Canada Day Bench Pillow

I made this Canada Day Bench Pillow to celebrate Canada Day this year because Canada Day events are cancelled and it’s safer to stay home to celebrate.

O Canada Bench Pillow made by Daydreams of Quilts using a Kimberbell pattern.

I made the pillow using a Kimberbell pattern. This pattern came out a few years ago but Studio 39 Fabrics has some available here.

The pattern uses a variety of techniques so I created a sew along video series on my YouTube channel.

Free Video Series on YouTube

There are several techniques used to create this pillow so I created a sew along video series of five videos. I have gathered them all together for you in this playlist.

3D pinwheels are a fun playful element. I added snaps to mine so they can be removed for washing.

I varied from the pattern for the back of my pillow by creating a zipper back closure.

Zipper back closure for the pillow back. I show how to do this in video five.

I hope you get a chance to make this pillow if you celebrate Canada Day! Stay home and stay safe this year! πŸ™‚

O Canada bench pillow made by Daydreams of Quilts. Pattern by Kimberbell.

How to Sew an Ombre Spring Place mat using ColorWorks Solid Fabrics Free Tutorial

I received a bundle of ColorWorks fabrics from Studio 39 Fabrics and they asked me to review them on my YouTube channel. I have created a quick free project using some of the fabrics and a tutorial video.

To make a set of four placemats you will need:

  • 1 fat quarter of ColorWorks Snow
  • 1 fat quarter of ColorWorks Blush
  • 1 fat quarter of ColorWorks Petal
  • 1 fat quarter of ColorWorks Coral
  • 1/2 yard ColorWorks Superwhite for binding
  • 1 yard backing fabric
  • 1 yard quilt batting
Ombre Spring/Easter Placemat by Daydreams of Quilts using ColorWorks Solids.

For the “how to” please watch my 5 minute tutorial video on YouTube. πŸ™‚

Happy Sewing!

How to Sew a Pleated Fabric Face Mask with a Free Pattern

Hello sewing friends! Here is another face mask tutorial and video for you. This is a different style of mask than yesterday’s post. This one is made using a free tutorial from the New York Times which you can find here. They have a downloadable PDF on that page as well.

I have made a quick Video Tutorial (about 9 minutes long) on my YouTube Channel.

Pleated fabric face mask made by Daydreams of Quilts.

Happy sewing and stay well!

How to Sew a Curved Fabric Face Mask with a Free Pattern

Suddenly we sewists are finding ourselves sewing fabric face masks. The demand for these masks is great right now. So great in fact that Etsy sent an email out to sellers suggesting that if they sew they should consider making and listing fabric masks. This sent me on a quest for patterns and I found this one from Peanut Patterns. It’s free and I like it so much I’ve made a YouTube video tutorial for you today.

Happy Sewing and Stay Well! πŸ™‚

How to Make a Patchwork Drawstring Bag Free Tutorial

Hello sewing friends! I am back today with another free patchwork bag tutorial. This is the same bag from yesterday’s post but with a different closure!

Patchwork drawstring bag by Daydreams of Quilts using Heather Ross fussy cuts.

You can download my free zipper pouch tutorial here for all the cutting measurements and then follow along in my YouTube tutorial video to change the zipper closure to a drawstring closure! Make a matching pair if you like. πŸ™‚

Happy sewing!

How to Make a Patchwork Zipper Pouch Free Tutorial

Today I have a free tutorial, video and PDF download for all you wonderful sewing people! πŸ™‚

I have been meaning to sew a patchwork zipper pouch with fussy cuts from Heather Ross fabrics for a long time so today was the day!

Patchwork Zipper Pouch made by Daydreams of Quilts with Heather Ross fabrics.

Download the free tutorial PDF pattern here and then head to the Daydreams of Quilts YouTube channel for a video tutorial.

Happy sewing!

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Sewing Tools

Many of us don’t give much thought to cleaning and disinfecting our sewing tools and machines yet for many of us these are items we touch and use on a daily basis.

Disinfecting Sewing Tools With Isopropyl Alcohol wipes.

Studio 39 Fabrics approached me with a timely collaboration idea to cover cleaning tips for our sewing rooms.

The video on cleaning and disinfecting our sewing rooms can be viewed here. Canadian residents can enter a giveaway sponsored by Studio 39 Fabrics at the end of the video!

Happy sewing and stay well!

Sewing a Canvas Pencil Pouch with a Free Pattern

Now is a great time to try out some of the many free patterns that are out there.

I made the Noodlehead Canvas Pencil Pouch pattern the other day! The pattern templates are on the Noodlehead blog and I created a YouTube tutorial video while I was sewing.

I used a clear vinyl zipper for my pouch. Another first for me!

Canvas pencil pouch with a clear vinyl zipper.

I hope you get a chance to try making one – or even a few! Happy sewing!

How to Make a Sleep Mask with a free pattern

I made one of these handy sleep masks a couple of months ago for my daughter and she’s somehow misplaced it in the house. She’s been asking me to make another one since she lost it. It’s a very quick make so it didn’t take long to whip up another one.

This uses a free pattern by Made for Mermaids which you can find on this blog post.

I made a YouTube video tutorial for my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/PoY_dTH6NWE

Happy sewing and sleep well! πŸ™‚