Free Patterns for Sewing Clothing and Accessories from SewCanShe

Learn how to hem pants, use your sewing machine feet, make bias binding, and more!

Button Up Bolero – new free pattern for fleece fabrics!
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Button Up Bolero – new free pattern for fleece fabrics!

I saw a sneak peek at the Black Friday ad for Jo-Anns Fabrics and guess what’s going to be 75% off? FLEECE! Oh, I hope I don’t get in trouble for telling you that. 🙂

So I thought I would share with you a sweet little pattern that I designed just for fleece fabric. It’s a bolero jacket that folds together like fabric origami and is secured only with buttons. And since fleece doesn’t fray, you can choose to finish the edges or not.

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How to Sew Boutique T-Shirt Dresses – so cute and a little bit retro {free tutorial}

You can sew cute boutique style girls’ dresses with just a tee shirt, some elastic, and some cotton fabric! Let me show you how with a free step by step tutorial plus how to use the fabric to make a matching applique.

I can’t tell you how much Cadie loves the little tee shirt dresses that I made her. And they were so, so, easy!

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Sewing 201: Woven Fabric Binding… pretty and crisp

Last month I wrote a Sewing 201 post about knit fabric binding, and it was so successful that I thought I’d write the next Sewing 201 about it’s cousin… woven fabric binding. Woven fabric can also be used for a self binding (like on the little dress above) or a contrasting binding on a woven fabric project. It can replace a facing or even a lining if your fabric will allow. It is definitely prettier than a hemmed neckline or armhole, in my opinion. The trick is that the binding must be cut on the bias to allow a tiny bit of stretch. This will make your bound edge pretty and crisp. Read on for all the cutting and sewing instructions below!

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Sewing 201: Knit Binding Tutorial

It’s been ages since we’ve had a Sewing 201 post, hasn’t it? Well I’ve been sewing lots of knit binding on little knit tee shirts and dresses lately so I thought I’d show my process.

You can sew knit binding if your pattern calls for it, or as a substitute for facing or a typical ribbed neckline. If you are substituting it for a different edge finish, trim away the seam allowance.