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Make cute accessories, album covers, quilts, pillows, and more with our free sewing craft patterns and sewing instructions.
Add a handmade touch to baby toys. Sew a dozen or more of these poly-fiber-filled play blocks for a baby in your life.
Keep needles, scissors, and thread close at hand in an embroidered sewing roll. Use fabrics that reflect your style for a personalized touch.
Whip up extra seating that's comfy and cute. Mix decorator and specialty fabrics for a chic floor pillow.
Turn bright fabric scraps into a vibrant pincushion. Add a large button to the center to create a focal point.
Show a passion for quilting at your desk. Save bits of fabric and turn them into a customized mouse pad that tells a story.
Create a reusable slipcover to fit a notebook. This inexpensive and chic project is a great gift or back-to-school idea.
Create a western-theme quilted pillow for a cowboy or cowgirl in your life. The star, plaid, and bandana prints pump up the wild west style.
Make a quick and easy table mat for the winter season. This charming wool applique centerpiece is made without a sewing machine.
Embellish needle cases with die-cut wool leaf pieces. These needle cases make great party favors or tiny gifts.
Rotate triangle squares to create an overall diamond pattern quilt. Feed-sack prints are complemented by solid blue fabric in this quilting project.
This quick and easy table topper could be pieced overnight. Create multiples of this project to give for holiday gifts.
Group cozy flannel fabrics to make this beautiful wall hanging. Plaids and checks keep the eye moving across the quilt.
Combine a chicken-wire print background and appliques in feed-sack reproductions to make this cute kitchen wall hanging. The border corners are fussy-cut from a large-scale print for extra interest.
Strip piecing makes this quilt's construction quick and easy. This quilt uses two fabrics in each block for a colorful wall hanging.
Make a table mat from quilting stash supplies. Add a personal touch by finishing this project with large, hand-quilted stitches.