Thursday, March 26, 2015

Free Pattern - Stuffed Toy Easter Lamb

Stuffed Lamb Toy Pattern

Easy to sew stuffed lamb toy is a lovable addition to any child's Easter basket. When made of felt it whips up in an hour or two. Add seam allowances for faux fur or terrycloth lamb. Whatever fabric you choose, you can't lose with this sweet and cuddly toy. Download instructions here.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Free Pattern - Lacy Crochet Gloves - Just in Time for Spring

Pretty Crochet Gloves
Just in time for Spring. Easy to crochet lacy gloves are a tuck in your purse take along project. Make them in pretty pastels for day wear or sexy black or silver lurex for evening. An essential accessory for every retro gal. Download this pattern HERE.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Free Pattern - Easy Baby Bibs From Finger Tip Towels

Easy Bibs From Finger Tip Towels

Baby bibs are easy to make with finger tip towels. Think of the towel as your canvas and applique with some creative scrap-busting to make them gender or holiday specific. Or leave them plain with just a bit of neckline binding for grandpa. 

However you choose to decorate, you can't lose with these easy to make baby bibs. Download instructions HERE.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Free Pattern - Fabric Flowers to Make from Scraps

Easy to Make Fabric Flowers

Fabric flowers have long been used to decorate hats and bags or for boutonnieres for the tuxedo lapel. Indeed, the realism of some of the silk flowers available today will astonish you. No longer are we confined to carry fragile, just picked flowers in wedding bouquets that wilt before that lucky catch at the end of the evening.

Today's download has instructions to make a fabric flower for every month of the year. Using leftover bits of fabric you can make these as whimsical or realistic as you choose. Pictured above we have made an aster on the left from scraps of 3 layers each of two shades of blue dotted Swiss and  pale pink chiffon. The Chrysanthemum on the right is made of 10 layers of the same pale pink chiffon.

I used a spool of thread to trace the circles onto the scraps of fabric for the aster using tailors chalk.

I found this flower pattern in a 1940's embroidery transfer envelope. The directions are pretty straightforward and I was able to make a flower in just a few minutes.  Download the instructions HERE and get busy making pretty flowers for your Easter bonnet. Prints on two 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper.