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24 Handmade Craft Ideas from 2010: A Year of Free Crafts
If you're looking to learn How to Sew a Wine Tote, try this tutorial for size. Taking you through step-by-step instructions, you can sew a tote for any occasion. Use this reusable wine tote to give as a hostess or housewarming gift on its own or with a bottle of vino. Insulated batting on the inside keeps the wine cold during transit and adds extra security you might not get with just one layer of fabric.
Grab some of your favorite leftover fabric and create a Gathered Round Basket or several. Once you learn how to make a basket liner, you'll find these are quite addicting to make. They're reversible and useful for organizing craft supplies and everyday objects.
The travel earring organizer is the perfect accessory for weekends away. Easily find the pair of earrings you're looking for and ditch the plastic bag you usually throw them in. This handy travel earring holder is both cute and useful.
Use up those fabric scraps by making the Love to Sew Machine Cover. This fun project is bright, colorful and useful. Use this sewing machine cover tutorial to create a project you can keep yourself or give away as a gift!
Every crafter eventually builds up a pile of scraps from other projects. It can be tempting to simply throw out all those leftover scraps, but think of all the money you'd be wasting and all the projects you'd miss out on. Instead of trashing the fabric scraps, put them to use in any number of creative ways. These 30 projects are perfect for anyone who is looking for what to make with fabric scraps. If you're ready to get started putting your leftovers to use, check out these 30 Simple Sewing Projects to Use Up Your Scraps.
If you have 20 minutes you can make this handy sewing project. Use the 20 Minute Clothespin Bag to hold your mail, car trash or of course, clothespins. Transform a white clothespin bag into something much prettier.
Once you know how to make a hanging jewelry organizer there's no excuse to let your jewelry collection clutter up your bedroom. The Hanging Jewelry Holder is great for home and if you're looking for how to make a travel jewelry case, it's easily transportable!
When the morning sun is shining and everyone in your family is turning on lights, it can become difficult to sleep. This Pretty in Pink Sleeping Mask is just what you need to sleep through the night without interruptions. Check out this eye mask pattern to find step-by-step instructions on how to make an eye mask you'll love. You can sew this project using any fabrics of your choice, and it couldn't be easier to create. In this tutorial, you will find two separate patterns, so choose whichever you like best or sew them both.
A growing trend among sewists is to avoid puncturing their projects' fabric by replacing pins with pattern weights to hold the edges in place. These Easy Breezy Pattern Weights are a great way to avoid unwanted holes, since store-bought pattern weights tend to be on the expensive side. Save money with this sewing 101 secret! Homemade pattern weights are incredibly easy to put together, and making your own allows you the flexibility to decide what shape and size you want. After working with these pattern weights, you'll never go back to poking holes in your projects again.
If you're an avid follower of Downton Abbey, you'll love these vintage-inspired designs. Selected with characters from both upstairs and downstairs in mind, this collection of 26 Downton Abbey Sewing Patterns Vogue Sewing Patterns You Need to Have will inspire you to reconnect with key players of the show. Scan through this list and see if you can reason why AllFreeSewing would pair easy sewing projects like aprons, clutches, and dresses with these favorite characters.
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