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This craft category is a huge collection of free sewing patterns of clothes and accessories! Seasonal DIY clothes with free sewing patterns ( summer clothes' sewing patterns, winter clothes' sewing patterns), DIY costumes with free sewing patterns ( Halloween costumes for kids, Halloween costumes for adults), accessory sewing tutorials (headbands,bag sewing patterns,jewelry sewing patterns), easy sewing patterns for beginners ( DIY clothes for beginners ), free sewing patterns of clothes for all ages ( kids' clothes sewing patterns, baby clothes sewing patterns, adult clothes sewing patterns ) ... and many more about sewing clothes and accessories!
DIY Puppy key pouch - syberian husky (free sewing pattern)
In conjunction with the Chinese New Year ( Year of the Dog - 2018 ) ,here is a super cute and easy dog themed sewing project : a siberian husky puppy key pouch. Now you can keep your keys in the cozy key pouch and protect your items from being scratched or tangled up by the keys when placing them together in the bag or purse. Siberian husky puppy key pouch is a palm sized cute little cozy key holder ,with a lobster claw clasp attach to a split ring by a cord or chain. Pull the split key ring out from the key pouch to get the keys, pull the clasp to draw the keys back to the pouch.
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DIY lion costume for kids with a Circus crib (sewing tutorial)
An another super cute Halloween costume by Ashley is ready to share, and it’s totally adorable! Make this cute fluffy circus lion costume for your little lion . But what is a lion ,without his traveling circus cage! Ha! The DIY circus lion cage makes it easier to carry your little lion baby , and he can sit and hang out while you are at a Halloween party or out for Trick-or Treating !
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DIY 30 minute mermaid skirt (free sewing tutorial and pattern)
If your little girls are obsessed with all things mermaid , this is THE tutorial for you. This time The Girl Inspired will teach you how to sew this wonderful, ruffled summer skirt in no time! If you've got 30 minutes and some basic sewing supplies, then you can put together this super easy DIY mermaid skirt. Whether your daughter likes dress-up or she’s searching for the perfect Halloween costume , this 30-minute mermaid skirt tutorial is sure. to. please. Get the tutorial at thegirlinspired.com and let's get sewing :
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Cute DIY hedgehog costume with felt - costume for kids
Baby hedgehogs . Could they be cuter? This DIY hedgehog costume may look complicated but it's really not! She made her own hoodie and sweatpants but you can buy any cream/tan colored hoodie from the store and save yourself a lot of work. This costume making tutorial will show you how to embellish an existing hoodie. If you don't sew you can always use a hot glue gun! For this project you will need at least 1/2 yard of each of these colors of fleece : cream, tan, and brown.
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Repurposed T-shirt bag - free sewing pattern
This repurposed T-shirt bag is a super easy sewing project which can be done in an evening. These T-shirt bags are very useful at the mall, beach or swimming pool because after a long day you could just toss them in the washing machine with your regular clothing.There are several patterns for T-shirt bags floating around the internet, but this one is a bit different :it has a boxy bottom and deeper handles/straps to put over your shoulder. It's a really easy pattern to adjust, though, if you have different ideas on how you want yours to look.
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Woodland fairy costume
If your kids are super CRAZY about fairies make their gorgeous woodland fairy dresses for this year halloween or dress up party with the help of this nice costume craft tutorial! The costume itself needs a little sewing experience, but you can change the sewn parts with normal clothes or a no-sewn tulle skirt. You can also use fleece or felt because it doesn't need sewing.
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DIY Recycled jeans e-book (or tablet) cover
If you want to make sure your e-book reader or tablet is protected this DIY recycled denim e-reader cover is a must! ( Especially if you are a professional dropper of gadgets just like us ! -haha ) What I love about this DIY e-reader cover is that it’s upcycled from old jeans, and it includes a jean pocket, on the front, to store the charger cable. The books we read are such a personal choice, and it makes sense to make an e-reader cover that matches your personality. It makes for a really individualised gift during the holiday season.
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Little gray cosmetic bag with tassel (free sewing pattern)
Do you love traveling? This year prepare for the summer holiday period with this easy to sew an useful little gray (cosmetic) bag! For anyone who loves to sew and travel, this sewing workshop is an excellent choice!. In this free sewing tutorial you can learn how to make a great, spacious, comfortable and beautiful makeup-nessesser (cosmetic bag)! The size of the finished bag is approx. 18 cm x 18 cm x 7 cm. Of course you can create larger or smaller bags with this free cosmetic bag sewing pattern just adjust the size as much as you want! This cosmetic bag is a fairly easy sewing project, so it's absolutely suitable for beginners in sewing as well!
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Simple halloween shark costume with fin
If you looking for a simple (last minute) halloween or dress up party costume make this adorable shark costume from a sweatshirt and a sweatpants. Its easy to make (can be done with hand sewing) and also cool looking. You can make the fin with cardboard if you haven't got a second sweatpants at hand.
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Pascal (chameleon) costume - Disney (Tangled)
If you looking for a fun and cozy Disney costume this Pascal (chameleon) costume (from Tangled) is a perfect choice for you! This halloween / dress up party costume is completely made of fleece, perfect for a cool Halloween night.  The hands and feet are connected to the sleeves and pant legs but are strapped in place with elastic.
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Easy DIY unicorn hoodie ( free sewing tutorial )
If you looking for an easy to make last minute Halloween or dress up party costume ,this adorable DIY unicorn costume is a perfect choice for you! It's warm and comfortable, that can be hard sometimes when it comes to handmade Halloween costumes . This unicorn costume is cute, girly, whimsical, and colorful. You can create other characters than unicorns : it can be any my little pony character or a horse/donkey ( just change the base colors ) .
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DIY Yoda costume ( free pattern and sewing tutorial )
Create your own baby Yoda : make a super comfy Yoda costume for your kids ! This lovely fleece Yoda costume by Fleece Fun could be made in an hour or two. Adorable and simple! By sewing costumes , you can really let your imagination go crazy and create something over the top, Make this quick and easy Yoda costume that would be great for Halloween , but are also fun for any day dress-up play. Get the step-by-step costume making tutorial and the free Yoda costume pattern at fleecefun.com and create your very own adorable Yoda costume now:
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DIY Zip-itself triangle coin purse ( free sewing pattern )
This zip-itself coin purse is truly an amazing and creative handmade design!  zip-up to a tetrahedron shaped coin purse, unzip to a long ribbon. This zip-itself coin purse is made from 2 simple materials that you can get from the shop easily – ribbon and zipper. If you wish to line the zip-itself coin purse, then you need additional fabric strip or more ribbon, but we personally think that this zip-itself coin purse looks fine without the lining. Craft Passion is showing the hand sewing method in the tutorial page but you may opt to machine sew if you find it is faster and easier in this way.
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Adorable DIY macaron coin purse
Look at these sweet little macaron coin purses! Aren't they super adorable? The space inside the macaron coin purses is quite limited but good enough to place some small jewelries like ear rings, rings; may be to keep some small coins, folded money; a place to keep small piece of note that wrote your shopping list and reminder etc. Or, simply use it as a key chain or hanging ornament. If you can find a small circle mirror of about 1″ to 1 1/4″, glue it on the back plate and turn this macaron coin purse into a small cosmetic mirror. In this nice step-by-step sewing tutorial you can learn how to sew one cute macaron purse for yourself or for your friends!
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DIY easy fabric spring flowers
Even if you think you can't sew, these fabric flowers by Pink Paper Peppermints are super-duper easy! You just have to try one! If you don't have any fabric lying around you could use an old sheet, clothes that the kids have outgrown, little baby things that you love ( imagine giving grandma a flower brooch made from pieces of fabric from all her grandkids favorite clothes! ) , dishcloth or anything else made from fabric. This quick fabric flower can be perfect as a beautiful spring flower bouquet , you can gift it for any special occasion, you can wear it as an accessory or simply use this fun technique to create unique jewelry.
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DIY Cat patchwork coin purse - free sewing pattern
Look at this super adorable patchwork kitty cat coin purse! If you love sewing and a have a few nice but small fabric piece this kitty cat purse sewing project is a perfect choice for you!  This gorgeous DIY cat shaped coin purse is a nice way to use up fabric scraps and create a beautiful and useful wallet for you or your friends/family! With this step-by-step tutorialsewing one patchwork kitty cat coin purse will be a piece of cake! (Well, it's not the easiest sewing project because of it's small size, but absolutely not as difficult as it seems!) The size of the Kitty Coin Purse is just nice to keep some coins and small notes.
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Pineapple dawstring backpack for kids - sewing pattern
This super cute drawstring pineapple backpack is really fun for little ones, but it really works for anyone. You could even make the straps longer and keep it for yourself! And it is so much fun to make! Wouldn’t a pineapple sack make a fun gift for giving too? In this nice craft website you will find a full photo sewing tutorial and a free sewing pattern ! This pineapple bag isn't that difficult to sew as it seems, you can make one in minutes even if you are a beginner in sewing ! You can create other fruit and veggie drawstring bags with this nice technique as well ( imagine a strawberry, or a carrot bag ! )
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Beauty and the beast costumes (Belle and beast) - Disney
This is a very nice, detailed Halloween kids costume tutorial with free printable sweing patterns,  inspired by Beauty and the Beast - Disney movie. Make Your Little Man Into a Little Beast and your girl into a pretty Disney princess!
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Penguin halloween costume (from Mary Poppins)
If you love the Mary Poppins stories make this adorable Penguin costume for your little kid. Even if you aren’t using the Mary Poppins theme, you have got to give this penguin suit a try. It’ll make you smile.  Really big. The costume base needs sewing skill, but if you can't sew you can make the acessories from felt or fleece with a help of a little hot glue.
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DIY Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be.
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DIY Lion tamer circus costume (free sewing tutorial)
Do you love pretty,fun and easy to sew costumes ? We love them! At first glance this DIY lion tamer costume may looks crazily difficult, but it’s actually a pretty simple costume making project .To make this beautiful DIY Lion tamer circus costume you will need red cotton fabric ( or red felt ) ,10-15 yards of tulle ,elastic, gold cording, crepe paper, a pair of black gloves, a DIY or store bought hat, and a hoola hoop.
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Adorable DIY macaron costume (costume making tutorial)
Hey, look! It's a macaron! Studio DIY created this super adorable and easy-to-make macaron costume and ( as usual ) she will teach you how to make it! This lovely macaron costume is simple to make, but it does use a sewing machine to make that fun ruffled cream ( the macaron signature ). You can make any flavor, or you can forget the ribbon and use the concept to make a cookie costume with felt chocolate chips ! Or you can go even further: create a hamburger or a yummy sandwich costume with buns!
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DIY Mermaid costume with seashell top - sewing tutorial
Are you looking for a lovely and quick to sew mermaid costume for your little mermaid ? Cassidy has the perfect method and very clear instructions, that we bet any one of you could create,and they look so polished and perfect for imaginative play! We love that she shares her shop secrets! Are you ready to give these a shot? We would recommend at least basic sewing skills already. It should take you about an hour or so for the tail, maybe 30-40 minutes for the seashells. Read through all the instructions first: it’ll go much faster for you if you have an idea where you’re going!
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DIY felt Robin Hood and Friar Tuck costume for kids
If your little one loves the Robin Hood story they will adore this super cozy and easy to sew felt Robin Hood and Friar Tuck costume ! Today Jen from jenspends.com will teach you how to make the perfect Robin Hood and Friar Tuck Halloween or dress up party costume. You can sew this felt Robin Hood and Friar Tuck costume it in any size: it can be a perfect toddler or adult costume because it's not only easy to make but also comfortable to wear it all day long!
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DIY BB8 droid Star Wars costume
BB8 ! Don’t know who he is? He’s the adorable new droid from Star Wars : The Force Awakens. BB-8 is a droid that rolls! If you don't know how to paper mache you could simply use a round paper lantern which is such perfect for a BB-8 Costume . We love this DIY BB8 droid costume ! It’s light weight but durable. And felt is such an easy to handle craft material! To us this DIY BB8 droid Star Wars costume totally screams homemade Halloween costume in a really fun way.
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Free baby sun hat sewing pattern (and sewing tutorial)
Hats are a funny thing. We love kids in hats.When they're wearing super adorable hats it's totally melts our hearts. So sew a useful and comfy baby sun hat, put it on a squishy baby head and go enjoy some sunshine! This baby sun hat sewing project is super easy, suitable for beginners as well! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sun hat sewing pattern and a nice detailed step-by-step sewing tutorial. Sew an adorable  sun hat from cozy cotton fabrics for your kids (or for yourself!  - just adjust the size).
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Textile beads from fabric scraps
Are you looking for a (fabric) scrapbuster craft idea? Dou you like unique and gorgeous jewelries? Try the textile beads! You can upcycle any old clothes/leftower fabrics to create these beads and for a more unique look you can combine them with real beads and other decorative elements! This textile bead necklace can be a perfect gift for any ocassion or you can spice up your outfit with this accessory in an inexpensive way (even if you have metal allergy). Of course you can create other accessories with this fun  and easy technique!
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