or birthday list? I’ve rounded up the best gifts for sewers (that’s sew-ers, not the pipes that carry, ahem, drainage water and waste matter!). You’ll never be

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How to sew a pot holder: sewing for beginners

A pot holder or hot pad is a great sewing project for beginners. It uses only straight stitches, and is a practical item that everyone can use. Add a personal touch to your kitchen with this easy sewing tutorial. Watch the video or keep scrolling for the step-by-step tutorial for how to sew a pot

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Adorable Boy Doll Sewing Patterns

There are lots of cute girly doll toys and patterns out there, but what about the boys? Whether the little boy in your life wants to play make-believe with a toy that looks just like him, or your daughter wants a little boy for her girly dolls to play with, here are the most adorable

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Quick and Easy Easter Craft: Felt Easter Eggs

Looking for a quick and easy Easter craft to decorate your home? Sew up some felt Easter eggs to brighten your home (without filling it with chocolate!). Do you decorate your home for Easter? I don’t really decorate my home during the year, other than for Christmas, mostly because I don’t have much space to

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Stitch Length: everything you need to know

When you first start sewing, stitch length is not something you really think about. You just start sewing with the default stitch length, whether that’s programmed in a computerised machine, or whatever the dial is set on for a mechanical one. Is that a bad thing? Probably not! Depending on what you are sewing, it’s

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Artiest Skirt sewing pattern review

This month, as part of The Eli Monster ambassador program, I’m sewing something for me! The Artiest skirt is a panelled maxi skirt for women. Here is my Artiest skirt sewing pattern review! I’m an Eli Monster Ambassador and affiliate. I receive free sewing patterns for review (all opinions are my own!). If you make a purchase

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No drama, just Llama sewing patterns

Whilst they haven’t quite overtaken unicorns (especially in this house!), llamas are all rage at the moment. There’s something adorable about their face, and well the name is fun to rhyme with pyjama and drama. Get into the llama trend with these fun llama sewing patterns: Felt Llama Patterns The adorable felt llama sewing pattern from

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DIY witch costume for girl with the Fjell dress sewing pattern from The Eli Monster. Take a simple dress sewing pattern and turn it into this DIY witch costume for a girl. It's a classic handmade Halloween costume. Start spooky sewing now!

Spooky Sewing: DIY witch costume for girls

Take a simple dress sewing pattern and turn it into this DIY witch costume for a girl. This month’s theme for The Eli Monster Ambassador program is Spooky/Sweet, and my thoughts instantly turned to Halloween. Halloween, where I live, is all about Spooky – no Disney princesses and superheroes here. A witch is the perfect

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Classy and classic: Schatje Skirt sewing pattern review

Looking for an easy skirt sewing pattern for girls? This cute DIY skirt has a flat-front and elastic back, so it’s easy to get on and off, but looks great from the front. It’s perfect to sew in a border print (Michael Miller Night Flower Fairies). Click through to read my Schatje Skirt sewing pattern

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Snug and Stylish: find your favourite Kids Hoodie Pattern

Who doesn’t love pulling a warm and snuggly hood over their head on a cold day? My kids will happily pull the hood right over their face, if they can. Hoodies are a great wardrobe staple, from toddlers to tweens and teens. If you’re looking to sew something stylish and warm, find the perfect kids

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Summer Festival Sewing – Super Sleeve Top

Today’s my turn in the George + Ginger Festival Fever blog tour. The theme celebrates all summer festivals, from music to food. But where I live, there are no summer festivals. In fact, it’s so stinking hot most people leave for as much of summer as possible.     Lacking inspiration, the word festival bounced

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