12 Free Sewing Patterns For A Cozy Winter


If Jack Frost is nipping at your nose, here are 12 cute and free sewing patterns to help you stay warm and cozy until spring. Easy tutorials are included and there are free printable templates to sew and follow too.

Cute DIY Handwarmers

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Cute Mitten Handwarmers are awesome for heating up and stowing in a coat pocket or glove when your hands get cold. They can be used over and over. Filled with rice or buckwheat, simply microwave before setting off on an outdoor adventure.

Free Poncho Wrap Sewing Pattern

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Just because it’s cold, doesn’t mean you can’t look fashionable. Ponchos (especially in plaids) are on-trend again this year, and my easy Cozy Blanket Wrap pattern will help you make one in a flash from a throw blanket or your favorite fabric.

Fleece Scarf Pattern with a Cell Phone Pocket

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Sew a scarf with a cell phone pocket so you won’t need to carry a wallet! This free sewing pattern uses fleece fabric to make the ultimate gift for anyone with a cell phone. It’s perfect for winter walks, sporting events, festivals, sightseeing, Christmas caroling, waiting at the bus stop, or any outdoor fun.

Rice Heating Pad Tutorial for Shoulders and Neck

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Sew a heating pad that is like warm hug around the neck! This cute heating pad is 24” long and 6” wide, just the perfect size and weight to wrap around your neck and shoulders. Heat it up in the microwave for 1-2 minutes and then relax, relieve stress, and ease your tired muscles.

DIY Dog Coat

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Make sure man’s best friend is warm too, with my DIY Fur Baby Coat. This tutorial will show you how to adjust for any size pup.

DIY Pup’s Cage Comforter

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I let my dog Indy try out a Cage Comforter I made for the SPCA. He approved it. This size fits in a small cage, but my pattern is easy to adjust for a larger fur baby. We want our furry friends to stay cozy this winter too.

Free Bowl Cozy Sewing Pattern

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A soup bowl cozy is the greatest invention since the microwave! It’s a cozy little cover for your bowl to help keep hands from being burned after heating soup, noodles, leftovers, or even cooking a potato. 

Hot Cocoa Gift Bags

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Maybe it’s hot cocoa you’re craving after a chilly outing? In that case, whip up a few DIY Hot Cocoa Bags and share with a friend.

Cute Mittens Upcycled from a Sweater

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This is a great way to upcycle a sweater or fleece. You can usually make 2 pair of mittens from one sweater, and the recipient’s toasty hands will thank you. Cute Mittens From A Sweater

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Here’s another cute pattern for fleece. It’s called the Button Up Bolero. I would love to see a mom in the Cozy Blanket Wrap and a matching Bolero on her mini-me. For wintery family portraits? Perfect!

DIY Infinity Scarf with 1 Yard of Fabric

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No cozy winter post would be complete without a scarf tutorial. My Easy DIY Infinity Scarf fits the bill. This pattern lends itself to sheer summer fabrics as well as thick, warm ones.

Cozy Rag Quilt Tutorial

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At the end of a cold day, snuggle up with a cozy rag quilt and you’ll be toasty in no time. Here’s the Ultimate Guide for Sewing a Rag Quilt. Depending on your fabric choice, this quilt could go from “comfy for us Floridians” to “Arctic Circle approved”. Disclaimer: We have not tested this quilt in the Arctic. If you’re headed there we suggest one of those high tech sub-zero rated sleeping bags. And some electric long underwear. And an experienced guide. And an expert team of sled dogs. They know how to stay cozy. Mush!

If you are just getting started sewing, I have lots more beginning sewing projects. Check out all my free sewing patterns.

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