Tutorials and free patterns
Updated November 4th with oodles of felt food
, Jun 24 2008 05:03 PM
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 12:54 AM
Just thought I'd share- I found this tutorial a few days ago on how to turn an old button up shirt into a pretty dress! So easy to do and looks so cute! button shirt to toddler dress
Here's one of my versions- though it was a (size 16) women's shirt so the biggest size dress I could make was about a size 0-1 and I had to use the collar for the bodice as there wasn't one in the back of the shirt- though it turned out to be the perfect shape actually.
Edited by fezzy, 20 March 2010 - 12:59 AM.
Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:30 PM
Cute little sundress here
Posted 21 May 2010 - 11:17 AM
I am not sure if this one is listed but I found a great "chair bag" pattern here:http://www.sewspoiled.net/freepatterns/cla...es-tutorial.pdf
Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:28 AM
I've just posted a felt corn tutorial to my blog, which I'm quite proud of and would love to have added to the list:http://www.cookcleancraft.com/2010/05/felt-corn.html
Posted 30 May 2010 - 11:57 PM
All done ladies - I also added a great tute to make Skorts in summer for your girls.
Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:06 PM
Heres one for a size 1-2 and size 3-4 pinafore/button shoulder dressbutton shoulder dress
Posted 08 June 2010 - 07:06 PM
There are links to loads of gorgeous hair clips here
Posted 21 June 2010 - 12:19 PM
Posted 22 July 2010 - 01:44 PM
Magic Tube Turning Trick
Great for turning small or large tubes/straps/handles etc.
Wish I had discovered this long ago before ripping my hair trying to turn tiny tubes
Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:15 PM
Can I add links to my own blog here?
Made this kids tool belt tutorial a few weeks ago and thought it might be of interest to those who have boys:http://madebyjotsmum.blogspot.com/2010/09/...t-tutorial.html
Posted 02 November 2010 - 02:09 PM
Posted 07 November 2010 - 01:32 PM
Th Train To Crazy Blog
has a pattern for a cute toddler dress, the Go To Dress, plus a tutorial to convert a towel to a kids hooded backpack towel!
Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:49 AM
here is a blog with lots of fab tutes. http://shwinandshwin.blogspot.com/
Posted 13 December 2010 - 01:19 PM
The Most Flattering Shirt Dress DIY for grown upsshirtdress
Edited by cheekychook, 13 December 2010 - 01:20 PM.
Posted 15 January 2011 - 09:15 AM
This is a great tutorial for a quilt made from 7 men's dress/business shirts. I have been working up to doing one of these for years and having found this one, may just try it.
Here is a simpler alternative with a cleaner look:http://craftingagreenworld.com/2009/05/14/...ss-shirt-quilt/
Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:52 PM
Size 1 sunsuit with ruffles Patternless skirt
Edited by SuezS, 19 January 2011 - 12:31 PM.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 07:24 AM
Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:31 PM
Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:20 AM
Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:50 AM
Ok will try to make a link here but if it doesn't work just copy n paste. Really cute repurposing tutorials that could just as easily work on new fabric. Sorry- all girls patterns mostly.http://naptimecrafters.blogspot.comnaptimecrafters
I love the title of the blog.
Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:05 PM
Sorry everyone! Its all I can say because you will need at least an hour of uninterupted time for this one. There is over 300 tutorials listed under Children. I think I may have redeemed myself with all those who have boys. Lots of nice boy things too.tutorials
This is what I can get done when I have the flu and no kids.
Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:35 AM
Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:18 PM
Sewing in nomans land has recently included free PDF patterns for her outfits on her blog including her amazing creations for Project Toddler Run and Play. Here is the link:http://sewingin-nomansland.blogspot.com/p/tutorials.html
Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:54 AM
Anyone know of a simple maternity summer dress pattern?
Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:39 AM
Does anyone have any patterns/tips for sewing a liner for my pram/stroller?
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