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DIY Cupcake Pouch - How To Make A Cupcake Bag
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial she will show you how to make a cupcake bag ! You can use this cute bag as a cupcake pencil case , a cupcake makeup bag , a cupcake jewelry bag or use this cute DIY pouch as you like. This adorable cupcake bag is absolutelly easy to sew, even if you haven't got a sewing machine. With this nice tutorial you can make one cupcake pouch easily which can be a perfect gift for almost every ocassion for your daughter and friends ! This easy sewing idea uses felt and cotton fabrics with a few hand stitches.
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Patchwork stars -  Christmas tree ornaments
If you have tons of leftower fabric pieces at hand because of your larger sewing project, this scrap buster Christmas craft can be a perfect choice to repurpose them and create something gorgeous! These patchwork stars are easy to make and make a huge inpact in any fabric pattern and color . It can be a denim star, a vintage/Tilda style star or even a funky and fun neon color will work well with this quick and easy sewing project! You can decorate your home  or your Christmas tree with these sewn star patchwork Christmas tree ornaments  or you can givce them as nice handmade gifts!
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DIY baby sock Christmas tree ornaments with sleepy mice
Oh those adorable tiny little first socks! If you would like to keep them forever but not in some dark corner of a drawer, give them a new life as cute decors that always helps you to remember those tiny baby feet!  This brilliant Christmas craft idea the DIY baby sock sleepy mouse is not just super adorable as a Christmas decor and a keepsake but also very easy to sew, especially because of this nice step-by-step tutorrial! Used baby sock ornaments sounds weird, I know, but it turned out so beautiful and adorable!  I’m really wishing that I saved all of the other kids’ socks now!
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Fleece knight helmet - winter hat (or knight costume )
Are you looking for a fun and warm winter hat / halloween knight costume accesory? Try this cute and cozy winter fleece knight helmet! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make this fun fleece knight helmet and a link to a step-by-step fleece hat sewing tutorial! Fleece is a perfect sewing material for beginners as well because it doesn't fray! So even if your are a beginner in costume making/sewing you can make this fun and cozy hat in minutes for the next Halloween party or just for winter ! You little (or big) boys will love it!
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Sewn dress up butterfly wings for kids (with template)
These dress up butterfly wings are one of the sweetest things for little girls! These butterfly wings are great for all those little girls that love spending their day dressing up and imagining. They would also be a great costume idea for school plays or even halloween. With just a few simple supplies and some minor sewing skills you can have a set of these butterfly (or fairy) wings done in no time! Just copy the pattern and adjust the size. Of course you can create other character / animal wings with this nice and easy sewing tutorial as well!
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Granny costume - Halloween costume for kids with sewing pattern
For this year's Halloween or dress up party create a costume that will make you laugh every time when you look at it! The granny costume from Little red riding hood!  There’s just something about that teeny little baby face with all that curly white hair and some reading glasses on a chain. And, well, that granny cap and dress/apron combo finish it off perfectly! If you haven't got sewing machine or sewing skills you  can make this super cute and fun granny costume with combined ordinary girly  clothes and a yarn wig!
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Halloween wolf costume for kids (with sewing pattern)
We love to sew fun,cute and cozy Halloween / dress up party costumes and this brown fluffy wolf costume is one of our favourites! In this nice craft blog you will find a free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial on how to make one big bad wolf costume (from red riding hood) for your kid.This same wolf concept and costume shape could be used for other animals like a bear, dog, cat, lion, tiger, etc. Just the face would just need to be adjusted a bit. So, if you are trying to figure out something similar, hopefully today’s post will help you out a little bit.
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DIY Little red riding hood Halloween costume (with sewing pattern)
I your kids love the Little red riding hood story they will love this beautiful Red riding hood costume! In this nice craft blog you will find a step-by-step sewing guide and a free template for making this gorgeous Red riding hood costume, and as an extra you can find here the big bad wolf anf granny costumes as well! So this idea can  be a perfect group or family Halloween / dress up costume! Well, this Little red riding hood costume is not the easiest DIY costume in the world but if you love to sew  it will be a piece of cake! Or alterantively you can use ordinary girl clothes similar to this design and put them together!
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Adorable and easy DIY fabric birds (with sewing pattern)
Do you love sewing? Are you looking for an easy scrap buster spring decor project? Try these super cute, gorgeous fabric birds! In this nice craft website you will find the free step-by-step photo sewing tutorial and of course the free fabric bird pattern! (Scroll down to the comment sections in the russian site to find the full size pattern!) These adorable fabric birds can be great decors at Easter/spring or you can use them as cute plushies (or pincushions)! These sewn birdies will look gorgeous in any pattern and color!
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Valentine's teddy bear softie painted with coffee (Free pattern)
How wonderful is to receive adorable handmade Valentine's gifts? And of course they are much better if you can give them especially if you create it with your own hands for your friends and relatives. With this brilliant step-by-step russian master class soft toy making tutorial you can learn how to make these super cute kawaiii little Valentine's teddy bears painted/stained with coffee! (Yes, your read it right, with coffee!) To make these cute little Valentine's teddy bear softies you will need: a white fabric, colored fabric of your choice,polyester filling, coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, PVA glue, acrylic paints, brushes, and a pencil. In this nice craft site you will find the free teddy bear sewing pattern as well!
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DIY baby nest ( free sewing pattern )
This handmade baby nest was designed to make life easier for new parents and their babies ! Sew a baby nest and use anywhere your baby is resting. Having their own nest will help your baby settle easier especially in new environments as they will quickly recognize the smell and feel of their nest. You can use your baby nest virtually anywhere around the house, or bring it with you wherever you go! This soft and cozy DIY baby nest is perfect for traveling as your little one can sleep anywhere stress-free! If you intend to use for co-sleeping the baby nest provides a safe barrier between you and your baby. In this site, you will find a free baby nest sewing pattern as well as a nice step-by-step tutorial on how to sew it!
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DIY Lovely heart bunny Easter decor (free sewing pattern)
Easter - one of our favorite spring holidays! Today we invite you to create a sweet handmade gift for Easter  a cute Tilda style DIY heart bunny fabric softie. This cute spring/Easter decor can be sewn from leftover fabrics so it can be a perfect scrap buster sewing project as well! In this nice website you will find a free sewing pattern and a nice photo documented step-by-step tutorial on how to make your own Tilda style heart bunny Easter softie! If you love adorable whimsical bunnies and lovely, stylish skandinavian  decorations this project is a must for you!  It can be also a great soft toy if you leave out the burlap ribbon (or just simply use something softer).
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Adorable soft doll with crocheted basket (sewing & crochet pattern)
This little Waldorf style soft doll is so adorable, we cant resist it! In this nice craft website you will find a free step-by-step doll making tutorial, a free sewing pattern and a free crochet pattern for the baby's basket as an extra! The fabric doll (and also the crocheted basket) is super easy to sew, you can make them in minutes from a little leftover fabric or from old unused clothes! Your kids will love this adorable little soft doll!  Handmade toys are always better than the store bought ones, because they has soo much personality, and you can choose the materials to sew from which is also a very nice thing!
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Lucky triangle chicken (free sewing pattern)
This free Lucky Chicken pattern is an easy and quick to sew project and it is perfect to sew as Easter ornament, pincushion, bean bag, potpourri sachet and paper weight. Besides, you may enlarge the pattern and sew it into chicken doll or door stop (by filling it with sand). If you wish to challenge yourself, how about try to sew a chicken coin purse by adapting the triangle coin purse pattern & tutorial (which also can be find in this nice craft site)! Depending on your sewing skill, generally the triangle lucky chicken softies takes about 15 to 30 minutes to sew. You can try various fabrics, they will be fun in any form!
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Mr. and Mrs. dolls - wedding gift box (free sewing pattern)
Are you looking for the perfect handmade wedding party gift? Try this brilliant DIY project the Mr and Mrs dolls! With this unique wedding gift box you can gift a fun, personalized doll set accompanied with other small usual wedding presents (money,vouchers,tickets etc) In this nice craft blog you will find the free Mr and Mrs wedding doll patterns and (as usual) a step-by-step assembling tutorial. Of course you can personalize the dolls as much as you would like to or you can even add some other little things witch are closely related to the newlyweds.
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Tilda style winter rabbit plushies ( free sewing pattern )
We are in love with Tilda styles plushies. They are so adorable and unique! In this nice craft masterclass site you can learn how to make these super cute winter Tilda rabbits ! The best in this sewing project is: you can find here 2 sets of clothing for your soft bunnies : a spring gardener set and a warm winter set , so you can use them as winter decors and leave them till Easter ! And if spring is over you can give them to your kids as cute soft toys ! Win-win! Of course you will find the free sewing pattern for the Tilda style rabbit plushies in the linked site as well!
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Easter egg bunny soft toy (free sewing pattern)
Spring came in, and it means you can start your Easter crafts now officially! If you love sewing this craft idea - the Easter egg bunny plush toy - can be  a great choice, even if you're just a beginner in sewing, because with this detailed masterclass tutorial  sewing one will be a piece of cake! The kids will love these adorable Easter egg shape little bunny plushies! And the best of this Easter craft idea: you can use up any scrap fabric to create the bunny softies because they will look gorgeous in any color and style!  And of course, you can make the fabric bunnies in any size! (  This rabbit is  14 cm tall - with ears. )
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Easter carrot treat bag - free sewing pattern
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring sewing! Today we are sharing a tutorial to make a carrot treat bag, a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket! These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies.  They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs!  And they will last, so you can fill them year after year! These carrot Easter treat bags are small and easy, making them a great sewing project for beginners & to use up some fabric scraps. But they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats! And they sew up quick, too, so you can make a few or make a whole bushel!
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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 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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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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DIY Adorable piggy pillow (free sewing pattern)
Sew a super adorable soft piggy pillow for your loved ones! Besides as a pillow, you can use this sewing pattern to make into other things, for example, pin cushion, smaller softy as gift, or a piggy back pack for little children. Just change the size by reducing or enlarging and modify it to fit into your design. You can even put a magnet on the nose to make the piggy pillows kissing each other! This piggy pillow is suitable for kids of all ages because it doesn't contains small plastic parts! (This makes it perfect toy for your newborn baby or even for your dog or cat! )
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DIY Sock sloth plushie (free sewing pattern)
We always wanted to own a sloth, well, not the real endangered species sloth but a sloth plushie that is huggable and less maintenance work. So, here it is! Craft Passion designed and sewed a sloth plushie pattern from a pair of chenille socks. Check out the free pattern and tutorial of the sock sloth named Smie! Adorable, isn't it? Smie, the sock sloth is a 16″ long animal plushie sewed from a pair of stripe brown / gray chenille socks. It has a 3 toes on each limb which is made out of beige felt. Smie has a smiling face and a pair of big groggy eyes surrounded by the brown marking. Magnets can be sewn to the limbs as an option, so that the sock sloth can do more poses and more fun to play with.
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DIY Sock kangaroo - soft toy for kids (free sewing pattern)
Please meet Mama Kass, the sock kangaroo, and Baby Kaden, the felt baby kangaroo! Craft Passion today share with us a super cute and free sock kangaroo sewing pattern!  The pattern on Craft Passion is a little lengthy but it is worth the read till the end. It has all the details you need to know on how to sew Mama Kass sock kangaroo and Baby Kaden felt kangaroo. Follow all the instructions well and you will be able to make one (or a whole family of) adorable sock plushies for your  kids or for yourself!
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DIY Soft taggie blanket - blankie with tags (sewing pattern)
You can buy all of those great baby toys for your little one, but we bet he/she would be more excited to play with tags hanging off the pillow or blanket next to him/her! So sew one lovely baby blankie with tags! This taggie blanket is a great sewing project for beginners. Getting the tags to stay in place can be a little tricky at first but once you get the hang of it the sewing is very basic sewing. Don’t worry if your lines are not sewn perfectly straight it’s just for a baby who is not going care if its a little off, their just love to play with the tags instead. She used one ribbon that was a satin finish and one that was a grosgrain finish.
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Toby the PJ turte - cute plushie pillow (free sewing pattern)
As one of the animal kingdom's oldest species, turtles deserve a lot of respect. We're proud to introduce our favorite turtle, Toby. He's not only as cute as they come with his shy smile (made with darts!), he also has a job: holding his owner's PJs in a hidden pocket on his bottom shell. Thanks, Toby! Unlike his real-life counterparts, Sew4Home's turtle is cuddly soft from top to bottom. He's meant to be a little pillow pal but you can use him to decorate the kids room or just sew one as super cute cuddly soft toy for the kids. This nice written step-by-step sewing tutorial comes with a free turtle pillow sewing pattern!
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Cute cloud baby toy (free sewing pattern)
Kids will love snuggling with these super adorable cloud plushies! Can you stand the cuteness? Simple stitching and minimal stuffing pulls this sewing project together in a flash. Sew up a sweet cloud softie (or several!) for someone you love! In this nice sewing blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make one of this lovely cloud soft toy for your baby! You can use them to decorate the kids' room or just use the clouds as a cute adorable baby toys.
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Fabric Mary Jane baby shoes (free sewing pattern )
Today The Cottage Mama shares with you this super adorable free fabric Mary Jane baby shoes pattern ! At thecottagemama.com you will find a written sewing tutorial on these super cute Mary Jane baby shoes and a free pattern available in size 6 – 12 month. ( This is a simple, hand-drawn sewing pattern so you can easily adjust the size for your baby's feet ) . With this adorable and easy sewing project you can use your quilting cottons as well! Read this tutorial by The Cottage Mama and sew a sweet pair of baby shoes for a sweet little baby:
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Adorable puppy baby binkie / blankey (free sewing pattern)
Learn to sew a super cute baby blanket that looks like a puppy with Oh The Things We'll Make's free pattern and instructions! Half softie , half blankey , kids will love snuggling with these dog lovies ! Can you stand the cuteness? Simple stitching and minimal stuffing pulls this sewing project together in a flash! This lovely puppy blanket can be a sweetest huggable toy for your baby ! Use a soft, black fabric for the nose, and form the eyes and mouth by hand by stitching them on with black thread. This way your puppy blanket will be safe as toy and blanket for newborns as well!
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DIY Vintage teapot pincushion - upcycling craft
If you love sewing and you need a shabby/vintage style (pet-safe) sewing supply storage, you will love this brilliant upcycling craft idea!  This cute, functional (shabby chic /vintage style) teapot pin cushion  has one additional feature: secrecy!( If you have a curious cat, the need to hide sewing notions- such as pins- is a very real thing. ) Sarah came up with this fun upcycling project using a thrifted teapot, fabric from a vintage pillowcase, and fiberfill. Brilliant isn't it? The teapot's lid hold the pins and the teapot itself is great for storage your sewing supplies!
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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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DIY Koala arm phone holder – phone case for arm
This brilliant step-by-step video craft tutorial will show you an easy way to make a sports armband phone case that looks like koala ! If you don't have pockets to put your phone in and you don't want to take your bag – this cute Koala arm phone holder will help you for sure! This adorable DIY armband phone cas e is perfect for running, cycling, jogging, riding, skating etc. So let this fluffy DIY koala hug your arm and carry your phone! Important tip about measurements: Measure the circumference of your upper arm ( biceps ) – it will be the length of the elastic ribbon. Add 3 cm to the circumference – and that will be the length of the case for the elastic.
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