Sewing, Knitting, Crafting and Other Patterns for Your Home
Even before Elias Howe invented the first rendition of the sewing machine in 1846, sewing, knitting and crafting were well known activities and an essential skill. Today we are simply able to purchase clothing and other goods from local shops but that wasn’t always the case. Clothing, blankets, curtains and other everyday items we take for granted had to be handmade in the past. Now when we receive handmade gifts from our family and friends, we cherish the time and effort it took to make these items and pass them down through the family for years to come.
Duvet Covers, Quilts, Baby Blankets & Throws
Sewing a Quick Duvet Cover: Simple and easy to follow instructions on creating a basic duvet cover from bed sheets.
Homemade Duvet Cover: How to create a homemade duvet cover using two flat sheets, twill-tape ties and buttons.
DIY Custom Duvet Covers: Instructional article on how to create custom fit duvet covers and matching pillows.
Homemade Summer Duvet Cover: Here you will find a complete list of materials needed with step by step instructions for making a summer duvet cover.
Free Quilt Patterns: The main page contains an alphabetical list of free quilt patterns, paper pieced patters, quality designs, wall hangings and small projects.
The Quilt Pattern Shoppe: Browse patterns, view the quilt kit store and download quilt patterns to your computer.
Victoriana Quilters: Large resource for quilters with free quilt patterns, beginners quilting class and online workshop.
Antique Quilts: Examples of homemade vintage quilts dating back to the early 1900s.
Crochet Pattern Central: Wide range of downloadable patterns to create baby Afghans.
Knitting Pattern Central: Free pattern directory with a large variety of downloadable baby blanket patterns.
Project Linus: Find patterns for baby quilts, afghan and blankets with various links to knitting resources.
Elegant Baby Blanket: Knitting pattern for an elegant, yet simple baby blanket in lace patterns.
Wool Works Patterns: Resource guide to Afghans and throws patterns from the Online Knitting Magazine.
Retro Throw Knitting Pattern: Materials list and complete instructions on how to create a colorful retro throw.
Free Fleece Throw Patterns: How to create a fleece throw with decorative edging using throw patterns.
Curtains, Pillows, Shower Curtains & Towels
Craft Stew: Free curtain patterns to help create beautiful curtains in a variety of colors and styles.
Show Home Patterns: Curtain patterns by Pate-Meadows Designs with detailed pictures.
Denver Fabrics: Find links to free curtain patterns, instructional guides and other homemade goods.
Craft & Fabric Links: Patterns for windows coverings including free curtain patterns and free drapery patterns.
Tip Nut: Pillow ideas, free patterns and matching pillow pictures to help create pillows such as the ‘ruffle pillow’.
Cyber Stitches: Use the tuck pillow pattern maker to create a full-size printable pattern by entering the size you need and fabric count.
Spring Pillow Patterns & Designs: How to sew decorative pillows and pillow wraps in spring pastel colors.
Love to Sew: Instructions and pictures on how to make a nine patch pillow recommended for beginners.
Simple Sewing Projects: Make your own shower curtain easily with a variety of possible materials.
Shower Curtains: Materials list and complete instructions on how to sew a shower curtain.
Toile Shower Curtain: How to make a toile shower curtain with useful sewing tips provided.
Save On Crafts: Sewing pattern for creating your own shower curtain from fabric, vinyl and thread.
How to Sew a Hooded Towel: Materials list and instructions on how to sew a hooded towel for infants, toddlers and children.
All Fiber Arts: Free weaving projects and patterns for creating hand-woven tea towels and cotton bath towels.
Free Patterns: Find a wide range of links to free towel patterns including basic hanging kitchen towels, dish towels and kitchen towel sets.
Homemade Odds & Ends
Sew Baby: Specializes in sewing patterns for creating baby clothing, bedding, bibs, booties, diapers, hats, quilts, gifts and more.
Crib Bumpers: Create a stylish baby nursery with sewing patterns for two different crib bumper sets.
Doll Clothes Patterns: Doll clothes, accessories and patterns for quilts can be found here.
Making Furniture Slipcovers: How to create slipcovers to jazz up a worn out couch or chair.
Round Rug Knitting Pattern: Free printable knitting pattern to create a colorful round rug.
The Sewing Garden: Online pattern store for countryside goods, kitchen, spa and vintage sewing pattern ideas.
Bella Online: Sewing site with multiple links to home décor patterns for goods such as pillows, placemats, bar stool covers, fabric baskets and slip covers.
Sewing Association: Free sewing and craft projects, learn how to sew and find new projections for any occasion.
Home Decorating: Simple, yet elegant, sewing patterns for classic window treatments.
Knitting Warehouse: Free crochet and knitting patterns to create apparel, scarves and much more.
Knitting Daily: Knitting patterns for various items such as socks, purses, apparel, hats and accessories.
Good Housekeeping: Knitting projects for winter including a picot-edge hat, scarf and mittens for children.
Christmas Tree Ornaments: Free patterns on how to create Christmas tree ornaments such as a Christmas tree bear.
Sewing, Knitting & Crocheting Patterns: Free sewing patterns to create hats, headbands and other head coverings.
Quick Guide to Quilting: Free patterns and instructional guides to knitting toys, tablecloths, garden décor and many other craft ideas.
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