There is a wealth of inspiration for sewing projects on the internet, including heaps of free patterns and tutorials. Here are a few I have either tried or would like to try:
Pioneer Bonnet Tutorial: I find bonnets to be the most practical little girl’s summer hat around. They offer great sun protection for the face and several have a flap to protect the neck, too.
How to Make a Baby Romper from a T-Shirt: If you liked my Austin Lee Rompers made from recycled tees, but aren’t able to purchase the pattern at this time, you might like to give this idea a try. (Fishsticks designs does have a 20% off coupon through May 24th, though, if you use the coupon code “Michigan”.)
Ironing Board Cover: This is something I really need to do. Our old one is looking…old!
Baby Kimono: An adorable little top that would be great for spring or summer. It uses woven fabrics.
Summer Scarf: Speaking of summer, this is a fabulous looking scarf that is actually for mama!
Super Hero Cape and Power Cuffs: What an ingenious way to use an old t-shirt. Boys and girls alike would love this.
Don’t Forget Memory Game: This would be a wonderful gift for a young child and a very simple, beginner sewing project. Made from beautiful fabrics (that use up little scraps), maybe even I would actually play it!
American Girl Doll Skirt: A downloadable pattern that looks adorable. This would fit most 18″ dolls, I’d guess.
Making a Boy’s Tie from a Man’s Tie: Repurposing items into more usable items is all the rage these days on the internet. This one would be perfect if you have a fancy event coming up soon or even if you just want to make a little boy’s tie because they are so darn cute!
The Go-To Dress Pattern: This comes in sizes 12mo to 5 and is a very cute, practical summer knit dress for little girls. You can use new fabric or an existing t-shirt.
Do you have any other favourite internet tutorials or free patterns that you have used or that you would like to try? I’d love to hear about them!