25+ Free Vest Patterns

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free-vest-patternsHere are 25+ Free Vest Patterns for sewing.  Some are sweater or shirt reconstructions; some are made the traditional way…. from fabric and patterns. All of the free vest patterns make great fashion accessories to stretch your wardrobe options.

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52 Free Dress Patterns

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I’m a firm believer that sewers can never have too many free patterns. With that in mind, here are 52 Free Dress Patterns, divided by style.

Please realize, the categories are not set in stone. With a fancier fabric, a different closure or a change in hem length, a pat­tern can eas­i­ly change from  fan­cy to work day to cas­ual. You make the de­cis­ion.

Notes about the patterns are list­ed for some of the dress­es. Here are ex­plan­a­tions for those pat­tern notes that are not self ex­plan­atory.

Patterns from existing dresses require laying out an item of clothing onto fabric, marking it, and cutting out.

No pattern needed usually means that the dress is made from a recycled shirt.

Drafting instructions means that you will have to make your own pattern, but the designer included all the information needed.

Free Dress Patterns – Casual Dresses

Free Dress Patterns – Office Dresses

Free Dress Patterns –  Dress-Up Dresses

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25 Mother-Daughter Craft Projects

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25 Mother-Daughter Craft Projects

Crafting provides a wonderful opportunity to have some 1-on-1 time with your daughter.

Here are some fun and easy craft projects that will be sure to interest children of a variety of ages!

Paper Bead Jewelry

Paper Models

Polymer Clay

Pressed Flower Notecards

Dough Crafts

Popsicle Stick Crafts

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17 Free Fleece Hat Patterns

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17 Free Fleece Hat PatternsHere is a list of free fleece hat patterns I carefully curated from the internet.

If you don’t see what you want on this list, search Google for “hats for kids” and/or for “winter hats”.  In addition, many knit or cotton hat patterns, though not really designed for fleece, can still be used with the material.

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30 Printable Toys For Pre-Teens

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Printable Toys For Pre-TeensThese 30 printable toys are an easy way to introduce non-crafty children to the joys of paper crafts. Not only will the pre-teens enjoy using these printable toys, they will also enjoy the process of creating them.

To save money, any of these projects only use black ink. Therefore, you will also need to have markers, crayons or paints on hand.

GAMES

PAPER MODELS

TOYS

3-D PUZZLES

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101 Free Hat Patterns For Sewers

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Free Hat Patterns

The 101 links on this page are for sewn hats only. There are fabulous patterns available for knitted and crocheted hats, but I don’t do those crafts so I didn’t list them.

FLEECE HAT SEWING LINKS

Fleece hats are all the rage now, so naturally there are a lot of free patterns on the web. For more fleece hats, also look under hats for kids and check out my post titled Free Fleece Hat Patterns

HEAD SCARF TYING LINKS

A headscarf is the easiest type of hat to make. Just hem a rectangular or triangular piece of fabric and you are finished. Here are some fun ways to wear your new fashion accessory. For more headscarf ideas see How To Tie A Headscarf

 HATS FOR KIDS

Lots of funky hat for kids.

BERET HAT SEWING PATTERNS

I used to wear berets a lot during the 90’s, but lately they seem to be out of style. I’m keeping my old patterns in case they come back again.

COSTUME HATS

A great hat, can make the whole costume. The links below are for a mix of adult and children’s sizes.  Many of the patterns can be used for all ages with a couple of adjustments.

NEWSBOY/FLAT CAP PATTERNS

BLOCKED WOOL OR FELT HATS

These hats are a bit more advanced than most of the hats listed on this page.

TURBAN PATTERNS

FREE CLOCHE PATTERNS

Cloche hats are in again! Here are a couple of my favorite patterns.

CAP PATTERNS AND TUTORIALS

Caps are a great way to keep off the sun, without making your head too hot.

SNOOD HAT SEWING LINKS

Snoods are generally worn only by orthodox Jewish women, but lately I have seen other ladies wearing them also.

PILLBOX

DOO-RAGS, CHEMO CAPS, SCRUB HATS AND TICHELS

This category is a hodge-podge of tied cotton hats.

OTHER HAT SEWING PATTERNS

This category is for all the hat styles that don’t seem to fit elsewhere. You will find everything from turbans to felt hats in this section.

ONLINE HAT MAKING BOOKS

I am not sure how helpful these books will be, but you will enjoy looking at them.

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32 Ways To Recycle Old Towels

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32 Ways To Recycle Old Towels

If you ever had the misfortune of opening my towel closet you would find four types of towels: Slightly Embarrassing, Completely Embarrassing and Possibly Fixable. Plus, hidden way, way, in the back are two “company” towels my mother bought me the last time she came to visit.

In an attempt to clean out my mess, I have made a list of ways to recycle old towels, divided by category.

The Slightly Embarrassing category consists of the towels that have sections that can be cut off and recycled into other projects.

The Completely Embarrassing towels are the ones that are total rags, and should be recycled as such.

The Possibly Fixable towels are a bit of a science experiment. Add the right proportions of enough chemicals, and your towels may come out nice enough for you to continue to use.

Here it goes….

Gifts

For The Kids

Pets

Homemaking Helpers

Home Decor

Possibly Fixable

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