Free sewing patterns, Sewing

Free Bumper Pattern Round Up Alert

Here’s to a new year! Many happy returns to all. I hope this year will be better than the last. As a family, we had a pretty horrendous 2021 with many difficulties and tribulations. However, we have overcome them and are looking forward to 2022 being better!

With that said, I know there are many of you out there who are finding the financial pinch harder than expected as a result of the Pandemic. Some of you may have even lost jobs. I sympathise!

I have put together some sewing and crafting freebies for your January, so enjoy them guilt-free! Use them to craft a new home business and sell online or just self indulge in creativity and update yourself or your home for the coming year.

The projects in this post are all external links and can be found on other bloggers’ sites. Please click on the heading or description below the images to be redirected to the various sites where you can view and download their designs.

A Rose Tinted World

I am starting off with a fantastic post from A Rose Tinted World – Jo has collated 23 projects using very few fabrics, to make easy goodies that can be sold for extra cash.

23 Great sewing projects from A Rose Tinted World – Click here

Apple Green Cottage

Apple Green Cottage is jam-packed with free sewing patterns for a variety of projects. Take a look…

There are over 100 free sewing patterns to be found at Apple Green Cottage! – Click here

Tiny Terrier

Sarah from Tiny Terrier has put together 20 adorable sewing projects for your best friend…if you love dogs, this one is just for you!

Click here to see these adorable pet projects!

Threads Monthly

Probably one of my favorite sites for freebie patterns is Threads Monthly – they have over 100+ free patterns for instant download. I love them so much I have a Pinterest Board just with their posts and patterns, so I invite you to follow the board for easy access to their freebies!

There are actually 100+ free sewing patterns to download – click here

On The Cutting Floor

On The Cutting Floor is another blog with some lovely patterns. They do charge for their sewing patterns, but also do roundups of freebies too. Although not all round ups belong to On The Cutting Floor, they have listed other sites where you can find the freebies they are showcasing…the one I’m featuring today is the 15+ Free Jumpsuit Patterns. Love to wear them or hate to wear them, a jumpsuit is a great seller nevertheless! Again, you can follow my On The Cutting Floor Pinterest Board for more sewing patterns!

On The Cutting Floor – Click here to view these free patterns!

Mums Make Lists

Mums Make Lists have collated over 50 gorgeously adorable free baby sewing patterns – this is a niche that certainly makes money so if you’re a mummy and want to make and sell, there are lots of cutie patterns to choose from…or if you just want to make for your baby, then that’s a super saver! Babies clothing is so expensive so make your own and save pennies right from the start of this new year!!

Mums Make Lists have collated a stonker of cute patterns – click here to view!

See Kate Sew

See Kate Sew thought of the Pandemic and came up with 8 Free Masks to Sew. There are a range of types and sizes in her post, which is great because we don’t always find mask patterns for the kiddos!

Make for yourself and family or to sell!! – Click here

Sewing Support

Sewing Support is another one of my all time favorite sites for freebie patterns! Please follow my Sewing Support Pinterest board for access to thousands of fabulous free patterns showcased regularly. This post I’m featuring today is for 50+ Fat quarter sewing projects to make. This means they use very little fabric and you can reduce the fabric left-over stash and make way for new fabrics for the new year!!

50+ projects using small amounts of fabric! Fabulous – click here!

Sew Can She

Sew Can She has found 35 Fast and Easy Tote Bag Sewing Patterns and written about them here. Browse her list for some super ideas for stitching up new bags for this new year ahead! And…do follow my Sew Can She Pinterest Board for updates on new patterns and tutorials added to her site! You will thank her (and me!) for it!! 🙂

Sew Can She has other fab projects too – click here to view this one!

On The Cutting Floor

On The Cutting Floor (again) – I couldn’t resist this post with 20+ free pin cushion patterns. What a fun way to change your sewing room space with easy peasy accessories like pin cushions, oh and you can make and sell these too!! (Follow my One The Cutting Floor Pinterest Board here if you have done so already!)

Browse these cuties by clicking here

I hope you enjoyed this round up of super fabulous round ups! Hopefully you will find some awesome projects to make for yourself or to sell online or at craft fairs. Either way, the pattern collection above is amazing, even if just collecting them for future use!

Happy Sewing!

Jacqui

 

Creative Fabrica, free embroidery designs, Free sewing patterns, Partners

Free embroidery designs and craft patterns from Creative Fabrica

One of my favorite partners:

Creative Fabrica

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Embroidery Banner - Free Embroidery Designs
Free Embroidery Designs

Creative Fabrica is created in Amsterdam, one of the most inspirational cities in the world.

Creative Fabrica has been based in the heart of Amsterdam since June 2016. Having a design background, the founders realized how difficult it was to find the perfect assets for a design. Creative Fabrica was created to improve and change the way people consume digital assets.

Creative Fabrica is a combination of love for art and a passion for handmade crafts and fonts. They believe that each font and craft is a little piece of art. Likewise, they believe that art should be made available to everyone.

Embroidery

They have a HUGE selection of embroidery designs in various categories: Animals, Around the World, Awareness and Inspiration, Babies & Kids, Backgrounds, Borders, Family & Friends, Fashion & Beauty, Floral & Garden, Hobbies & Sports, Holidays & Celebrations, House & Home, Shapes, Travel & Season, Wedding, Work, Religion & School.

Check out some of their stunning designs here – click on the image to go to the site.

crazy cat lady embroidery design
Love this!

Just beautiful!

Very nice!

Gorgeous ombre…

Flags from around the world!

But that’s not all!

Not only do Creative Fabrica do amazing embroidery designs, they also have the following:

Fonts

There is a huge, I mean HUUUUGE selection of fonts for you to choose from. Below is an example of their Handwritten Script fonts…

Free Fonts- I must admit I have downloaded EVERY free font available!!!

There are over 8 pages of free fonts available for instant download!

Graphics

You will find hundreds more like this in Graphics / Home Crafts section

Example of Creative Fabrica’s Graphics / Teaching Materials section

Get lots of fab crochet patterns in the Graphics / Crochet Patterns section

For the knitters, check out the Graphics / Knitting Patterns section

I love cross stitch and you won’t be disappointed either! Go to the Graphics / Cross Stitch Patterns section

Check out the quilts…Graphics / Quilt Patterns section

Here’s the sewing section —> if you like some of the images, just click on it to go to Creative Fabrica!

Want some pretty backgrounds? Go to Graphics / Backgrounds section

 

Crafts

Join the Club!

Tools

POD (Print on Demand) Assets

Bundles (in all the above categories)

Subscriptions!! For total access to everything!

Get unlimited access to everything on the site with a sub to suit your budget! Just click on this link to go to Creative Fabrica and sign up today!

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All FREEBIES

Free SVG’s

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Free Graphics

View 25+ pages of graphics here!

Phew! There certainly is a lot that Creative Fabrica offers… maybe now you can see why they are one of my favorite partners!

Happy browsing.

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The iris ensemble high low skirt and long sleeved body suit free sewing pattern
Free sewing patterns, Ladies Patterns, Skirts, Tops

FREE: The Iris Ensemble – High low skirt and body suit

The Iris Ensemble

High Low Skirt and Long Sleeved Body Suit designed by Mood Sewciety

Featuring a long sleeve body suit and an extra full high-low skirt, The Iris Ensemble (free sewing pattern) is perfect for those who love to stand out. Follow the lead with a foil knit and brocade combination or throw in some beaded lace or sequins for some extra shine!

FREE SEWING PATTERN

A beautiful ensemble from Mood Sewciety
Mood Sewciety free sewing pattern

Mood Sewciety free sewing pattern
Mood Sewciety free sewing pattern

 

Mood Sewciety free sewing pattern
Mood Sewciety free sewing pattern

 

Mood Sewciety free sewing pattern
Mood Sewciety free sewing pattern

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Suggested Supplies to make this beautiful ensemble:

1.5 yards Metallic silver textured foil knit fabric

7 yards Brocade fabric

Dritz Sew on Snaps – size 3

9″ Invisible Zipper

Black Coats & Clark Thread

FREE PATTERN – Click here

(you will need to fill in the box & verify your email address to get the free pattern)

Supply Shop (Quick Links)

Metallic Shiny All Over Foil Stretch Spandex Fabric
Metallic Shiny All Over Foil Stretch Spandex Fabric from Amazon (paid link)

Black and Silver "Church" Brocade fabric available from Amazon
Black and Silver “Church” Brocade fabric available from Amazon (paid link)

Dritz sew on snaps size 3
Dritz sew on snaps size 3 – Amazon (paid link)

9 inch invisible zippers, available from Amazon
9 inch invisible zippers, available from Amazon (paid link)

Coats and Clark 400 yards Black sewing thread
Coats and Clark 400 yards Black sewing thread, available from Amazon (paid link)

4 Pack 6000 yard black sewing thread for serger/overlocker, available from Amazon
4 Pack 6000 yard black sewing thread for serger/overlocker, available from Amazon (paid link)

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Learn to sew a curved hem here

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Sewing for beginners
Beginners, Free sewing patterns, Tutorials

FREE Sewing for Beginners Guide

Sewing for beginners you essential tools and supplies list to get you started

Sewing for Beginners

Sewing for Beginners is a comprehensive list of tools and supplies to get you started. Even seasoned sewers can make use of my recommendations and pattern directory at the bottom of this post.

This post contains various affiliate links, some taking you directly to Amazon, because I love buying from Amazon! It is so easy to find everything you need in one place, delivered without quibbles, straight to your door.

1. Sewing Machine: This will be your biggest purchase so choose wisely.

Sewing Machines can be used to mend or create. You’ll find they have many helpful features for both everyday needs and large projects.

For example, an automatic needle threader ends the squinting and gets you sewing faster. I have a machine that has an automatic needle threader and it’s a God-send.

Some machines have a large colorful view screen that makes setup easy. You can even find machines with a port to connect to a laptop computer to increase your design capabilities, like my Brother embroidery machine.

Types of machines

There are many types of sewing machines for sale, so it helps to know what you can do with one!

EMBROIDERY: Sews designs and text onto fabric.
QUILTING: Sews many layers of fabric into a padded material.
SERGING: Wraps thread around the fabric edge and trims excess seam.
COVER STITCHING: Wraps thread around the edge without trimming.
FELTING: Sews fabrics without thread.
BLIND HEMMING: Makes stitches that are not seen.
SEWING: Of course!

Choosing a sewing machine can seem complicated because there is a lot to consider, such as cost, stitching functions, size, and more. Sewing power and speed are also concerns. If you travel or carry it to a class, it must be easy to carry. With many sewing machine brands on the market, there is one with the right features for you.

Budget-friendly sewing machines

Below is a list of some of the most popular budget-friendly sewing machine choices out there. The ones I have showcased are, in my opinion, the best basic starter machine for any beginner sewer.

However, if you would prefer something different or more advanced, click on the brand of machine that you like (for example: Brother Sewing Machines), and you will be directed to the Sewing Machines Plus website, where you can view many, many others in their range.

Singer Sewing Machines

Singer Confidence Sewing Machine

Brother Sewing Machines

Brother SM1738 17 Stitch Disney Sewing Machine

Janome Sewing Machines

Janome HD1000 mechanical sewing machine

Juki Sewing Machines

Juki HZL 80HP Computerized Sewing Machine

Bernina Sewing Machines

Bernette B37 Sewing Machine

 

Pfaff Sewing Machines

Pfaff Smarter 260C Sewing machine

Husqvarna Sewing Machines

Husqvarna Viking Jade 20 Sewing Machine

Child Sewing Machines

Janome HD 1000 Black Edition Sewing Machine with free bonus accessories

If you are still undecided, check out the best selling sewing machines for 2019 here available from Sewing Machines Plus.

2. Serger / Overlocker: This is an optional extra, but highly recommended.

Not familiar with sergers? View the understanding sergers guide here.

Brother 2340CV Chain and Cover Stitch Machine with 1, 2 or 3 thread stitching

Serger sewing machines cut and finish the raw edges of the material you are sewing. Unlike a straight stitch machine, sergers (also called overlock machines) use loopers to make the stitch and have a set of knives similar to a pair of scissors to cut the fabric.

This gives your garments a finished look in far less time than it would take with a regular sewing machine. Personally, I would definitely recommend buying a serger even if you are just a hobby sewer. It will finish all your projects neatly and professionally. Don’t let anyone convince you that using the zig zag stitch on your sewing machine will suffice to finish edges. No way!

Give your project that professional edge with one of the many sergers from Sewing Machines Plus today! They have a full line of serger machines for any budget or ability.

Can’t decide? Check out their Best Selling Sergers & Overlocks for 2019 here.

3. Cutting Table:

You may not need a cutting table as you might sew on your dining or kitchen table! But if you are anything like me, you will want your own designated sewing area. Cutting table included!

Sewing Machines Plus have a lovely range of sewing cabinets and cutting tables at very reasonable prices, so check them out here.

Arrow 98500 Sewnatra compact sewing cabinet oak finish

 

4. Iron: If don’t already have an iron, then now is the time to get one. You cannot sew without using one. “iron as you sew…”

Russell-hobbs-powersteam-ultra-3100w vertical steam iron 20630 black and grey
Steam Iron

 

5. Sewing Scissors: shears are probably most important purchase next to your sewing machine!

Buying a good pair of scissors will make cutting fabrics a breeze! I have included cutters here too. Personally I use scissors, but I know a lot of seamstresses who prefer cutters for smaller projects. If you prefer the cutters, then you will need a cutting mat to protect your work surface.

Fiskars classic dressmaking scissors
Dressmaking shears

Fiskars rotary cutter
Rotary cutter and cutting mat

Ansio A2 foldable self healing cutting mat

6. Threads:

Buying good thread is very important. Cheap and cheerful threads can break or knot inside your machine and after sewing for over 30 years, I can promise you, buying a good brand and paying a little more for quality thread really makes all the difference.

I recommend Gutermann threads, which you can easily buy from Amazon.

Gutermann thread basic colours all purpose sewing thread Gutermann creativ 10 reels of 100 cotton

 

7. Habedashery:

You will need a supply of various bits & bobs like dressmakers pins, seam ripper, tailors chalk, a measuring tape, erasable marker, hand sewing needles, thread snippers, extra bobbins and of course, fabrics of all textures and colours! Please take a look below at the list of goodies that I would buy for myself if I was starting out.

250 pieces glass head pins boxed for dressmaker
Dressmakers Pins

 

Prymlove small ergonomic design stitch seam ripper quick unpick
Seam ripper, also known as a Quick-unpick

 

Butterfly dressmakers tailors chalk
Tailors chalk

Prym 254cm 100inch tape measure profi fibreglass yellow
Measuring tape with cm and inches on either side

 

Threader erasable fabric sewing marker pens multi pack of 3
Erasable marker pens

 

Prym hand sewing needles sharps 5-9 assorted
Hand sewing needles

Fons and Porter 7829 Thread Snippers
Thread Snippers

Sewing Machine Bobbins
Extra sewing machine bobbins – ensure they are compatible with your sewing machine

8. Fabrics:

 

Molly blue poly cotton fabric with delicate pink flowers vintage floral per meter
Fabric sold by the meter

5pcs cotton fabric for sewing fat quarter
Fabric bundle sold as “fat quarters” for smaller projects

 

For lots and lots more fabrics go to Amazon here!

Other fabric suppliers: I’m sure you know some good local fabric stores in your area where you can browse to your heart’s content, but if you prefer buying online, then here are a few more choices for you:

Sewing Machines Plus

Loralie Designs Fabric

Adorn It Fabrics

9. Patterns:

Now. There are hundreds of thousands of sewing patterns available around the globe. You can find dress patterns, kids patterns, toy patterns, doll clothes patterns, easy patterns, advanced patterns, printable patterns, downloadable patterns, make-it-yourself patterns!

For a list of the big pattern suppliers please see below, or you can link to some of my previous posts for freebie patterns:

Hundreds of free dress patterns, templates & tutorials

Free ladies tops patterns to download

Bag patterns

Other pattern suppliers:

myBluprint.com

Bluprint has everything online, from paid for and free patterns to classes and projects for all types of sewing & crafts. It’s worth checking them out! They support independent designers and pattern-makers so it’s nice to buy from the small guys as well as the big pattern companies.

Butterick Sewing Patterns

McCall’s Sewing Patterns

Vogue Sewing Patterns

Simplicity Sewing Patterns

New Look Sewing Patterns

Kwik Sew Patterns

Indygo Junction Sewing Patterns

Jalie Sewing Patterns

LJ Designs Sewing Patterns

Great Copy Sewing Patterns

Style Arc Sewing Patterns

Sewaholic Sewing Patterns

Grainline Studios

Collette Sewing Patterns

Islander Sewing Systems 

Wildly Wonderful Wearables

Petite Plus Patterns

Saf T Pockets Patterns

Sew Essential Sewing Patterns 

The Foldline – Indie Sewing Patterns

Dragonfly Fabrics

The Drapers Daughter

10. Guides & Books

First Time Sewing: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

First time sewing an absolute beginners guide
Learning to sew has never been simpler with this book by your side! Available from Amazon

Readers Digest New Complete Guide to Sewing: Step by step techniques for making clothes and home accessories

Readers digest new guide to sewing - step by step techniques for making clothes and home accessories
I personally use this guide book and highly recommend it! Available from Amazon

Crafty little things to sew

Crafty little things to sew - 20 Clever sewing projects using scraps and fat quarters
20 Clever sewing projects using scraps and fat quarters

How to design your own dress patterns

How to design your own dress patterns - a primer in pattern making for women who like to sew
A primer in pattern making for women who like to sew! Available from Amazon

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How to sew a curved hem
Free sewing patterns, Tutorials

How to Sew a Curved Hem

How to sew a curved hem

How to sew a curved hem

“Whether you’ve been sewing for a while or you’re just starting, if you’ve ever tried your hand at making a circle skirt or dress you know how frustrating is to get a nice looking curved hem with a neat, polished finish. This tutorial will teach you how to hem a circle skirt the very easy way, so no more frustration or ugly hemlines!

Learning how to sew a curved hem on a circle skirt or a dress is not only easy but enjoyable too and you’ll absolutely love the end result! It’s pretty tricky to fold and press and sew anything curved and it can get aggravated by the type of fabric you use. But once you get the hang of this method you’ll find that hemming a circle skirt is easy breezy!” – Petro from Easy Peasy Creative.

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links – this just means that if you choose to make a purchase after clicking on one of the links, I may receive a small commission as a thank you, at no cost to you!

Get your free easy peasy tips on how to sew a curved hem here!

How to sew a curved hem.jpg

If you are new to sewing why not read my post on: Sewing for Beginners

Fabric ideas for this project:

Vintage floral print poly cotton fabric by the yard
Buy this gorgeous rose print fabric from Amazon by clicking here or check out their other pretty fabrics!

Shabby chic rose floral printed fabric by the yard
Shabby floral rose print fabric available from Amazon. Click here to go to this fabric on Amazon.

Merchants double brushed poly jersey knit polka dot floral light blue fabric by the yard
Light blue polka dot shabby fabric also available from Amazon. Click here to go to this fabric on Amazon.

 

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Sew What Skirts Book
Sew What Skirts – 16 simple skirts to sew, book available from Amazon