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  • If you are someone that would like to learn how to sew, you can learn the basics from the easy-to-follow lessons here. With step-by-step instructions, learning to sew is pretty easy.

    Free Sewing Lessons for Beginners

    Free Sewing Lessons for Beginners

    by Author Victoria Sheffield0

  • Make elegant decorative curtains using grommets with this simple tutorial and tips from my experience creating them for my patio.

    How to Make Drapes Using Grommets

    How to Make Drapes Using Grommets

    by Loraine Brummer1

  • This easy to make walker tote bag is held on with two strips of hook and loop tape (Velcro). It is a fast sewing project, perfect for beginner sewers who want to sew for charity. The tutorial teaches you step by step how to sew a walker bag.

    How to Make a Walker Tote Bag

    How to Make a Walker Tote Bag

    by Jimmie Lanley17

  • Use my free shower turban pattern to easily put one together! It'd make a lovely and functional gift for teenage or college girls. Whip up an entire batch to give away for Christmas, graduation, or a bridal shower.

    How to Sew a Simple Shower Turban

    How to Sew a Simple Shower Turban

    by Loraine Brummer1

  • Taking in or letting out a pair of dress pants is not hard and should take you no more than 30-40 minutes. Custom tailor your pants to make them fit just right for a fraction of the cost a professional charges!

    10 Easy Steps to Alter Pants at the Waist

    10 Easy Steps to Alter Pants at the Waist

    by Zsuzsy Bee47

  • This kennel bedding cage mat sews up quickly. I hope you make bunches and bunches of extra mats to donate to the local animal shelter. Better yet, share this tutorial so more animal lovers can help!

    Cage Mat Tutorial

    Cage Mat Tutorial

    by Pam Irie12

  • A step-by-step tutorial (with pictures) showing how to embroider 5 easy and beautiful stitches. You'll be able to make several beautiful designs and learn the skills to make more complex stitches.

    5 Impressive Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches

    5 Impressive Basic Hand Embroidery Stitches

    by Melanie Shebel2

  • Leather gloves and leather mittens are warm and cozy. Get started today learning how to make them yourself. They will make a great Christmas present this holiday season.

    How to Make Leather Mittens & Leather Gloves

    How to Make Leather Mittens & Leather Gloves

    by Dawn4

  • Make this super cute, and environmentally friendly apron, by upcycling old jeans. It's easy with these detailed photos and step by step instructions.

    Upcycled Denim Apron Tutorial

    Upcycled Denim Apron Tutorial

    by Claudia Mitchell108

  • If you own a mini crib, most likely the Alma Mini Crib, you have found out that there is only one crib sheet available on the market. It is organic, but it it’s only plain white and kind of pricey. Here are easy, step-by-step directions on how to...

    How to Sew Mini Crib Sheets (Easy with Pictures)

    How to Sew Mini Crib Sheets (Easy with Pictures)

    by GenevieveStevens67

  • Picking out stitches can save an embroidered garment from apparent disaster. With the proper techniques and enough patience, almost any design can be removed and sewn over.

    Tips for Correcting Embroidery Mistakes

    Tips for Correcting Embroidery Mistakes

    by Erica J2

  • Yes, you can sew your own pair of pajama bottoms! Quick and easy instructions for sewing PJ pants.

    How to Sew Pajamas

    How to Sew Pajamas

    by KA Hanna2

  • Want to make a useful baby shower gift? Or just add some practical baby items to your collection? These bibs are so easy and quick to make, it will only take an hour or two to make a dozen. Using t-shirts to create baby bibs makes this a budget friendly project, while giving your baby some unique accessories.

    Baby Bib Tutorial:  Repurpose T-shirt Fabric Into Practical Baby Gift

    Baby Bib Tutorial: Repurpose T-shirt Fabric Into Practical Baby Gift

    by Jayme Kinsey10

  • This great stash buster also serves to keep your crochet hooks neat and organized. Use whatever materials you have laying around.

    Sew Your Own Crochet Hook Case

    Sew Your Own Crochet Hook Case

    by CarteDuJourFarms0

  • Seam sewing for the beginning sewer. Learn how to sew a seam in a few easy steps. Be clever, sew a seam.

    How to Sew a Seam

    How to Sew a Seam

    by KA Hanna0

  • Pincushions are popular crafts to make, use, collect and enjoy. This tutorial includes easy directions for making a cupcake-style pincushion that can be decorated and embellished in a number of ways.

    How to Make an Embroidered Pincushion

    How to Make an Embroidered Pincushion

    by Donna Herron16

  • I had a pair of shorts that were too big. They were the perfect length, and I loved that the color went with so many of my tops and shoes. The shorts were a bit too big around the waist and hips, so I pinned them for a quick sewing job that resulted in them fitting like a dream!

    How to Alter a Pair of Shorts: Easy Sewing Project

    How to Alter a Pair of Shorts: Easy Sewing Project

    by carolyn592

  • A simple basting stitch for hand sewing is really not hard, once you know what steps to follow and what to look out for. This simple stitch will work for mending ripped cloth, sewing on buttons, hand-sewing delicate areas in clothing construction,...

    How to Stitch: Step-by-Step with Pictures

    How to Stitch: Step-by-Step with Pictures

    by Ann Leavitt8

  • Give your bedroom a quick makeover by making your own pillowcases. It's fast, fun and easy when you use this step-by-step photo guide that will show you how.

    How to Make a Pillowcase

    How to Make a Pillowcase

    by Claudia Mitchell48

  • Including photos and instructions, learn how to make reusable fabric bowl covers with this step by step guide. This project is a great way to use up fabric, save money and be kind to the environment.

    How to Make Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers

    How to Make Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers

    by Claudia Mitchell137

  • For a unique gift, turn a drawing into a one-of-a-kind stuffed toy. The step by step photos and instructions provided will make the process easy.

    How to Make a Stuffed Toy From a Drawing

    How to Make a Stuffed Toy From a Drawing

    by Claudia Mitchell114

  • Learn how to thread a sewing machine properly so that you can start sewing quickly and confidently without worry about thread tensions, skipped stitches and other problems.

    How to Thread a Sewing Machine (With Photos)

    How to Thread a Sewing Machine (With Photos)

    by QuiltFinger0

  • Make an easy pillowcase for a child to tell him or her that you care. Choose a fun fabric design and check out the sewing process to create this project. Using it as a gift is icing on the cake!

    Sew a Child’s Pillowcase

    Sew a Child’s Pillowcase

    by RTalloni60

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