Thursday, January 30, 2020

How to Sew a Tote Bag for All of Your Everyday Shopping and Errands

How to Sew a Tote Bag for All of Your Everyday Shopping and Errands

Simple Sack Sewing PatternMarket Bag Quilt PatternMary Elizabeth Tote Bag Sewing Pattern

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It's So Easy to Be Green!  
It's Easy to make lightweight, durable, washable bags to keep in your car when you run errands. Great for packing groceries, going shopping, carrying baby items, going to the park, packing your crafts, travel and more!
We have some of our favorite tote bag patterns listed along with instructions on How to Sew a Tote bag.

Sew bags for everyday use, make up bags, small bags, handbags, diaper bags and more!

How to Sew a Tote Bag for All of Your Everyday Errands




Discover lots of ways to sew tote bags.  You can sew them with linings, without linings, with pockets on the inside or outside of the bag, and more! This fun tutorial will break down the basics, teaching you how to make a simple tote with three panels. Once you learn how to make this tote you can easily customize your bag however you want!
Check out more fun tote bag patterns below...

Basic Tote Bag
Learn What You will Need
Cutting Instructions
Sewing Tips and More!


More Tote Bag Patterns and Projects!


Coats & Clark Picnic Tote in color





Quilt as you go Bag

Quilt As You Go Alexandra Tote Pattern with Pre-Printed Batting

Dual Duty Anchors Away Tote in color


The Cutting Edge Bag Pattern
The Cutting Edge Bag Pattern

Quilt As You Go Wine Totes Pattern with Pre-Printed BattingIzzie Convertible Backpack Sewing Pattern or Hardware KitSling Along Backpack Hardware Kit or Pattern




Sew and Go Totes

How to Sew a Tote Bag for All of Your Everyday Shopping and Errands

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Learn How to Crochet an Easy Basic Chevron Afghan Pattern

Learn How to Crochet an Easy Basic Chevron Afghan Pattern



Chevron Afghans

Chevron Afghans

Learn to Crochet Easy Chevron Patterns

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The one thing about chevron is that it never goes out of styles especially in crochet.  Chevron is an easy enough stitch to manage as long as you can single crochet and can increase and decrease stitches. 
Chevron afghans can be made in many different sizes, colors and styles. We have a few pattern suggestions below.
First Let's get Started with 




With these basic instructions you can create eye-catching color work.  It's an easy way to make your next project happen whether making a blanket or a scarf.

You start with the foundation chain and continue by following the instructions in the link above.

Chevron crochet consists of repeating V shapes. The number of multiples you start with is the same number of Vs you'll make. For example, if you choose a multiple of (12 x 6) + 2, you'll have 6 Vs.  Learn the Chevron Pattern here...










Why increase and decrease?

Increasing and decreasing the number of stitches in your work are the primary ways to achieve shaping, allowing you to make all kinds of items.

Bernat Chevron Crochet Blanket in color

Chevron Afghans to Crochet

ANNIE'S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Getaway Hoodie & Chevron Scarf Crochet Pattern


Getaway Hoodie & Chevron Scarf Crochet Pattern



Class includes complete instructions to make five exclusive projects: Blue Waves Washcloth, Lavender & Lilac Chevron Scarf, Peekaboo Cowl, Go-To Ripple Tote and Happy Waves Toddler Blanket.



Monday, January 27, 2020

Download the Free GO! Antique Americana Throw Quilt Pattern

Download the Free GO! Antique Americana Throw Quilt Pattern



AccuQuilt GO! Antique Americana Throw Quilt Pattern

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Here's a free cozy quilt pattern to make using your AccuQuilt Fabric cutter.  The Americana Throw Quilt pattern is perfect for indoors and outdoor use. Use your favorite red, white and blue colors to make this quilt. It's perfect for any room of the house or using it on a summer picnic. 


With one color adjustment, the traditional Hattie’s Choice block gets an entirely new look. Just as timeless as ever before, the GO! Antique Americana Throw Quilt uses creams, garnets and blues to create a star-spangled celebration! The best part? All you need to complete the blocks for this quilt top is the GO! Hattie’s Choice-8” Finished die! Every shape is included on the board, all you need is your creativity and fabric!
The finished size is 40” x 40”.

Dies Used To Complete This Pattern



AccuQuilt GO! Hattie's Choice-8

Boundless Garden Party Fabric by the Yard

Coats & Clark Color Spoken Here Quilt, Wall in color




Thursday, January 23, 2020

Colorful Ready Made Faux Fur Pom Poms for Your Crochet and Knit Hats

Colorful Ready Made Faux Fur Pom Poms for Your Crochet and Knit Hats and Other Craft Projects



WeCrochet Pom Poms 8cm Diameter


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Did you know you can get ready made faux fur pom-poms in a variety of colors? 
These colorful pom poms are great for adding the cherry on top of your crochet or knitted hat. The playful pom poms will easily add a pop of color to blankets, hats, scarves and other craft items. When in doubt just add a pom pom! 
Here's a tip for pom poms - give them a quick blow dry to fluff it really does work and does wonders!
Note: Two 2.5" fingering-weight string tails are connected for attaching to your projects.
Hand Wash as some colors may bleed & Tumble Dry Low

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Pom-Pom Maker - Medium

WeCrochet Pom Poms 12cm Diameter

Pom-Pom Maker Set

Wonderfluff Soft Yarn


Softer than a kitten, fluffier than a cloud, Wonderfluff is a technological marvel! Silky baby alpaca and fleecy merino fibers are blown into and caught in a lightweight tube of nylon mesh. The result is a yarn that's beautifully bulky yet lightweight and warm, with surprising resiliency. Wonderfluff works with a wide range of hook sizes and with 142 yards per 50g, the generous yardage allows for large, luxurious projects that won't break the bank.

Rainbow Blanket Crochet Kit

Colorful Ready Made Faux Fur Pom Poms for Your Crochet and Knit Hats

Kitty Couches Crochet Patterns Crochet Beds for Your Pet

Kitty Couches Crochet Patterns Crochet Beds for Your Pet

Kitty couches to crochet


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One way to keep your pet comfortable is to crochet them a Kitty Couch! These fun couches can be made for a cat and even a dog depending on the size.  The couches make a soft warm place for them to snooze on.  Make them with a worsted weight soft yarn along with foam and fiber fill
You can easily add decorative items like pillows or a small afghan blanket on to your couch!
Easy to Modify the Pattern to a different size and style using your crochet skills! 

Kitty Couch for Pet

Size: 12" tall x 12" deep x 18 1/2" wide. Crocheted using worsted yarn.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Kitty Couch

Size: 11" tall x 14" deep x 21" wide. Crocheted using worsted yarn.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Kitty Couch


Size: 10" tall x 16" across. Crocheted using worsted yarn.

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Provide your little feline (or small canine) friend with a soft, warm place to snooze with these 3 pet-pleasing sofas. Stitch a 21" x 11" x 14" blue couch, a 10 1/2" x 16" diameter pink chair and a 18 1/2" x 12" x 12" green sofa, using worsted-weight yarn, foam and fiber fill. The blue and pink items have decorative pillows and the green one has an accent afghan


More Pet Beds to Crochet




Sweet Pet Comforts eBook



Sweet Pet Comforts eBook

Whether canine or feline, you'll find wonderful crocheted items for your best four-legged buddies in Drew Emborsky's Sweet Pet Comforts. These pet-friendly designs provide comfort and fun for your favorite furry friend! Enjoy making these seven crochet projects for your pets and they'll adore you for loving them even more!

Kitty Couches Crochet Patterns Crochet Beds for Your Pet

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Free Crochet Teddy Bear and Baby Blanket Pattern

Free Crochet Teddy Bear and Baby Blanket Pattern

Free Crochet Teddy Bear and Blanket Pattern





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The pattern was Crocheted using Bernat Baby Yarn.  The free crochet pattern that I used was from Red Heart Called Crochet Teddy and Lovey. The teddy bear was originally supposed to be attached to the blanket but I made them separate. The pattern was modified by using alternative colors and yarns than stated to make it my own. I also used safety eyes and a nose for the bear.  If you prefer you can sew the eyes and nose on to create it's look.



When crocheting a pattern you can easily make it your own by changing the yarn colors, adding a ribbon or bow to an item, changing the size, adding a different edging on to the blanket and more!

This is an easy pattern to crochet. 
Download the Pattern for Free at the Yarninspiration website and learn more about crocheting and yarn!


Crochet Bear and Blanket Pattern

Red Heart Crochet Teddy Lovey in color


The original pattern that was used called for Red Heart Soft Baby Yarn, a Size F and Size G Crochet Hook and Stuffing for the Bear. The blanket is trimmed with a white edging and the bear is sewn in place on the blanket which makes it into a lovey for baby.

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In a Wink Simple Baby Blanket Crochet Kit

Gingham Blanket Crochet Kit

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