Best of National Sewing Month 2022
See the favorites from our annual National Sewing Month celebration!
It's been another great September and National Sewing Month celebration! Our 2022 celebration was another fantastic collection of free projects, patterns, guides, tips, videos, and much more.
Although we love to sew year-round, September is our favorite month for celebrating all things sewing. Even if you've never sewn before, there is a lot for you, too!
It's the ideal time for those who are just getting started or have never picked up a needle and thread before to start (we even have a few no-sew projects as well), but anyone who has been sewing and is looking for some inspiration or new ideas will love it just as much (if not more).
Because there were so many pages shared in September, this page includes the best of the best. That's right, check out the Best of National Sewing Month 2022 below and see what you might have missed.
Our 2022 promotion is definitely one of our favorites because of all the marvelous pages we have gathered from our favorite sewing designers and created in-house. You can find all of the pages shared this month on our National Sewing Month 2022 hub page.
We also gave away a brand-new Brother SE600 Sewing & Embroidery Machine, which is a popular grand prize for sure! Valued at $900+, it was much sought-after.
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What's the Difference Between Fabric Scissors and Paper Scissors?
What's the Difference Between Fabric Scissors and Paper Scissors? by Krista Childers and Trinity Heavin for AllFreeSewing: On this page, we're answering every question you have about scissors. First, learn about the types of scissors you might or might not know about. Then, learn the differences between fabric and paper scissors, and so much more.
How Do I Start My Own Clothing Line?
How Do I Start My Own Clothing Line? by Rebecca George from Purple and Lime: Have you ever wanted to start your own clothing line? Developing a brand and selling your DIY clothes can seem intimidating but these tips will help get you there. So, if you find yourself asking, how do I start my own clothing line?, you are in the right place. Follow these steps for success.
DIY Reusable Dryer Sheets
DIY Reusable Dryer Sheets by Reesa Lewandowski from Happily DIY: Have you ever thought to DIY dryer sheets? Now you can! Learn how to make homemade dryer sheets instead of buying them. This is a fast project for which you can use your cute scraps or fat quarters. It's easy to sew and can be easily made without sewing, too.
Forest Fox and Gnome Quilt Pattern Free
Forest Fox and Gnome Quilt Pattern Free by Bonnie Osness from Lakegirlquilts: Gnomes are everywhere you look these days! Although gnome decor is in nearly every boutique, it's difficult to find a quality Scandinavian gnome pattern for free. This adorable DIY quilted wall hanging features trendy gnomes and fall foxes. This gnome quilt is ready to welcome your guests!
What are the Layers of a Quilt? Guide
What are the Layers of a Quilt? Guide by Rose Johnston from Threadbare Creations: Quilt layers are the key ingredients of a quilt sandwich. They are basted together to hold everything in place, and then quilted and bound. Assembling a sandwich can be confusing for beginners. Learn what you need for putting quilt layers together and much more!
How to Make Lined Drapes
How to Make Lined Drapes by Krista West from Avlea Embroidery: Making your own curtains may seem intimidating but with only basic sewing skills and a space to work, you can learn how to make lined drapes like a pro. In this video tutorial from Krista West, she shows you exactly how to make lined curtains step by step so that you can do it for your own drapery.
Grogu Double Zipper Coin Purse Tutorial
Grogu Double Zipper Coin Purse Tutorial by Ellen LaFleche-Christian from The Socialites Closet: This fun zippered coin purse tutorial features two pockets and a keychain holder. Plus, Baby Yoda (aka Grogu) fabric makes this the cutest DIY coin purse we've seen! If you enjoy sewing, this coin pouch is a simple DIY sewing project you can tackle.
Christmas Baubles Printable Lacing Cards
Christmas Baubles Printable Lacing Cards by Matt Paulson and Krista Childers for AllFreeSewing: These free printable Christmas Baubles aren't just that. These printables double as lacing cards that both kids and adults can decorate for a fun wintertime activity. Download these Christmas Baubles Printable Lacing Cards, cut out the baubles, and practice sewing.
What is Fabric Grain? Guide
What is Fabric Grain? Guide by Rebecca George from Purple and Lime: When sewing from a pattern you might have wondered what exactly is fabric grain and why it's important. Sometimes called the grainline, this part of the fabric is important to understand. It directs the placement of the pattern pieces and the fabric cut from them and more.
DIY Reusable Sponge Sewing Tutorial
DIY Reusable Sponge Sewing Tutorial by Reesa Lewandowski from Happily DIY: Learn how to make kitchen sponges that you can reuse over and over. This is an amazingly thrifty sewing project, and you don't even need any odd materials. By using cotton, mesh, and batting, you'll have a DIY sponge that cleans and absorbs but is easy to wash and also dries quickly.
Holiday Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern
Holiday Oven Mitt Sewing Pattern by Marie Segares from Underground Crafter: A good DIY oven mitt tutorial or pattern is something that everyone sewist should have in their arsenal. Having a winter, Christmas, or Hannukah fabric version is going to help you out when it comes to gift-giving around the holidays, too. Not that you have to stop there.
Alphabet and Lettering Sewing Practice Sheets PDF
Alphabet and Lettering Sewing Practice Sheets PDF by Matt Paulson and Krista Childers for AllFreeSewing: Practice makes perfect, particularly when it comes to hand sewing. Whether you want to get your kids into sewing, are a beginner yourself, or merely want to improve your stitching skills for hand sewing letters and words, you're in the right place.
How to Make Fleece Snowballs
How to Make Fleece Snowballs by MaryAnne Kochenderfer from Mama Smiles: Ever thought of making a fabric snowball? This indoor snowballs DIY is seriously clever and fun! If you've never thought about making reusable fabric snowballs that can be used any time of year, inside or out. Learn how to make fleece snowballs with this beginner-friendly sewing tutorial.
How to Grade Patterns for Plus Size
How to Grade Patterns for Plus Size by Editors for AllFreeSewing: It's no secret that we don't live in a perfect world with every size clothing. Learn how to resize sewing patterns for larger bodies. Once you learn this technique, you can make your own flattering ensembles and look amazing. Plus, this also works for downsizing. Feel stunning without sacrificing style!
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