Crafty Little Things To Sew

CLEVER SEWING IDEAS FOR EVERY PURPOSE!
Here you’ll find tons of free sewing patterns for wallets, baskets, zipper pouches, drawstring bags, key chains, lanyards, pet accessories, and more. If you are looking for gifts to sew, search no more – you’ll find everything here!

Sewing some pretty 2 sided zipper pouches from my free pattern
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Sewing some pretty 2 sided zipper pouches from my free pattern

This week I got to play with some fun new fabric that’s coming soon from Anna Griffin. It’s called the Francis Collection and it will be available at a Hancock’s Fabric near you (hopefully)!

I used it to up three more 2 Sided Zips from the tutorial that I wrote last year. They are totally easy to make – don’t be afraid of the curved zipper!

 

How to Sew Wrist Strap Keychains (free sewing tutorial)
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How to Sew Wrist Strap Keychains (free sewing tutorial)

After an unexpectedly stressful week, I needed some ‘fun’ sewing time yesterday. I needed to create… to pull fabrics and find ones that looked together; to follow a pattern (okay, it was my own Wrist Strap Keychain Sewing Tutorial, but I followed it anyway), and to feel the gratification of finishing a project and calling it ‘good.’ 

How to Sew a Glittering Cosmetic Pouch {free tutorial}
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How to Sew a Glittering Cosmetic Pouch {free tutorial}

There’s a fun new product that you may have seen at the craft store… iCraft Deco Foils. I saw them at Michaels near the paper crafting section, but guess what? They are amazing on fabric too!

This 6” square cosmetic pouch is simple, but looks gorgeous thanks to the Deco Foils, don’t you think? Plus, it closes with hook and loop tape (velcro) instead of a zipper. I love zippers, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes it’s fun to do something different.

 

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Sewing Boxy Zipper Pouches using Laminated Fabric

I sewed a bunch of boxy zipper pouches using laminated fabric and they look great! Boxy pouches are going to be a huge craft fair item this year. Maybe I’m just saying that because I have lots of craft fair friends, and maybe not. But I’m pretty darn confident that if you don’t make one (or more) of these yourself, you’ll be getting it somewhere else. So why not make your own???