Posts Tagged ‘free patterns’

Joan Hawley gives TWO more fabulous holiday projects

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Have you read Lazy Girl, Joan Hawley’s blog entry from Monday this week? You really should check it out.  She provides two FABULOUS projects: an ornament and holiday garland.

Click here to check it out.

Free gorgeous Noriko Bag Pattern from Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

UPDATE:  This free pattern/project is no longer available.  The designer has removed it due to abuse of usage.


Check out this beauty! Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs has very graciously given the gorgeous Noriko Bag pattern –FOR FREE– on her blog.  If you’ve never tried Lazy Girl patterns, here’s your chance to do it FOR FREE!  See for yourself why Joan has a HUGE and very loyal fan club.  Click here to visit Joan’s blog post regarding the Noriko bag and scroll down the page until you find the pattern link.

What a lovely gift this bag would make!  You probably have everything you need to make it already in your stash.  THANKS Joan!

Joan Hawley's Noriko Bag

Joan Hawley's Noriko Bag

Yo-Yo Placemat Project

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Do you LOVE making fabric yo-yos using the new Clover Quick Yo-Yo Makers?

Here’s a great gift idea! If you have the JUMBO and Large size Yo-Yo Makers, you probably already have everything else you need to complete this project.

Yo-Yo Placemats are a sure fire way to add color and interest to your table. Make them totally scrappy; or contrasting 2 color; or single color scrappy; or any way you may dream up.

Yo-Yo Placemat

Yo-Yo Placemat

Click here for the FREE PDF project sheet*.
*NOTE: You must have a recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open and view this project sheet.  If you experience difficulties, please update your Reader for free at

Fabric Yo-Yo thoughts & more ideas for fabric Yo-Yo lovers

Friday, August 29th, 2008

If you subscribe to the eNews or if you’ve read this blog for very long, you know that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fabric yo-yos.

It’s true…when Clover came out with the Quick Yo-Yo Makers, I was completely hooked!

I love this cool tool sew much that Jeff & I made a couple tutorial videos:

Here’s a tip to build up your fabric yo-yo stash rather quickly:

I personally use multiples of every size & shape Clover Yo-Yo Maker.  I store the Makers pre-loaded with fabric.  That way,  when I sit down in the evening or over the weekend I’m ready to stitch up as many yo-yos as I feel like stitching.  I keep a bag of fabric scraps handy to reload fabric into the tool as soon as I complete a yo-yo. I sort the finished yo-yo’s by shape and color.

Yo-Yo Makers are portable!!! When I know that I’m going to be traveling, I pack up my pre-loaded Yo-Yo Makers in Gallon size freezer bags.

The other day I discovered that Clover offers several FREE pdf projects for yo-yos.  Check out these fun projects:

  1. Yo-Yo Christmas Tree Ornaments: <>
  2. Yo-Yo Curtains: <>
  3. Yo-Yo Flower Pins: <>
  4. Yo-Yo Heart Greeting Card: <>
  5. Yo-Yo Hair Accessory: <>
  6. Yo-Yo Necklace: <>


’tis the season for fabric luvin’ pumpkins

Monday, October 8th, 2007


Learn how to make fabric pumpkins in two sizes — free project!
Click here…